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Loire Valley 7 days

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7 days 6 night

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Languages

English, French, Spanish

Overview

This trip brings us to the birthplace of the French Renaissance. The Loire Valley landscapes are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites and are seen each year by millions of visitors.

The River Loire, the towns, forests and vineyards combine to make a unique geography that can be enjoyed as you travel from château to château.

Here, during the Renaissance, the Kings of France built Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois, Amboise…

The elegant architecture of the Loire châteaux is matched by the beauty of the gardens (Villandry, Chaumont-sur-Loire) with designs that can be admired from a hot air balloon.

You will enjoy a boat trip on the Loire & Cher rivers, you will taste the local gastronomy (wines, goat’s cheese), proudly represented by more than ten Michelin-starred restaurants and you will be given a guided visit of Tours, the city of Art and History.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Royal castles of Loire Valley and its gardens
  • Boat trip on the Cher river
  • Guided visit of Tours, a city of art & history

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in the Loire Valley
Day 1 : Arrival in the Loire Valley

At the morning, visit of the Château of Chambord with histopad and the French-style gardens.

After in the afternoon, Guided visit of the Château of Cheverny and gardens. And Monmousseau wine cellar.Visit and tasting.

After an emotional journey through a world of light, you will be introduced to the secrets of the great wines with fine bubbles at the heart of one of the biggest tuffeau stone cellars in Touraine.

Check-in at the hotel.Then dinner at the hotel or in one of the restaurants in the centre of Blois.

Light Show at the Royal Château of Blois – From 21 April to 23 September

On the 4 façades of the courtyard, projections of monumental video images transform the château and bring it to life.

Day 2 : Loire Valley
Day 2 : Loire Valley

In the morning, visit the Château Royal of Blois Guided visit and a prestigious horse and carriage ride.

A guided tour taking you to the banks of the River Loire for a tasting of regional specialties at a buffet including an aperitif, various dishes, Loire Valley wines and coffee.

In the afternoon, Self-guided visit of the International Gardens Festival at the Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire (from April to November). 30 new and original creations made by designers from all over the world.

Then, Self-guided visit of the Château of Chaumont sur Loire. A panoramic view over the untamed Loire with one of the finest perspectives over the royal river !

And a trip in a traditional boat on the River Loire

Check-in and dinner at the hotel in or around Amboise.

Day 3 : Château day
Day 3 : Château day

In the morning, guided visit of the Château Royal of Amboise

Lunch in the town centre of Amboise.

Self-guided visit of the château of Clos-Lucé– Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

Free time in the town of Amboise.

Check-in and dinner at the hotel Amboise or Chenonceau

Day 4 : Loire Valley
Day 4 : Loire Valley

In the morning, Les Roches mushroom cellar and underground city - From March to November.

After, Le Clos Roussely winery. Enjoy an authentic and convivial experience discovering the wines from this wine cellar with the “Excellence Welcome” label during a guided visit to a certified organic vineyard, the underground cellar and a tasting with a buffet lunch

Village of Chedigny “Remarquable Garden”, self-guided visit from April to September.

In the afternoon, Ferme du Gros Buisson.Then, you will discover the “Apéritif Maison”: A saffron beverage and a warm goat cheese on a gingerbread with pepper.

Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 : Château and wine
Day 5 : Château and wine

In the morning, Audio-guide visit of the Château of Chenonceau then self-guided visit of the gardens.Special botanic and/or floral art visits for groups on reservation.

Lunch at the Château de Chenonceau or in the village of Chenonceaux or during a boat trip on La Bélandre.

In the afternoon, Boat trip on the River Cher and visit Père Auguste wine cella and tasting at the “Caves du Père Auguste”, a wine cellar for visitors with the “Excellence Welcome” label.

Check-in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 : City of Tours
Day 6 : City of Tours

In the morning, Guided visit of the city of Tours

In the afternoon, Audio guide visit of the Château Villandry then self-guided tour of the gardens. And, poires tapées or wickerwork.Exploring local skills: Poires tapées (dried pears) from Rivarennes or wickerwork from Villaines Les Rochers.

Check-in and dinner at the hotel

Day 7: Tours - Hometown
Day 7: Tours - Hometown

After breakfast, end of stay in the Loire Valley.

You will go back to your hometown.

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Optional tours

Please select if you are interested in additional tour options.

French romanticism & art of “hand kiss”

Optional extra day 3 or day 5: For the romantic couples, you may have a French romanticism & art of “hand kiss” workshop in the gardens of Château de Chenonceau or Château Royal of Amboise. You will find out the origins of French romanticism and the proper way of making a hand kiss to a lady.

Hot air balloon experience

Optional extra day 3 or day 5: Enjoy a hot air balloon experience either at 7 a.m. or at 6 p.m.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel HB 3*
  • Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel city taxes
  • Tips

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