Three day private tour of the Loire Valley

Tour Number

Activity Level

3804


Categories

First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No. but suitable for children over 14

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

Discover the heart of France with a knowledgeable private guide


A three day tour in a classic French car, visiting seven of the iconic chateaux of the Loire Valley. Includes all entry fees and lunches.

You will also have the chance to visit a local market, meet winemakers, and dine in restaurants favoured by local workers.

The tour may also be available for groups of up to 7 people using two classic 1950s Citroën Traction Avant cars - please contact us for details.

Itinerary

We meet you at your hotel in Tours or at Saint Pierre des Corps station before driving to the fairytale chateau of Azay le Rideau. Lunch is at a small, friendly restaurant by the chateau gates.

After lunch we drive to Villandry and admire the famous parterre garden and and then to the chateau of Candé.

The next morning we drive to the Medieval town of Loches. Wednesday is Market day in Loches so we will walk through the market before visiting the Logis Royale. Lunch is at the best restaurant in town, then we visit the chateau of Montresor. On the way to your hotel we visit a winery in St Georges sur Cher.

On Day 3 we visit to the Chateau of Cheverny. Cheverny retains its original decor, and their pack of hounds is a treat for dog lovers.

Lunch is taken at a relais style restaurant in the small town of Montrichard before leaving for the chateau of Chenonceau, the 'must see' chateau of the Loire Valley. On our way to your hotel we visit a 1000 year old wine cave in Vouvray for a tour and private tasting.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet you at either St Pierre des Corps station or at your hotel in Tours

End location: We leave you at your hotel in Tours

Duration: 3 days

Transportation

Car - a fully restored 1953 Citroen Traction Avant.
Please note that the car is not airconditioned and doesn't have seatbelts.

The car is insured to cover paying passengers and their belongings.

What’s Included

Transportation in a classic French car
- driver and guide for 3 days
- all entry fees
- lunch on all days

What’s Extra

Accommodation and evening meals. Travel to and from Tours. If you are looking for a step on guide for a bus tour please message me for a quote.

Restrictions

The cars are licenced to carry 5 people including driver.

We cannot provide pickup service in Paris. The train takes one hour to reach Tours from Paris, the same journey in our car would take about 4 hours

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