Two day private tour of the Loire Valley

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Tour Number

Activity Level

24044


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: No. But suitable for children older than 14 years.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car with some assistance. Visiting any château will involve climbing stairs.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

Two leisurely days exploring an iconic landscape


A two day tour in a classic French car, visiting the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley. Includes all entry fees and lunches. On this tour we visit Loches, Montresor, Cheverny and Chenonceau

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 start at Loches (market days Wednesday and Saturday), a pretty town with a fine medieval/early renaissance chateau, We lunch at a stylish restaurant near the town centre before travelling to Montresor, one of the most beautiful villages in France, and its chateau. We then visit a small family run wine estate to meet the winemaker and taste his wines.

Next day we meet you at your hotel before driving to Cheverny. Cheverny is unique amongst the well known chateaux for being the only one which retains its original decor, and their pack of hounds is a treat for dog lovers.

Lunch is taken at a relais style restaurant before leaving for the Chateau of Chenonceau, the 'must see' chateau of the Loire Valley and once home to Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. On our way out we walk through beautiful gardens.

We finish the tour with a visit and tasting at a 1000 year old wine cave

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet you at your hotel in the Tours/ Amboise/ Loches area

End location: We will leave you at your hotel

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

Car - a fully restored 1950's Citroen Traction Avant.
Please note that the car is not air-conditioned 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
- collection at your hotel
- entry to all the chateaux
- winery visit
- lunches at typical French village restaurants

What’s Extra

If you are looking for a step on guide for a bus group 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

A Recent Review of this tour

we took 3 days of tours in the Tours area. Both Simon and Susan are very knowledgeable. The tours were a bit long thus limiting 'free' time back in town.
Joseph Balsan

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