Two day tour to Loire Valley castle & wine region


Two days cruising the Royal region seeded by beautiful villages and towns, each of them with its own castle. Visits of famous and less known castles as well as multiple stops to discover the various styles of Loire Valley wines.

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Chateau Azay le Rideau

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Chateau de Breze

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Overnight stay at the Royal Fontevraud abbey

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Highlights of the tour

  • Guided visit of Chateau Chennonceau
  • Guided visit of Chateau Amboise
  • Overnight stay in Royal Fontevraud abbey
  • Guided visit of Chateau de Breze
  • Guided visit of Chateau Azay le Rideau
  • Other interresting sightseeing and stops

Full Description

The price of the tour is 1850 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • Direct pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

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Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY ONE

7:00am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Chateau Chambord Chambord is a radically unique work, one of the jewels in the heritage of humankind. you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. Chambord is perhaps the equivalent in architecture of Mona Lisa in painting
Chateau Chenonceau A Renaissance masterpiece ; the history of the Château de Chenonceau is defined by a an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. It is a home to an extraordinary collection of furniture, tapestries and paintings. The Flower Garden is an unmissable part of any visit
Traditional lunch Traditional lunch or sandwiches in the car (can be decided on the day)
Chateau Amboise This royal château is the expression of French-style luxury. From its balconies, its roofs and its terraced gardens, visitors can take in the Loire landscape and delight in what the kings enjoyed. Leonardo da Vinci tomb is preserved at the chateau
Vouvray wineries The Vineyards of Vouvray appellation stretches out from the eastern limits of the city of Tours and covers 8 villages. The majestic and characterful Loire River is a natural temperature regulator. Its effects can be felt in the vineyard thanks to the many valleys that shape the hillsides. Vouvray product around 110 000 hl (60% sparkling; 40% still wines) with 180 wine growers
Other interesting sightseeing Multiple short stops while driving through Loire Valley countryside. Stop for sightseeing, great panorama and other interresting sites with historical stories
+/- 5pm Fontevraud abbey Overnight stay in a Royal abbey Fontevraud dating back to 1101. Part of the abbey is converted today into a hotel with great gastronomic restaurant. You can visit and walk the old corridors of the abbey anytime of the day & night while staying in as a guest

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY TWO

Chateau de Breze Considered one of the most intriguing castles of the Loire, partly due to its underground fortress and village cut directly into the chalky stone. Discovering the castle's history will allow you to understand the bond some of the Kings of France had with it. You will be able to take a break by tasting of their wines that are produced on premises.
*Saumur (optional) Saumur is a very scenic place with its magnificent turreted château overlooking the Loire Valley and old town stretching along the wild river. The third most extensive winegrowing region of France, Saumur has nearly 20,000 hectares of vines, with 32 appellations, including Saumur Champigny, Cabernet d'Anjou and Savennières. Its Tank Museum holding an impressive collection - even a working German King Tiger tank
Traditional lunch Traditional lunch at Villandry castle (cooking from the produce of its own garden) or sandwiches in the car (can be decided on the day)
Chateau Azay-le-Rideau The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau was built on an island in the Indre River under the patronage of King Francis the First. A subtle blend of French tradition and innovative Italian decor, it is an icon of the new art of building in the Loire Valley in the 16th century
Other interesting sightseeing Visit of other castle or other interesting activity in the region depending on your interest and available time. Options can be decided on the day after talking to your guide
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris


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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

We operate in any weather conditions such as rain, wind or fog. Good clothes and cofortable, warm walking shoes are strongly adviced.

Visits of some castles and wine cellars might be a chilly experience due to the constant temperatures around 10°C (50°F).

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