Riverloire

The ultimate travel agency in the Loire Valley

Fully guided 5 days

Chateau of Chambord in the Loire Valley

Highlights: Castles Grand Tour - Wine & Gastronomy - Life style - Free time
Date: All year along
Transportation: Fully chauffeured private luxury car with your guide
Accommodation: 4* hotel, downtown Amboise or Relais & Châteaux
 

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This tour offers a wide scope of the very best of the Loire Valley. It includes some of the greatest French castles like Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord, the Clos Lucé but also Villandry, well known for its gardens.

Besides gourmet meals in some of the finest local restaurants, a whole day has been dedicated to wine and gastronomy to allow you to “taste” the Loire Valley.

In between the planed visits with your guide, you will enjoy periods of free time to experiment the “royal” way of life that prevails in the Loire Valley… and stroll around Amboise, your home base, or Tours, the capital of the region.

Remember that this is just an example… All our tours are customizable so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to make sure we haven’t forgotten your favorite castle or your beloved wine and we’ll make sure to offer you the trip of your life.

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Day 1: Arrival in Amboise, the heart of the Loire Valley

According to your time of arrival, enjoy a light typical French lunch, at the bottom of Amboise Castle, before starting the visit of this iconic chateau, with your private guide. End the day by the Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci.

Day 2: Majestic Loire Valley Castles

A full day to enjoy two of the most famous chateaux: Chenonceau, the romantic castle accross the Cher River, and Chambord, the impressive masterpiece nested in its huge walled park. Even lunch will be served at the castle…

Day 3: Magnificent French Renaissance gardens and exquisite red wines

The Loire Valley is often called the “garden of France”. Discover some of the most beautiful examples, including some hidden jewels far away from the crowded tourist path, before heading for the vineyards and taste some wine in a private estate.

Day 4: A unique experience around the Loire valley wines

Some tourists just taste the wine, but you are going to “experienced it”. Be ready to “see” and “touch” it in a style offered to few travelers and in places open only to RiverLoire guests.

Day 5: Tours, City of Fine Art and History

Tours is the regional capital of the Touraine. From the food market to the delightful shops, you will have plenty to do and see until your train/plane leaves. Don’t miss the medieval and renaissance area, the ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch surrounded by 1000 year old houses.

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Price starting from € 3 250,00 per person (€ 6 500,00 for 2 people sharing a bedroom)

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

Included:

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 Lunches with drinks included.
  • 3 Dinners, drinks not included.
  • All private transportation and transfers with a private English-speaking guide throughout your entire stay, with periods of free time.
  • All the entrance fees of the castles listed in the itinerary
  • Wine tasting.
  • Walking city tour in Tours.
  • RiverLoire local assistance.
  • Fees and taxes.

If you’ve just returned from this “Fully guided 5 days” tour we’d love to hear from you...

RiverLoire is the absolute finest experience in the Loire Valley and a clear standout in our travels throughout Europe. Their expertise comes from living in the region and specializing in those attractions. Their service, guides and advice made our trip the best it could be. Our guides were not only good company, they filled each day with their expert knowledge of each topic and made our visit an education as well as a pleasure. This is travel the way it should be. Don't hesitate to give them a call.

Matt (USA), a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - June 2017

The RiverLoire team did an awesome job - chateaus, vineyards, food, hotel - everything was awesome. Marine did an amazing job as our tour guide.

Jason & Lorra (USA) , a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - May 2017

Our guide, Audrey, was fantastic! We couldn’t be more pleased! She was energetic, humorous, intelligent, and polite. We spoke every evening about how she brought history to life. She rapt the tour on pace, she adapted to our needs. She has been a great leader, teacher and friend throughout the entire trip. We were very pleased. Audrey is what we call a superstar.
Everything met our expectation and we will be happy to recommend RiverLoire to our friends and family. We have felt as though RiverLoire has been entertaining, informative, completely organized and stressed free during our entire stay.
We are interested in the Normandy tour with Audrey for our next trip to France!

Jason, Julie, Colton & Hailey (USA) - April 2017

Audrey, our guide, was a complete joy. She was informal, organized and her love of France and its history was apparent. She brought the Loire Valley to life.
Thierry, your wine cellar experience was the frosting on the cake. What a treat !
Thanks to you all !

James and Susan (USA) - October 2016

Everything was absolutely wonderful!! Audrey well exceeded our expectations, she was knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. We learned so much about architecture, history and local customs that we began to feel like locals.

Vicky & Vincent (USA) - September 2016

Our trip was perfect in every way!! The program was varied which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was great to mix the chateaux with a variety of active things like cooking, walking, canoeing and cycling. Gavin really enjoyed the excellent wine tasting hosts and the information given. Audrey was a wonderful guide. She gives just the right balance of information and time to absorb your surroundings. We highly recommend this trip!!

Lindsy & Gavin (USA) - August 2016

RiverLoire exceeded all our expectations, every detail of our trip was perfect. Our guide Frederique was wonderful, she made the history come alive and was very professional. We had a wonderful holiday and we will be returning in the future.

Mary & Henry (Australia) - June 2016

Dear Thierry,
Our stay in the Loire Valley was a lovely experience. Our guide Manon was knowledgeable, concerned, and protective. We spent a delightful time in her company. We would definitely recommend your company to our friends!

Joyce, Sherry & Betty (USA) - September 2015

We spent 5 days in the Loire Valley with RiverLoire and the correspondence, organisation and accommodation couldn't be better. We had a good selection of activities and Elise did a great job guiding us through the castles and gardens of the Loire Valley. We also had a day wine tour with Maryke, we don't usually enjoy wine tours, but had an excellent day with her! Thank you for all the arrangements regarding our special diet, everything was great! Definitely a 5 star experience!

John & Deborah (USA) - July 2015

RiverLoire provided an intimate and personalized experience with special attention to detail and helpful friendly staff! The hotel was beautiful - all lodging and provided meals were beyond our expectations and a true pleasure.
Our itinerary provided a thorough glance of the culture and heritage of the Loire Valley, made so much more enjoyable by our guide, Manon! She was excellent, had great knowledge and was very attentive to our requests and our well being! We also enjoyed a great picnic and delightful wine tasting. We look forward to using RiverLoire again in the future!

Daniel & Nathalie (USA) - July 2015

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