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Loire Valley Wine & Châteaux

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4 days      Guided tour

Elegance, heritage and lifestyle on the footpaths of the French monarchs, 1h30 away from Paris…

Price upon request.

Program details

DAY 1 : TOURS / AMBOISE

  • Arrival at TOURS train station.
  • Welcome by your Cuisine Tours private guide and departure in a luxury car or minivan.
  • Departure to AMBOISE, followed by a welcome Vouvray sparkling wine and gourmet lunch.
  • Visit of the CHATEAU DU CLOS LUCÉ, where LEONARD DA VINCI lived for the last three years of his life.
  • Visit of the ROYAL AMBOISE CASTLE: the Royal House, the Chapel (LEONARD DA VINCI’s tomb) and the gardens.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight in an elegant 4**** hotel in AMBOISE (Manoir Les Minimes).

 

DAY 2 : AMBOISE / CHAMBORD / CHENONCEAUX / AMBOISE

  • Breakfast.
  • Start the day in CHAMBORD to visit its magnificent royal castle (the largest in the Loire Valley) initially constructed by King FRANCIS I to serve as a hunting lodge.
  • Visit of a TOURAINE winery, introduction to the wine making process followed by tasting.
  • Lunch.
  • Continue to visit the CHENONCEAU castle over the Cher River, the most visited castle in FRANCE after the PALACE OF VERSAILLES.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight in an elegant 4**** hotel in AMBOISE (Manoir Les Minimes).

 

DAY 3 : AMBOISE / AZAY-LE-RIDEAU / SAUMUR

  • Breakfast.
  • Start the day visiting the GARDENS OF VILLANDRY, which have been restored to their Renaissance glory.
  • Continue to AZAY-LE-RIDEAU, visit of the 16th Century castle on an Island in the Indre River.
  • Lunch.
  • Reach SAINT-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL to visit a local winery (with tasting).
  • On to CHÂTEAU DE BRÉZÉ and visit of its 12th Century troglodytic basement.
  • Dinner and overnight in a 5***** Château in SAUMUR (Château de Verrières).

 

DAY 4 : SAUMUR / ANGERS

  • Breakfast.
  • Discover VINO VALLEY in SAUMUR, to learn some more about LOIRE VALLEY wines (200 references on site) with a visit of its 3 hectares troglodytic caves.
  • Traditional Anjou lunch paired with a selection of wines.
  • Transfer to ANGERS train station.
  • End of our services.

Price and options


Price upon request, depending on your departure date.
The price will include: All the activities and visits mentioned in the program. 4**** and 5***** accommodation. Services of an English speaking Cuisine Tours private guide and driver. Transfers in a luxury car or minivan.
The price will not include the train to TOURS and from ANGERS (upon request). Beverages (unless during specified tastings). Personal expenses.
Bookings are open from March to November for this package. Thanks for sending us your arrival date in the request form. (2 people minimum). Your booking will be confirmed once you have proceeded with the payment. Then you will receive an e-mail with all the details and meeting point with your private Cuisine Tours guide. 

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