Loire Valley Time Travel

Private one day tours of the Loire Valley

When you arrange a tour with us we will ask if you have any special interests are so you get the most out of your visit. Although many of our tours are customised for individual visitors we have designed a number of tours that cover the highlights of the area. Typical tours include visits to two chateaux, lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, and a visit to a winery. In addition we always try to make time for short stops at often less known but fascinating sites along the way.

In addition to these sample tours there are others you can choose from on our blog.


Chenonceau and Amboise

A tale of Royalty.

The day starts with a drive to Chenonceau, the most iconic of Loire chateaux for a fully guided visit of the luxurious interior and the magnificent grounds. We lunch at a traditional relais (working man's restaurant) before heading for the Chateau of Amboise, home of so many French medieval and renaissance courts. At the end of the day we visit a Vouvray winemaker for a tour of the 1000 year old caves and a wine tasting with local delicacies.

€860(euros) for 2 people, starting in Tours, Monday-Friday.
Includes all entry fees, tasting costs, and lunch with wine in a carefully selected restaurant.

Chenonceau Amboise and Wine


Cheverny and Chenonceau

A day of pure class.

We start at Cheverny, which retains some of its original sumptuous original interiors, a rarity for renaissance chateaux. We also have time to visit their entertaining pack of hounds. Lunch is taken in a typical auberge restaurant where we may be the only English speakers. Then we travel quiet country roads past some lesser know chateaux, en route to Chenonceau, the most iconic of Loire chateaux. At the end of the day we visit a winemaker for a tour of the "cave" and a tasting.

€995(euros) for 2 people, starting in Tours, Monday-Friday
Includes all entry fees, tasting costs, and lunch with wine in a carefully selected restaurant.

Cheverny Chenonceau and wine


Fontevraud and Chinon

Those quarrelsome Plantagenets.

This tour starts with a drive along the banks of the Loire river. We spend the morning in the Abbey of Fontevraud, resting place of Henry Plantagenet, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard the Lionheart. Lunch at a workers restaurant in a small village, serving simple traditional food and local wine. In the afternoon we will visit the charming town of Chinon with its many timber framed medieval buildings. Towering above the houses is the chateau-fortress, the principle court of first the Plantagenet kings and then the Valois kings of the middle ages.

€950(euros) for 2 people, starting in Tours, Monday-Friday
Includes all entry fees and lunch with wine in a carefully selected restaurant.

Cheverny Chenonceau and wine

USA call +1-(860)-484-7744 Aust call +61-(0)2-6100-7744 France call +33 (0)2 47 94 20 53

contact us


Facebook   Twitter

follow on twitter