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.
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.
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.