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 so we can help you get the most out of your visit. Although many of our tours are personalised 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, or contact us and ask us to design a custom tour of the Loire Valley just for you.


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 workers 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.

€980(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 much of its sumptuous original interiors, a rarity for renaissance chateaux. We also have time to visit their engaging pack of hounds. Lunch is taken in a typical workers restaurant where we may be the only English speakers. Then we travel quiet country roads past some lesser known 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.

€1180(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



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.

€1110(euros) for 2 people, starting in Tours, Monday-Friday
Includes all entry fees and lunch with wine in a carefully selected restaurant

Chenonceau Amboise and Wine


Aperitifs at the Chateau

Only available to the clients of Loire Valley Time Travel, this is our most romantic tour ever!

We will meet you at your hotel and take you on a lovely drive through the countryside. There will be opportunities to stop and take photos along the way to remember the day by.

And it gets even better!!.

We have exclusive permission to enter the chateau grounds via the Lions Gate at the top of the Chateau Royal d'Amboise's garden. You will be driven down through the landscaped park to the Royal Apartments, where we will park on the terrace. A private nook in the garden (or one of the towers if the weather is inclement) will have been prepared for you, and your own private server will be waiting with sparkling wine and canapés.

This is an exclusive half day tour, starting at €650(euros) for 2 people.

The chateau of Amboise

Please note that this tour needs to be booked at least 14 days in advance



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