The ultimate travel agency in the Loire Valley

Fully guided 3 days

Vegetable garden at Chateau of Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Highlights: The major Castles - Wine & Gastronomy
Date: All year along
Transportation: Fully chauffeured private luxury car with your guide
Accommodation: 4* Hotel, downtown Amboise or Relais & Chateaux



This three day escape showcases the essential highlights of the Loire Valley. Personally guided on a custom designed route, you will experienced the sights, sounds and culture of the area. We kept only the major castles of the region to make sure you have time to enjoy the French way of life as well, and go side tracks for unique experiences. Wine and gastronomy are high on our list but don’t hesitate to tell us about your own favorites.

This tour has been conceived as a medley of the Loire Valley. It is perfect for a discovery week-end or a short break-away from the city life but can be fully adapted to your own schedule and/or interest.

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Day 1: In the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci

Upon you arrival in the Loire Valley, your guide will take you to Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years. Visits both chateaux of Leonardo and Francois the 1st and stroll down the picturesque pedestrian streets of this Renaissance little town.

Day 2: Majestic Loire Valley castles and a goat farm

Embark with your guide for a day in the most famous castles of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau and Chambord, and visit a local goat farm.

Day 3: 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.

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Price & inclusions

Price starting from € 1 980,00 per person on a basis of 2 people

Subject to availability at the time of booking.


  • 2 night Hotel accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 Lunches with drinks included.
  • 2 Dinners, drinks not included
  • All private transportation and transfers with a private English-speaking guide throughout your entire stay.
  • All the entrance fees of the sites listed in the itinerary.
  • Wine tasting.
  • RiverLoire local assistance.
  • Fees and taxes.


If you’ve just returned from this “Fully guided 3 days” tour we’d love to hear from you...

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Loire Valley, thanks to the well-planned itinerary, the excellent choice of restaurants, and above all the expertise and knowledge of our guide/chauffeuse (Tiffany). We had read the reviews of Riverloire and expected a high level of service, but the experience exceeded our expectations. The selection of the chauteux - Amboise, d'Azay le Rideau, Villandry, Chenonceau and Chambord - was perfect. We enjoyed the balloon flight over the valley, and the visits to the vineyards, particularly Caves Cathelineau, family owned for 7 generations! We plan to go back and explore more chateaux and vineyards. Thank you again!

Kwong Yu (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - May 2024

Coming to the Loire valley is a special event, and this group elevated the experience to sublime. We had a fantastic combination of daily excursions, food, and wine, but with times to just rest and take in the experience. Our guide Tiffany was knowledgeable and eager to ensure we had the best time.

Jonathan (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - July 2023

Phenomenal! Third time's a charm...
This was our third trip to the Loire using this company as local organisers, and once again, we were blown away by their attention to detail on every aspect of the trip…No request was too much trouble for Thierry and his team, who, from coach driver to tour guide to the fantastic chef (and everyone in between!), were just delightful. Their local knowledge and great recommendations were hugely valuable. While this was our third time with River Loire Tours, it certainly will not be our last. During this trip, the time spent meeting local organic farmers with our chef, and immersing ourselves in the history of Chenonceau and Amboise among other adventures with friends were some stand-out memories - as well as the glorious meals!

Jenny (Ireland) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - July 2023

10/10 experience
From start to finish just an overall excellent experience. Claire was incredibly helpful in coordinating our 3 day trip according to the schedule we requested and Flore and Claire were excellent guides! If you are visiting the Loire Valley for chateaus or wine tastings, you can’t do better than working with Riverloire.

Christopher (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - September 2022

3-Day Wine and Chateau Excursion
Claire at RiverLoire created a wonderful 3-day itinerary for the two of us. We definitely received our money's worth: chateaux, a bike ride, unique wine tastings, excellent lodging, superb restaurants (including one relaxing picnic and one extraordinary country house), and excellent guides. We had two different guides, depending on the activity. Both were punctual, knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible (and they each went out of their way to provide extra service). We completely trusted RiverLoire with their selections, and they did not disappoint. We would use them again, and we highly recommend them. If you are thinking about a private guide, RiverLoire can provide you with options you may never have otherwise.

Allen (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - June 2022

What an AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! Many thanks to Claire from Riverloire for organizing our trip! Our itinerary was so detailed and organized. Claire made sure she covered what we wanted to see in Loire Valley including the amazing restaurants (Michelin). Claire, Klara and Aurezelle were our guides during our stay in Loire. They were the best, knowledgeable, professional, informative, humorous, and passionate guides of the area. They definitely are the EXPERTS of the history, wines and gastronomy of Loire Valley.
Riverloire definitely did not disappoint and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them.

Alla (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - August 2021

While well versed in what to do in Paris, we also wanted to experience the French country side and the beautiful historic Châteaux. Riverloire tours provided the perfect 3 days with a personal guide. Claire our planner asked detail questions and curated and booked the right combinations of visiting Chateaux, wine tours, and food. Our personal guide Tiffany drove us everywhere and made everything easy. Her knowledge of the region and history added to our enjoyment while still feeling like we were on our own leisure time. They took care of all the details. All we did was show up ready to go. Worth the little bit extra given it was all inclusive except for meals.

Deborah (USA), a tripadvisor review (5 stars) - May 2019

Absolutely Fabulous! Do not hesitate to book RiverLoire!
My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary with a trip to France. We spent three days in the Loire Valley with RiverLoire. It was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. They were punctual, professional, service oriented, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Both of our tour guides were wonderful, it was great getting to know them. We spent three days enjoying castles, small towns, wine tastings and an unforgettable trip to Thierry’s cave with a personal wine and cheese tasting. We were not an easy couple to please as we often changed plans the night before as to what we wanted to do the next day. They not only accommodated all of our requests and short notice itinerary changes, they constantly amazed us and provided us with a 5 star experience. They were so flexible and willing to please our every request. Their restaurant choices were superb and they went out of their way to make sure that we did and saw all that we wanted to. It was an absolutely top notch experience and I would highly recommend them.

Nicole (USA) a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - May 2019

Our private guide Tiffany was excellent and very knowledgeable! The correspondence, organization and the tour absolutely met our expectations. We were very satisfied with our hotel and everything was great!

Mary Anne (USA) - May 2019

Tiffany was our guide and she was punctual, personable, fluent in English and knowledgeable. She was an excellent driver, very organized and kept us on schedule. It was also very easy to work with Arthur and Claire via email to customize our itinerary. They were very responsive and all correspondence was professional. The schedule was timed very well. Our hotel had good central location and good breakfast. We had three wonderful days touring seeing Loire Valley, chateaux and towns. The restaurant that we ate at during our stay and Relais d’Artemis had nice atmosphere and good three course lunch.

Pamela and John (USA) - April 2019


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