Riverloire

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
 

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Overview

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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Itinerary

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.

Included:

  • 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.

Testimonials

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

Marine was an excellent guide and driver. Her understanding of history and architecture helped make her tours very interesting and informative, Clément our wine guide has an excellent understanding and appreciation of wine, the guides were friendly with a great knowledge of the area wine and history. Everyone was welcoming and very helpful, the apartment was beautiful. Thank you very much.

Scott, Genevieve, Katherine & Avery (USA) - June 2017

We were with Audrey for three days; two visiting chateaux and a day trip to Mont St Michel. Audrey and the RiverLoire team were excellent in every respect. They tailored the visit to our likes and budget, and executed seamlessly. We did a 30 min helicopter ride which I highly recommend.
Mont St Michel was fabulous, and they made reservations for us at La Mere Poulard, which I also recommend. I have high standards for organizing trips like this and I was very happy with RiverLoire.

Scott & Peter (USA) a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - April 2017

Our family of five adults booked a three day private tour of the Loire Valley and it was absolutely worth the money.
Our guide, Audrey, was a font of enthusiasm and knowledge. Her love the history of the French chateaux we visited brought them to life. We also really enjoyed our cooking class (and appreciate the chef's patience with our total lack of skill) and the wine tour - it's always fun to combine food and drink with learning! We appreciated the customization of the tours and Karine and Thierry's willingness to work with us to make our trip exactly what we wanted.

Lauren and family (Canada)a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars - January 2017

We had a great time with Florence. She is an excellent guide and good fun.
I would definetly recommend Riverloire to my friends. The luxury of being driven, tickets purchased, and the knowledgeable guide was worth the money. There was a very good mix of chateaus, castles, wine and scenery.

Maria (Australia) - October 2016

RiverLoire provided a great assortment of different things in our Itinerary, it was very varied. The service was excellent, we were particularly pleased that Claire notified us of a change to our train, which could have caused problems. We would definitely recommend RiverLoire to our friends.

Ros & Christopher (UK) - June 2016

We felt very well taking care of and we appreciated all the effort that went into preparing this trip for us, from the first communication with the company to the final day of our visit. Everyone was professional and kind and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the region, history, art, wine, food, and more! She was very accommodating, professional and kind. We had a lovely time with her, enjoying her company and learning a great deal! Our trip was filled with a great variety of activities (canoeing, vineyards) and visits (castles) and we loved experiencing all the Loire Valley has to offer.
Merci Beaucoup!

Zach & Emily (USA) - October 2015

Our trip to the Loire Valley was a really pleasant experience. There were a lot of beautiful places to visit, a lot of important history to learn, a lot of fine wine to taste and a lot of nice people to meet. That made up to a lot of good memories to take home ! Thank you Riverloire !

Hardy Group (Australia & Indonesia) - September 2015

We had a lovely time in the Loire, both guides Manon and Maryke were very knowledagble and passionate about their work and fields of interest. Most of our time was with Manon, she is warm and accommodating and we very much enjoyed spending our time with her. We had a great vacation in the Loire Valley, everything was very well organized and all planning exceeded our epectations, overall we were very happy and satisfied!

Rudy & Marci (USA) - July 2015

It was a delight to spend 4 days touring the Loire Valley with RiverLoire, from the time we made contact to meeting our guide, our expectations were exceeded- for both the planning and the experience! Manon was a great guide, very punctual and organized, her knowledge and expertise was exemplary.

Sandra & Ron (Australia) - June 2015

My friend and I handed ourselves over completely to RiverLoire for a three night stay in the Loire Valley.
Our tour was vey well-organized and included their help buying our TGV tickets from Paris, finding us excellent accommodations, retaining high quality guides who transported us to the chateaux and wineries, entrance tickets to all venues, and meal reservations.
RiverLoire is a top drawer organization, and I would recommend it highly for getting the most out of a short stay in the area!

Kirsten (USA) - October 2014

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