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...

I couldn’t resist booking 2 days with RiverLoire after reading all the glowing reviews from others on TripAdvisor. Claire and Thierry put together a lovely tour for us to learn and see as much about this region’s rich culture! Nothing disappointed! Our first day was a giant history lesson with our guide, Audrey! She was enthusiastic and fun! Our Michelin lunch was in a beautiful setting in Chenonceaux. It was too hot for us to paddle on the Cher but a fabulous day over all!

Our 2nd day was everything about food and wine! As we toured, we learned about the delicious Vouvrays of the region. We toured a private troglodyte wine cellar with wine tasting of course and enjoyed a delicious lunch in Rochecorbon. We also took advantage learning Apéro à la Françoise with a private chef! So fun!

Kathy (USA), a tripadvisor review (5 stars) - June 2018

Audrey, and the team behind her, made certain that our three days exploring the Loire Valley was far more than a tour...it was an EXPERIENCE! Audrey's knowledge was amazing and she brought to life the history behind the amazing places we visited. Selecting a private tour of the region was the absolute right choice. In the two days that we had set aside in the region, we experienced what would have taken at least five days... and learned so much more than if we had been on our own, or on a large bus tour. We look forward to using Riverloire again on our next trip to France

Trish and Joshua (USA) - November 2017

We spent 4 fabulous days in the Loire Valley - Audrey our guide was absolutely amazing! She brought the castles to life with her story telling-her knowledge of french history and more was so entertaining - we couldn't get enough of her lively spirit an energy!
Clement our wine guide was fantastic too!
Riverloire exceeded our expectations and made our journey to this region so memorable!!
Words can't express enough how great this tour company is!!
Thank you for a magical fairytale trip to the Loire Valley!

Jack (USA) - September 2017

Thank you Thierry for this fantastic tour! The hotels and restaurants were great, especially the one in Azay-le-Rideau: We loved it! Mustafa, our bike guide was service minded and Marine was lovely and very attentive. She’d even studied Swedish! We had a really good time with RiverLoire!

Katarina and Per (Sweden) - July 2017

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


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