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...

From a global point of view and considering that in the last 12 months we have taken tours in China, Turkey, Croatia, France, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, New York and Venice we very much enjoyed our Loire Valley stay and wished we had another couple of days !
The lunches and dinner organized through RiverLoire were absolutely beyond our expectations and better than we had enjoyed on any of our tours and during our visit to Paris and Provence immediately before the Loire Valley.
Chenonceau, Amboise, Villandry, Cheverny and Chambord were absolutely wonderful and the wine tasting experience in the troglodyte tunnels was fantastic.
RiverLoire's organization was exceptional and we would definitely use them again and recommend them to the most discriminating holiday maker.

Jane (USA) - August 2014

Absolutely loved my weekend and when my family visits this Spring I will encourage them to plan a few days in the Loire and contact Riverloire.
I really like how the trip was tailored to what I wanted to do, the hotel and restaurant were fantastic, and Delphine was fantastic. I especially Sunday, thank you for opening your home to me - loved meeting the kids!Any yes, the wine is already handed out! Thank you!
Best Regards.

Cason (USA) - November 2013

Ce WE a été "GENIAL", merci beaucoup pour cette organisation qui a été très réussie. Nous avons vraiment tout apprécié et fait des rencontres avec des gens extraordinaires!

Sylvie (France) - July 2013

We are writing to thank Lucile our tour director and her company RiverLoire for organizing our itinerary for our Loire Valley Tour.
We came from Sydney Australia, and had very limited time to spend on our Loire Valley tour. Lucile managed to give us a really enjoyable, informative, very inclusive and yet relaxing tour of the Loire Valley. She picked us up at our Amboise hotel in a modern touring van and travelling pass the elegant Castle Chaumont sur Loire, then looping around many scenic towns like Blois, Cheverny, and Montrichard to visit the selected castles.
Over 3 full days we managed to cover some of the most impressive castles of Loire Valley. Lucile has a amicable personality, she lives locally and knows Lorie Valley very well, and she is a keen photographer. Her advice was concise and to the point.
In planning the sightseeing tour, Lucile gave us options and respected our decisions. She took us to two delicious lunches, and she made sure that we understood the menu and sat us in the restaurants under the shade with a scenic outlook.
Lucile who is multi-lingual, easily delivered the entire package as stated, we are very grateful for her service.

Sakon, Suzanne and Rebecca (Australia) - April 2013

Hi Thierry, Delphine and Karine
After almost 20 years of travel, I have used many travel agencies and guides in many countries around the world and I have only walked away on two occasions feeling that my expectations were well and truly exceeded. I recently organized a tour for my parents in the Loire Valley with RiverLoire. My parents are well into their 70’s and while they are not seasoned travellers they were determined to do as much as possible themselves. I was very concerned about them but my fears were instantly allayed after my first conversation with Delphine at Riverloire. She could not have been more helpful or understanding of what my parents wanted. A schedule was prepared very quickly which included accommodation in a Chateau and a fabulous manor house (4 star but felt like 5) with only 7 rooms. After only 3 days my parents felt that they had very full and unique experience of the area.

Indeed, true to their marketing, my parents were given access to a side of the Loire that isn’t normally available to tourists on short breaks. RiverLoire goes beyond providing accommodation and whistle stop tour of obvious attractions. They give real thought to their itineraries and manage to give tourists an authentic taste of the area. The personalized service was outstanding with every possible need anticipated. My parents couldn’t fault the fabulous accommodation and restaurants but what impressed them most was the lunch and afternoon spent at a private residence to which Riverloire has exclusive access. The lunch and visit to a wine cellar was, for them, the highlight of the trip. All the staff at RiverLoire treated my parents like royalty and they left feeling like they had passed a wonderful three days with close friends.

Moreover, there were a number of hiccups (!) along the way that were entirely our fault but Riverloire adapted the itinerary each time with impressive efficiency and without complaint. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the team at Riverloire and the quality of the product that they are offering. Lastly the value for money is very compelling. I struggle to see that you would save much money by organizing a trip of this calibre on your own. In fact, it wouldn’t be possible to replicate given some of the experiences are inaccessible to your average tourist.
To Thierry, Karine and Delphine, I offer my deepest gratitude for taking such wonderful care of my parents and providing them with such a memorable experience!

Jenny (Australia) - August 2012

Hi Thierry and Karine,
Doug and I want to thank you so much for putting together an incredible two and a half day experience in the Loire Valley.
Where should I begin? From the moment Delphine met us at the train station we knew we made the right decision to do a private tour of the Loire Valley. Once we arrived at the Manor house she had thoroughly gone over the plans with us and answered all our questions.
We loved the Manor House. The bed was more comfortable then the bed we slept in at the 5 star hotel in Paris, the view of the castle from our room was beautiful and the breakfast and dinner Sebastian had prepared for us was amazing. His eight course desert is something we are still talking about.
We still can't believe we saw seven castles and chateaux's in two and a half days. And we couldn't have been happier with Delphine and Severina as our tour guides. They both made us feel comfortable, very welcome and their knowledge of the history and area is just amazing.
I've attached are a few pictures for you and if any prospective client should need a reference, you have our contact info. Thank you once again for making our 25th anniversary celebration so special. All our best to everyone!

Mark and Doug (USA) - May 2012

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