Fully guided 5 days
Highlights: Castles Grand Tour - Wine & Gastronomy - Life style - Free time
Date: All year along
Transportation: Fully chauffeured private luxury car with your guide
Accommodation: 4* hotel, downtown Amboise or Relais & Châteaux
This tour offers a wide scope of the very best of the Loire Valley. It includes some of the greatest French castles like Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord, the Clos Lucé but also Villandry, well known for its gardens.
Besides gourmet meals in some of the finest local restaurants, a whole day has been dedicated to wine and gastronomy to allow you to “taste” the Loire Valley.
In between the planed visits with your guide, you will enjoy periods of free time to experiment the “royal” way of life that prevails in the Loire Valley… and stroll around Amboise, your home base, or Tours, the capital of the region.
Remember that this is just an example… All our tours are customizable so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to make sure we haven’t forgotten your favorite castle or your beloved wine and we’ll make sure to offer you the trip of your life.
Day 1: Arrival in Amboise, the heart of the Loire Valley
According to your time of arrival, enjoy a light typical French lunch, at the bottom of Amboise Castle, before starting the visit of this iconic chateau, with your private guide. End the day by the Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci.
Day 2: Majestic Loire Valley Castles
A full day to enjoy two of the most famous chateaux: Chenonceau, the romantic castle accross the Cher River, and Chambord, the impressive masterpiece nested in its huge walled park. Even lunch will be served at the castle…
Day 3: Magnificent French Renaissance gardens and exquisite red wines
The Loire Valley is often called the “garden of France”. Discover some of the most beautiful examples, including some hidden jewels far away from the crowded tourist path, before heading for the vineyards and taste some wine in a private estate.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: Tours, City of Fine Art and History
Tours is the regional capital of the Touraine. From the food market to the delightful shops, you will have plenty to do and see until your train/plane leaves. Don’t miss the medieval and renaissance area, the ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch surrounded by 1000 year old houses.
Price & inclusions
Price starting from € 3 250,00 per person (€ 6 500,00 for 2 people sharing a bedroom)
Subject to availability at the time of booking.
- 4 Nights Hotel accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- 4 Lunches with drinks included.
- 3 Dinners, drinks not included.
- All private transportation and transfers with a private English-speaking guide throughout your entire stay, with periods of free time.
- All the entrance fees of the castles listed in the itinerary
- Wine tasting.
- Walking city tour in Tours.
- RiverLoire local assistance.
- Fees and taxes.
If you’ve just returned from this “Fully guided 5 days” tour we’d love to hear from you...
Jean (USA) a review from TripAdvisor (5 stars) - August 2021
We chose to do chateaux, wine tasting, and canoeing on the Cher river. We had one whole day on our own too. Riverloire provided us with maps of both cities for that day and transported us between the towns.
We did not have to think about anything (they even transported our suitcases from one hotel to the next).
We had Audrey as our guide. She was absolutely amazing - Her knowledge about French history and more is incredible- She had us all mesmerized by her story telling. Her energy is fantastic.
A highlight was when we were invited to Riverloire's owners house (Thierry) wine cellar where we got to taste some fantastic wines and even bottle our own.
Our whole itinerary was amazing - It was a Magical, Fairy tale trip! I highly recommend Riverloire and think the staff is fantastic!!
Jax (USA), a tripadvisor review (5 stars) - October 2017
Each of our guides was delightful. Clement has a passion and knowledge of wine that is inspiring. Marine is poised and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed her tour. Of course you already know how much we liked Audrey. Meeting Thiery at his home and learning about your company added to our interesting experience. Thank you for your help and . I hope we meet again.
Judy and Matthew (USA) - July 2017
Matt (USA), a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - June 2017
Jason & Lorra (USA) , a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - May 2017
Everything met our expectation and we will be happy to recommend RiverLoire to our friends and family. We have felt as though RiverLoire has been entertaining, informative, completely organized and stressed free during our entire stay.
We are interested in the Normandy tour with Audrey for our next trip to France!
Jason, Julie, Colton & Hailey (USA) - April 2017
Thierry, your wine cellar experience was the frosting on the cake. What a treat !
Thanks to you all !
James and Susan (USA) - October 2016
Vicky & Vincent (USA) - September 2016
Lindsy & Gavin (USA) - August 2016
Mary & Henry (Australia) - June 2016
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