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...
This was with Riverloire.com Thierry was a great person to deal with and the tour is adapted to your needs. Everything is paid for in advance so no extra expenses (only your own personal expenses).
The whole tour, we did 4 nights 5 days was first class accommodation just around corner from main street and an amazing view if the Chateau d' Amboise from our window.
The breakfasts were amazing and staff very friendly and helpful.
We visited Chateau Chenoneau doing a boat trip under Chateau ,an amazing lunch at a first class restaurant and a visit inside Chateau and finished off that evening with a Hot air balloon ride over Chateaus. Fantastic.
We also visited Chaumont Sur Loire,Chateau Villandry Chateau d' Amboise and Chateau du Clos Luce where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last 3 years. He is buried in Chateau.We also did a wine tasting.
Our guide was just wonderful and the whole trip a joy. First class the whole way !
Ann (Australia) - July 2013
A brief note to say we made it back to Aus and had a wonderful time on our tour of the Loire with you and our wonderful guide Audrey ! ) .
We enjoyed every aspect of the personalised tour which was balanced as to Chateaus , history , wine tasting etc and both Lee Anna and I loved Amboise.
My daughter and I , back in London , carefully wrapped the 2 bottles of wine in plastic bubble wrap and plastic bags , positioned the bottles in our suitcases , with padding top & bottom and happily both bottles made the trip in tact and are now in my caver a vin . We have vowed only to open and drink them on a special occasion !!
I would also like to praise Audrey - Her maturity & knowledge and the professional and friendly manner in which she dealt with us was fantastic - it was a very nice gesture on the last day that she not only took us to the train , but came onto the platform & saw us safely onto the train .
Best regards to you all.
Patrick and Lee-Anna (Australia) - May 2013
Our focus was on seeing the chateaux of the region, experiencing the food and wines, enjoying the beautiful countryside.
Our expectations were exceeded and I recommend this company highly. They were exceptionally responsive, highly organized and incredibly helpful, even helping us arrange our train travel to and from the region.
Debby (USA) - May 2013
Ron & Sharon (USA) - April 2013
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