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Family tour

Highlights: Children and family activities - Children friendly castles - Nature & Animals 
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Date: All year long
Transportation: Fully chauffeured private luxury car with your guide
​Accommodation: A 2-bedroom apartment fully equipped



Here is the Loire Valley we love children and we know how to cater for them… So trust us for a hassle-free travel with your family, mixing visits of the local highlights with activities that your kids will enjoy. Each castle has been carefully selected for its “children friendly” atmosphere and each activity has been tested by our own kids!

Instead of a hotel, many of the families we have welcomed so far, voted in the luxurious rental apartments ran by Riverloire, downtown Amboise. A real home away from home, with comfortable bedrooms, all the necessities and a welcome basket to get you started.

Once in Touraine, why not take the opportunity to extend your trip and visit the multi awarded attraction parks of Puy du Fou and Futuroscope?

This tour has been imagined, based on our clients comments and our own family experiences, but it can, of course, be customized to fit your own family taste and requirements.

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Day 1: Chenonceau on earth, Chenonceau from the water

Start your discovery of the Loire Valley with Chenonceau Castle. After a visit “on earth”, we suggest that you take a look at it… from the water, and enjoy a 50 minute boat cruise on the Cher river, passing under the arches of the Chateau for an incredible view and magical memories.

Day 2: Chateaux from a kid's perspective

Visiting a chateau can be boring for children… but not with Riverloire… In between visits, you will learn how to fight like a knight, how to make goat cheese like a farmer and follow the famous French comics hero, Tintin, through the premises of Cheverny castle. A day of fun for the whole family!

Day 3: A day at BEAUVAL ZOO

Take a break from the old stones and indulge your children… and yourself with a day at the Zoo. Beauval Zoopark ranks among the 15 greatest Zoo in the world. Dedicated to the protection of the endangered species, it counts more than 5700 animals: koalas, kangaroos, tigers, white lions... and, of course, the famous giant panda from China.

Day 4: Middle-Ages and Chinon wine

Put on your medieval costume and visit the 15th century castle of Langeais to feel part of the history. The travel south to Azay-le-Rideau and an impressive troglodyte site. While the adults will enjoy a glass of Chinon wine, the kids learn more about the peasant’s life in the 19th century.

Day 5: Biking in Amboise and cooking

After a day on your bike to visit Amboise and its castles, learn the secrets of the French cuisine with our chef Valérie. After your 2 hour class, the kids will be thrilled to eat the dishes they cooked with you, accompanied by a few delicacies prepared by the Chef for a full 4 courses memorable dinner.

Day 6: On the road again…

For your last chateau, we have selected le Rivau, with its gardens built around the classic fairytales…but that’s not all… If you thought husky dogs were only for the snow… you will be surprised how well they do in the Loire valley forest. A fun and family oriented activity.

Day 7: Good bye Loire Valley…

Drop off at Saint-Pierre-des-Corps train station according to your schedule.

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Price & inclusions

Price starting from € 7 970,00 for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children under 10)

Adults (based on 2) : € 3 680,00 per person
Children (under 10): € 305,00 per child

Subject to availability at the time of the booking.

It includes:

  • 6 nights in a luxury 2 bedrooms apartment in Amboise (specifically chosen for their family friendly facilities).
  • A breakfast basket for your 1st morning.
  • The cleaning fees for the apartment.
  • All private transportation and transfers with an English speaking guide throughout your entire stay, with periods of free time, in a luxury and comfortable car.
  • 4 lunches with drinks included.
  • A private cooking lesson with a personal Chef, followed by the dinner, drinks included.
  • All the entrance fees of the castles listed in the itinerary (Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny + Tintin exhibition, Langeais, Goupillieres, Amboise, Clos Lucé and Rivau).
  • A boat cruise on the Cher river.
  • Beauval Zoopark entrance fees.
  • Cani-rando with a certified guide.
  • Costume rental in Langeais.
  • Fencing initiation class.
  • A guided tour of a goat farm.
  • Wine tasting (for adults).
  • Quality bikes equipped with helmets for 1 day.
  • A suggested walking / biking itinerary of the town of Amboise.
  • RiverLoire local assistance.
  • Fees and taxes.


If you’ve just returned from this “Family tour” tour we’d love to hear from you...

Fairy tale vacation
We were taking care of like Royalty. All arrangements were spot on, the guide (Tiffany) assigned to us was most friendly, knowledgeable and fund to be around, the accomodations were fabulous and overall organization impeccable.

Happy (USA), a review from Tripadvisor (5 stars) - July 2023

We had a fantastic tour with Riverloire !
Audrey was wonderful and we enjoyed each day. She was very knowledgeable and personable. We would recommend her to any friends for the same tour !

Mara and family (USA) - March 2017

Dear Claire,
The apartment at Villaconcorde was lovely and in a great location in Amboise. Both our guides were very knowledgeable in their area of expertise and we enjoyed the information they gave and their company.

Susan (USA) - July 2016

The tour and accommodation was just like it was described to us with a smooth flow of all arrangements. Elise, our guide was very knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic. An all together very enjoyable experience.

Krishna & Rakhee's family (Singapore) - June 2015

Thank you for making our trip so memorable! You provided the personal touch. It was very well organized, Manon did an exceptional job with Abigail, made it very interesting!

Rudd, Kris and Abigail (USA) - May 2015

Dear Delphine and Thierry,
Thank you so much for our incredible visit to the Loire Valley! Our stay was wonderful -- the itinerary, the apartment, the location in Amboise -- we loved all of it and were sad to be leaving so soon.
Thanks to both of you for everything you did to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of. The trip was truly not lacking in any way! Laurent was also lovely and brought us to the train station, making sure we knew where to go and what to do at the station. Thanks again for everything!

Bernadine and family - August 2014

The Loire Valley is beautiful and RiverLoire's organizing perfect. We couldn't have had a better stay !

Anne (Australia) - May 2014

We are back home now and sadly our French holiday is over. We thought it was fab! All our guides (Mathilde, Manon and Agathe) were charming. We enjoyed being in our small group with the guide. The bike ride was fun. Meeting Thierry and bottling our own wine was a treat ! Cheers.

Dawn (New Zealand) - April 2014

Bonjour ,
Deux mots pour vous dire que le bivouac a été parfaitement réussi avec une météo formidable et une bonne ambiance. Très bien accueillis et reçus par Jean, les guides du Chateau de Chaumont et Acram qui nous a mitonné un délicieux repas qui fût apprécié par tous .En résumé que du bonheur !!!
Bien cordialement à vous tous et félicitations pour cette remarquable organisation!

Alain & Marie Claude (France) - July 2013

Hi Thierry
The program was put together very well, with a perfect mix of activity and rest.
The guide was very knowledgeable and all of our requests were met. We particularly liked the accommodation which exceeded our expectations in the beautiful grounds of a private family chateau.
The day of cycling and canoeing was a highlight. So too was Jeffrey's golf day and his cooking course. The day spent visiting gardens of Loire chateau were a highlight for Laura.

Jeffrey and Laura (USA) - May 2013

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