Private & Luxury Loire Valley Tours guided tour with your wine expert. Two days in the vineyards of the Loire Valley. (GW1)

€997.00

AMBOISE / CHEVERNY / VOUVRAY / CHINON / BOURGUEIL

LOIRE VALLEY AOC WINES
One night in 3* hotel of Amboise.

Amplitude Amplitude
This is the duration of the tour. 9 hours

Duration of the tour in the Loire Valley. Including Paris round trip 11 hours
Comfortable TGV transfer
Minivan Minivan
Semi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
Children Children
Reduced price for children under 12 years old.
Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
Guide Guide
Semi private or private tour. This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
Chateau Chateau
The tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour.
You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.

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Private & Luxury Loire Valley Tours, guided tour with your wine expert. Those two days in the vineyards of the Loire Valley is for absolute wine lovers.
With your wine expert, experience a Luxury Loire Valley wine and gourmet tour, tasting the best crus in the region and stop by a famous farmers’ market. Your chauffeur guide will introduce you to the most famous local wine appellations. You will be welcomed by owners of outstanding domains in Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray or Cour Cheverny, AOC wines.

Day 1: King Francis the 1st wine and exceptional matured Loire Valley white wines.

10.06 AM: your chauffeur welcomes you in his de luxe Mercedes or Peugeot Van.
Tours Saint Pierre des Corps TGV train station.

Fruit covered market - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Go where the French shop!
Drive to Tours covered (outdoor on Wednesday and Saturday) farmers’ market, or Amboise (Thursday and Sunday), Blois (Saturday) outdoor farmers’market.
You will understand why the French nickname the Loire Valley « the garden of France ». Depending on the season, from winter to fall, you will discover our cauliflowers, leeks, carrots, asparagus, strawberries, plums, apricots, peaches, raspberries, green peas, beans, wild mudrooms, apples and pears...
You will as well meet the local specialties like « les rillons », «rillettes», local foie gras, poulets de Touraine, fromages de chèvre etc.


Charcuterie market - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1

Lunch at leisure in Tours, Amboise or Blois, depending on the market visited.

Amboise wine cave - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Early afternoon, in Amboise, you are welcomed in a Cellar established in 1874 whose owner owner, Daniel, specializes in mature Vouvray wines. His oldest vintage dates back to 1874, the best Vouvray vintages in the 20th being 1921, 1947 and 1959.
After a tour of his cave (former stone quarry), you will taste a wide range of vintages, from 1952 to our days.


Chateau of Cheverny - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Late afternoon, tour and wine tasting in Cheverny.
Situated between the Loire region and Sologne, a stone's throw away from Chambord.


Winegrower - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
The domain, which covers today 34 hectares of biodynamical cultured vineyards (a new way to look at life!) has been owned by the same family since 1846.
In 1950, four hectares of vines were cultivated mostly being of the white Romorantin type. The Cour Cheverny wines exist today because of King Francois 1st.
On his way back from Italy, Francois 1st stopped in Burgundy.
He brought back 80 000 vines of Romorantin.
Nowadays the Cour Cheverny is the only appellation in the world using Romorantin grape.

Drive to your 3* hotel in Amboise, a few minutes away from the castle.
Check in.

Dinner at leisure in Amboise.

Chateau of Amboise sunset - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1

Day 2: Grands Crus of the Loire Valley. Vouvray, Chinon and Bourgeuil.

Check out.

Vouvray cave - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Transfer to Vouvray, great white wines.
You tour one of the best producers, in the heart of the Vouvray vineyards.
Created in 1875, this Domain has been expanding for the last five generations and now owns 26 hectares in different parts of the Vouvray region.
The tour of the cave is followed by wine tasting of dry, medium dry, sweet and sparkling Vouvray.


Wine grapes - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Lunch at leisure in Chinon.
Walk in the old streets of Chinon in the steps of Joan of Arc and Richard the Lion Heart.

In the afternoon, great red wines.


A few minutes drive from Chinon, the next domain welcomes us for a tour of its vineyard in the Chinon appellation. All red Chinon and Bourgueil wines are made from the same grape: Cabernet Franc. In this cave, we will taste a series of rosé and red wines including matured wines. The family has been making wine in this Chateau for three generations.
The Chinon terroir is made of two different soils in two different zones: the Vienne Valley or hills. You’ll be amazed to see the differences in the taste of the wines according to the sandy valley soil or limestone on the hills.

To end the day, we go to Restigné, for a tour of the Bourgueil Appellation.

Bourgueil wine tasters - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1
Established in 1640, this Domain is always in the possession of the same family. This 14th generation of wine maker, on 32 hectares, elaborates fantastic red wines made of cabernet franc. Their best vintage is made of 70 years old vines. You will be struck by the passion of our host who will make you try a very wide span of wines, from the fruitiest thirst quencher to the most complex old vintage.


Late afternoon, drive back to Saint Pierre des Corps TGV station.
55 min train ride to Paris Montparnasse station.

Balloon start - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1 Chateau of Chenonceau in balloon - Part of Loire Valley wine tour GW1

Price per person :
Based on double room for 2 PEOPLE 4 PEOPLE 6 PEOPLE 8 and +*
Price per person 997.00 € 613.00 € 485.00 € 425.00 €
* The price charged to book this tour is based on 2 people. A readjustment will be operated subsequently according to the final number of people you confirm for the tour.

This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable minivan for two days, full time private wine specialist, 1 night in 3* hotel in Amboise, 1 breakfast, tour and wine tasting of Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis and matured Loire Valley wines. Visit of a quality farmers market.
Wineries are submitted to changes according to availability.

This tour doesn't include

personal expenses, extra, drinks.

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