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June 7th to 15th 2020:
Loire Valley

The playground of kings...

Get ready to be delighted and entranced on this elite expedition to the exquisite Loire River Valley.

Also known as "The Garden of France" and “The Playground of Kings”, this region boasts some of the most impressive and historically important castles, fortresses and abbeys in all of France. It also is globally renown for its world-class wine production.  


On this adventure we will explore all along the river, beginning in the quaint hill-top village of Sancerre.  We will visit the breathtaking castles of Chenonceau and Chambord, take in the glory of the Abbey of Fontevraud, and traipse through the gardens of Château Villandry.  Along the way we will taste with top wine producers of the region, visit their vineyards and dine with their wine.


As one of the most popular destinations in France, this unique tour gives you the exclusive opportunity to experience the magic the Loire Valley in an intimate, customized adventure.

Trip Itinerary At-a-Glance


Transfer from Cosne train station to Sancerre. Welcome aperitif  followed by dinner in town.


Morning tasting and lunch in Chinon.  Afternoon at Château Villandry, followed by arrival to Amboise for apertif and dinner.


Morning visit to a Sancerre producer, then river lunch with wine tasting. Free afternoon to explore Sancerre. 


Visit with local producer in Montlouis-sur-Loire. Afternoon exploration of local Châteaux, apertif and dinner in Amboise.


Visit to the famous Château du Chenonceau. Afternoon arrival in Saumur for hotel check in.  Aperitif and dinner in town.


Morning visit to Château du Chambord.  Free afternoon to explore Amboise. Farewell dinner.


Morning visit to Abbaye de Fontevraud.  Free afternoon to explore Saumur.  Aperitif and dinner with a local winemaker.


Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check out. Group transfer to Tours train station for return to Paris or points beyond.

From the time we pick you up in Cosne to the moment we drop you off at the train station in Tours, we take care of everything.  Your fee of $3800 includes 7 nights’
accommodations, all meals including wine, admission to local venues as scheduled, local transportation, and group transfers to and from the designated train stations.
The price is quoted on a double occupancy basis – a supplement of US$800 is charged for single occupancy, if available.

Please download our brochure for a full disclosure of terms & conditions.

Ready to commit? Email us to start the booking process.