Explore the heart and soul of the French countryside on this Loire Valley tour. Marvel at majestic castles, taste local cuisine and wine, and soak in stunning scenery.
Begin your adventure in Paris, where you’ll meet your English-speaking guide and hop on a cozy air-conditioned coach to embark on your journey. First stop is Château de Chambord, the largest castle in the Loire Valley, and the inspiration for ‘Beauty and the Beast’. You'll explore this magnificent castle, learn about its fascinating history, and climb the famous staircase said to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci. After the tour, you'll have some free time to roam the castle grounds and take in the breathtaking views.
Enjoy free time in the town of Blois, and then it’s time to visit the Château de Chenonceau, the “Ladies’ Château”. There, get a wine tasting session led by a wine expert. Discover the castle’s rich history, elegant furnishings, and stunning gardens. Take a stroll across the famous bridge, once used for extravagant parties and now a symbol of hope from WWII.
Finish your tour by exploring the Château's gardens, featuring lush fruits and vegetables, and a chance to indulge in a second wine tasting session in the enchanting Cave des Domes.