Itinerary Highlights

  • Take a private, guided tasting-tour of Domaine de Noiré Vineyards and Cellar with a candle-lit meal in a Troglodyte cave
  • Overlook the romantic Loire River and childhood home of Charles VIII in a private hot air balloon
  • Embark on a full-day private wine tour of Clos Roussely, Caves Plou Vouvray, famous for 50 appellations 70,000 hectares of vineyards
  • Enjoy a full-day luxury tour of Chambord and Chenonceau Castles known as the ‘ladies castle’ home to beautiful gardens

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Private Transfers
  • International Flights

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A region of breathtaking natural landscapes, dramatic medieval architecture and excellent gastronomic culture, France’s Loire Valley awaits you. With this inspiring 5-night itinerary, explore the fairytale-like castles, picture-perfect vineyards, and sumptuous cuisines.

Begin your journey in Amboise, where you’ll check into your luxury accommodation and spend the day exploring the beauty of the region. Each morning, you’ll be picked up by your luxury private transfer to some of the region’s most beautiful attractions and gourmet spots.

After your first night, you’ll transfer from your hotel in the morning to embark on a full day tour exploring the medieval castles of Chambord and Chenonceau. Chenonceau Castle, otherwise known as ‘The Ladies Castle’ is surrounded by manicured gardens and is built along the Cher River, cascading its reflection across the water. Chambord Castle is next on the itinerary, where you can marvel at the famous architecture of the 16th century.

Day three of your trip will be spent touring the Domaine de Noiré Vineyards and Cellar, where you’ll get a taste of local products, see how wine is produced and meet the passionate producers of the local wines. You also have the opportunity to travel through the countryside by horseback.

This trip wouldn’t be complete without a view of the rolling countryside from above. Take off at either dusk or dawn to the Chateaux and fly over the Loire Valley by hot air balloon, either to watch the sun rise or sun set.

Finally, your journey will end with a full day tour of Vouvray, taking a private tour of the 50 appellations and PDO for 70,000 hectares of vineyards. Sip on the delicious local wines and enjoy a unique candle-lit meal in the Troglodyte Cellars.

Itinerary

Amboise
After arriving at Amboise by luxury transfer from Saint Pierre des Corps Station, you’ll check in to your accommodation.
Chambord
Today, you’ll be picked up by your luxury private transfer to embark on your full-day tour of the breathtaking Chambord and Chenonceau castles. Start your day with a visit to the Chenonceau Castle, more commonly known as ‘The Ladies’ Castle’. Explore its divine gardens and the fascinating royal French Court before moving onto Chambord Castle, home to the largest and most impressive castle that’s embellished in magnificent architecture.
La Chapelle-aux-Naux
Your private driver will pick you up from your luxury accommodation for another day of exploring Amboise. Tour first activity is a private guided tour of Domaine de Noire Vineyards and Cellar to taste the delicious local wines and indulge in a gourmet candle-lit dinner made by a gastronomic chef. Enjoy this meal in the unique settings of the troglodyte cave. You also have the option to explore Loire Valley by horseback before heading back to your hotel.
Loire Valley
After being picked up in the early morning by your private driver (or late afternoon), you’ll head to the Chateaux for a hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley either at sunrise or sunset. After a safety briefing, you’ll be watching the crew prepare for inflation. When you land, you can help the crew fold the balloon and then onto breakfast or evening snack.
Vouvray
Enjoy a full day private wine tour of Clos Roussely, Caves Plou, Vouvray. Begin and end your day in gourmet luxury as you savour the flavours of Loire Valley, home to a large variety of rose, red and white wines as well as champagne. End this exquisite experience with a unique candle-lit dinner in the troglodyte cellars.
Finally, your driver will drive you to the Saint Pierre des Corps Station, where you’ll begin your journey home.

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