3 days

Visit the beautiful châteaux and cellars of the Loire Valley on a wonderful 3-day wine tasting experience, staying in the beautiful city of Tours and enjoying some of the finest wines the region has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Stay in a 3-star hotel in the centre of Tours

  • Enjoy a tutored tasting of three wines in a unique wine shop in the heart of Tours

  • Drink in the local history with a guided tour of the historic Loire Valley châteaux, including Chenonceau, the Royal Château of Ambois and Clos Lucé

  • Enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting lunch at a wine specialist’s domaine

from $1,114 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.


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Trip details

Day 1

After settling into your hotel in the heart of Tours, your own tour begins as you’re whisked off to the Old City for a tutored tasting of three wines with accompanying canapés.

Day 2

Your day in the Loire Valley starts with a visit to Château Chenonceau and its resplendent Renaissance gardens. Later in the morning you’ll get to explore the cellars and caves of a Loire Valley wine specialist and taste vintage drops of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. Then follows a wine tasting lunch with cheeses selected by a champion cheese refiner, before tours of the Château Clos Lucé and the Royal Château of Ambois.

Day 3

Your final day in the Loire is yours to explore Tours. Wander the town’s picturesque Old Quarter, set around Place Plumereau with its medieval alleys and side streets shooting off at every angle.

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