Highlights of the Loire Valley -

Highlights of the Loire Valley

5 Days | History & Culture, Honeymoons & Romance

Luxury Loire Valley Tour: Châteaux, Wine, and Boat!

Luxury | From $5,899 pp

Spend five days getting to know the Loire Valley. This luxury tour mixes must-sees with gourmet stops. Visit the unmissable Châteaux de la Loire including Chambord and Chenonceau. Visit the royal town of Amboise, the gardens of Villandry Chateau, and more... Taste wine and local produce from the Chambord surroundings and end this trip with a private boat tour!


Day 1: Saint Pierre des Corps - Amboise

Luxury Transfer from Saint Pierre des Corps Station to Amboise

A private driver will pick you up from Saint Pierre des Corps station and drive you safely to your accommodation in a luxury vehicle.

Welcome to Amboise, the Royal City!

An old, long stone bridge overlooking the romantic Loire River leads into the idyllic royal city of Amboise.

Elegant Amboise, the childhood home of Charles VIII and final resting place of the incomparable Leonardo da Vinci, is gorgeously situated on the southern bank of the Loire, guarded by a soaring château.

Go for a stroll through Amboise or along the lovely riverbank after seeing the château. The town has well-preserved Renaissance architecture and half-timbered townhouses dating back to the 15th century. Amboise is also the location of Leonardo da Vinci’s last home, the Château du Clos Lucé.

You may want to take a relaxing break on one of the many café terraces and soak up the beauty or dine in a gastronomic restaurant.

The Farmers Markets offer a large choice of produce and local specialties.

Amboise is a convivial base for exploring the Loire countryside and nearby châteaux.

front of chambord castle loire chateaux tours

Day 2: Chenonceau - Amboise

Full-Day Private Luxury Driving Tour to Château de Chenonceau, Amboise with a Wine Tasting

Experience the Chenonceau and Amboise area with a licensed driver-guide in a luxury vehicle.

Your first stop is for a guided visit to Chenonceau. The château’s unique architecture makes it one of the Loire Valley’s most memorable castles and one of France’s most-visited sites. It spans the Cher River and is nicknamed the Château des Dames or the Women’s Castle for two powerful women who once lived there, Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers. The magnificent Renaissance gardens are not to be missed.

You can enjoy lunch in front of the Château d’Amboise.

After lunch, discover the Royal Château of Amboise. The day’s final stop is at a winery to sample Vouvray’s sparkling wines.

view of mboise and chateau over river

Day 3: Villandry - Amboise

Private Luxury Full-Day Guided Tour of the Fontevraud Abbey, a Boat Ride on the Loire River and a Visit to the Château de Villandry’s gardens

Your licensed driver-guide will pick up you at your hotel in a Luxury vehicle.

This morning, enjoy a visit to the royal Fontevraud Abbey. The lives of Eleanor of Aquitaine, her husband Henry II Plantagenet, and their son Richard the Lionheart are on display in the abbey church, reminiscing about the abbey’s glorious past.

While walking along the cloister and visiting the chapter house or the kitchens of the Royal Abbey, you can discover what daily life was like for the nuns that used to call the Fontevraud Abbey their home.

After the visit, relax on a boat ride on the Loire with wine tasting and lunch aboard.

On the way back, you will visit the Château Villandry, one of the last castles built during the renaissance period, where you will discover the finest example of a renaissance garden design in all of France.

Your licensed driver-guide will drop you back at the hotel after the tour.

Day 4: Chambord - Cellettes - Chambord - Amboise

Private Luxury Full-Day Tour to the Chambord and Beauregard Châteaux, with a Private Tasting of Wine and Chambord Products

Your licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in a luxury vehicle.

Vist the Château de Chambord, a true Renaissance masterpiece. It is the largest, and most majestic of the Loire palaces, boasting a monumental 440 rooms. It sits on a 21-square mile property, which is equivalent in size to the entirety of Paris. The view from the top offers a gorgeous panorama of the roofs, towers, chimneys, and the surrounding estate. After the visit, you’ll stop for a country-style picnic lunch nearby.

In a confidential and private château room, the red wine of Chambord (AOC Cheverny) and two white wines (AOC Cheverny and Cour Cheverny) are presented and proposed for tasting. They are complemented by local produce and typical culinary specialties drawn from the resources of the Chambord estate. A privileged moment is planned for an exceptional setting, usually closed to the public. Participants are introduced to the diversity of the Loire Valley vineyards and the richness of the terroir.

Your next stop is the privately-owned Château de Beauregard and its expansive 173-acre estate. It was built at the end of the 15th century. Today it houses an exceptional portrait gallery featuring 327 European monarchs, ministers, clergymen, diplomats, and others.

Your licensed driver-guide will then drop you off back at your hotel after the tour.

Day 5: Saint Pierre des Corps

Luxury Transfer from Amboise to Saint Pierre des Corps Station

A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you safely to Saint Pierre des Corps station in a luxury vehicle.

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About this Trip

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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