Luxury Escape to the Loire Valley -

Luxury Escape to the Loire Valley

6 Days | History & Culture, Honeymoons & Romance

Luxury Tour: Châteaux, Gourmet, and Hot Air Balloon

Luxury | From $6,999 pp

This luxury tour of the Loire Valley mixes the must-sees with gourmet stops. Visit the unmissable Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau. Visit the royal town of Amboise. Enjoy a horseback ride and a candlelight meal. The trips highlights, a hot air balloon ride. Seeing the "Valley of Kings" from a different perspective makes for an unforgettable experience.


Day 1: Paris - 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.

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Day 2: Chambord - Chenonceau - Amboise

Full-Day Private Luxury Tour of Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

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

Chenonceau, which was known as “the Ladies’ castle” and was built across the Cher River is both delicate and feminine. Surrounded by amazing gardens, it is superbly furnished and decorated. There, you will discover the intrigues of the royal French court. This castle welcomed 10 queens and seven kings of France and the visit will fill you in on the secrets of the court and the wars of religion.

Afterward, visit Chambord which is the largest and the most impressive castle in the area, famous for its outstanding architecture and double-helix staircase. Located in the Sologne area in the largest enclosed game park in Europe, it is a celebration of the personality of King Francis I in the 16th century.

view of mboise and chateau over river

Day 3: Chinon - La Chapelle aux Naux - Amboise

Driver Guide at Disposal for the Day

A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation to drive you safely to your different appointments of the day. At the end of the day, he will drive you back to your hotel.

Private Guided Tour of Domaine de Noiré Vineyards and Cellar with Tasting and Candle Light Meal in a Troglodyte Cave

Coming to the Domaine means offering you the opportunity to get to know the work of the vine better, to visit Chinon, to discover the banks of the Vienne and unusual views, to taste local products, and above all, to meet its passionate producers.

Your visit at the Domaine will begin with visit of the premises and the wine cellar with a wine tasting. Then, enjoy a gourmet candle light meal prepared by a gastronomic chef. The meal will take place in a troglodyte cave, under candlelight.

Two men on Wine Tour in a Bordeaux Vineyard

Private Horseback Tour in Loire Valley

If you want to spend some time in the company of an endearing horse, this is the perfect place to do so!

Enjoy a 3 hours experience dedicated to understanding each other and sharing trust with the beautiful horses. You will get to know the horses and also learn how to take care of them at the field.

When you will build bond with the horse, you will then be taught how to ride in an arena then leave for trekking in the country side, to see a private chateaux or the Loire River.

After the ride, the supervisors will take care of the horses and bring them back to the field.

Day 4: Amboise

Private Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Châteaux

You will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning or in the (late) afternoon in order to get you to the châteaux at sunrise or sundown. The time and location of takeoff depends upon wind conditions. You’ll get to see the crew prepare and inflate the balloon before taking off to enjoy the view over the Loire Valley. It makes for a magical experience that is simultaneously relaxing and exhilarating.

Start with a safety briefing before your one-hour flight. When you land, you can help the crew to fold the balloon before a flight graduation ceremony and breakfast or snack.

After the trip you’ll be dropped back off at your hotel.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Luberon

Suggestion: Visit 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.

Day 5: Angé - Chargé - Vouvray - Amboise

Full Day Private Wine Tour of Clos Roussely, Caves Plou, Vouvray

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

With the Loire River, north meets south in this part of France and the region offers freshness and roundness as tradition and modernity. Thanks to the mild climate and all the different “terroirs,” there is a wonderful diversity of wines: 50 appellations and PDO for 70,000 hectares of vineyards.

You will find a large choice among the delicious rosés (refreshing, fruity and delicate), the easy-drinking or complex reds and the whites from dry to sweet. And of course, the wonderful sparkling wines produced like the champagne method. They are all perfect for food pairing and have a specificity because most are made with a single grape variety.

The Loire Valley wine production is made with 11 different types of grapes (Cabernet franc, Chenin blanc, Sauvignon, Malbec or Côt, Gamay…) and the wine makers will be happy and pride to welcome you to share their passion. Your guide will give you a chance to experience something unique in the heart of outstanding landscapes, or in a spectacular troglodyte cellars

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Day 6: 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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