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    The Loire Valley & Bordeaux UNESCO sites
Villandry French style gardens

The Loire Valley & Bordeaux UNESCO sites

13 days
Loire Valley & Bordeaux
Heritage & History
Villages & Markets
US$ 2,980 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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Uncover every hideaway of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux UNESCO heritage. Taste typical regional food at your Hosts’ table and stay at Bed & Breakfasts with unique atmospheres.


The Loire Valley Castles & Gardens

  • From Paris, drive about 3 hours and spend the first 3 nights in a lovely B&B nestled in a green valley. You are located between Amboise and Chenonceau and will enjoy a warm welcome from your lovely hostess whom is also a great cook. For you to discover the local gastronomy, you will spend a late afternoon cooking with her some Loire recipes - then you will enjoy a convivial dinner at yoru hosts' table. 
  • From there, explore all the marvels of the Loire Valley: the castles of Chambord and ChenonceauChaumont or Villandry gardens and the old city of Amboise. Included in this itinerary is a bike rental for a day. You will explore, at your own pace, several villages and castles such as Langeais and Villandry gardens. No worries, the road along the Loire river is totally flat!
  • On the 4th day, you will follow the Loire River downstream to your second B&B for 4 nights. Stay in a lively town between Saumur and Tours, across the street from a gorgeous middle ages castle. At night, you can walk to one of the best restaurants of the whole region, relax in the house's patio or at a bistro terrace. Your hosts have restored the house very tastefully and will make you feel at home.
  • Travel through small villages lost between rolling hills, stop over for wine tastings or to wander about outdoor markets and savor local specialties

loire valley bordeaux map

 

Bordeaux Wines & History

 

  • Carry on your tour in the Bordeaux region in a former Wine Estate in the Saint Emilion vineyards for 5 nights. Your hostess will take good care of you, in a peaceful atmosphere. She is an oenologist and will be happy to share her love for wine with you. She can also help you book in last minute some additional wine tasting if you wish to. From there, you are perfectly located to tour the whole region: from Saint Emilion to Bordeaux city, from Medoc vineyards to Arcachon basin. 
  • In a famous wine estate, we have planned a special private tour for you: after visiting the estate from the cellars, to the vats, passing by the vineyards to understand the different grape variety, you will enjoy a picnic lunch and tasting in a gorgeous setting. 
  • Built along the banks of the Garonne river the opulent merchants' homes are very specific to Bordeaux. The rise of colonial trade together with the growth of the wine industry contributed to the amazing expansion of the Gironde region during the 18th century. You will find everything you need: from the museums to the bustling night life in Bordeaux. Also, bear in mind that Bordeaux's Sainte Catherine Street is the longest shopping street in Europe!
  • On your last day you have several options: you can return the rental car in Bordeaux and take a TGV train or a flight to your next destination. You can also return the car in another location/city if you wish to.

 

This trip promises to be a memorable one!

This itinerary includes

12 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 13 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and other travelers
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

cooking workshop with Valérie

Loire Cooking Workshop

Spend a late afternoon with Valérie who trained in gastronomic restaurants. You will prepare a main course and a dessert, then you'll enjoy a savory dinner with your hosts. 

Biking in the Loire Valley

Biking day in the castle's country

Spend a day biking at your own pace and discover many villages and castles nestled on the banks of the river. We have tested several itineraries so you can chose depending on your mood and what you would like to see.

wine tasting st emilion

TOUR A ST EMILION WINERY

Visit a wine estate near St Emilion with a private English speaking guide. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of different wines from the estate.

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