Region
in Loire Valley & Bordeaux
Heritage & History Tours
Villages & Markets Tours

Uncover every hideaway and detail of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux UNESCO heritage sites. Taste typical regional food at your hosts’ table and stay at Bed & Breakfasts with unique atmospheres.

 

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 for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
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Anshu & Family
One of the best planned and personalised travel experiences that my family and I have ever had. From information on how to go about navigating the toll machines on the highways; a …
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 180
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Loire Valley Bordeaux

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, who is also a great cook. For you to discover the local gastronomy, you will spend a late afternoon cooking with her some typical Loire Valley recipes - then you will enjoy a convivial dinner at your hosts' table. 
  • From here, 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 an Electric Bike rental for a day. You will explore, at your own pace, the nature, villages and castles along the river. No worries, the path along the Loire river is totally flat!
  • On the 4th day, you will follow the Loire River downstream to your second B&B where you will stay 4 nights. You will enjoy its location 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 in the whole area, relax in the house's charming courtyard or at a bistro terrace. Your hosts have restored the house very tastefully and will make you feel at home.
  • Travel through small villages nestled in rolling hills, stop over for wine tastings or to wander about outdoor markets and savor local specialties

 

 
Paris Loire Valley Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wines & History

 
  • Your tour continues on to the Bordeaux region for 5 nights inside the gates of Bordeaux UNESCO city, a wonder of the 17th century. Stay in a typical reconverted and charming chai (wine cellar), in the heart of the lively up-and-coming district of Bordeaux Unesco city - walking distance to restaurants and nice quality shops. You will be welcomed by a lovely hostess, in a peaceful atmosphere.
  • 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: 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
  • From here, you are perfectly located to tour the whole region: Saint Emilion, the Medoc vineyards and the Arcachon basin. 
  • In a famous wine estate, we have planned a special private tour for you: after visiting the estate from the vineyards to the cellars, learning about the different grape varieties and wine-making process, you will enjoy a picnic lunch and tasting in a gorgeous setting. 
  • 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, or you can also return the car in another location/city if you wish.

 

This trip promises to be a memorable one!

Activities included

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 on an Electric Bike at your own pace and discover many castles nestled in the nature. Enjoy a nice picnic with wine. 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.

Customize this tour

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Lynne & Jeff
In 2013 I had 2 big reasons to plan a trip to France: a new grand baby boy in Avignon, and I wanted to surprise my husband with a trip to Normandy. He absolutely loves anything and everything he can find to read or watch that is related to WWII. So, I started exploring online for a custom tour designer that could put together a great itinerary for …
David
It was the best tour ever! Laura did an amazing job to deliver painless and excellent planning and arrangements. Everything promised was delivered and included much more than would normally be seen without ‘INSIDR’ tips. It is obvious that Emilie and Laura have put a lot of thought and effort into the tours they offer. We definitely recommend …
Shelley & Andy
We feel lucky that we found Emilie online! Usually, we like to plan our own trips, but we did not have the language capabilities or confidence to plan this vacation alone. Emilie to the rescue! She listened to our concerns and wishes and planned the perfect trip. Loved the small boutique hotel in the perfect part of Paris, and all the bed and …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Patty & Tim
from the US
In front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Tonia
from Canada
Cycling in the Loire Valley
Theresa & Bill
From the US
Between the vineyards & the lavenders in Provence
Kathy & David
from Canada
In Avignon, Provence
Alexis, Stefanie and Paul...with Emilie & Family
from the US
At the B&B in the Loire Valley
Joe & Beth
From the US
Truffle hunting in Provence
Greg, Laurie, Laura & Jeff
From the US
With their B&B host near Mont Saint Michel
Shirley & Bob
from the US
After a concert in Paris
Margaret & Peter
from Canada
On the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Cynthia & Roger
from the US
Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley
Sharon & Gary
from Canada
In Chambord castle - Loire Valley
Karen & Ed
from the US
At the restaurant in Giverny