The absolutely best Loire Valley tours 

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Centre, Tours in France

Wine barrel in a vineyard in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is peppered with chateaux of all shapes and sizes and if you love castles – there’s no better place to explore. The Loire Valley is also home to magnificent vineyards, glorious countryside, enchanting little villages, historic cities and fabulous markets. It’s known as the garden of France, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of a Thousand Chateaux  and is one of the most beautiful regions in France.

Discover the Loire in small groups

To really discover all of the beauty of the Loire Valley, to experience the fabulous food and wine, history and culture, a small group tour with experts will make your visit a trip truly special.

Artistic Gourmet Adventures are a small company with lots of experience of running tours in France and in the Loire Valley. They focus on making this a truly bespoke trip for a small group. There’s no shoving to get on and off the bus here, no rushing from one monument to another with no time to truly appreciate the history and the beauty. Whether you’re a lover of chateaux and culture, gourmet cuisine, wonderful wines, gorgeous countryside, the prettiest villages – this is a tour that is full of thrills and wonder.

Gourmet heaven and Loire Valley Wines

On this tour you’re accompanied by your very own private in-house chef, gourmet dining is the order of the day and of course, catered to your personal taste. There are visits to the most stunning vineyards and to indulge in the very best Loire Valley wines. You’ll learn how to do a wine tasting like the professionals, and get a knowledge of the principles of food and wine matching. You’ll get to meet some of the region’s most interesting producers as well as Loire Valley wine experts Cathy and Nigel Henton of Le Tasting Room.

Capital of Castles

Chateau facade lit up at night, white stone and pointy slate turrets

If you’re going to visit the Loire Valley, castle capital of France then you really have to stay in a castle yourself! Accommodation on this tour is in a fairy tale pretty 19th century chateau, we’re talking 5* luxury with sumptuous furnishings, an outdoor heated swimming pool, full gym, golf driving range, disc/Frisbee golf, croquet and pétanque. And yes, this is a pampered vacation – the very best kind.

chateau courtyard with beautifully laid tables and soft lights

You might find it hard to drag yourself away from your chateau home but how will you be able to resist the fabulous visits to local sites, the wine tastings, the chance to explore the most captivating chateaux in France from exquisite Chenonceau to the incomparable Chambord and to get out and about for a beautiful wander among the vines and local historical highlights.

Your private driver will chauffeur you around so that you can relax, accompanied by your expert hosts Walter and Kim Eagleton, who can’t wait to share the very best of the Loire Valley with you.

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