The Loire Valley: Chateaux, Vineyards & Forests of France
Time & Location
About the event
A DALLIANCE INTO "THE GARDEN OF FRANCE"
Celebrate 500 years of Renaissance in the Loire Valley in 2019
The Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace of life that has for centuries made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is also a step back through the history of some of France's finest works of art.
This will be our 3rd visit to this area, feedback from other trips has been very good and is a must see location for those of you that want to combine countryside walks, amazing scenery, good food and wine and immerse yourself in French culture & history .
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• Walk around lakes and the forests within the Chateaux
• Visit some of France's most famous Chateaux
• Evening sound & light show
• Indulge in a week-end of French food and wine
THURSDAY MAY 2nd LEAVE LONDON
Leave London St Pancras by Eurostar. Arrive in Paris. Take the TGV from Paris to Tours. Or fly to Tours Loire Valley Airport direct from Stansted. We then go on an evening walk & dinner in Tours
FRIDAY MAY 3rd
Walk around the Cher valley starting at the world famous Chateau of Chenonceaux, which we will visit.
Stroll around the Chateau and surrounding countryside.
SATURDAY MAY 4th
Walk around the forests of Chambord (still a hunting ground for French presidents) and visit Chateau Chambord. We then subject to the schedule have the possibility of enjoying some jousting shows or strolling in a boat on the beuvron river.
SUNDAY MAY 5th
We start our leisurely day by visiting the Unesco world heritage gardens of Villandry, then move on to visit the unique Chateau d’Azay le Rideau.
We will end our week-end on the Loire valley by a wine tasting in the Vouvray troglodyte cellar one of the most famous wines of the Loire Valley.
MONDAY MAY 6th (BANK HOLIDAY IN THE UK)
RETURN TO LONDON
From London take the Eurostar into Paris Gard du Nord. From there go to Gare Montparnasse and take the TGV to Tours Central (1 hour). Then a taxi to the IBIS Hotel which is situated near the airport (about 3-4 miles from the station)
2nd May, Ryanair FR8868, 14:40 - 17:00, STN London Stansted - TUF Tours
6th May, Ryanair FR8869, 10:50 - 11:15, TUF Tours - STN London Stansted
Please note that this is only a suggestion and you can book any flights you want.
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip, please email us on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights or train tickets before purchasing them.
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details are:
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
- 4 nights accommodation (twin share, IBIS hotel)
- 4 Breakfasts
- All transportation during trips (Minibus / private car)
- Entry fees to all Chateaux
- Wine cellar visit & wine tasting
Does not include:
- Airport transfer
- Lunch & Dinner
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.
- Full price£512.30£512.300£0