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Small group tour from Paris to Loire Valley and Bordeaux - 8 days / 7 nights in 4*hotel

 
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Private tour from Paris to the Loire Valley and Bordeaux, Private transport from Paris to Amboise, Local private transport, An English-speaking expert guide, Guided walking tour of Amboise, Entry fees and guided tours for the Chateaux of Chenonceau & Chambord and Gardens of Villandry, Tour and wine tasting lunch at Caves Ambacia in Amboise, Tour and wine tasting at a local domain, Tour and Bourgueil wine tasting-lunch at a local domain, Guided tour of Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion, Tour and wine tasting in 2 Grands Crus Chateaux of Saint Emilion, Médoc Grands Crus Road, Tour and wine tasting at a local family estate in Médoc, 3 nights at a 4* hotel in Amboise and 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Bordeaux - with breakfasts included.


Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in the Loire Valley...Amboise


Private transport from Paris to Amboise.

Check-in at the Four-Star hotel Le Choiseulfor for 3 nights - with breakfasts included.

Welcome to the Loire Valley!

Indeed, the Loire Valley has the undisputed reputation of containing the most beautiful of the French castles - such as Chenonceau, Chambord or Azay le Rideau. You are encouraged to take some time to discover the "terroir" of the Loire Valley with its wines (Vouvray or Chinon), and cheeses (Sainte Maure de Touraine or Selles sur Cher).


Amboise: a guided tour

Dominated by the royal château, you'll enjoy walking tour around the charming streets of Amboise, with its shops, bars, restaurants, and numerous medieval half timbered and Renaissance homes - considered one of the most quaint towns in the Loire Valley.


Drop off is at approximately 5:30 PM at your hotel.

Day 2: Exclusive private day in the Loire Valley... Chambord, Chenonceau and Caves Ambacia


Pick-up is at your hotel at 9:30 AM.

Guided tour of the Chateau of Chambord

In the middle of a forest the size of Paris, Chambord was the first Loire Valley chateau listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ordered in 1519 by King Francois I, it ended up with 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces, and is the largest castle in the region. Leonardo da Vinci created its incredible double-helix staircase.

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Tour and wine tasting with a Specialist in matured Loire Valley vintages...Caves Ambacia

You are welcomed to this cellar cave established in 1874. Discover a large range of vintages, from 1947 to the present. Made of chenin blanc, the Vouvray is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which allows for its great aging capacity. The meal is based on a discovery of Loire Valley wines around local food specialties. 



Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau

The unique architecture of the Chateau makes it one of the most exquisite in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies castle", Chenonceau is associated with prominent French women who resided here, Catherine de Medici among them. Surrounding Renaissance gardens complete the spectacular picture.


Drop-off is at approximately 5:30 PM at your hotel.

Day 3: Exclusive private day in the Loire Valley... Gardens of Villandry with tour and wine tastings at two local domains


Pick-up is at 9:30 AM at your hotel.


An intimate tour and wine tasting at a local domain, then...


Tour and Bourgueil wine-tasting-lunch at another local domain 

The appellation Bourgueil produces red and rosé wines from the grape variety cabernet franc. After touring the estate, you'll enjoy a delightful selection of regional specialities, the foods specially paired with a selection of the domaine's wines. 



Gardens of Chateau de Villandry

Finished in 1536, The castle of Villandry is the last of the large castles to be built on the banks of the Loire during the Renaissance. It offers of one of the most spectacular garden experiences in the Loire Valley. 


Drop-off is at approximately 5:30 PM at your hotel. Dinner is at your leisure.

Day 4: Arrival in Bordeaux...the wine epicenter


Check-out is after breakfast.

Private transport from Amboise to Bordeaux.

Check-in at the Four-Star hotel Majestic for 3 nights - with breakfasts included.

Welcome to Bordeaux!

Renowned for so many good things and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's described as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” while also classified as a “City of Art and History” - and last but not least, the Wine Capitol of the World!




Bordeaux: a guided tour of the city


Day 5 : Exclusive private day in Bordeaux...Saint-Emilion - tour and wine tastings


Pick up is at 9:30 AM at your hotel.


Saint-Emilion: a guided tour 

A magnificent medieval town surrounded by ramparts (historic monuments in themselves), is famous not only for its unique architectural heritage, but also for the quality of its wines. 

The village takes its name from a local Benedictine Monk, Emilian, responsible for the uniquely designed limestone church at the heart of the village.  Saint-Emilion is also famous for its fascinating romanesque churches and ruins that appear along its steep and narrow streets punctuated by cafés and boutiques of the terroir.


Lunch is at your leisure upon your guide's recommendations.

Tour and wine tastings in two Grands Crus Chateaux of Saint Emilion

Drop off is approximately at 5.30 PM at your hotel.

Day 6: Exclusive private day in Bordeaux...Médoc and Tour and wine tasting at a local domain


Pick-up is at 9.30 PM at your hotel. 


Médoc - Grands Crus road

The Médoc, one of the world's most famous vineyard regions, invites you to follow the Route des Grands Crus as you witness many prestigious châteaux, reflecting the prosperity and prestige of Bordeaux winegrowers.  Great names such as Margaux, Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild.


Lunch is at your leisure upon your guide's recommendations.

Tour and wine tasting at three selected wine estates ranked as Grand Cru, classified growth Chateau or cru bourgeois estates

 
Drop-off is approximately at 5:30 PM at your hotel.

Day 7: End of services


Check-out is after the delicious breakfast.


Accommodations

Loire Valley: The (Four-Star) Hotel Le Choiseul  in Amboise for three nights

Located in the heart of Amboise, at the foot of the Royal castle, the luxury hotel Le Choiseul is in a traditional Touraine townhouse. With the terrace gardens lined with troglodytic cellars, this hotel-restaurant enjoys an exceptional spot amongst the Castles of the Loire valley and also serves some of the finest meals in the region.


Bordeaux: The Hotel Majestic (Four-Star) for three nights

The Hotel Majestic welcomes you inside an 18th-century building situated between the Grand Theatre and the Place des Quinconces.


This package includes:

(Please note that this package is based on a double occupancy room)

  • Three nights in a 4* hotel in Amboise - with breakfasts
  • Three nights in a 4* hotel in Bordeaux - with breakfasts
  • Private transport from Paris to Amboise 
  • Private transport from Amboise to Paris
  • Local private transport
  • An English-speaking expert guide
  • A guided walking-tour in Amboise (approx. 2 hours)
  • Entry fees and guided tours for the Chateaux of Chenonceau & Chambord and Gardens of Villandry
  • Tour and a wine-tasting-lunch at Caves Ambacia in Amboise
  • Tour and wine-tasting at a local domain in the Loire Valley
  • Tour of Bourgueil a wine-tasting-lunch at a local domain
  • Guided-tour of Bordeaux (approx. 2 hours)
  • Guided-tour of Saint-Emilion
  • Tour and wine-tasting at two Grand Cru Chateaux of Saint Emilion
  • Tour and wine-tasting in Medoc


This package does not include:

  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Other visits not listed
  • Guide appreciation gratuities


Additional information

  • Providers are subject to change according to their availability at the time of the reservation. In this unlikely event, we will offer you a parallel alternative at the same high standard.
 
Features
Duration of the tour7 Days / 6 Nights
Hotel addressHotel Le Choiseul in Amboise : 36 Quai Charles Guinot, 37400 Amboise ; Hotel Majestic in Bordeaux : 2 Rue de Condé, 33000 Bordeaux
MinivanSemi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus.
GuideThis tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
Types of travelTours from Paris, Private Packages
DestinationsLoire Valley, Bordeaux
Number of destinations2
Duration7 days
 
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  • Private transportation in a full option minibus comfortable Mercedes minivan.
  • Complementary pick up and drop off at your hotel.

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