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 walking tour in Beaune, Guided tour of Hospices de Beaune, Tours and wine tastings around Cote de Beaune, Route des Grands Crus, Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot, Tours and wine tastings at a local domains around Cote de Nuits, 3 nights at a 4* hotel in Amboise and 3 nights in a 5* hotel in Beaune- with breakfasts included.
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.
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 Burgundy...Beaune
Check-out after breakfast.
Private transport from Dijon to Beaune.
Check-in at the Five-Star Hotel Le Cep for 3 nights - with breakfasts included.
Beaune: guided tour of the city
Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy’s famous vineyards, Pommard, Corton-Charlemagne, Romanée-Conti, Meursault, Santenay and Savigny-les-Beaune bring a twinkle to the eyes of wine lovers; Beaune is famous for the Hospice de Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu), wine tasting, museums, leisure activities, Wine Auction and cellars.
Drop-off is at your hotel.
Day 5: Exclusive private day in Burgundy... Hospices de Beaune and two local wineries in Cote de Beaune
Pick-up is at 9:30 AM at your hotel.
Hospices de Beaune: guided tour
Hospices Civils de Beaune have, since their foundation in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin, kept their doors open to everyone without interruption. This institution, unique in its historical and wine-producing, is closely connected with the economic life of the region.
Tour and wine tasting at a winery in Beaune
This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red.
Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune.
Tour and wine tasting at a local domain in the Cote de Beaune
In 1848, when the owner was only 24 he founded his own wine house. The cellars date back to the 15th century and are among the most prestigious in Burgundy.
Drop off is at your hotel approximately at 5.30 PM. Dinner at your leisure.
Day 6: Exclusive private day in Burgundy... Chateau of Clos de Vougeot and two local wineries in Cote de Nuits
Pick-up is at 9.30 AM at your hotel.
Route des Grands Crus
We'll do some sightseeing on the Grands Crus road and a stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered the most prestigious name in Burgundy, this plot of 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) produces the most expensive wine in the world!
Then a picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover why it's called the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We'll take advantage of being in these prestigious vineyards as the best way to explain the Terroir and the various steps required throughout the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. "L’expression du Terroir”.
Château du Clos de Vougeot: guided tour
Founded in 1098 by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of the Clos de Vougeot currently occupies more than 50 hectares (124 acres) with 80 different owners. Its wine is some of the most famous Grands crus of Burgundy. Today, the castle welcomes the different “chapitres” (dinners) of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin).
Lunch is at your leisure upon your guide's recommendations.
Tour and wine tasting at a local domain of Cote de Nuits
Canadian-born wine makers Pascal and Moray are revolutionizing the way grapes are grown, the way wine is made and the way business is conducted in Burgundy. Since 2006, they have been building up their own holdings of village (premiers crus & grands crus), as well as carefully sourcing their grapes from trusted growers.
Tour and wine tasting at a local domain of the Cote de Nuits
The domaine was founded in 1880 by the ex-sharecropper of the Château de la Berchère who had acquired the Château's wines. His son substantially enlarged the Domaine. In 1952, the Domaine was divided between the two sons. The oldest, enlarged the Domaine and stayed in Vosne Romanéee. The youngest has been helping his father since 1973 and now manages the Domane with his wife and thier daughter.
Drop-off is at approximately 5:30 PM at your hotel.
Day 7: End of services
Check-out after the lovely breakfast.
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.
Burgundy: The Five-Star Hotel Le Cep in Beaune for three nights
Ideally located, the hotel is in the very heart of historic Burgundy, just a stone's throw from the center of Beaune. The Hotel is two minutes walking distance from the famous Hospice de Beaune and its magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame.
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 5* hotel in Beaune - 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 walking-tour in Beaune (approx. 2 hours)
- Guided tour of Hospices de Beaune
- Tours and wine tastings at two local wineries in Cote de Beaune
- Sightseeing of Route des Grands Crus
- Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot
- Tours and wine tastings at two local wineries in Cote de Nuits
This package does not include:
- Extra meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Other visits not listed
- Guide appreciation gratuities
- 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.