Please note that the day tours order will change according to your arrival date.
Day 1: Chenonceau & Chambord
Pick up: 9:00 AM at the Tours Tourist Office.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
The unique architecture of the Chateau of Chenonceau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed "The Ladies Chateau", the castle of Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance Gardens around it make it even more spectacular.
Transfer to Amboise for the lunch.
Les Caves Ambacia, the Loire Valley Wine Experience!
Enjoy an exclusive and convivial tasting of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny wines, King François the 1st 's favourite wines, at a local winery. Then wines of the domain and terroir specialities.
Please note that the tour and wine tasting will be only in English
We highly recommend to have lunch at Caves Ambacia
Caves Ambacia welcomes you in its restaurant "l'Oppidum" where you will discover typcial Loire Valley products such as Cheeses, Delicatessen and Fishes.
You will be delighted by the view on the Loire River!
Or Lunch at leisure in Amboise.
Transfer to Chambord.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chambord.
Drive to the Estate of Chambord, whose national game reserve as large as the city of Paris! The Chateau de Chambord (guided tour) is a unique monument as defined by its architecture and proportions. Leonardo da Vinci likely took part in its conception. With more than 400 rooms and the double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley.
Drop-off is at 06:00 PM at your hotel in Tours.
Check in at your hotel l'Univers**** in the city center of Tours.
Day 2: Private tour to 3 Chateaus OR to 2 Chateaus and a winery
Pick-up at 09:00 AM at your hotel
Guided tour to Chateaus to be chosen between :
- Clos Lucé
- Villandry Gardens
Once you made your confirmation, we will be happy to discuss with you which program is possible to do according to your envies !
Note: Please note that according to the area, not every chateaus are possible to visit on the same day.
Lunch at your leisure.
Drop-off around 06:00 PM at your hotel.
Day 3: Checkout & transfer to Beaune
Check-out after breakfast.
Taxi transfer from Hotel to Saint-Pierre des Corps train station.
TGV Transfer from Saint-Pierre des Corps train station to Dijon train station (connection in Paris).
Taxi transfer from Paris Montparnasse station to Paris Gare de Lyon station
Taxi transfer from Dijon train station to your hotel*****.
Check-in at your Hotel Henri II**** for two nights B&B.
Day 4: Beaune, Route des Grands Crus, Château du Clos de Vougeot & Nuits-Saint-Georges
Pick up is at 9:15 AM at your hotel.
Tour and wine tasting in a local domain* in Beaune.
Discover a a fabulous estate situated in the heart of Beaune. Along with the owner, you'll taste the white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru “les Charmes” or the famous Grand cru Corton–Charlemagne.
Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune.
Route des Grands Crus.
Sightseeing along 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!
A picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover why they call it 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”.
Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot.
Founded in 1098 by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of the Clos de Vougeot represents more than 50 hectares (124 acres) of vines owned today by more than 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).
Tour and wine tasting in a local domain* around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In the heart of the town which gave its name to the Côte de Nuits, you will discover a new estate. On this tour you'll glean the different techniques which give these wines their exceptional quality!
Drop-off is approximately at 5:30 PM at your hotel.
* Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should this occur we will offer you an alternative of parallel quality.
Day 5 : Check out & end of services
Loire Valley: the Four-Star Hotel l'Univers in Tours for two nights.
The Hotel l'Univers (****) is set in a fashionable shopping area one kilometre (a half-mile) from Old Town. This hotel has the most prestigious address in Tours since 1846 as many notables of Europe and the New World have stayed here. The fascinating portrait gallery underlines its rich and historic past while continuing to offer all the comfort of a grand hotel established in the best traditions of hospitality and elegance “à la Française”.
Hotel may change according to availability. Should the initial provider be unavailable we will offer accommodation at a parallel quality level.
Burgundy: The Four-Star Hotel Henri II in Beaune for two 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 ten minutes walking distance from the famous Hospice de Beaune and its magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame. Hotel created in 1626, it bears the name of Henry II King of England, in memory of the many stories between Burgundy and England. The transformations made, illustrate all the charm of Beaune, a city attached to its prestigious past. Part of its construction is classified as a historic monument, the other, modern, was designed in a spirit of harmony.
Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should this occur we will provide an alternative of parallel quality.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortable and fully appointed minivan
- An English-speaking Guide
- Entry tickets and guided tours for the Chateaux in the Loire valley
- One visit and tasting at cellar caves in the Loire Valley
- Two nights double occupancy in a 4 star hotel in Tours with breakfasts
- Two nights double occupancy in a 4 star hotel in Beaune with breakfasts
- Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune area
- Sightseeing of Route des Grands Crus
- Stop at Chateau of the Clos Vougeot
- Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges
- One tasting a a caveau
- TGV transfer from Loire Valley to Burgundy
- Three local private transfers by taxi
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- Expert guide gratuities
- Tours available from Monday to Sunday in the Loire Valley
- No Day Tour available in Burgundy on Sunday