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The sweeping vineyards, lush forests and fairy-tale castles of the Loire Valley are even more impressive from above and this 3-hour hot-air balloon experience is the ideal way to enjoy an aerial view. Float over the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire, Indre or Cher Valleys; spot landmarks like the Chateau of Chenonceau or the gardens of Villandry; then toast your safe landing with a glass of Champagne or sparkling grape juice.
Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley, sample regional wines, and visit two magnificent châteaux on this full-day tour. Traveling in a small group ensures a more personalized experience as you visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles, sample regional wines and cheeses at a local winery.
Take a one day trip from Paris to see four historic castles in the Loire Valley.
Tour includes 1st or 2nd Class rail tickets from Paris to the Loire Valley. Total tour day, including rail travel time, lasts approximately 13 hours.
Combine visits to 2 major Loire Valley chateaux on this small-group excursion from Tours, France. With an intimate group of 8 people or fewer, visit le Clos Lucé, the Amboise Royal Castle, and Chenoceau for wine tastings. Skip-the-line entrance to the wineries is included.
Follow in the footsteps of French royals and aristocrats on a day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley, home to more than 100 châteaux and many of the finest in France. Most are impossible to visit without a car, so relax as a personal chauffeur takes you to a trio of the most impressive estates—Amboise, Chenonceaux, and Chambord. An art historian guide accompanies you inside for a detailed look at these time capsules of French history.
Enjoy an intimate, grape-to-wine tour of the ins and outs of wine production in the stunning Loire Valley. Go behind the scenes in a family-run Vouvray vineyard, and enjoy a guided walk through the vines, winery, and rock-hewn cellar. Get an exclusive taste of different wine varieties, accompanied by fresh local amuse-bouches. Tours are capped at 12 people for personalized attention.
The historic castles of Azay-le-Rideau, Rivau, and Villandry are three of the Loire Valley’s most popular attractions, but they’re spread throughout the region and hidden in the hillsides. This full-day bus tour makes it possible to check them all off your list in a day, and includes a tasting of Loire Valley wines. Delve into centuries of Loire Valley history with a guide and gaze out over the majestic Loire River.
Gain access to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park for a whole day with this admission ticket. Step back in time as you learn about the history of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world’s most famous inventors and artists. First explore the Chateau du Clos Lucé, where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life living. Then, move on to the park to admire some of his inventions, including flying machines, bridges, and weapons.
The Loire Valley is one of France’s most stunning regions, but knowing just where to go takes insider’s knowledge. During this enriching guided tour from Amboise, you’ll get exclusive access to the most scenic locations, from a time-warp tour through the Renaissance castle of Villandry to a crash course in wine tasting at a locally-run winery. You’ll also enjoy a glass of wine with a local delicacy at a family-owned chateau.
Enjoy great view as you bike through the lovely town of Amboise with its impressive royal chateau and the fascinating Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived.
Then, ride along the Loire Valley rivers and vineyards and learn everything about its unique landscapes and history ! To finish, enjoy a great view of the city of Tours and pass in front of its amazing cathedral.
Save time in the stunning Loire Valley with pre-booked admission tickets to the Royal Chateau of Amboise. Get guaranteed direct access to the most legendary castle in the Loire Valley region, the palatial estate of French monarchs through the 15th to 19th centuries. Follow the footsteps of once mighty kings through terraced gardens and opulent chambers. Learn about illustrious guests like Anne Boleyn and Leonard da Vinci, whose tomb is onsite.
Discover the wines of the Vouvray appellation, part of the Loire Valley, on this wine-tasting adventure from Tours. Visit two estates to enjoy picturesque vineyard views and learn the proper wine-tasting techniques for comparing different flavors and fragrances. You’ll have the chance to meet a local winemaker and hear about the terrior of the Loire Valley, one of the most renowned in France.
Get up close and personal with one of the Loire Valley’s most scenic and distinctive castles when you visit the Château de Villandry. Secure your admission before you travel, and choose a departure time that works best for your schedule. Upon arrival, you can admire the Château de Villandry’s Renaissance architecture and explore its opulent interior. You’ll also have access to its gardens, from the elegant ornamental garden to the tranquil water garden. With the Villandry app, available in five languages, you can explore at your leisure.
Caves Duhard, 500 years of Loire Valley wine making history!
Wine merchants since 1874, come and discover our 16th century troglodyte caves.
The wine tour includes: 5 sens experience, cellars tours with Duhard wine collection, wine tasting class with 3 wines, including a wine form the collection.
- Food and wine pairing (cheeses/charcuterie platter)
- Boutique: France delicatessen and cheeses.
- Restaurant with Loire river view.
- Wine shipping throughout the World
All the taste of the Loire Valley !
Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery and fine wines of the Loire Valley on this full-day small-group tour from Tours, France. Explore three of the Loire Valley’s fairytale castles – admire the architectural wonders of Blois, see Leonardo da Vinci’s stairwell at Chambord and discover the legacy of Tin Tin at Cheverny. Along the way, stop to sample fine Cheverny wines.
The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley are home to some of France’s most magnificent chateaux and this full-day tour from Amboise visits three in one day. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens of the Château de Chambord; visit the family-owned Chateau de Villesavin for lunch; and end at the fairy-tale Château de Chenonceau.
The magnificent castles of Chenonceau and Chambord are two of the most famous and most visited chateaux of the Loire Valley. Enjoy guided tours of both on this full-day tour and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Explore the Renaissance castle of Chenonceau with its stunning gardens, enjoy wine tasting and lunch (optional) at the Caves Duhard winery, then visit the UNESCO-listed castle of Chambord.
Marvel over the majestic châteaux of the Loire Valley on this memorable half-day excursion from Tours. First, experience the glory of the French Renaissance as you explore the famous Château de Villandry and stroll the magnificent gardens. Admire the manicured landscapes and ornamental gardens; wander through the kitchen garden and classical water garden, then attempt to find your way through the maze. Next, journey further back in time with a tour of an authentic 16th-century château, where you’ll indulge in a traditional aperitif and perhaps meet its noble residents.
The Loire Valley produces a wide variety of wines from award-winning white varietals to full-bodied reds and sweet dessert wines. This private tasting tour ensures a tailor-made experience, visiting three of the most renowned wine regions—Vouvray, Chinon, and Bourgueil. Tour three different wineries, enjoy expert-led wine tastings, tuck into a gourmet wine tasting lunch (own expense), and explore the medieval town of Chinon.
Cover the standout sights of the Loire Valley on this insider’s guided tour, allowing you to tick off the top attractions on a single action-packed ride. Get exclusive access to a family-owned chateau and enjoy a local delicacy, then taste your way around the wine-rich region as you learn to identify vintages like a true connoisseur. You’ll listen to fun-filled anecdotes along the way.
This is a site with many stories: I'll talk about a wide range of subjects including womens history, mysterious graffiti, technological and scientific changes, peoples beliefs, dietary changes, garden history and what drove the economy when the chateau was built. Some powerful female characters have occupied this place - some of them you will have heard of, some will be new names for you. but all are fascinating. I'll cover a bit of modern history too - what happened here during the two World Wars. I'm very happy to tailor the presentation to clients interests. If there is interest I can cover medicine, engineering, textile manufacturing, transport and more, all of which can be demonstrated by elements of this magnificent site. But the lives and loves of the women who lived here will not be forgotten in all of this. Nor will the beautiful objects inside. My background is not art history, but collections care and the behind the scenes management of historic sites.
Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of Châteaux de la Loire in the most unique way...from a private micro plane!
You’ll see stunning views of Amboise, Chaumont and many more for you to discover with a local pilot!
Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation.
So be sure to meet your pilot directly at Aérodrome d'Amboise - Dierre.
++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, enjoy the view from a whole new perspective!
The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
Discover one of the hidden gems of the Loire Valley when you book tickets to the Royal Domain of Château Gaillard. Commissioned by King Charles VIII in the 15th century, this chateau is known for its Italianate inspiration, and for its sprawling gardens, which were planted with the first orange trees in France. Book tickets to secure your admission to the picturesque landmark; entry also includes a free guided tour (offered in French).
Set amid the beautiful countryside of Touraine, the Château du Rivau is one of the Loire Valley’s most unique castles and a masterpiece of medieval and Renaissance architecture. This admission ticket offers flexible entrance, so you can explore the chateau at time and pace that suits you, and includes access to both the castle interiors and the stunning gardens.