Rise early for your hotel pickup by air-conditioned minivan, and travel with your guide about two hours south of Paris toward the Chambord Chateau. En route, hear about the winemaking region of Loire Valley as you bite into flaky croissants and pastries.
Arrive at Chambord, constructed by King Francis I of France, and admire its opulence inside, learning about its history through an audio-guide.
Back aboard your vehicle, pass through the vineyards of Montlouis sur Loire, Vouvray and Touraine. Admire the colorful landscapes made up of cabernet Franc, chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc grapes.
At the Vouvray Wine estate, meet the winemaker and settle in for a gourmet meal of traditional food, paired with a wine tasting.
After lunch, visit another family-run winery where you can taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world. Depending on availability, sample dry and sweet white wines, red and rosé wines, and sparkling white wines.
Your 11-tour ends with return transport to Paris, where you will be dropped off in central city..