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France, Loire Valley – Private Wine Tour

From $9897pp

Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate. Special Tip: Prices per person decrease significantly if you increase your travel party. Why not invite friends or family to join you? Special Tip: Prices per person decrease significantly if you increase your travel party. Why not invite friends or family to join you?
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In the Loire Valley you can find so much diversity in terms of grape varieties. It's a region that is sure to fascinate and engage the wine enthusiast. You'll visit a wine destination that features excellent value wines, and a high number of small-scale winemakers devoted to making quality wines. Indeed, there is a great movement towards organic wines here, produced by some enthusiastic young vignerons.
From Savennières and Layon, near Angers to Sancerre passing by Saumur, Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis, Cheverny and many more appelations you will be delighted with the quality of wines and the stories of local wine makers.
This high end tour will introduce you to the wines of Loire over the course of eight days, and will see you staying in quality boutique accommodations throughout.
Note that our packages are completely flexible and designed to give you some ideas and inspiration of what we can offer. We can tailor make the tour for you adding more nights or activities.


Private transfer from Angers train station to your 4* hotel in Angers town centre. Angers is only a short 1h30 journey by train from Paris.

Overnight Angers

Savennières, Layon & Brissac

Enjoy a full day guided wine tour.

Start with Layon & Savennières. This is a small appellation famous for its distinctive white wines, a delicious Chenin!

Enjoy a visit and wine tasting in an impressive winery with a beautiful vaulted barrel cellar and a stunning roof terrace offering a stunning view over the valley on both sides.

The visit will be followed by a wine tasting and a gourmet picnic lunch in the heart of the vines.

In the afternoon, continue with the visit of a Château estate in Layon and end the day with the visit of an iconic organic winery in Brissac, producing one of the best Anjou Village !

Free evening to explore Angers and its picturesque cobbled streets.

Overnight Angers

Meals B, T(Wines), L, T(Wines)


Check-out of your hotel and with your guide head further east.

Start with the visit of a famous Sparkling wine house in Saumur. You will visit its impressive troglodyte cellars, know more about the wine making process and enjoy a tasting.

Later on, board a traditional boat of the Loire, enjoy a private lunch cruise with a wine tasting.

In the afternoon, you will visit an organic family run wine estate.

Overnight Saumur 4* Chateau Hotel

Meals B, T(Wines), L, T(Wines)

Chinon & Bourgueil

Uncover these lesser known sub regions of the Loire, where Cabernet Franc is widely grown.

In the morning, visit a biodynamic wine estate and meet the winemaker who will share an insightful wine tasting.

Later, enjoy a visit, wine tasting and gourmet lunch paired with wine in the heart of a Château estate.

Finally, enjoy a short walking visit of the picturesque Chinon town followed by a winery visit and tasting.

Overnight Saumur 4* Chateau Hotel

Meals B, T(Wines), T(Wines), L, T(Wines)

A French Lifestyle Gourmet Day

Check-out of your room and immerse yourself in the French lifestyle.

Take a morning tour at a picturesque French food market, where you will sample and buy fresh products (cheese, wine, vegetables etc)

You will then be welcomed by your local guide into a beautiful old mansion in the Loire countryside.

Here you may choose to assist to prepare lunch, (or just rest and watch) before to enjoy your meal. Share a homemade French lunch together. A truly unique experience.

Free time in Amboise to explore the meandering village laneways and beautiful shops.

Overnight Amboise 4* Boutique Hotel

Meals B, T(Market Food), L(Cooking Class)

Cheverny & Chenonceau

Cheverny is a large appellation for red and white wine in Touraine.

White wines are produced from Sauvignon mixed with Arbois or Chardonnay. Red wines are made from Gamay blended with Pinot Noir.

You will visit two wine estates and enjoy a wine tasting gourmet picnic lunch in the vineyard composed of regional specialities and fabulous cheeses.

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of one the most romantic Castles of the Loire: Chenonceau.

Overnight Amboise 4* Boutique Hotel

Meals B, T(Wines), T(Wines), L

Vouvray, Montlouis & Amboise

Today you will visit the Vouvray, and Montlouis wine regions.

Both make white wine with Chenin Blanc grapes in a range of styles from dry and sparkling to sweet dessert wines.

Start your day with a wine and cheese tasting in an authentic winery in Vouvray.

Later enjoy a Montlouis winery visit followed by a light lunch in a wine bar.

In the afternoon, continue with the visit of Amboise quaint town and its impressive castle overlooking the Loire river.

Overnight Amboise 4* Boutique Hotel

Meals B, T(Wine & Cheese), T(Wines), L

Sancerre & Pouilly Fumé

Best known for its crisp sauvignon blanc, Sancerre has increasingly high-quality pinot noir and rosé too, and there is an exciting new generation of little-known vignerons to discover, many working to make organic wines.

Arrive in Pouilly Fumé wine region and start with the visit and wine tasting of an authentic wine estate.

For your lunch, enjoy some free time in the quaint town of Sancerre. Continue with a guided visit of the town.

Situated in the very heart of France, Sancerre stands on a hilltop 1,000ft above the surrounding countryside and vineyards. The town is extraordinarily unspoilt and beautiful: a symphony of ancient doors, pale lilac shutters, wrought-iron balconies and steeply pitched roofs. A truly memorable place.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy a visit to a famous Sancerre wine estate. The visit will be followed by a wine tasting accompanied by cheese, the famous Crottin de Chavignol (goat cheese).

Transfer back to Paris.

Meals B, T(Wines), L, T(Wines & Cheese)

  • Seven nights (two in Angers, two in Saumur, three in Amboise)
    Staying in luxury 4* hotels

  • Breakfast daily

  • All transport by private luxury van or sedan with driver or driver guide

  • Entrance tickets for visits and places mentioned in the program

  • Fourteen guided/hosted wine tastings

  • Six Lunches

  • Possible Options: 5* hotel upgrade, more cooking classes, other castle visits, private dinner at a castle, hot air balloon flight, perfume workshop, VIP castle visits

Departure Dates

This is a private tour.

As such it is available all year round on a departure date to fit in with your travel plans.

Just contact us so we can check availability for you.

Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.
$9897 per person

based on twin/double share

Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.
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