Embark on a journey through the history of the Loire Valley, experiencing unique storytelling filled with salacious tales of life at the French court and the influential women of the Renaissance.
Through our affiliated partner specializing in active tour travel exclusively in France, we offer fully escorted 6-day, 5-night group tours in the Loire Valley created and led by the owner (a tour operator, travel author, and photographer who holds dual French/US nationality and has been living in France for 30 years) and her team of charming local, English-speaking American and French guides.
You'll discover some of the region's most beautiful villages and historically rich castles (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, and Blois). Dine at intimate venues hosted by local French friends, including a local wine-maker, a famous French Chef’s family home following cooking class, another Chef’s restaurant following cooking and cheese tasting in his professional kitchen, and a gourmet French picnic following an excursion floating down the Loire River on a historical flat-bottom boat. Visit local food producers and artisans and learn about the culture and traditions of the Loire Valley. Each day following fun-filled experiences, you’ll return to your charming 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of the village of Amboise.