Loire Valley Castles and Culinary Adventure - 6 Days/5 Nights
2 Fun Cooking Classes, Gourmet Meals, French Wines and Discovering Castles in the Loire Valley, Plus Hot Air Ballooning!
Valley Itinerary • Loire
Dates & Prices • Loire
Award winning France Off the Beaten Path Tours Voted BEST Active, Gourmet Tours in France for Discerning Travelers by Conde Nast, National Geographic, Forbes Traveler, CNN Traveller, USA Today, The New York Times, eHow.com, Gourmet Get-a-Ways, Travel & Leisure and many more!
Come travel the back roads of France with Off the Beaten Path to discover the spectacular history of Loire Valley castles and to experience Touraine culinary traditions during this 6 day/5 night, active, small group tour.
- Enjoy fun and fact filled guided tours of Loire Valley castles of Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois, Amboise, Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau.
- Participate in two (2) private, hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations with three (3) different Chefs - our culinary friends; award winning, celebrity Master and Michelin-Star Chefs.
- 10 meals included - Savor Touraine cuisine during gourmet dinners together.
- Float over the Loire Valley castles and countryside during a sunset hot air ballooning excursion!
- Indulge in tasting local classified Touraine wines from Chinon, Amboise, Mesland, Bourgeuil and Sancerre.
- Participate in a fun "Tour de France" Cheese and Wine Tasting with one of our Michelin-star Chefs.
- Try artisan foods during a traditional French gourmet picnic.
And top off this cultural and gourmet extravaganza enjoying 5 nights accommodations sleeping like a King in a second empire castle (chateau), Hotel Chateau des Tertres --Voted one of the BEST boutique hotels in 2012 in the Loire Valley and Rated No. 2 on Trip Advisor! (NO hotel hopping).
Who are Off the Beaten Path, LLC Loire Valley Tours designed for?
No experience necessary...Off the Beaten Path, LLC Loire Valley Tours are designed for active travelers interested in a small group tour that includes a variety of engaging activities (cooking classes, castle tours, wine and cheese tasting, hot air ballooning), cultural discovery, leisure time, professional and knowledgeable tour guides, deluxe chateau hotel accommodations (no hotel hopping) and sumptuous dinners. It's vacation and Off the Beaten Path tours are all about having fun, enjoying new experiences and being active!
EMAIL US or CALL 1-877-846-2831 to speak with a tour specialist.
Loire Valley Tour Guest Testimonials
"Our family of 4 with two adult sons have just returned from the Loire Vally trip with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. It was one of our favorite trips. Our sons loved it too!!! The combination of gorgeous chateaus with excellent and knowledgeable guides, and the cooking classes and meals with top Michilin chefs was fabulous!!! The hotel was confortable, perfectly locateded and we had the best rooms in the Chateau. Our two guides stayed in the hotel with us. Sometimes the best trips aren't necesarily the most well known. This company deserves to be! It's wonderful!!! After about 15 worldwide trips including most continents, my sons ranked this one up near the top. Plus, 14 people in the group. We like small groups and good food and fabulous sights. This took the cake!! Would return in a flash!!" –Connie and Ken Yonan, Chicago, IL – (Loire Valley Tour)
"Thank you for a great time this week. It was wonderful meeting everyone in the group. Loved our guide, the cooking classes, Chenonceau castle, the day in Blois and of course the hot air ballooning! I had never been on an organized tour before this one, and didn't know what to expect. I had such a fun time, thank you!! Looking forward to the next adventure with you!" Maria (Tessa) Meiser, Chicago, IL (Loire Valley Tour)
"5 out of 5 all the way!! Loved Rich's birthday surprise, so thoughtful of you! We loved our guide's personal touch and her knowledge of French history. She was SUPER!! The hot air ballooning was one of many memorable highlights of this trip. Loved the chateau accommodations - Christine and Bernard and staff were the best! We had a great time!! Every experience was so different and felt so authentically French." Rich and Nancy Strickler, Jacksonville, FL (Loire Valley Tour)