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LOIRE VALLEY FRANCE TOUR : 6 Day Tour

Best Adventures in Loire Valley

By France Off the Beaten Path Tours

RATED EXCELLENT WITH 500+ REVIEWS

2019 WINNER!! 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

RECOMMENDED BY FROMMER’S FRANCE!

About our Loire Valley France Tour

Come travel the back roads of Loire Valley, France during our 6 day/5 night, active, small group tour through the Center region of France (“Le Centre” in French) to discover spectacular French Mediaeval and Renaissance history during this award winning adventure. To further add to making many great memories, you will meet and spend time with our local French friends.

Our local friends warmly and welcomingly open their homes, workshops, and professional kitchens to you, our Loire Valley Tour guests. Every day of our Loire Valley Tour, we take you on a journey through the Medieval and Renaissance periods with fun and untold stories of the private lives of the kings, queens and their courts. You truly feel like you are stepping back into a magical period of time in French history. Our specialist guides recount stories, gossip, fun factual tidbits, and anecdotes that you won’t hear anywhere else to enhance your discovery of the famous castles of the Loire Valley, France.

Stepping back in time to the period when the Valois and Bourbon families ruled the Kingdom of France has never been more fun! Learn about French Kings, Queens and their courts, and all the drama that accompanied them through these fascinating historical periods in a fun and fact filled experience! We embark on daily visits, activities and excursions to unveil magical, mythical, and gruesome stories. You will leave the tour with a new appreciation for these historical periods and the characters who animated them.

Loire Valley France Castles Tour

WHAT MAKES OUR LOIRE VALLEY TOURS EXCEPTIONAL?

FRANCE IS OUR FOCUS AND SPECIALTY… We know France Best!

As France’s leading Loire Valley tour operator, in 2022 we celebrate 28 years leading small group tours in France. Our guided, small group Loire Valley Tours surpass guest expectations every time thanks to our long standing presence in France, and established local relationships with the Loire Valley region’s most highly recognized professionals. We have established relationships with professionals in the Loire Valley who are not only renowned Michelin-star, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, and Master Chefs and specialty artisans, but who are also our personal family friends. We cherish our friendships that have been built on years of discovering France together.

  • Our years of connections and insider access to people, places and events of the region have earned us a solid and excellent reputation as authorities on everything cultural in the Loire Valley.
  • We use our “savoir faire” to ensure you experience the very best of the Loire Valley, its castles, history, and people in a fun and memorable small group environment.
  • Through our combination of active, cultural, and personalized authentic French experiences, you will feel like you spent a week with a wonderful group of friends rather than having been on a tour.

Who are Off the Beaten Path, LLC Loire Valley France Tours designed for?

No experience necessary… Our Loire Valley France Tours are designed for active, English speaking travelers, and include a variety of engaging excursions from privately hosted cooking classes, wine tasting, artisan and castle tours, lunches, dinners, and cheese tasting to privately guided visits learning the juicy side of French history with our expert, professional award-winning tour guides. Enjoy leisure time daily, and five nights at one boutique hotel (NO HOTEL HOPPING), as well as sumptuous meals throughout. It’s vacation, and Off the Beaten Path’s Loire Valley France Tours are all about having fun, being active, and enjoying authentic experiences with our local friends!

As a France Off the Beaten Path Best Adventures in Loire Valley™ Tour Guest…

  • Enjoy guided tours and leisure time to discover the 4 BEST and most historically rich castles of the Loire Valley — Chenonceau Castle, Chambord Castle, Royal Blois Castle & Royale Amboise Castle.
  • Participate in 2 private and fun, hands-on cooking classes with our local French friends — one is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chef who works alongside Alain Ducasse, and formerly worked alongside Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon, and welcomes you to his family home in the French countryside, and our 2nd Chef is a Michelin rated chef, and welcomes you to his professional working kitchen.
  • Indulge in a VIP winery tour & wine tasting with local friends at their family winery followed by a privately hosted lunch at their family home.
  • Enjoy Classified Touraine Wines — No meal is complete in the Loire without tasting the fruits of the region, mainly those sumptuous grapes that local vintners transform into some of France’s best loved wines.
  • Savor “Touraine” Foodie specialties during a hosted cocktail evening, and float on the Loire River at sunset amidst the castles sprinkled along the river banks with our friend Aurelien on his traditional flat-bottom boat.
  • Learn about France’s famous cheeses with our chef friends.

EMAIL US  or  CALL or message us at +1.717.683.2827 with your questions and requests.

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RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

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RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

A WORD FROM Our Guests:

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner

“France Off the Beaten Path was so great the first time that I had to return to Off The Beaten Path for a repeat visit. Everyone that works for Christy is excellent and full of life. Loved their tours to Van Gough, Dinner at Catherine’s home, picnic in the woods, wineries – And the only max at 16. So we really got to know each other. Highly recommend.” — Lauren

“Outstanding tour of truly beautiful areas of Provence by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Gorgeous accomodation, very special restaurant experiences, and an effort made to avoid arriving at tourist hotspots with the hordes made it all the more enjoyable.” — Geoff & Lorrene Evans

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