Loire Valley France Castles Tour a France Off the Beaten Path Tour – Small Group Touring at its Finest!
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6 Day/5 Night Loire Valley Tour • Max 14-16 Guests Per Tour • Tour BEST 6 Loire Valley Castles – Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry, Amboise, Blois, Azay-le-Rideau • 2 Loire Valley Cooking Classes • VIP Winery Tour & Tasting • Privately Hosted Lunch at Winery Estate • Cocktail Evening of Regional Foodie Specialties • Michelin-Star Dining • ALL Classified Touraine Wines Included • Chocolate Tour & Tasting • 1 Exceptional 4-Star Boutique Hotel – NO Hotel Hopping
Award winning France Off the Beaten Path’s Loire Valley France Castles and Foodie Tour has been voted one of the 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!
As France’s leading Loire Valley tour operator, in 2019 Off the Beaten Path celebrates 25 years leading small group tours exclusively in France. Our guided, small group Loire Valley France Castles Tour surpasses Loire Valley tour 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, Master Chefs, and specialty artisans, but who are also our personal family friends. Our local Loire Valley friends cherish our relationships that have been built on years of friendship discovering the Loire together, through each others’ eyes and heritage.
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 France Castles Tour, as we take you on a journey into the late Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, you will truly feel like you are stepping back into a magical period of time and French history. Our specialist guides recount stories, gossip, and fun factual tidbits and anecdotes about events of these periods and local history daily to enhance your discovery of the castles of the Loire Valley, France.
France is our Focus and Specialty… We know France Best!
Come travel the back roads of Loire Valley, France during this 6 day/5 night, active, small group tour through the Center region of France (“Le Centre” in French) to discover both spectacular French Mediaeval and Renaissance history during this award winning Loire Valley France Castles Tour adventure. To further add to making many great memories, you will meet and spend time with our local French friends.
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 and sometimes mythical and gruesome stories, that by the end our Loire Valley France Castles Tour, you will be completely transformed. You will leave this magical place with a new appreciation for these historical periods and the characters who animated them.
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Loire Valley France Castles Tour – A Gourmet Foodie, Wine, Castles & Walking Tour!
No experience necessary…Off the Beaten Path, LLC designs its Loire Valley France Castles Tour for active, English speaking travelers. The company’s small group tour features a variety of engaging excursions including exclusive cooking classes, private winery experiences, artisan tours, castle tours, wine, and cheese tasting. Learn the juicy side of French history with our expert, professional 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 Castles Tour is all about having fun, enjoying new experiences, and being active!
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Our “RISK FREE TRIP INSURANCE” covers 100% percent of your tour deposit and balance payment making cancellation possible for any reason with 100% refund until 31 days before tour departure, and at 31 days or less, funds are 100% transferable to a future tour. There are NO limitations or restrictions, and no advance balance payment requirement!