Loire Valley France Castles Tour a France Off the Beaten Path Tour – Small Group Touring at its Finest!
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Loire Valley France Castles Tour – A Gourmet Foodie, Wine, Castles & Walking Tour!
6 Day/5 Night Tour • 1 Exceptional Hotel – No Hotel Hopping • 6 Castles: Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau • 2 Guided Walks For Walkers • Flexibility & Options For Both Walkers & NON-Walkers • 2 Loire Valley Cooking Classes • Outdoor Markets • Michelin-Star Dining • “Tour de France” Cheese & Wine Tasting Excursion • All Wine Included • Chocolate Tour & Tasting
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 2017 Off the Beaten Path celebrates 23 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.
No experience necessary…Off the Beaten Path, LLC’s Loire Valley France Castles Tour is designed for active, English speaking travelers interested in a small group tour that includes a variety of engaging activities (cooking classes, castle tours, wine and cheese tasting), cultural discovery, leisure time, professional and knowledgeable tour guides, boutique hotel accommodations (NO hotel hopping), and sumptuous dinners. 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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