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On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley - FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley
Happy group of people poing in front of the beautiful old castle - Lorie Valley tour. Check 2024 Loire Valley Tour dates
Beautiful old castle - Lorie Valley tour. Check 2024 Loire Valley Tour dates

Loire Valley Tour Prices & Inclusions

Best Adventures in Loire Valley

Loire Valley Small Group Foodie & Castle Tour

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One of the castles in Loire Valley. Loire valley tour prices & inclusions pageLoire Valley TOUR PRICES (Loire Valley Tour Price – Inclusions)

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  • 2023 Loire Valley Tour Price – US$4,898 per person, based on double/twin occupancy.
  • 2024 Loire Valley Tour Price US$5,298 per person 6 Days/ 5 Nights based on double/twin occupancy.
  • SOLO TRAVELERS AND SINGLE ROOM REQUESTS – Add single supplement US$780 (2023/2024 Tours). Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests.
  • All prices are in US Dollars – 6 Days/ 5 Nights – double/twin occupancy!
  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
  • Email Us at christy@traveloffthebeatenpath.com to confirm space availability or ask questions
  • Download and print our LOIRE VALLEY TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
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Loire Valley  TOUR PRICE INCLUDES…

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  • Fully Guided sightseeing, walks, excursions, and cultural visits throughout the tour by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to Loire Valley Travel Guidebooks, and are accomplished authors. OTBP Tour guides are professional France history and Loire Valley-specific history specialists who make learning the tidbits, gossip, anecdotes and sketchy stories of France fun and memorable throughout the tour.
  • 5 nights — NO HOTEL HOPPING! — at 4-Star boutique Hotel Le Pavillon des Lys in historical Amboise, and is owned and operated by our personal friends Guillaume & Julia. Hotel offers FREE Wifi.
  • 9 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 Regional Specialty Cocktail Evening, 3 dinners.
  • All premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages at group meals!
  • All entry/participation fees for all castle tours, activities, and excursions detailed in the itinerary.
  • Roundtrip transfers on Day 1 and Day 6 of the tour :  Day 1 – Transfer provided from Amboise rail station at 3 pm. Day 6 – Transfer provided to Amboise rail station for 11:15 am arrival.
  • Bottled water provided daily.
  • All ground transportation throughout the tour.
  • –COMFORT ZONE– Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — this is a leisure walking tour.

Loire Valley Tour Price – Inclusions: NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – International airfare to/from France, roundtrip train fare to/from the starting/ending point for the tour in Amboise, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, gratuities to guides and driver, personal purchases.

HOT AIR BALLOONING is NOT part of our Loire Valley tour itinerary. Hot Air Ballooning is available as an optional excursion on one of your free evenings, and we can book it on your behalf. There is an additional fee for the ballooning excursion. We work with a local friend who is a professional, licensed ballooning pilot, and owns his own ballooning excursion company. We’ve been working with him for 15 years, and he’s the best in the region!

WALKING RATING:  There is extensive leisure walking daily on this tour. Guests need to be able to walk from our drop off points to castles, through castles during visits, as well as manage standing for short periods of time during story telling at the castles. Guests need to also be able to manage steps and uneven sidewalk terrain throughout the tour at castles and in villages. There are no elevators or escalators available to our groups at the chateaux (castles). This tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Authentic Loire Valley Experiences! Spend 6 days experiencing the Loire Valley like family friends going beyond tourist hotspots to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!


Photos from some of our 2022 Loire Valley Tour Season Tours!

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FEEL Welcome AND AT HOME WITH OUR Friends ON EVERY TOUR!

More than just a tour, France Off the Beaten Path transforms the entire guest experience into a personalized and exclusive “unparalleled” active, cultural affair that far exceeds guest expectations every time! We connect guests with our lifelong, local French friends who rank among France’s top-rated chefs, specialty artisans, artists, wine producers, hotel & castle owners, and entertainers!

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RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

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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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