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Loire-Bourgogne Super Stay Combo, 5 days, 5nights in Hotel **** Tours & Beaune
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Day Tours available from Monday to Saturday, No Day Tours on Sundays.
Private tours available.


Registered guide, entrance fees.
4 nights in 4* hotel in Tours & 1 night in 5* hotel in Beaune.

LOIRE VALLEY TOURS
MONDAY: Blois / Cheverny/ Chambord
TUESDAY : Chenonceau / Amboise / Clos Luce
WEDNESDAY : Azay Le Rideau / Langeais / Villandry

 

DIVINE BOURGOGNE TOURS
FRIDAY: Divine Day Tours

 

Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about the two in this beautiful regions you will be touring and will tell you about our daily life.

All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you detailed historical and architectural visits of the highlights of the Loire Valley and Champagne region.

Luxury Champagne short breaks

 

Sunday: Arrival in Loire Valley.

 

YOUR HOTEL IN TOURS FOR 4 NIGHTS

Check in at your hotel**** l'Univers - double occupancy


Your hotel is set in a fashionable shopping area one kilometre from the Old Town. This hotel has been the most prestigious address in Tours since 1846. Many large personalities of the Europe and the New World stayed in this best hotel of Tours. In addition to its rich and historic past, as underlined by its celebrated portrait gallery, it offers all the comfort of a grand hotel established in the best traditions of hospitality and elegance “à la Française”.

Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.

Hotel l'univers

Dinner at your leisure.

 


 

Monday : Blois, Cheverny et Chambord.

Pick-up: 09.00 AM at Tours Tourist Office

Chateau of BloisGuided tour of the Chateau of Blois.
Blois is unique by its combination of four architectural styles: Gothic, Flamboyant, Renaissance and Classic. Built by Counts of Blois, Louis XII, Francois I and Louis XIII, this chateau keeps the souvenir of many well-known historical events. This ancient city with a rich historical part merits to be visited. In the XVIth century Blois was the capital of France, under the king Louis XII. You can stroll through the old town, along its paved side-streets.
Drive to Cheverny.


Loire Valley wine tasting lunch, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D2Wine tasting at an organic local domain

The “Cheverny” appellation produces elegant red wines from pinot noir and gamay as well as fruity white wines from chardonnay and sauvignon. You will enjoy this moment to taste a wine for real connoisseurs: the “Cour Cheverny Appellation”, a stunning white wine made from a grape called Romorantin, imported by King François I into the Loire Valley.

Lunch at your leisure




Château of ChevernyGuided tour of the Château of Cheverny.
He has been owned by the same family since the XIII. The Marquis Hurault de Vibraye, thanks to one of the most beautiful furniture in the Loire Valley, has succeeded in giving warmth and life to his chateau. The Chateau, which led to the creation of Moulinsart in the famous comic book Tintin, is also famous for the tradition of the horse-back hunt and its impressive pack of 100 dogs. You may have a chance to witness the spectacular daily event of "the dogs' soup".


Chateau of ChambordGuided tour of the Château of Chambord.
Drive to the Estate of Chambord, a national game reserve as large as the town of Paris. The chateau de Chambord is a unique monument by its architecture and proportions. Leonardo da Vinci probably took part in the conception of the project. With more than 400 rooms and its double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley.


Drop-off : 05.40 PM at your hotel**** in Tours



Tuesday: Chenonceau, Château Royal d'Amboise and Clos Lucé.

Pick-up at your hotel**** in Tours at 08.50 AM

 

Chateau of Chenonceau You'll start your day visiting the Chateau de Chenonceau.
The "Chateau des Dames", bridge built across the Cher, is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis...) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.






Vouvray cellar, tour ans tasting, part of the guided Loire Valley Day tour D2Wine tasting at a wine specialist's in matured Loire Valley vintages.
Daniel, oenologist, welcomes you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of delicatessen and cheeses (cheeses selected by Rodolphe le Meunier, 2007 cheese refiners' world champion).


Lunch at your leisure



Château AmboiseAfter lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise.
Residence of Charles VII and young François d'Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.




Chateau of Clos LucéGuided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé.
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Chateau of the Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.

Drop-off : 05.40 PM at your hotel**** in Tours



Wednesday: Azay le Rideau, Langeais, Villandry.

Pick-up: 09.40 at your hotel**** in Tours

Guided tour of the fortress of Azay le Rideau. 

The Château of Azay le Rideau is one of the purest gems of Renaissance architecture in the Loire Valley. Financer Gilles Berthelot’s Chateau, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, still shines today thanks to the lightness and balance of its mullioned, pepper pots, dormers and above all its graceful staircase.

We will not forget to admire the Chateau under every angle with a stroll around the English style garden, a jewel case of greenness for what is considered today as one of the most beautiful stone diamonds in Touraine.

 

Fortress of Azay le Rideau - Loire Valley Day tour around Azay le Rideau, Langeais and Villandry

 

Chateau of Langeais, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

Wine tasting at an organic local domain.

The vines of this estate are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century.


Lunch at your leisure

Guided tour of Chateau of Langeais.Chateau of Langeais, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture

 



Chateau de VillandryGuided tour of one of the most spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry.
By its diversity and originality (Love Garden, Kitchen Garden, Aromatic and Medicine Plant Garden, Water Garden and the brand new Sun Garden) and by its size ( 15 acres, 1150 linden trees), Villandry is the Loire Valley garden not to be missed. With your guide, learn to speak the language of a medieval and Renaissance garden, discover the power of thyme and basil on your health.

 

Drop-off 05:40 PM at your hotel****

 

 


Thursday: Transfer to Beaune

 

Check-out after breakfast
Taxi transfer from Hotel**** to Saint-Pierre des Corps train station
TGV Transfer from Saint-Pierre des Corps train station to Beaune Train Station.

Taxi transfer from Beaune train station to your hotel*****

Bourgogne & Loire Combo

 

YOUR HOTEL IN BEAUNE FOR 1 NIGHT

Check in at your hotel***** Le Cep - double occupancy.

Ideally located, the hotel is in the very heart of historic Burgundy, just a stone's throw from the center of Beaune. The Hotel is two minutes walking distance from the famous Hospice de Beaune and its magnificent cathedral Notre Dame. Affiliated to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which include some of the best hotels in the world all representative of their regional identities, Le Cep owes its charm to the uniting of 2 private mansions and their historical 16th century courtyards.

Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.

Hotel le Cep

Dinners at your leisure.

 

 

Friday: Divine Day Tour


Pick up : 09.15 AM at your hotel*****

Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune.

Discover an estate situated in the heart of Beaune. With the owner, you will taste white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru “les Charmes” or the famous Grand cru Corton –Charlemagne.

Domaine Debray



Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune.

Route des Grands Crus.

Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world.

Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. L’expression du Terroir”.


Guided tour and Bourgogne wine tasting - Small group tour in Burgundy


Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot.

Founded in 1098 by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of the Clos de Vougeot represents more than 50 hectares of vines owned today by more than 80 different owners. Its wine is one of the most famous Grands crus of Burgundy. Today, the castle welcomes the different “chapitres” (dinners) of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin).


Clos Vougeot

 

Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges.

In the heart of the town which gave its name to the Côte de Nuits, you will discover a new estate. Through this tour, you will learn the different techniques of winemaking which give these wines of exception!

 

remoriquet

 

Drop-off: 05:30 PM at Beaune Tourist Office

This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan, semi-private English speaking escort guide, 4 nights in a hotel l'Univers**** in Tours and 3 breakfasts, , entrance tickets and tour of the Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé, Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny, Blois, Azay le Rideau, Langeais, Gardens of Villandry, 3 tours and wine tastings at a cellar cave, 1 night in hotel Le Cep***** in Beaune with breakfasts, tour and entrance fees of chateau du Clos Vougeot, visit and tasting at 2 cellar caves. Taxi transfer from your hotel**** in Tours to Saint-Pierre des Corps train station, TGV from Loire Valley to Bourgogne, taxi transfer from Beaune train station to your hotel*****.

8 passengers maximum per vehicle.

 

This tour does not include

Personal expenses, extra, gratuities, Lunches.

 
Features
Duration of the tour5 days
Type of tourSmall group
LanguageWe authorize a maximum of 2 different languages per minivan. In that case, your guide will lead the tour in 2 languages.
MinivanSemi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
ChildrenReduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
GuideSemi private or private tour. This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
LunchTraditional wine maker lunch and drinks are included in the tour. Lunches are hosted by winemakers to present you local specialties and good local wines. (Specific diets have to be mentioned 72h in advance).
ChateauThe tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour. You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.
 
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