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[3 days] Loire Wine Tour Loire Valley, France

  • Trip Type: Private (Guided)
  • Group Size: Up to 10
  • Departure Date: Flexible
  • Bookable From: Year-round
  • Duration: Weekender (1-3 days)
  • Physical Rating: Easy
Category: Countryside
Theme: Wine
Activity: Wine Tasting

A short and sweet, classic tour of the esteemed Loire Valley wine region of France. Come taste incredible wine, and see one of the region’s popular chateaux.

Highlights: During this 3-day, 2-night stay you will:

  • Visit 3 wineries, all biodynamically farmed by renowned French winemakers.
  • Take one guided tour of a château.
  • Visit a local wine cellar with the possibility of tasting several wines to familiarize you with more wine styles from the region.
  • Benefit from a 2-hour wine course. This includes the tasting of 2 wines to guide you through how the tasting is done properly, as well as information regarding the region, its climate, wine styles, grape varieties, history, and culture.
  • Have a cheese and wine pairing lunch.

This tour is led by a wine expert who is WSET certified, so this tour is perfect for curious wine lovers as well as true “wine geeks!”

🌤️ Seasonal Notes: This trip is lovely to take in September & October, just before the fall harvest begins.

📋 Itinerary

This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yūgen Earthside for more information.

Day 1: Amboise, Vouvray [France] (arrival day)
Wine class, cheese & charcuterie lunch, winery visit.
Day 2: Amboise
Winery visit, a tour of local wine caves (troglodyte), free time in Amboise.
Day 3: Amboise, Chenonceau (departure day)
Wine bar, guided tour of chateau.

🌱 Sustainability

🌱 This trip shows you the sustainable side of wine. Visiting biodynamic wineries supports vineyards that do not use pesticides or chemicals on their grapes.

  • Tourism Dispersal
  • Small Group Travel
  • Green Transportation
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Connect Travelers to Local Products
  • Provide Authentic Experiences

📌 Location

Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.

A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

🏷️ Pricing

🏷️ Prices exclude flights to/from France, and trains to/from Amboise.
🏷️ See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

  • Deposit per person

    50% of trip price

  • Price per person

    Shared room in a hotel

    $ 800
  • Price per person

    Shared room in a chateau

    $ 915

ℹ️ Other Info

📧 If you're ready to book this trip or have any questions, contact us!

To reserve your spot on a tour, a 50% deposit will be required. Final payment (balance due): 60 days prior to departure.  Reservations made between 59 days and the tour departure date require a total payment.

💯 Book with complete confidence as the deposit is fully refundable if you cancel more than 60 days in advance of the tour departure.

📅 This trip is a Private trip that can be booked year-round. Book for when you feel comfortable and safe to travel. A Private trip means you'll only travel with those whom you book the trip with.

⚕️ Be sure you have traveler's insurance.

😷 Proof of Covid vaccination and a negative test will be required (the rapid test from pharmacies will suffice). Both are required as you'll be in close quarters with one another. Have both a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.

💭 Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Easy" mean?
After taking the train to Amboise, you will be transported by a private vehicle. There will be some light walking around the vineyards and the chateau, and stairs to access cellars, but nothing more strenuous than that.

💭 Q: What are the accommodations like?
Either a small, local hotel or a chateau.