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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 Loire wine tour in the esteemed Loire Valley wine region of France. Come taste incredible wine, and see one (or more!) of the region’s popular châteaux.

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. There is a possiblity to visit more than one château if you extend the trip.
  • 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.

Biodynamic wine is the “most” sustainable type of wine-making possible: no harmful chemicals or pesticides are used, and the farming practices are usually guided by a natural, biodynamic calendar. It’s a holistic approach that aligns all aspects of the farm, soil, grapes, and lunar cycles. Biodynamic is not the exact same as natural or organic wines.

This educational Loire wine 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!” The short trip length makes it a perfect weekend getaway for locals, or an appealing option to add before or after a longer stay in France for visitors.

There is so much more to France than the beautiful city of Paris. Come explore the French countryside – arriving via a picturesque train ride, or by renting a car – and soak up some of the magical wine culture and historic châteaux that France is so well known for.

Seasonal Notes: This trip can be arranged throughout the year, but it’s especially lovely to experience the vineyards 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.

Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep 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.