Fontevraud Abbey Loire Valley tours
loire valley castle tours
5 Day/4 Night tour
• Fontevraud Abbey • Chambord Castle • Villandry castle, Loire river sailing with wine tasting • Knowledgeable Tour Guides • Farmer’s Market • Cheese & Wine Tasting • Excursion • VIP Winery Tour & Wine Tasting • Most meals are preparted by Fontevraud one star Michelin restaurant • Lots of Flexibility • 1 Exceptional 4 star- Hotel For 4 nights.
Pricing per person: US$2,999.00 (double/twin occupancy)
New! you round trip TGV train ticket from Paris to Tours is now included in your package.
Arrival at Tours train Station, one hour from Paris
Scenic drive to the Abbey of Fontevraud
Welcome to your 4 star Hotel
Wine tasting: Loire Valley Rosés
Diner at Fontevraud Michelin one star restaurant
After diner, private night tour of the Abbey
Day 1: ARRIVAL PM In the city of Tours (from Paris, 50 minutes, city of Tours, TGV station) Welcoming, Drive to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. You take possession of your room. The 4 star Fontevraud Hotel will be your residence for the duration of your stay. Aperitif at the Ibar with hors d’oeuvres. Review of the tour schedule and options. Gourmet diner at the Fontevraud one star Michelin restaurant, Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or, including two glasses of Loire Valley wine. After diner, guided, night visit of Fontevraud Abbey. with our special dedicated Fontevraud escort. Meet our hosts Aliènor of Aquitaine and Richard, Lion Heart. The Abbey is your new home, you can explore any part of the Abbey buildings, gardens, and grounds, 14 acres of closed walls.
visit of the village of Montsoreau
River boat ride, and gourmet lunch on the boat
Visit of the castle and gardens of Villandry
Wine tasting: Loire Valley Whites
Diner at the Fontevraud, one star Michelin restaurant
Day 2: Visit of Montsoreau village, Loire river sailing on a traditional river flat boat. Breakfast, AM drive to the village of Montsoreau,which is labelled one of the most beautiful village in France. We will wander in the narrow streets around the renaissance style castle. The village was made famous by the novel writen by Alexandre Dumas (father). Montsoreau is a UNESCO labeled village. We will then embark on a flat tradional Loire Valley River boat name: “Toue”. We will have lunch on the boat. In the afternoon, visit of Villandry castle and gardens. In the evening, diner at Fontevraud restaurant by Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013. One star-Michelin Restaurant.
Visit a Farmer's market in Saumur
Lunch in the Monk dining room and cheese tasting
Visit of the Rocheville Winery
or the famous riding school "Cadre Noir"
Wine tasting: Loire Valley Reds
Diner with Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013, one star-Michelin restaurant
Day 3: Abbey de Fontevraud, Winery tour: Saumur-Champigny or Cadre Noire riding school visit. After Breakfast, You will have the time to enjoy the grounds, cutural activities, Art exhibits at the Abbey, visit the different gardens, stroll in the village, and do your walking. You could also come visit a Farmer’s market in Saumur. Before lunch, we will have a wine and Loire Valley cheese pairing. Lunch will be served in the monk’s dining room in the abbey, 4 light dishes, including a glass of Loire Valley wine. PM Choice A :Visit of the winery: Domaine de Rocheville ,in the appellation Saumur-Chamigny.Saumur-Chamigny is one of the best wines ellaborated with Cabernet Franc varietal. We will be welcomed by the wine maker and taste his wines paired with some gourmet bits. PM Choice B: Private visit of the famous military riding school “Cadre noir” in Saumur, this 19th century riding school received the label: World Cultural Heritage in 2011 from the UNESCO. In the evening, diner at Fontevraud restaurant by Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013, one star-Michelin restaurant.
Visit of the castle of Chambord
Including the new formal Chambord gardens
Wine tasting: Loire Valley Sparklings
"Au Revoir" diner with Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013,
Day 4: Drive to the Chateau of Chambord, visit of the castle and new formal gardens. We will have lunch in a nice Gourmet Bistro. PM: Loire Valley sparkling wines in the garden of Fontevraud. Evening: Farewell diner at the Fontevraud, One Michelin star Restaurant.
End of the Loire Valley tour.
Departure AM from Tours' train station back to Paris
Day 5: DEPARTURE AM: After breakfast, drop off at Tours’ TGV Train station for your train to Paris or other destination.
SELECT YOUR TOUR DATES
These tours are small group tours of no more than 12 persons, make your reservation accordingly.
A 20% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
BOOK FONTEVRAUD JUNE TOUR: 17,18,19,20,21
BOOK FONTEVRAUD JULY TOUR: 22,23,24,25,26
BOOK FONTEVRAUD AUGUST TOUR: 19,20,21,22,23
BOOK FONTEVRAUD SPETEMBER TOUR: 16,17,18,19,20
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