A Fairytale in the Loire Valley

Meet the owners of stunning chateaus. Discover secret gardens and private states on this fairytale trip around the dreamlike landscape of the Loire Valley.

For those looking to escape the everyday, and get insider access to historic sites

May - Sept.
5-7 days
From US$ 3,500 pp
A Fairytale in the Loire Valley
A Fairytale in the Loire Valley

Why our trip is different:

  • Glide underneath the regal arches of Chenonceau chateau as you kayak along the peaceful Loire River, or take a private cruise
  • Visit a private estate with the owners, with exclusive access to usually off-limits wine cellar
  • Take flight in a magical hot air balloon ride and experience the beauty of the countryside
  • Explore the region's most iconic castles, including Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence
  • Stop and smell the roses at perfectly manicured, secret gardens on private estates that tourists don’t get access to
  • Enjoy an exclusive dinner in the dining hall of a historic castle
  • Experience the process of creating wine hands-on, at one of the most beautiful vineyards in Loire
  • Unravel the secrets behind the ‘murder and mayhem’ of the Loire Chateaux
A Fairytale in the Loire Valley


  Arrive in Amboise * Explore the Royal Castle of Amboise * Head to Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci * Check in Relais & Chateaux * 2 Michelin star meal

D2  Château of Chenonceau * Private boat cruise along the Cher River * Lunch in the Orangerie Chateau garden

D3  Explore secret gardens at Chateau of Villandry, away from the tourists  * Private estate wine cellar

D4  Vineyard visit * Afternoon at leisure

D5  Hot air balloon ride * Country picnic

All sample itineraries are designed to inspire and are customised on consultation.

Our favourite places to stay:

Domaine des Hauts de Loire - an 1860 hunting lodge on the wine trail through the castles of the Loire

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