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7-Day Loire Valley Walking Tour

7-Day Loire Valley Walking Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,887 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    50 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2512
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,887 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    50 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2512
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 3 dinnersInclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

The Loire Valley region is known for its fairytale castles, historic towns and wines. This 7-day walking tour will take you the region's famous chateaux, sleepy villages and scenic countryside.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Blois
Arrival in Blois, famous for its Royal Renaissance Chateau. Blois is a short train ride from Paris and has plenty to offer for your first night: pedestrian streets, 18th century stone bridge, Saint Louis Cathedral, shopping, restaurants. Since you are spending the night in Blois, do not forget to check if there is a Light and Sound show tonight (in English on Wednesdays!).

Dinner on your own.

Day 2, From Blois to Chambord Castle (6 mi or 10 km)
This morning, our local guide will meet you at your hotel where you will have your orientation meeting. Then we will transfer you to one of the most recognizable Chateaux in France: Chateau de Chambord. You can visit the Chateau, walk around in the park, and then start your hike from Chambord to Bracieux through the forest. Stay in a charming 2 star hotel in Bracieux, dinner and breakfast included.

Chateau de Chambord: is one of the most recognizable castles in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional medieval forms with classical Italian structures. One of the architectural highlights is the spectacular double-helix open staircase that is the centerpiece of the castle. The two helices ascend the three floors without ever meeting, illuminated from above by a sort of light house at the highest point of the castle. There are suggestions that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the staircase, but this has not been confirmed.

Day 3, Château de Cheverny (7 mi or 12 km)
This hike will take you to Cheverny, another famous town because of its Chateau. The Chateau de Cheverny is an original jewel among the more famous monuments that stretch along the Loire Valley. The Renaissance style did not find its place in Cheverny, which is built in the purest Louis XIII style, distinguished by an extraordinarily symmetrical architecture.

Cheverny is primarily known for being an inspiration to Hergé, cartoonist and author of Tintin, who drew the castle in his comics as the Chateau de Moulinsart, home to Captain Haddock.

We transfer you at 3 pm to your 3 star hotel in Ouchamps, dinner and breakfast included at your hotel.

Day 4, Chateau de Chaumont and the Loire River (6 mi or 9 km)
In the morning, start your hike from the hotel and cross Chaumont sur Loire village rich in history and a perfect place for walking along the riverbanks. Each year the International Garden Festival is held in the castle park. Chaumont sur Loire is also known for its feudal castle dominating the valley.

After your visit of Chaumont, we will transfer you to Amboise, where you will stay tonight. Amboise has a lot to offer and plenty to visit: The Royal Castle, which introduced Italian-style architecture in the 15h and 16th centuries; Clos Luce: last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci, where you can see some of his many projects in different fields.

Breakfast included.

Day 5, Walk around Amboise (Option 1: 4 mi or 6 km, Option 2: 6 mi or 10 KM)
You have 2 hiking possibilities today to discover Amboise in details. Amboise has a lot to offer and plenty to visit: The Royal Castle, which introduced Italian-style architecture in the 15h and 16th centuries; Clos Luce: last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci, where you can see some of his many projects in different fields.

You stay at the same hotel, dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6, Amboise to Chenonceau (9 mi or 15 km)
Start walking in the forest of Amboise and through farm villages. Then continue your walk to the Cher River and the famous Chateau of Chenonceau, built by Henry II in the 16th century over the Cher River; and then improved by Catherine de Medicis.

A gourmet dinner awaits you at your hotel tonight! Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 7, Departure Day
Departure after breakfast, you can take your time. Additional nights can be arranged. Transfer back to Saint Pierre des Corps, Tours TGV station, is on your own.

Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip;
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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