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Walking in the Kings’ Footsteps: Castles and Cuisine in the Loire Valley

Home to the world’s largest collection of Renaissance castles, the Loire Valley beckons with its natural beauty and historical treasures.

  • Trip Info:

    Date: July 2018

    Price: $3,950 (based on double occupancy)

  • VIP Upgrade:

    Add Dates: July 2018

    Add Price: $1,200 for two additional nights in Paris

  • Specials:

  • cost Includes:

    • All but two meals, including a glass of wine at lunch and dinner
    • Six nights hotel accommodations with private bathroom (Paris extension 3 nights)
    • Travel between arrival and the final breakfast
    • Entrance fees and event tickets
    • Language and cultural instruction
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We will visit several Renaissance castles including Chambord, Amboise, Cheverny and Blois, while also exploring the Loire Valley's lesser known marvels:

  • an 8th century parish church built for a friend of Charlemagne
  • a wine cave covered in relief sculptures in the town of Vouvray
  • the quintessentially French markets and cafe life of medieval Tours
  • the international garden festival of Chaumont
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Throughout your visit taste the specialties of the region and explore beauty of the region. Fly over villages and towns in a hot air balloon, walk through the gardens of an international festival; hear a concert sitting on Francois I's front lawn, watch a nighttime light animation of a royal murder!

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Lodging

Cour Cheverny: Relais des Trois Chateaux Hotel

Paris: Hotel Les Jardins du Luxembourg

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VIP Extended Tour

Extend your stay and come with us to Paris, where we see Bizet’s Carmen at the Opera, walk through the Luxembourg gardens and the Palais Royal together as we explore the grace and unique beauty of Paris, the city of light. Come visit the Loire and Paris and have a royal time!

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