Grape harvest and wine festival at Loire Valley in France

Bordeaux & Loire Valley Wine Tour

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Countries Visited

France

Places Visited

Loire Valley, Paris, Amboise, Chinon...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

The châteaux are legendary, the landscape is spectacular, and the wine is beyond comparison. In the Loire Valley and Bordeaux region of France, you will delight in exquisite landscapes while sampling some of the world’s finest wines. You’ll visit the Loire’s fairy-tale castles of Chambord and Chenonceau, the historic cities of Amboise and Chinon, and the prestigious wineries of Chinon and Vouvray appellations. Then you’ll tour the elegant city of Bordeaux, the UNESCO village of Saint-Émilion and...

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Trip Highlights

  • See the elegant Loire Valley castles of Chambord and Chenonceau
  • Guided tour of the historic city of Amboise and the Château d'Amboise
  • Sample the finest Vouvray white wines at a prestigious wine château
  • Visit a winery in Chinon for a tasting of this famous wine appellation
  • Private visits to renowned wineries in Cognac, Médoc and Saint-Émilion
  • Relax in the pristine nature site of Arcachon Basin on the Atlantic Coast
  • Private tour of the Château Margaux winery

Detailed Description

From the elegant châteaux to the perfectly manicured vineyards, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux region are especially appealing to wine connoisseurs. These two areas epitomize the beauty and culture that draws visitors to France. Both regions have beautiful historical monuments and an impressive winemaking heritage. Embark on the finest luxury France tours, where you’ll see the charming villages and lovely vineyards of the Loire Valley and the Médoc, and enjoy stops at famous wine appellations: Chinon, Vouvray, Saint-Émilion and Margaux. The Bordeaux and Loire Valley wine tour even includes a winery visit in Cognac to sample this fine liqueur.

This customizable vacation takes you on private tours of prestigious wineries, many of which are not normally open to the public. You’ll have a chance to taste exceptional quality wines from several different regions while your guide educates you about the winemaking process, each appellation’s characteristics and the best recent vintages. In the Loire Valley wine regions of Chinon and Vouvray, you’ll sample crisp and refreshing white wines made from Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In the Bordeaux regions of Margaux and Saint-Émilion, you’ll discover the legendary red wine blends made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. These full-bodied, aromatic wines are crafted to age for decades and will make a wonderful addition to your wine collection.

Starting Price

$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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