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From Tours Chinon & Bourgueil Loire Valley wine tour

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Indulge in fabulous wines of the Loire Valley on this small group shared Loire Valley Wine Tour day trip from Tours. Visit vineyards, local wineries and taste Loire valley red & white wines. Stop for lunch in Chinon.

Highlights

  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of the Loire Valley
  • Visit & Wine tasting of local Loire Valley red, white & sparkling wines
  • Discover Loire Valley Wines in the Chinon wine producing region
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Program & Itinerary

Join us for an unforgettable Loire Valley wine tour, starting with convenient pick-up at the centrally located Tours Tourism Office. Situated in the heart of the city near the train station, the office is easily accessible from all major hotels in the city center, just a short 10-minute walk away.Meet your expert English-speaking driver/guide, a connoisseur of Loire Valley wines, who will be readily ...

Loire Valley Wine Tour: Discover Bourgueil and Chinon

Join us for an unforgettable Loire Valley wine tour, starting with convenient pick-up at the centrally located Tours Tourism Office. Situated in the heart of the city near the train station, the office is easily accessible from all major hotels in the city center, just a short 10-minute walk away.

Meet your expert English-speaking driver/guide, a connoisseur of Loire Valley wines, who will be readily identifiable with a sign displaying the tour name and the distinctive Ophorus logo. Our guides also wear individual badges for easy recognition.

Upon meeting your guide, they will provide a comprehensive overview of the day's program and itinerary. Step aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, equipped with an onboard P/A system ensuring everyone can hear the guide's commentary, even from the back of the vehicle. 

Morning Wine Tasting in the Bourgueil Wine Region

The Loire Valley is renowned not only for its splendid Renaissance castles but also for its exceptional wines. Begin the day by immersing yourself in the town of Bourgueil, nestled amidst picturesque vineyards that produce wines typical of the region. The diverse soils lend the wines a delicate and fruity flavor, making them enjoyable in their youth or after aging, depending on the vintage.

Accompanied by your guide, visit a traditional winery where you'll gain insight into the entire wine production process, from grape to bottle. Indulge in a tasting session, savoring a selection of wines crafted by the winery. Should you find a favorite, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a bottle to commemorate your experience.

Explore Chinon and Delight in Local Cuisine

Next, our Loire Valley shared tour will take you to the charming town of Chinon, famous for its well-preserved medieval half-timbered houses and Renaissance architecture. Dominating the landscape is the Chinon Castle, comprised of three interconnected castles. This historic site once served as the residence of Henry II of England, witnessed the death of Richard the Lionheart, and saw Joan of Arc's persuasive efforts to rally Charles VII against the English invasion.

Accompanied by your private guide, you'll embark on a captivating exploration of Chino, delving into its rich history and captivating tales. Enjoy leisurely strolls through the charming streets, and if you wish, take time to browse local shops. Your guide will recommend the best places to indulge in local specialties for a delightful lunch experience (at own expense).

Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Chinon Wine Region

Venture into the scenic Chinon wine region, known for its exceptional red wines of varying qualities. Visit a charming winery run by a passionate French couple, and gain insights into the winemaking process specific to Chinon and the Loire Valley. As you savor the wines, take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding vineyards. Should you desire, you'll have the opportunity to purchase some exquisite red Loire Valley wines directly from the winemaker.

Conclude your wine-filled day with a comfortable journey back to Tours, where our drop-off service will mark the end of this unforgettable Loire Valley wine tour. Book your place now and embark on a delightful journey through the captivating vineyards and historical wonders of Bourgueil and Chinon. Please note that the wine regions visited can be switched depending on availability.

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  • Pick up in front of Tourism office of Tours

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 1st Loire Valley winery

  • Visit of Chinon, free time for personal discovery & lunch (at own expense) in Chinon

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 2nd Loire Valley winery

  • Drop off at Tourism office in Tours

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Ophorus Tours - From Tours Chinon & Bourgueil Loire Valley wine tour
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Ophorus Tours - From Tours Chinon & Bourgueil Loire Valley wine tour
Ophorus Tours - From Tours Chinon & Bourgueil Loire Valley wine tour
Ophorus Tours - From Tours Chinon & Bourgueil Loire Valley wine tour

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Please note that in regards to the protection of the environment, we will no longer provide plastic bottles of water during our tours. You are kindly advised to bring your own.
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  • Loire Valley Wine Tour Available From April to end of October
  • Loire Valley Wine Tasting from Tours
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Wine tour not suitable for children under 18
  • Wear good walking shoes
  • Small group Loire Valley tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

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Tourism office Tours

Departure

Meeting point in front of Tours Tourism office.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (11 reviews)
  • Bernadette C

    18, Jul 2023

    Thank you very much. I wrote it on Viator. I also want to mention how pleasurable it was to have Ilia as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and engaging....
  • Deborah Lowe

    01, Jul 2023

    Ilya was so knowledgeable, a great guide. He was very friendly and helpful. We went to two wineries, both very different. We got to taste so many wines...
  • Debra

    18, Jun 2023

    We had the best day out with Ilia our tour guide. We tasted some really lovely wines at Domaine de Noire and was able to talk with the wine maker Jean...
  • Jeanne

    16, Jun 2023

    Excellent guide. Ilya is fun, interesting and knowledgeable. He was very kind and helpful and engaged all his passengers. He is very knowledgeable about...
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Included

  • Pre-booking for 2 Loire Valley Wineries
  • Tasting fees
  • Visit of Chinon
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
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