Walking in the Loire Valley

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5 Days from £999

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

​​The Loire Valley is known for its fairy-tale châteaux, historic towns and exquisite local wines. Discover it all as you explore on foot on this fabulous five-day break.

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Your holiday at a glance

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What's included

Just You Tour Manager as your host

Standard-class return rail travel by Eurostar from St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International

4 nights in a 4-star hotel

11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 packed lunches, 4 dinners

Welcome drink

Overseas transfers & other transportation
Porterage

Included excursions

Amboise to Chaumont-sur-Loire walk

Amboise to Chenonceau walk

Amboise to Vouvray walk

Vineyard lunch with wine-tasting


 


 

Optional excursions

​Cycle ride from Amboise to Montlouis-sur-Loire. 

Your itinerary

​Your holiday begins with a journey to Paris by Eurostar and then an onward train journey to Tours. On arrival we will transfer to our hotel in Amboise by coach. After time to settle in, we'll get to know one another better over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

Walk 17.7km/11 miles - 5hrs

The Loire Valley is known for its opulent châteaux, scenic villages and countryside dotted with vineyards. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000, and today, we'll set off to explore on the first of our guided walks.
Our trail takes us past fields and wineries and along the riverbank to Chaumont-sur-Loire. Rich in history, a château was built in the village around the year 1000 to keep a watchful eye over the border between Blois and Anjou. Most of the building we see today dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, and every year an International Garden Festival is held in the château grounds.

Walk 14.5km/9 miles - 4hrs

Today's walk takes us along the banks of the Cher River. We'll follow a beautiful trail through the Royal Forest of Amboise and will pass the spectacular Pagoda of Chanteloup. This exotic Chinese-style tower was built in 1775 and reaches a height of 44 metres. Those who make the climb to the top are rewarded with magnificent views over the forest and the Loire Valley.
We'll continue our walk to the famous Château of Chenonceau. Spanning the Cher River, this elegant castle is architecturally stunning, with a fascinating history and splendid formal gardens.
Later, we'll return to the hotel by coach.

Walk 17.7km/11 miles - 5hrs

The GR3 footpath stretches for nearly 1,300 kilometres and follows the course of the Loire, from its source at Mont Gerbier de Jonc all the way to its estuary on the Atlantic coast. Today's walk takes us along part of the footpath as we head to Montlouis-sur-Loire. This area is renowned for its white wine and Pineau, a type of fortified wine, and we'll stop at a vineyard for lunch and a tasting. We'll then cross the river and follow the north bank to the famous village of Vouvray, where a number of wine cellars are open to the public.
If you'd prefer a different form of exercise today, there's an option to hire bikes and cycle from Amboise to Montlouis-sur-Loire. 

After breakfast we will transfer you to the railway station in Tours for the journey back to the UK.

Accommodation

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

St Pancras International

Tuesday 04 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£999

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

St Pancras International

Tuesday 04 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,178

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Inbound
Overseas Rail (First Class) - OSR

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Ebbsfleet International

Tuesday 04 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,178

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

08:12 Ebbsfleet International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Inbound
Overseas Rail (First Class) - OSR

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:18 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Ebbsfleet International

Tuesday 04 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£999

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

08:12 Ebbsfleet International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar

Tuesday 04 June 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar - EURO

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:18 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar

St Pancras International

Thursday 19 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,149

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

St Pancras International

Thursday 19 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,328

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Inbound
Overseas Rail (First Class) - OSR

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Ebbsfleet International

Thursday 19 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,328

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

08:12 Ebbsfleet International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Inbound
Overseas Rail (First Class) - OSR

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Overseas Rail (First Class)

Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar (Std Premier Class) - EUR

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:18 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar (Std Premier Class)

Ebbsfleet International

Thursday 19 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,149

Available

Outbound
Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

07:55 St Pancras International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

08:12 Ebbsfleet International

Arrives

11:17 Paris Gare Du Nord

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

13:56 Paris Montparnasse

Arrives

14:58 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Operated by

Eurostar

Inbound
Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

10:54 Tours (St Pierre Des Corps)

Arrives

11:57 Paris Montparnasse

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:39 St Pancras International

Operated by

Eurostar

Eurostar - EURO

Monday 23 September 2019

Departs

14:13 Paris Gare Du Nord

Arrives

15:18 Ebbsfleet International

Operated by

Eurostar

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