Private Guided Tours of Loire Valley

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Our private tours of the Lorne Valley can be conducted as day trips from Paris or other nearby cities, while for those of you who wish to stay in the valley for an extended period your private guide can arrange trips to the various charming historic towns, medieval castles, fairytale chateaux, and wine estates that have contributed to the Loire valley being designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Known as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its plentiful vineyards and superb produce that grows along the banks of the river, we always encourage our guests to try a gastronomy experience when touring the valley, whether that be a wine tasting experience with a local producer, fine dining in one of the local towns like Sancerre or Nantes, or visiting a local market such as the daily one in Tours where your guide can introduce you to the finer points of this classically French pastime.

We have been guiding guests around the region for over twenty years, so continue reading to find out about our favorite spots to enjoy a private tour, or send us an online inquiry letting us know how long you will be in the region and we will send you a complimentary custom tour itinerary.

Our top sites in the Loire Valley for your private tour

The combination of stunning scenery, fine wines, and gorgeous medieval architecture lend a rather romantic atmosphere to the Loire valley. It can feel like at each turn of the road you will be greeted by another postcard-perfect Chateaux appearing like it has been dreamed into reality straight from the pages of a fairytale, and indeed there are over 100 open to the public.

Take a look at some locations where we provide fascinating, in-depth, and entertaining private tours below:

Locations to consider in Loire Valley

Why book your tour of the Loire valley with us?

The Loire Valley is best navigated by car, and unfortunately, that means a lot of guests find themselves reserving a place on a crowded bus or large group tour where they are shepherded from one place to another amongst strangers. At Luxury France Tours, we stake our reputation on only providing the finest tour experiences for our guests, and that is why we ONLY offer small private tour experiences.

We believe that for you to truly share the understanding, appreciation, and passion our fully qualified locally based English speaking guides have for the region, its history, its food, and culture, alongside its exquisite monuments requires a private tour experience where you have ample time and opportunity to discuss these facets in-depth with your guide rather than simply rushing from point A to point B to meet a schedule that was never developed with you in mind.

As part of putting our client’s experience at the heart of everything we do, we provide no-obligation complimentary unique tour itineraries to each of our clients that are tailored exactly to their tastes. Simply let us know how long you will be in the area, how long you would like the tour experience to last, and what type of locations and sites you would be interested in visiting and our tour advisors will create a custom itinerary for you filled with more of the things you love.

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Salut from France! I’m Debbie, founder of Luxury France Tours.

Having developed into a Francophile on a trip to the French Alps many years ago while still in school, I moved to France after a career traveling the world led to me meeting my (now) French Husband in Johannesburg. I created Luxury France Tours as a way of sharing my love of France & igniting this passion in others.

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Multi-Day Tour Itineraries To Inspire Your Trip

Château de Chambord

One of the most recognizable chateaux in the world, The Chateau de Chambord is the largest in Loire Valley and has been since construction was completed in 1547. The Chateau de Chambord is one of the best-preserved examples of the distinctive French Renaissance architectural style and since being opened to the public has been wowing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year!

This massive, elegant building has a fascinating history, from royal ownership to turbulence during the French Revolution including a period of time where the grand Chateau was abandoned! Spend time exploring the Chateau de Chambord and its beautiful gardens by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below to start planning your perfect private trip.

Château de Cheverny

A beautiful private house in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Cheverny was one of the first to open its doors to the viewing public back in 1922, allowing visitors from around the world to bask in its splendor and grandeur by touring its magnificent interior (including remarkably well-preserved furniture and decorations), hunting dog kennels and gardens.

For those of you that are staying in the Loire Valley, you may want to reserve one of Chateau’s modern apartments to extend your experience of this beautiful building. Include a visit to Chateau de Cheverny in your itinerary today by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Château de Chenonceau

One of the best-known chateaux of the Loire Valley, Chenonceau beautifully spans the width of the River Cher and was first mentioned in literature as far back as the 11th century! A combination of the late Gothic and early Renaissance architectural styles, Chateau de Chenonceau is the most visited chateau in France behind the Royal Palace of Versailles due to its staggering history and beauty in equal measure. Aside from its stunning interiors, the grounds feature beautiful maze gardens, a chapel, and a traditional wine cellar. To include Chateau de Chenonceau in your itinerary, simply click ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans

If you’re able to find time on your tour to visit the beautiful town of Orleans, we’d thoroughly recommend a visit to the cathedral; often described by our clients as one of their favorite experiences in the region.

The strikingly beautiful Cathedral of Orleans is a gothic-style cathedral that features exquisite stained glassed windows and holds interesting links to Joan of Arc. Include a tour of Orleans and its cathedral by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Château Royal d'Amboise

Few buildings from around the world can boast the beauty of Chateau d’Amboise, perched perfectly above the River Loire. The Chateau was confiscated in the 15th century as it became a favorite of the royals, before later being extensively rebuilt and developed before failing into decline during the late 16th century. Much of the building has now been restored to its former glory and attracts visitors from all over the world to admire its beauty and historic power. The gardens and views offered by the chateau are worth the trip alone, but if you have time to visit the stained glass laden chapel of Saint-Hubert, you’ll also see the final resting place and the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who sadly passed while residing in the grounds on commission from King Francis. A fascinating destination to visit in the Loire Valley; include the Chateau d’Amboise in your itinerary by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – who describes it as the high point of French Gothic art and a masterpiece – Chartres Cathedral is not one to miss while touring the Loire Valley.

Incredibly well-preserved for its age, the cathedral’s imposing walls are beautifully littered with stained glass; with dramatic exteriors keeping exquisite pieces such as the High Altar, the renowned labyrinth feature, and the legendary Sancta Camisa relic (said to be worn by the Virgin Mary at Christ’s birth) in place and attracting Christian pilgrims and tourists alike from across the globe. Include a visit to Chartres Cathedral in your itinerary by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Château de Villandry

A grand country house located in Villandry, the property was once purchased by Emperor Napoleon for his brother Jérôme, before being sold to the Carvallo family who lovely restored the property and created its extraordinarily beautiful gardens. Designed in formal patterns with distinctive low box hedges, the gardens are arguably more famous than the chateau itself and attract hundreds of thousands of admirers every year. Include a tour of the Chateau de Villandry and its stunning gardens in your itinerary today by clicking ‘Create My Custom Tour’ below.

Terra Botanica

A beautiful amusement and botanical park in Angers, Terra Botanica makes for a terrific day out for all ages.

Set around a vast and diverse array of plants, flowers, and exotic fruits, the park also features a number of delightful gardens to wander around or a relaxing boat trip. Thinking of including Terra Botanica in your tour itinerary? Get in touch with our team today to start planning your vacation.