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Day Tour Loire Valley Castles & Wines

Blois, France

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Experience hosted by Sylvain

10.5 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French, Russian

What you'll do

Guests arrive at the meeting point at 9am.
From there, we go to the Royal Castle of Blois for a visit, then have lunch in a renowned French restaurant (Chez Jacques). Afternoon visits in Chambord and a wine tasting of the wine of King Francis I, the Romorantin.
Return to the meeting point around 6.30pm.

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch is included!
  • Tickets
    All entrances to castles and wine tastings are included!
From £177
/ person

Meet your host, Sylvain

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a 30 year-old French and American wine expert, who happens to be in love with my region, the Loire Valley. I love showing around guests our greatest Castles, Vineyards and Restaurants, which gives a good insight into the French "art de vivre". I speak 6 languages, including French, English, Russian, German, Spanish and Mandarin; I am a certified specialist in wine, graduated WSET Level 3 in Wines with merit. I've traveled to over 50 countries and learned so much about different cultures, so I feel it's my turn to share my own culture to people!
I'm a 30 year-old French and American wine expert, who happens to be in love with my region, the Loire Valley. I love showing around guests our greatest Castles, Vineyards and Restaurants, which gives a good insight into the French "art de vivre". I speak 6 languages, including French, English, Russian, German, Spanish and Mandarin; I am a certified specialist in wine, graduated WSET Level 3 in Wines with merit. I've traveled to over 50 countries and learned so much about different cultures, so…
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Where you'll be

Guests arrive at the meeting point at 9am.
From there, we go to the Royal Castle of Blois for a visit, then have lunch in a renowned French restaurant (Chez Jacques). Afternoon visits in Chambord and a wine tasting of the wine of King Francis I, the Romorantin.
Return to the meeting point around 6.30pm.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Rachel
August 2020
The tour with Sylvain was great! He is an excellent host who went out of his way to personalise our experience and share the special bond of trust and mutual respect he has developed with the local wine community. Would highly recommended to wine lovers - enthusiastic amateurs to experts!
The tour with Sylvain was great! He is an excellent host who went out of his way to personalise our experience and share the special bond of trust and mutual respect he has develop…
Mark
August 2020
Sylvan’s Loire Valley Castles & Wines Tour was excellent and we would highly recommended it wine enthusiasts of all levels! Sylvan has a charmingly authentic style, a wealth of experience and is infectiously passionate about supporting local winemakers. It was a fantastic start to our holiday and a great opportunity to sample a variety of delicious wines and purchase our favourites to enjoy for the rest of our trip. Thank you Sylvan and we would love to come back for longer and add in the cheese and food next time!
Sylvan’s Loire Valley Castles & Wines Tour was excellent and we would highly recommended it wine enthusiasts of all levels! Sylvan has a charmingly authentic style, a wealth of exp…
Kristin
October 2019
We spent an amazing day with Sylvain and we traveled to Blois and Chambord with him as well as had an incredible lunch (with a view!!) at a restaurant along the Loire River. He organized the day to our liking (including an extra impromptu wine tasting before lunch) and even asked if we wanted to just go wine tasting all day (gave us the option to choose what we wanted to do) and we eventually decided on Chambord. He was very flexible, communicative and coordinated a seamless day for us in Loire Valley. We wish that we were staying here longer so we could go vineyard hopping with him all day. Lastly, his knowledge and passion for wine and history was extremely impressive and my boyfriend and I learned so much about how to taste wine and what makes different wines so special. Overall amazing experience that allowed us to meet locals in The Loire Valley and I could not recommend spending a day with Sylvain enough 🙂
We spent an amazing day with Sylvain and we traveled to Blois and Chambord with him as well as had an incredible lunch (with a view!!) at a restaurant along the Loire River. He org…
Matt
September 2019
Sylvain was very passionate about wine, the local area & its history and it was evident during our one-day wine-and-chateau tour. His rapport with local winemakers helped give a sense of comfort and familiarity to foreigners like ourselves. We appreciated Sylvain’s broad knowledge about wine, food, culture and history. We had a great time and would recommend a one-day or multi-day tour to anybody who is curious about wine and/or the history of the Loire valley and it’s culture.
Sylvain was very passionate about wine, the local area & its history and it was evident during our one-day wine-and-chateau tour. His rapport with local winemakers helped give a se…
Ryan
August 2019
Sylvain is a fantastic guide! He is so personable and his knowledge of Loire Valley wines, castles and history made this a great end to our time in Blois. My wife and I could not be happier or more enriched for our time spent with him. Could not recommend this tour more highly! Thank you Sylvain!
Sylvain is a fantastic guide! He is so personable and his knowledge of Loire Valley wines, castles and history made this a great end to our time in Blois. My wife and I could not b…
Kate
August 2019
Three friends and I had an unforgettable two days with Sylvain. We tackled the chateaus on our own, so for two days he customized a wine trip for us, with one day focused on white and the next on reds. We had personalized tasting experiences, and with his sommelier background, he was able to translate and also comment on what we should be tasting and what makes each wine unique. His choices for our lunches were memorable as well, places we never would have found on our own. He even taught us what to look for on labels when buying French wine. We all can't say enough great things about our time with Sylvain!!
Three friends and I had an unforgettable two days with Sylvain. We tackled the chateaus on our own, so for two days he customized a wine trip for us, with one day focused on white…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.