Tours in Loire Valley

Experiences in Loire Valley

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The Château de Chenonceau (Photo by Luiyo)
Tour the châteaux
Loire Valley

Take an escorted tour of the Loire châteaux

 
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Dusk falls over the vines at Vergisson in the Loire valley's eastern Pouilly-Fuissé wine region (Photo by Benjamin PREYRE)

From Chenin Blanc to Muscadet: the wines of France's Loire River Valley

 

Tours to the Loire Valley from Paris start from €159

 
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The bike path alongside the confluence where the Loiret meets the Loire River (Photo by Joël AUBRY)
Bike the Loire
Loire Valley

The Loire Valley has a lovely 800km (500 mile) bike route

 

Sights in France

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How to get expert guides and speciality tours while still having a D.I.Y. vacation

 

Experiences in France

A Paris walking tour from Context Travel (Photo Ainsley DS Photography, www.ainsleydsphotography.com,  @ainsleyabouttheworld, courtesy of Context Travel)

Microtours in France—Guided walks, bus tours, museum tours, private guides, escorted sidetrips, and more

 
The bike path alongside the confluence where the Loiret meets the Loire River (Photo by Joël AUBRY)

The best guided tours, thematic walks, and escorted excursions in France

 
A 17-day National Geographic tour of Burgundy, Paris, and Normandy includes canal and river cruises and biking to vineyards and castles, offered by G Adventures (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

Guided tours let you sit back and enjoy yourself while someone else does the driving and an expert guides you around the top sights

 
The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in France

 
A Paris walking tour from Context Travel (Photo Ainsley DS Photography, www.ainsleydsphotography.com,  @ainsleyabouttheworld, courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

 
View of Lac du Bourget and Mont du Chat from part way up Grand Colombier (Photo by will cyclist)

Biking in France and cycling tours of the countryside

 
A classic open-air tour bus (Photo by Jebulon)

How to find short city sightseeing tours by bus in Paris and other major French cities

 
The Louvre Italian Masters walk from Context Travel (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided visits to France's sights—museums, cathedrals, castles, palaces, ruins—can help make them come alive, deepen your understanding, and enrich your experience

 
Barging along the Saone River in Burgundy (Photo courtesy of Locaboat.com)

Barge cruises and barge rentals to cruise the rivers, canals, and inland waterways of France

 
A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in France

 
The The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is just a light-rail ride away from Paris (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

Get out of the big city to see nearby sights and add breadth to your trip without adding too many days to your schedule

 
Sailing the Gulf of St. Tropez in the French Riviera (Photo by mhobl)

Sailing the coast and islands of France

 
A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in France

 
 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

Free greeter programs around the world encourage locals to welcome you to their hometown

 
The The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is just a light-rail ride away from Paris (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

Take a France tour lasting from 2 to 18 days

 

Dining in France

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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in France

 

Planning for a trip to France

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to France

 
A Go-Today.com package offering roundtrip airfare from NYC and 6 nights' lodging in a Paris hotel for $749 (Photo courtesy of Go-Today.com)

Not a tour, but a bundle of airfare, lodging, maybe a car all at wholesale rates

 
View of Lac du Bourget and Mont du Chat from part way up Grand Colombier (Photo by will cyclist)

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of France

 
Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour France in a saddle

 
 (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Tours for women, gays, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in France

 
 (Photo courtesy of Contactohoy,com)

LGBT tours of France

 
 (Photo courtesy of Women-traveling.com)

Tours and advice for women traveling in France

 
 (Photo by SOZIALHELDE)

Accessible tours for the handicapped in France

 
Religious and spiritual tours (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Spiritual journeys to France

 
 (Photo courtesy of STA Travel)

Student and youth tours of France

 
This Provençal home in the countryside just outside of Avignon sleeps six amid olive groves, a pool, and rows of lavender—and its owners would love to visit California (Photo courtesy of Homeexchange)

France tours aimed at families

 
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France tours for mature travelers

 
 (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Singles tours and other options and tips for solo travelers in France

 

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