|Region:||The Loire Valley|
|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||from £516 to £753 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries + 1 tasting session (3 Days)|
4 wineries + 2 tasting sessions (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 12 (3 Days)|
Approximately 19 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided and transported tour + one visit on foot (3 Days)|
One and a half day guided and transported tour + one visit on foot (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
This three or four day Essential break is designed to give you a fascinating introduction to the local wines as well as allowing you to discover the charming city of Angers and the picturesque Loire Valley. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the 4* Hotel d’Anjou, ideally located in the centre of Angers and be charmed by the French way of life.
After settling in, take a short walk to a cosy wine bar and enjoy a tasting session of two local wines accompanied by a platter of cheeses and cold cuts. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to explore Angers independently or relax at your hotel. Angers is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loire. It is a lively, verdant city with a quaint medieval centre.
On day two, you will be met at your hotel by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide who will accompany you throughout the day. There will be a maximum of eight guests on the tour. You will be taken to three different premium wineries where you will have the opportunity to tour the estates as well as the wine-making facilities. Each visit will be followed by a tasting session of the estate’s sought-after wines. Your guide will take you to a traditional restaurant for lunch and you will be able to taste authentic French cuisine. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
If you opt for the four day break, your guide will return on day three for a half day tour. He will firstly take you to a picturesque old mill from where you will have a breath-taking view across your lovely surroundings including the local vineyards. Here, you will enjoy a tutored tasting session with your guide. He will then take you to another renowned estate for a tour and tastings of their wines. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour. The afternoon will be free for you to relax and further explore Angers. In the evening, a delicious three course dinner with drinks will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.
Day Three (Optional)
The location was excellent.
Alan- Cheshire, UK
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options to the Loire Valley, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for information about travelling to Angers and prices.
For more information on our Essential Tours, please see our Essential Tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on+44(0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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Jonathan - Surrey, UK