Essential Saumur

Sparkling Saumur Wine Tour

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At a glance

Region:The Loire Valley
Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £330 to £707 per person
Number of Meals:2 Breakfasts and 1 lunch (3 Days)
3 Breakfasts and 2 lunches (3 Days)
Number of Winery Visits:2 Wineries (3 Days)
3 Wineries (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 10 wines (3 Days)
Approximately 16 wines (4 Days)
Tour Transport:Taxi transfers between all visits (3 Days)
Taxi transfers between all visits and rail travel to Tours (4 Days)
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

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Trip Summary

Saumur is famed for its Chenin Blanc based sparkling wines made in the Champagne style, however this pretty riverside town is also a fabulous base for a short break. Based at the quintessentially French Hotel Anne d’Anjou on the banks of the river, our three day break includes tours and tastings at two highly-regarded Saumur wineries. At Langlois Chateau, you will be taken on a full tour followed by tastings of five to seven wines. This estate dates back to the 19th Century and is currently under the same ownership as Champagne Bollinger. At Bouvet Ladubay, you will be taken on a tour of some of their 5km of cellars and will enjoy tastings of a range of their wines. If you would like to be taken on the cellar tour on bikes, this can be arranged at no extra cost. You will be transported between destinations by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi and also included is lunch in a troglodytic cave, where you will taste the local speciality, fouée. This traditional dish consists of hot bread rolls that are heated in an open oven, accompanied by various pâtés, such as rillettes and mojettes.

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For those opting for the four day break, day three of your trip will be spent in and around the city of Tours. We will arrange rail travel for you from Saumur and the morning will be free to explore the historical city centre. A three course lunch will then be served in an upmarket brasserie with local wine, water and coffee. The afternoon will then be spent sampling a selection of the best white wines from Vouvray. A taxi will take you to a nearby estate. Here, your guide will accompany you on a tour of the domaine and cellars. The visit will conclude with tastings of five wines, including the domaine’s Réserve Spéciale. A platter of local delicacies such as cheese and rillettes will be served with the wine.

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Outline Itinerary

Saumur Wine Tour

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Saumur, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Hotel Anne d’Anjou.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to relax and enjoy the town.
  • We will provide you with a list of recommended restaurants in Saumur, and we would be delighted to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers between each of your visits.
  • A tour and tastings at Langlois Château.
  • A traditional three course lunch with drinks in a troglodytic cave.
  • A tour and tastings at Bouvet Ladubay. Please let us know if you would prefer to explore the caves by bicycle as opposed to on foot.
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Day Three (Optional)

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Return taxi transfers between the hotel and the train station.
  • Return rail travel between Saumur and Tours.
  • A free morning to explore the historical centre of Tours.
  • A three course lunch with drinks in an upmarket brasserie in the city centre.
  • Return taxi transfers to a Vouvray producer.
  • A tour and tastings of five wines with local delicacies at a premium Vouvray winery.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.
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(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.


Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hotel Anne d'Anjou - SaumurComfort4*3 Days£416Book Now
Hotel Anne d'Anjou - SaumurComfort4*4 Days£707Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £45 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £65 per person on the four day break.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

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 France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Stay in a historical Château. Why not stay a little longer in the Loire Valley and spend a night or two in a historical Château? Please contact us for prices.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Bordeaux, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Further Information


Given the wide range of travel options to the Loire Valley, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Loire travel page for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

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 to request a booking form.

We would like to say how much we enjoyed the whole tour, considering we are not novices in your wine tour experiences! We were so surprised at great diverse wines made from the two main grape varieties.

John- Dorset, UK