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Loire Valley

Five nights from only £529 per person

Selected departures August to October 2014

The Loire Valley is known as ‘the Garden of France’ and is one of the country’s most beautiful regions. Once the playground of royalty, now rural France in its purest form this is a traditional land of sleepy towns full of narrow streets, old-fashioned shops, markets, imposing cathedrals and opulent châteaux. Combine this with a visit to the house and garden of Impressionist artist, Claude Monet and you have a lovely destination for a tour. This tour offers a unique combination of culture, wine, interesting chateaux, beautiful scenery and French provincial life at its best.

Fully escorted price includes:

  • Return rail connections available on selected dates from over thirty regional stations* including Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol and Cardiff
  • Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras International. Upgrades available at a supplement. Or return flight to Paris from Dublin
  • Five nights bed and breakfast at excellent quality three-star superior and four-star hotels, including three dinners
  • Visit the most beautiful valley in France
  • Visit to Claude Monet’s home and garden – see the ‘Water-Lily Pond’ and Japanese Bridge
  • Explore the best of France’s stunning Châteaux
  • Visit to Chartres and its cathedral with Europe’s finest stained glass
  • Visit to Amboise and Leonardo da Vinci’s house
  • Escorted by an experienced tour manager


Entrance to some places of interest not included (approximate total cost £30 payable locally). *Supplements are applicable for certain regional stations

*Return rail connections for London St Pancras on selected dates from over thirty regional stations

Call: 0844 571 1980

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