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Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours

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Address: 45 rue de Varennes, 36210 Chabris, France
Phone Number: +33 2 54 40 15 42
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Guided tours of the vineyards of the Loire Valley with local experts Colin...

Guided tours of the vineyards of the Loire Valley with local experts Colin and Marie-Chantal Elliott. We live in the region, speak the language and are enthusiastic about the wines and the region.Tours are tailor made and may include chateau and garden visits.

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A Must Do Experience!! Excellent wine and Chateau tour with Colin of Loire Valley Wine Tour

My high school chum (of many years) and I discovered the Loire Valley Wine Tour when planning a weekend trip down from Paris without a car. This task proved more daunting than I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My high school chum (of many years) and I discovered the Loire Valley Wine Tour when planning a weekend trip down from Paris without a car. This task proved more daunting than I expected (having found the Burgundy region Wine Tour with Colette Barbier easily three years before, courtesy of Rick Steeves). The day or overnight trip offers from Paris... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us and it was a pleasure to show it to you. I learn more each time I visit Chenonceau - and I visit it very often with clients - even having a honeymooning Boston museum curator with me recently. Again, it's wonderful to pass on the stories to such a receptive... More 

Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Colin has created a delightful day tour of wineries, vineyards, historical sites, and places of interest in the Loire Valley. We took the TGV train from Paris to Tours and Colin met us at the previously arranged time. After hopping into his luxury van we set off on the tour. Colin's vast knowledge of French history as well as his... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

You a very kind to take the time to recommend us in this way; thank you. I am delighted you feel your day out with us was the highlight of your visit to France, but this is such a wonderful country I am a little concerned that you might have missed out on some of the other amazing sights! Come... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband I used Colin Elliott with Loire Valley Wine Tour to visit winerys in the area. Colin knows so much about the local wines and Chateaus. We should have spent 4 days instead of 2 with Colin. He was also fun to be with and easy to talk to. We loved having lunch with him so we could talk... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We have had several clients spending more than a day with us this year and I enjoy the experience very much. You would be very welcome to come for another two days to continue the adventure; you know where we are now! More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I choose this tour because of the reviews and was not disappointed. Colin was very knowledeable about the Loire Valley, it's history, wines and towns. We visited a lovely Chateau, then had lunch in a charming village. The highlights were the three wineries where we tasted many lovely wines. We were staying in Paris, and this turned out to be... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to time to add a note to TripAdvisor. A day trip from Paris works surprisingly well if you use the fast TGV train to get down here. I am very used to picking clients up at St. Pierre des Corps railway station at 9.30 and dropping them off at around 17.30 for the trip back. It... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I am a WSET Level Four Diploma student and I was looking to cut to the chase and get not only an overview of the Loire (Touraine, Chinon, Vouvray, etc.) but also a bit of an insider's take. I signed up for a two day tour with Loire Valley Wine Tours, knowing little more than what the website and Trip... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for thinking to tell the world about it via TripAdvisor. Many of our clients want to learn about the wines of the Loire Valley, as interested amateurs, keen enthusiasts or occasionally, professionals. Having such a motivated and knowledgeable student of wine as a client changes the nature of our visits; we get more technical information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to the Loire Valley two weeks ago - without any knowledge of the area other than some brief research. While both my wife and I love wine - we aren't scholars either - so were keen to learn more. Colin picked us up and we spent the entire day with him - going to multiple vineyards, asking questions,... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and flattering review of your tour, the Touraine and it's wines. Your enthusiastic comments are much appreciated and highlights what we have always thought about the quality and value of the winemakers and wines of the region. I will also pass on your kind comments to the restaurant in Montrichard where we passed our very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We booked Colin's Loire Valley wine tour experience to help us explore the best wines on offer in the area. The availability of tours of this type isn't huge - a good business idea of Colin's as there's certainly space in the market for him! As a result, it is pricey (we paid €230 each for 4 of us) especially... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of your day out with us; I am sure future clients will find it very helpful and I am grateful for your kind comments. I am glad our tour gave you the confidence to "do your own thing" the following day: an indication that I have done my job in impressing you with this... More 

Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I visited France for the first time in June of 2016. We spent three days in the Loire Valley and the highlight of my trip was the Chateaux and wine tour that I booked. Colin from Loire Valley Wine Tour was absolutely wonderful. The only thing I would do different is book the three day tour instead of only spending... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

So many people never get beyond Paris on a quick tour of France, so I am always pleased when clients come down to spend some time in the "real France", as I like to call it. There is so much to see and do and if you are able to come again I would be honored to guide you around... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

My mom, husband, and I spent a wonderful day in the Loire Valley with Mr. Elliott. We took a quick train ride from Paris to St. Pierre de Corps, where Mr. Elliott picked us up. First, we went to see Chateau de Chenonceau. I am a manual wheelchair user, and found the chateau surprisingly wheelchair accessible. After, we went to... More 

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

I remember you all, and our day out together, with great affection. I am delighted to have been of service in providing a pleasant experience of the Loire Valley, it's wines and other attractions. The temperatures now are certainly more to your liking - still nowhere near those of Los Angeles, but very warm for an expatriate Brit, more used... More 

Ojai, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a terrific day touring with Colin. Besides being very knowledgable about both the local wines and the surrounding areas, he has a good sense of humor and is fun to talk with. Highly recommend!

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UkHostLand, Owner at Loire Valley Wine Tour - Day Tours, responded to this review

I was so pleased to welcome you to the region for your belated honeymoon trip and trust the memories you take back will be with you for many years to come. I look forward to seeing you again for your tenth anniversary; Have a lovely life together! More 

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