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The Loire Valley is famous for its magnificent châteaux and historic wineries, and this tour from Chinon combines both into an unforgettable lunch date. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the Château du Petit Thouars, then select your favorite wine to accompany your romantic picnic lunch, overlooking the idyllic Loire Valley vineyards.
No Loire Valley trip is complete without a vineyard visit, and this tour visits a selection of the best around Bourgueil, Chinon, and Saumur with an English-speaking wine guide. With your tour arranged in advance, you'll enter the vineyards with ease and explore the cellars and vineyards before tasting the wine itself. A traditional French picnic lunch is among the perks.
The region of Chinon is dotted with vineyards, yet it can be hard for tourists to visit them if they don't know the language or wine tasting etiquettes. This vineyard experience makes it easy with a tour created by wine-loving English expatriates who showcase the wine made by Chinon's independent producers. You'll cycle to a selection of winemakers, sample the wine, and enjoy a picnic lunch, too.
Enjoy the chance to sample both typical food and local wine during this brief, small-group exploration of the Château du Petit Thouars, ideal for food lovers and those with limited time in the region. Learn about the Château’s history and stop by the troglodyte caves, before sampling both Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc wines for a comprehensive experience.
The Château du Petit Thouars has been in the same family since 1636. Enjoy an interesting and informative vineyard and cellar tour followed by a view of the ground floor of the château and then a full wine tasting paired with artisanal local products, which takes place in the dining room of the château.
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What are the best tours in Chinon?
The best tours in Chinon according to Viator travelers are:
- Picnic in the Vines - A Unique Loire Wine Experience
- English-Speaking Vineyard Tours - Chinon, Loire Valley (full-day and half-day)
- Vineyard cycle tours in and around Chinon, in the Loire Valley
- Epicurean Discovery Tour with Wine & Local Specialties
- Castle Epicurean Experience with Wine & Local Specialties
What tours in Chinon are taking additional safety precautions?
These Chinon experiences are providing additional COVID-19 safety measures:
What tours in Chinon are good for avoiding crowds?
These hidden gems in Chinon may have limited interaction with crowds:
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