Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours

Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours

Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours
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We provide custom private tours of the Loire Valley, traveling in our classic French 1953 Citroen Traction Avant, and we try to make a day with us like having a day out with friends. We visit the grand chateau you have always dreamed of seeing, stopping along the way at small overlooked sites that can range from WW2 memorials to ancient ruins and troglodyte caves. We are originally from Australia, and toured the world before settling in France and deciding to share their love of the Loire Valley with visitors. On all of our tours Simon drives the classic cars, while Susan shares her wealth of knowledge about the Loire's history, way of life and natural environment.
Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Capitol4
Washington DC22 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We (American husband and wife) had a wonderful day tour with Susan and Simon in late October 2023. They met us at the local train station (telling us in advance which train to take from Paris and how to make the train reservations), drove us in their very neat antique car to tour Amboise and Chenonceau, arranged for lunch at a lovely local restaurant, and returned us to the station. Susan is incredibly knowledgeable about the chateaux and local history and culture. We had a very enjoyable trip and highly recommend their company.
Written 13 November 2023
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Thomas H
Severna Park, MD2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This is our second marvelous tour with Susan and Simon. This time we took our children and grandchildren. Fantastic traveling in the classic Citroen, all the school kids wave, as if you were royalty! Susan is an expert, making the tours interesting, and fun for everyone, including teenagers! We got to eat lunch in typical French bistro, and had a dinner with them in a typical French riverside restaurant. They also recommended our hotel, which was a chateau on a huge property with excellent rooms, pool, fantastic restaurant, and friendly staff who are fluent in English, but willing to let you try your French. Do choose Loire Valley Time Travel. They will fashion a tour to your liking at any of the Loire Valley chateaux!
Written 2 October 2023
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Hasbean
Amboise, France42 contributions
Jun 2021
We have recently done 2 guided nature walks with Susan, which were both very informative and a lot of fun! Susan is extremely knowledgeable on the subjects of botany, insects, butterflies and birdlife, as well as local history, so many topics were covered during our walks. However, she also specialises in orchids and there are many species to see in the Touraine. During our two walks we were lucky to see a total of 12 different orchids!
Written 3 June 2021
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DebYlikestotravel
Pleasanton, CA132 contributions
Sept 2019
We booked the tour of Cheverny & Chenonceau with lunch and a winery stop with Susan & Simon.
We took the train from Paris and were met promptly by Susan & Simon. We had a great visit to two different Chateaux with a tour by Susan, who explained the history and art to us. Had a great lunch stop with wine at a local restaurant then also stopped at a lovely small winery for a tour of their caves and a tasting with some delicious cheese.
The car was lovely and very comfortable for touring around.
It was one of our favorite days. And so nice not to be in a big bus with lots of other people.
They dropped us back at the train station and we were back in Paris in time for a nice dinner.
Written 26 September 2019
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Nancy T
36 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We traveled by train from Montparnasse Station to St Pierre des Corps, where we were met by Simon, Susan and Celestine, and whisked away to a lovely day visiting the chateaux at Cheverney and Chenonceau, with stops to view other beautiful sights along the way.
I had no idea that in addition to including admission to each site, a three-course lunch with wine, and a winery visit and tasting, we were also going to be treated to a comprehensive and personalized guided tour through history by the very knowledgeable Susan, an art and history expert who wove our way directly to the most intriguing spots at each site and cheerfully tailored our visit to the things we were most interested in rather than drowning us in details such as, for example, the complete history of armour (which she is also fully capable of covering for those who like that sort of thing).
At the end of our day we were escorted right to the correct track and car number for a stress-free ride back to Paris. All in all a unique and wonderful experience, with photos and memories that will be cherished and revisited for many years to come.
Highly recommended, especially for history buffs with a strong aversion to slogging around foreign places like schoolchildren on a crowded bus tour.
Written 31 May 2019
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Paul C
2 contributions
Sept 2018
Clare and I had a terrific time with Susan and Simon. We had such great day travelling around the local area visiting chateaux and wine makers and learnt so much. Claudette, the car, was just great and Simon was answering questions about her all day! We cannot recommend Loire Valley Time Travel Tours highly enough. Book with Susan and Simon and have a wonderful day. Paul Cuttill
Written 2 November 2018
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Eric F
San Diego, CA24 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Susan and Simon in the Loire Valley. We visited Loche, Chenonceau and a Vouvray winery. Susan is an excellent tour guide. She is super-knowledgeable about the history of the Loire Valley and was able to bring that history to life. Simon is also very knowledgeable as well as fun and an excellent driver. Celestine the car was beautiful and comfortable for our tour. Our lunch at a locals restaurant was delicious and we really enjoyed getting to know Susan and Simon. Pedro at the winery walked us through the winemaking process and let us taste several wines. I will definitely take another tour with Susan and Simon on our next visit to the Loire Valley.
Written 14 October 2018
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K C B
Prescott, AZ100 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
Susan and Simon helped us plan and enjoy one of the best tours we have had anywhere. I originally noticed them because Susan is really into gardening and plants - which is a focus for my wife. When I corresponded with her she designed a two day trip that provided many beautiful gardens and even a “garden town”. Moreover, she more than satisfied my interest in seeing some of the historical sights. The transportation was a 1937 Citroen which was unexpectedly fun. Drivers and pedestrians were always waving and showing their appreciation for the classic car. Simon is a very good driver and an even better conversationalist. He also has a keen sense of Humor! Susan turned out to be much more than a plant person. She has such a broad knowledge base it is truly amazing! Her descriptions of the gardens and the various designs and contrasts were excellent. At the same, she continually amazed me at how she could bring history to life as we visited the Chateaus. I really appreciated how she could answer rather detailed questions about the lives of the various royalty. She is at least as good an historian as she is a horticulturist! Both days were just amazingly pleasant and enjoyable.
Written 9 October 2018
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AussieDiva
Toronto, Canada81 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Our day touring two magnificent chateaus (Chenonceau and Azay-de-Rideau) with Simon and Susan was a wonderful way to wrap up our holiday - and in great style, courtesy of Claudette, the '56 Citroen Roadster. What a beauty!

After picking us up from our hotel, Simon chauferred us through the beautiful Loire Valley countryside while Susan shared her incredible knowledge about the history of the chateaus that we were visiting and much more along the way. They are wonderful hosts and I enjoyed it all the more being Australian myself (now living in Canada).

We finished up our day with a delightful wine tasting in one of the troglodyte caves in Rochecorbon near where we were staying.

If you're looking for an extraordinary experience with exceptional hosts, you don't need to look any further. You won't be disappointed!
Written 17 July 2018
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Zack3239
Woodbine, MD26 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The two days we spent with Susan, Simon and Claudette ('56 Citreon) in the Loire Valley was the highlight of our London, Loire and Paris excursion!! You won't find any better guides and you absolutely have to travel about in their customized "style". We put ourselves in their hands and let them customize our tour. They hit on all cylinders and so did Claudette !!
Written 11 October 2017
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