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Guided tours from Chinon

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Guided tours from Chinon

Hi, does anyone know of any tour guides who operate out of Chinon? We will be staying there for a week next July, without a car, and would really like to take a couple of guided day tours around the chateaux and local vineyards. Failing a guide actually based in Chinon, one that could at least pick up from our accommodation there would be great. Would really appreciate any suggestions.

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1. Re: Guided tours from Chinon

I know of one company which does guided tours from Tours, they specialise in chateaux and wineries. I don't know if they do pickup from Chinon though. It's not far from Tours, so they might.

http://www.tourtheloire.com/

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Thanks very much. I had a look at the website and it's pretty expensive - maybe a mini-bus tour would be more economical than a private guide?

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3. Re: Guided tours from Chinon

Maybe. Most of the mini buses go from Tours, and concentrate on the chateaux

www.ligeris.com/excursions_en.php?id=12 may be useful, but you would have to get yourself to Tours to start.

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4. Re: Guided tours from Chinon

depends on what you want...some people's skin crawls at the thought of being stuffed into a minibus with a half dozen strangers, going by a hard-and-fast schedule that cannot and will not be adapted to THEIR interests.

Others think it's well worth the premium to have a knowledgeable tour guide create an itinerary suited to them and their interests, and who takes the time to personalize a visit.

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