I have been researching the various tour companies:
I cannot believe how much tours cost!
We really wanted to stay a night or 2 in the Lolire Valley and be able to see many chateaus. One of them had an overnight at the Mercure Hotel which is only rated a 2 star by TA, on their site it says three star. It would cost each of us $319 EU per person which translates to $830 US Dollars for the both of us. I did a google search on the admission fees of the most famous chateaus and they rnage in price between 6-10 EU. I am womdering if we justdo it ourselves, rent a car and drive to the various chateaus and stay 2 nights in a decent hotel. I now we have to pay for gas, and tolls and I have not priced out a car yet.