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Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank AussieDiva
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 !!

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank Zack3239
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great day with Susan and Simon. They collected us at our hotel in central Tours and introduced us to the gorgeous Claudette. She was extremely comfortable and it was great to be passengers in such a beautiful vehicle. Simon is a great driver and it was genuinely thrilling to drive around the picturesque French countryside (great roads!) in such style and comfort. We visited Loches - the market, the chateau and the donjon - and were expertly guided by Susan. She knows everything! Delicious lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to Montresor via a stunning series of villages. Another fascinating history lesson as we learned about the family of the chateau. Finally a visit to a great cave in Rochecorbon, a great family establishment with some unusual and delicious Vouvray. All in all, Simon and Susan are fabulous hosts: they are extremely generous with their knowledge and experience and it feels as if you are travelling with old friends. The four of us had a great day and would thoroughly recommend this exceptional and unusual way of exploring this beautiful part of the world.

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank MegLustman
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

A beautiful day spent in this French countryside being driven around in style. Susan is an inexhaustible font of knowledge. The local markets & cuisine are a real treat. The Chateau was gorgeous. Highly recommend this tour for anyone with a day or two available. We did the day trip by train from Paris & it all ran very smoothly being collected at the station by Simon and dropped back there again at the end of the day. Thank you for showing us a little part of your special world.
Sue & Don, Canberra Australia

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank d0nmcn
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Wife and I took a 5-day vacation to Paris this summer. We knew we wanted to get out of the city one day and tour the Loire, but we didn't want to go with a group of strangers on a group tour. Found Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours online and were so lucky we did.

Simon and Susan are about the nicest and most easy-going guides you could ask for. In fact, they were more hosts than guides. Incredibly polite and highly knowledgeable about the area, the history, the people and the culture.

Susan customized our tour...we visited one chateaux, one winery, and then a wine merchant operating out of a cave. Each visit was unique and we enjoyed them immensely.

BOOK THIS SERVICE. You won't regret it.

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank nctraveler772017
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