Hidden Gem Domaine de la Tortiniere

Loire Wine Tour based at the Château Hotel Domaine de la Tortiniere

Loire wine tour- Credits Stevens Frémont

At a glance

Region: The Loire Valley
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £589 to £1671 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 wineries (3 Days)
5 wineries (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 17
Approximately 22
Tour Transport: English speaking driver / guide for 1 full day (3 Days)
English speaking driver / guide for 2 full days (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. The Domaine will be closed between the 01st of January and the 13th of February.

Trip Summary

Loire Wine Tour Angers Loire ValleyOur Hidden Gem breaks offer guests a truly unique stay in breath-taking locations. The Loire Valley is famous for its magnificent Châteaux and its incredible range of wines. Our Hidden Gem package at the Relais du Silence Domaine de la Tortinière includes the best of both worlds, with accommodation at a charming Château nestled at the heart of a 15 hectare park and tours and tastings at premium local wineries in the nearby appellations of Chinon, Amboise and Vouvray.

On the morning of day two, after breakfast, you will be met at the Château by an English-speaking driver/guide who will accompany your throughout the day on a private basis. Your first stop will be a 15th Century wine-making Château in the Chinon appellation, where you will be welcomed by the Count and Countess of the estate. Following a visit to the Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc vineyards and a tour of the cellars, a tasting session will take place in the Château’s historic tasting room. A picnic lunch with a bottle of wine will then be served in the Château’s stunning grounds.

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You will then be taken to the historic town of Chinon, where you will visit the best wine producer in the appellation (producer of arguably the best red wine in the Loire) for a tour of their vineyards and cuverie before tastings of red wines from several of their different terroirs.In the afternoon, you will enjoy another visit at a premium Chinon winery. You will be taken on a tour of the wine-making facilities and the tour will end with an extensive tasting session of the estate’s wines accompanied by local delicacies. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

 

Loire Wine Tour Cave Blot © 2007 - Stevens Frémont - ADT TouraineInterloireAfter freshening up, you will be welcome in the Château’s contemporary restaurant. Here, a gastronomic six course tasting menu paired with local wines will be served. Located in a charming conservatory, the restaurant offers stunning views across the Château’s beautiful grounds.

For those opting for the four day break, your English-speaking driver/guide will return on the morning of day three to accompany you throughout a second day of tours. No trip to the Loire Valley would be complete without a visit to one of the enchanting Châteaux of the region. First stop will be the breath-taking Château de Chenonceau, one of the finest examples of the region’s historic Châteaux, where you will spend the morning having an audio-guided tour. You may wish to have lunch at the Château or alternatively, your guide will be more than happy to suggest a restaurant in the nearby town of Amboise depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day.Loire Wine Tour Loire_Touraine_8356_CMouton_CRTCentreValdeLoire (1)

In the afternoon, a truly unique tasting session of five Vouvray wines will take place in the cellars of a reputed wine merchant in Amboise, who specialises in old wines (some of which date back to the forties). There is a strong chance that you will be able to taste wine from your birth year! Ending the day in style, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent sampling a selection of the best white wines from Vouvray. Here, you will be taken on a private tour of the vineyards, domaine and cellars of a premium winery. The visit will conclude with tastings of five wines, including the domaine’s Réserve Spéciale. A platter of local delicacies such as cheese and rillettes will be served with the wine. You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the tour.

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Outline Itinerary

Loire Wine Tour Chenonceaux_vineyards © 2014 - Stevens Frémont - ADT TouraineInterloireDay One

  • Upon arrival in the Loire Valley. check into your preferred room grade at the 4* Relais du Silence Domaine de la Tortinière in Veigné.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to do as you please.
  • You may wish to explore your surroundings independently. Alternatively you may prefer to relax at the Château.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the Château by an English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany your throughout the day on a private basis.Loire Wine Tour 11937962_10207473318293737_607436542_n
  • You will firstly visit a 15th Century wine-making Château in the Chinon appellation. Your tour will be followed by a tasting session of the Château’s wines and a picnic lunch.
  • After lunch, you will be taken to the charming town of Chinon where you will enjoy a tour and tasting at a premium Chinon winery.
  • A third visit will be arranged in the afternoon at another renowned Chinon winery.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
  • A gastronomic tasting dinner paired with wines will be served in the Château’s restaurant.

Day Three (Optional)

  • After breakfast, your English-speaking driver/guide will return to take you on a second day of tours and tastings.
  • You will firstly be taken to the historic Château de Chenonceau, where you will spend the morning having an audio-guided tour.
  • You will then be given some free time for lunch at the Château or in a nearby town.
  • In the afternoon, a tasting session of five Vouvray wines will take place in the cellars of a wine merchant in Amboise.Loire Wine Tour Amboise_Clos_Chateliers_ © 2014 - Stevens Frémont - ADT TouraineInterloire
  • The last visit of the day will be at a Vouvray winery to taste some of the best Vouvray white wines.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
  • As always we would be delighted to reserve you a table fi required.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Fantastic service and a warm welcome.

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Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Charm room 4* 3 Days £899 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Charm room 4* 4 Days £1410 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Prestige room 4* 3 Days £1015 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Prestige room 4* 4 Days £1584 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Elegance room 4* 3 Days £1038 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Elegance room 4* 4 Days £1619 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Suite 4* 3 Days £1073 Book Now
Domaine de la Tortinière - Veigné Suite 4* 4 Days £1671 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £350 per person on the four day break.

Low season discount. Travel between the 1st of June and the 06th of July as well as between the 06th of August and the 30th of September:

  • Three day break: £35 per person in a Charm room, £80 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £65 per person in a Suite.
  • Four day break: £50 per person in a Charm room, £120 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £100 per person in a Suite.

Travel in May, October or on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of November and enjoy the following discounts:

  • Three day break: £55 per person in a Charm room, £100 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £90 per person in a Suite.
  • Four day break: £85 per person in a Charm room, £155 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £135 per person in a Suite.

For those travelling between the 14th of February and the 31st of March, in April, as well as between the 4th of November and the end of December, the following discounts apply:

  • Three day break: £75 per person in a Charm room, £120 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £105 per person in a Suite.
  • Four day break: £110 per person in a Charm room, £180 per person in a Prestige room or in an Elegance room and £160 per person in a Suite.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.

Further Information

Travel to your Loire Wine Tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.

About Our Hidden Gems

For more information on our Hidden Gems please see our Hidden Gems page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.