Loire Valley All-Inclusive & Chateaux Discovery
Soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful Loire Valley on a magical seven day holiday, from the fairytale chateaux, rich landscapes and historic medieval towns to some of the best wines and local delicacies in France. Enjoy visits to Chateau de Villandry, Angers and Saumur.
● Coach travel throughout
● Reserved seating on your holiday coach
● Four nights dinner, bed and continental breakfast at the Hotel Domaine de la Blairie, St Martin de la Place
● Four nights free bar (house brands beer, wine and soft drinks as advertised on arrival) between 8pm and 11pm
● Overnight stops in a select hotel on the outward and return journeys on a bed and continental breakfast basis
● Inclusive entrance to Chateau de Villandry
● Excursion to Angers
● Visit to Saumur.
Superb Inclusive Package
Our superb All-Inclusive package features dinner, bed and continental breakfast for four nights, plus a free bar on four evenings between 8pm and 11pm (wine, beer & soft drinks as advertised on arrival).
Chateau de Villandry
An included visit to the splendid Chateau de Villandry, the last of the great Renaissance Chateaux to be built on the banks of the Loire River. Bought by the Carvallo family in 1906 and lovingly restored, it was opened to the public in 1920. Still owned by the family today, the Chateau has been elegantly decorated and contains exquisite furniture, but it is its gardens for which it is most famous with three levels including a vegetable garden, water garden and stunning ornamental flower garden. We include admission to this beautiful Chateau to ensure an excursion you won’t forget on this splendid seven day adventure.
A visit to the fantastic city of Angers, set in the heart of the Pays de la Loire region. A mix of historic and cultural gems, great shops and cafe/bar culture it is famous for its impressive castle, originally, built as a fortress at one of the sites inhabited by the Romans because of its strategic defensive location, now hosting the large medieval tapestry of the ‘Apocalypse’ commissioned by Louis I and produced between 1377 and 1382. It depicts the story of the Apocolypse from the Book of Revelation by Saint John the Divine in colourful images, spread over a number of sections that originally totalled 90 scenes. Despite being lost and mistreated in the late 18th century, the tapestry was recovered and restored in the 19th century. Why not take a stroll in the many parks and gardens, browse Angers speciality markets or indulge yourself in the famous Cointreau distillery or ‘blue chocolate’ factory.
Enjoy a visit to the small historical town of Saumur, sitting astride the Loire. Admire its striking turreted Chateau, with towers, gables, mullion windows and fleur-de-lys embellishment giving it the appearance of a fairytale castle. Explore the winding cobbled streets awash with sparkling wine cellars, a favourite product of this picturesque region
Hotel Domaine De La Blairie, St Martin De La Place
Located in a large green park in Saint Martin de la Place, this charming 18th century hotel offers comfortable and stylish rooms, traditional family cuisine and a friendly atmosphere.
Hotel Features: All bedrooms with en-suite facilities, television, telephone and hairdryer ● Bar ● Restaurant ● Garden and terrace ● Outdoor swimming pool ● Free Wi-Fi in public areas ● Lift.
Your Holiday Hotel
The Loire Valley is the perfect region for a relaxing coach holiday, promising a treasure trove of historic delights, architectural gems such as the Chateau de Villandry, fairytale castles, fantastic cities, idyllic parks and gardens, distilleries and even a chocolate factory. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it in this relaxing, refined region of France, home to Notre Dame Cathedral, a world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, a 12th & 13th century architectural showpiece with two steeples overlooking the Beauce countryside.
European Holiday Insurance
At National Holidays, we always do everything we can to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish. For this reason, we strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected.
For all holidays to mainland Europe we require all holidaymakers to take out some form of Holiday Insurance.
To provide you with a travel insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Chapman Stevens. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include:
• All ages are considered
• 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance
If you are British citizen then you must bring your passport with you. If you are not a British citizen you should check via your own embassy whether you require a visa.