Private Tours – sample outlines

 

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 Private Tours by boat are our speciality, so we would love to develop your personal itinerary around these sample outlines, or on other waterways – just ask ……..

CHARENTE 
3 nights in Bordeaux at a central hotel with private visits to the Margaux and Saint Emilion vineyards.
11 night return cruise on the Charente River from Jarnac, featuring a chocolaterie, cooking class, Angouleme’s trompe l’oeil, Cognac, Saintes, and ancient abbeys and chateaux.
ALSACE
3 nights in Strasbourg at a central hotel with a full day excursion to the vineyards and villages and the Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg.
10 night one-way cruise between Boofzheim and Hesse, featuring a brewery tour, rose garden, Chateau de Fleckenstein, a cooking class and the spectacular Arzviller boat lift.
BURGUNDY
3 nights in Dijon at a central hotel with a full day excursion to the Cote d’Or vineyards and Beaune.
10 night one-way cruise on the picturesque Nivenais Canal, between Migennes and Tannay, featuring Auxerre, the Chablis & Auxerrois vineyards with a local wine expert, Clamecy and Vezelay for its Romanesque, hill-top basilica.  
MIDI
3 nights in Toulouse at a central hotel with an excursion to Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel and the Gaillac vineyards.
10 night one-way cruise on the Canal du Midi between Narbonne and Trebes, featuring markets, a vineyard visit with a local wine expert, cooking class and Carcassonne.
AQUITAINE
3 nights in Toulouse at a central hotel with an excursion to Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel and the Gaillac vineyards.
10 night one-way cruise between Castelsarrasin and Le Mas d’Agenais, featuring markets, Moissac’s ancient cloisters, villages, orchards and armagnac.
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Private Tours by minibus that will take you places inaccessible to larger buses, and to restaurants, vineyards and workshops that do not accept ‘groups’.

SOUTH OF FRANCE
3 nights in Nice at a central hotel with an excursion to Monaco and Eze.
3 nights in Cassis, featuring the spectacular cliffs, beach and fishing harbour, plus its delicate white and rosé wines.
5 nights in L’Isle sur la Sorgue for the Luberon villages, antique market, lavender, ochre quarries, Avignon, St Remy’s Van Gogh trail and medieval Les Baux.
3 nights in Toulouse after visiting the famous La Cité in Carcassonne en route.
DORDOGNE
3 nights in Bordeaux at a central hotel with visits to the Margaux and Saint Emilion vineyards
3 nights in Les Eyzies de Tayac visiting Lascaux II, Grand Roc, and the famous Prehistory Museum.
5 nights in Sarlat featuring gardens, chocolate, castles, caverns and cliff-clinging villages.
PYRENEES
3 nights in Bordeaux at a central hotel with visits to the Margaux and Saint Emilion vineyards.
5 nights in St Jean de Luz featuring the Petit Train up Mount la Rhune, gardens, mountain villages, Bayonne, chocolate and the Guggenheim Museum.
3 nights in the Bearn region, visiting caves, Pyrenean villages and Pau, with an optional hot air ballon flight.
For more detailed minibus itineraries – CLICK HERE
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Private Tours by bicycle that allow you to travel at your own pace with a back up  minibus carrying lunch, etc.

LOIRE
14 night one-way route from Orleans to Angers, featuring the chateaux, vineyards, abbeys, gardens and caves of this Royal Valley.  Visits to include Chambord, Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Saumur and Angers with non-cycling rest days in the historical centres of Blois, Amboise, Tours, Chinon and Angers.
BURGUNDY
16 night one-way route from Auxerre to Macon, following the Nivernais and Burgundy Canals to Dijon, then the route des Vins snd the Voie Verte cycling track to Macon.  Non-cycling rest days in Avallon, Dijon and Beaune.
NORMANDY
14 night one-way route from Paris to Mont St Michel, featuring the chateau and gardens at Rambouillet, the cathedral at Chartres, historic Alencon with its 16th century building and lace tradition and , of Course Mont St Michel.  Non-cycling rest days in Chartres, Alencon, Bagnoles de l’Orne and Mont St Michel.
For more detailed cycling itineraries – CLICK HERE