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Address: Boulevard Huerteloup, Tours, France
Phone Number: +18604847744
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Description: The owners of Loire Valley Time Travel are originally from Australia, and...
The owners of Loire Valley Time Travel 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. 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.
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May 16, 2015

I concur with all the positive comments of previous reviewers. Susan and Simon provide a wonderful day tour of key sites in the Loire Valley. Susan is a very special guide. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I concur with all the positive comments of previous reviewers. Susan and Simon provide a wonderful day tour of key sites in the Loire Valley. Susan is a very special guide. She combines an in-depth knowledge of the places that we visited with a story-teller's gift to make history come alive. The classic Citroen that we toured around in is... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I did a day trip from Paris in April. Susan was prompt to reply and very accommodating to our schedule. The instructions on how to purchase train tickets and arrive for the tour couldn't have been better. We had a great time visiting 3 Chateaus, a great lunch and a great explanation of the history of the... More 

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St. Louis, Mo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We spent two days touring the Loire Valley with Susan and Simon - husband and wife team. Simon did the driving of Celestine, a classic Citroen limo. Susan really knows her stuff. She gave us thorough and excellent tours of chateaus, wineries and the countryside.They even stopped so that we could view a prehistoric site in the middle of a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you are after the personalised touch this is definitely the tour for you - worth every penny and then some. Simon and Susan are the perfect guides not only for imparting all their knowledge of the area but very open in sharing their personal life and what it is like to be living in a countryside village in France... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We recently were fortunate enough to be driven in the delightful Claudette with Susan and Simon for two divine days in the beautiful Loire Valley. Our time was spent peacefully meandering throughout small villages and chateaus and being given very knowledgable insight into the local and historical significance of the Loire. Simon and Susan were absolutely wonderful and their charm... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Recently my husband and I toured Loire Valley with owners, Susan and Simon. We had a fabulous experience touring chateau country in "Claudette", a vintage 1953 Citroen that was quite comfortable. Susan and Simon were gracious and knowledgeable hosts. We enjoyed learning the history of the area and life in rural France. We Highly recommend this tour, Loire Valley Time... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Travel back in time for a voyage that is rich both in history and in beauty! Susan is remarkable...historically and environmentally! Visit magnificent chateaus, fertile vineyards and charming villages all in the comfort of a beautifully restored 1953 Citroen! It's the trip of a lifetime unique and unforgettable! Susan and Simon are excellent...proficient in history, botany and so much more.... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Combine the breathtaking beauty of the Chateaux in Loire Valley with warm and wonderful hosts who become friends while traveling in a classic, spacious, comfortable Citroen for three days and you get an unbeatable vacation highlight that is unmatched, at least in our experience traveling as a couple for many, many years. The reviews on TA say it all as... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My mother, sister, and I spent two days with Susan and Simon and Celestine. Susan is extremely knowledgeable. They picked us up at the hotel each morning and dropped us off each night after a day full of exploring. If you are visiting the Loire Valley, I highly recommend Loire Valley Time Travel. Susan and Simon made it an amazing... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This day-long excursion from Paris was one of the top highlights of our travels. Susan and Simon picked us up at the train station and off we went. Four of us fit comfortably in their 1953 Citroen, Celestine. Simon and Susan were such excellent guides. They have a broad and deep knowledge of the area. Our conversation while not touring... More 

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