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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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Simon and Susan are a husband and wife team from Australia. They live in the Loire Valley in France. We had a two day tour with them out of Tours, France. They picked us up in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Ruth P
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Simon and Susan are a husband and wife team from Australia. They live in the Loire Valley in France. We had a two day tour with them out of Tours, France. They picked us up in their 1953 Citroen. What a wonderful car. Simon drove and told us about our surroundings and took us to many out of the way... More 

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New Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

if your interest is more than just wine then Simon and Susan are just the ticket. Our first visit to the Loire Valley was terrific, a perfect blend of wine, food and history. Cruising around in a '53 Citroen was the cherry on top. Couldn't recommend this couple more, the knowledge they have of the local history coupled with their... More 

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Easton, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

With Simon driving us in the 1953 Citroen, while Susan uncovered layers of history at Loches and Chenonceau--followed by a visit to a winery, whose owner and vigneron demonstrated how soils and climate affect the wines he makes--we had an unforgettable day. We were fascinated to discover the strong women who had influence with Henry VII and those who left... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was our first time in the Loire Valley and Simon and Susan set up a perfect day to introduce us to the region! We spent one day touring the Chateaux, driving through towns, and tasting (and buying) wine. We learned so much about the history of the area and each attraction and had fun getting to know them while... More 

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2 Thank Michael P
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was our first trip to France and we couldn't have asked for better tour guides through the Loire River Valley! Susan really knows her stuff! Enjoy a 9 hour tour through the countryside discovering beautiful gardens, amazing chateaus and incredible wines. Simon is polite, hilarious and a superb driver! Not to mention, every time you pull up in this... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We booked a 1 day tour with Time Travel Tours and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip. Susan and Simon were an absolute delight. They were beyond helpful during the planning process and even gave me additional information regarding my stay that was unrelated to the tour. Susan was very informative and made the tours interested. I highly... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We booked a 2 day tour with Susan & Simon in their beautiful vintage car and they went out of their way to plan an itinerary that accommodated what we wanted to see. The wine farms we visited were well planned & they made sure we had a good spread of farms over the two days. Susan was also well... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Simon and Susan picked us up at la Maison Jules promptly at 9 am in the beautiful Claudette. After visiting the Chateau Chenocceau for two hours we ventured out for lunch, more local style French food. Also visited and toured the mushroom caves nearby. After travelling around we visited a couple of wineries and had wine and cheese pairing....yum! Simon... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Susan was very helpful when we organised this tour from Australia and gave me lots of useful information and, reading all the wonderful reviews on tripadvisor, I was really looking forward to an amazing day. Sadly, maybe Susan and Simon had a bad day but we really didn’t enjoy the time we spent with them when they were both together.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was quite simply the most fantastic two days in the Loire Valley. Susan and Simon picked us up from La Maison Jules - more about this lovely place later, and gave us two days of driving around the Loire valley in their gorgeous 1935 Citroen. They took us to the big sights, Chenonceau, Loches, Azay le Rideau and Villandrey,... More 

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