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Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours

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Address: Boulevard Huerteloup, Tours, France
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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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20th Anniversary tour through the Touraine

Simon & Susan were wonderful hosts, making our 20th anniversary trip stress-free, full of excellent food and laughter. We especially appreciated Susan's ability to tell the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simon & Susan were wonderful hosts, making our 20th anniversary trip stress-free, full of excellent food and laughter. We especially appreciated Susan's ability to tell the history of the throne in an accessible way that helped us weave together the story of each location with the whole region. We did two days of touring with them, and we had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We just completed 3 days with Susan and Simon. Before I describe the 3 days, allow me to explain the interaction leading up to the trip. My wife and I were traveling to France for a 2 week holiday. We started in Paris, then went to Provence and finished in the Loire. We started working with Susan and Simon at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Once in a while you happen upon an event that utterly exceeds all your expectations, and so it was with our day with Simon, Susan, and Claudette. My husband loves classic cars, and I planned this day as a surprise for him. As we walked with Simon and Susan from La Maison Jules my husband noticed the 1956 Citroen Traction... More 

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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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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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