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“A Special Treat--Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours”

Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

For a special treat, travel through the Loire Valley in an enchanting 1950's restored Citron (Celestine), relax, and let Simon do the driving and Susan delight you with the history of the region and the chateaux you decide to visit. We enjoyed our tour last March visiting 2 chateaux, having lunch with the locals, and visiting a winery.

We took a high speed train from Paris and both Simon and Susan were waiting upon our arrival. Likewise, on the return...they escorted us right back to the train track to board our return trip.The entire day went seamlessly.

Simone's wit and humor is balanced with Susan's lovely demeanor and wealth of knowledge

A side note: Be aware, at the Vouvray winery, if you purchase wine to be shipped to your home, it can take several months to be delivered. Simone and Susan followed up on our purchase as we waited. Two cases arrived perfectly in June!

2  Thank BettyBG2012
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Where to begin? Simon and Susan picked us up promptly at our B&B and we were off to the fairytale chateau - Azay-le-Rideau, so beautiful. Susan is the perfect guide, so knowledgable ...so interesting. After lunch in the charming village, we headed to the gardens at La Chatonniere...here again, Susan was amazing in her detailed explanations. We finished up our day at a Vouvray winery. Driving along in Celestine was the perfect way to enjoy the lovely Loire Valley. Day two was even more enjoyable than the first, we traveled to Loches and thoroughly enjoyed our stroll through the market and visit to the royal citadel. After another delicious lunch, we made our way to the gorgeously charming village of Montresor - visiting the chateau, we wandered along the river banks before heading off to a small family run winery in St George's sur Cher. The winery owner conducted our tour and tasting...this was truly a highlight of our visit.
I cannot imagine a more enjoyable way to experience the beauty of the Loire Valley.

4  Thank KRB1000
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Excellent! It is always a pleasure to see Susan and Simon. A wonderful couple driving in France most authentic regions.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My day with Simon and Susan was outstanding! Susan spoiled me terribly. I will miss her explanations on such a variety of topics. She is so knowledgeable. It doesn't matter if you want to know about history, costumes, customs, plants, trees, wine, food--and on, and on, and on. She answers questions on any topic in a clear and understandable manner. Sightseeing will not be the same without her. I felt like I'd known Simon and Susan all of my life within minutes of meeting them. A memorable, fun, and extraordinary day of learning. I loved it! June W.

2  Thank June W
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had two very good days with Susan and Simon in the Loire. We enjoyed seeing some
special items that make the valley a special destination. Anyone who uses their expertise
will see with insight why this is the historical garden of France. A very good time!

2  Thank Avalonstonefruit
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