The Loire Valley Castles, which hosted the most magnificent balls and hunting parties of the Kings of France in the late 15th century, witnessed the most intricate palace intrigues, the most secret loves, the most difficult power struggles, and the kings, their mistresses and other rulers of the throne. It has been the scene of dangerous relations between his heirs…
Vast vineyards that look like they came out of a fairy tale, pristine medieval villages, romanesque churches waiting to be discovered, and the views of the leisurely Loire River are added to the sights of the castles, which compete gracefully with each other, as if filtered from medieval tales, our journey to the world of fairy tales. becomes unforgettable… Its quiet life, warm climate, delicious gourmet cuisine, the world’s most delicious white wines and cool red wines will make this delightful journey to the “Garden of France” perfect…
Day 1 / 12 May 2022 Istanbul – Paris – Loire Valley
We are meeting with our esteemed guests at Istanbul Airport at 05:00 at the International Departures Terminal. After our ticket and passport procedures, we fly to Paris with Turkish Airlines flight number TK1821 at 07:00. After our arrival, we drive towards Blois, the largest city in the Valley of the Castles. (212km)
In the city, which is located on the banks of the Loire River, we will have our lunch, see the Blois Castle and Cathedral, and walk around the city squares. After the tour, we settle in Hôtel le Clos d’Amboise, our perfectly restored 17th century manor castle, which will be our home for 3 nights. In the evening, we meet at our hotel’s gourmet restaurant for a Welcome Dinner, accompanied by delicious French wines. Our stay at Hôtel Le Choiseuil
Day 2 / 13 May 2022 Amboise – Villandry
After breakfast, we depart for the city of Ambois. Amboise Castle, one of the largest castles in the region, the Saint Huber Chapel, where Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb is located, and the graves of Algerian Muslim prisoners in its garden are among the places we will see. After free time to wander the streets of this charming city, which was once the residence of the Royal Family and where the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci spent his last years, and for lunch, we go to Villandry Castle, which is famous for its gardens.
While visiting the inside of the castle, which is famous for its gardens in the Loire Valley, we will have the opportunity to see the halls where the owner of the castle hosted their guests, the belongings of the family, the paintings depicting the Ottoman Sultan Mahmut I with his army in the garden of Topkapı Palace. After a pleasant tour in the gardens of the famous Castle, we return to our hotel. In the evening, after our elegant dinner, our accommodation will be at Hôtel Le Choiseuil.
Day 3 / 14 May 2022 Chenonceau – Cheverny – Chambord
After breakfast, we go to Chenonceau Castle, the most impressive castle in the region. After visiting the garden of the castle, which was built on the river and called the Women’s Castle, where you will listen to interesting stories, we move to Cheverny Castle, the inspiration for the Moulinsart Castle in Tintin Comics. We will see the garden of the castle, which is still lived by today, and the dogs that are unique to the castle.
After free time for lunch at the restaurants in the town, we move to the Chamboard Castle, the largest castle in the region. We will see the garden with a unique view. After taking pictures with the reflections in the lake surrounding the castle at sunset, we return to our hotel.
Our dinner is at Blois Castle. After dinner, we will have the chance to watch the sound & light show held in the castle. Our stay at Hôtel Le Choiseuil
Day 4 / May 15, 2022 Loire Valley- Paris-Istanbul
After a late breakfast, we check out from the hotel and say goodbye to the Loire Valley, never to be forgotten, and depart for Paris Airport by our private vehicle. Our return flight to Istanbul departs at 17.45 with flight TK1834.