We were met in Paris by Adil. a friendly, knowledgeable guide who made our 4 days a wonderful adventure. We started by going to Chartres and then continued south to Chambord. Over the next 3 days, we toured many other chateaux and other significant buildings. We stayed in the lovely town of Amboise each night, reducing our need to pack and unpack each day. Along the way, Adil gave us great historical background and he knew many interesting details about the buildings and the rulers and aristocrats who lived there. The area is amazing but could be overwhelming without a good guide. Adil’s pace was perfect for us – He gave us time to look at the buildings and gardens without feeling rushed and at the same time moved along so we could see a number of places each day. At lunchtime, he took us to lovely small towns and made helpful recommendations for restaurants. He also had great suggestions for dinners in Amboise and had selected a fabulous hotel for us there (Le Manoir les Minimes). He is a really smooth driver which I appreciate as I can have trouble being a passenger in a car – especially on winding roads. He took us back to Paris at the end of the tour and the next morning (very early!!) drove us to the airport and made sure we knew where to check in. I felt very lucky to have such a guide. We will always remember this trip with pleasure

Incredible Trip to the Loire Valley with wonderful guide