The Loire river spans just over 1000km and supports wine-growing regions all throughout it’s path- so deciding where to go and what to do in the region can be daunting.
Our guided excursions and bespoke experiences ensure you’ll discover the best of the Loire Valley with a personal perspective. Our educational outings can be adapted to suit virtually any size group, preferences or budget– from the best cellar door tastings and VIP winemaker visits to guided access to the grandest chateaux and local traditional experiences with experienced local guides*. We handle all the details and you get to relax and create memories.
For the richest experience, we recommend combining our wine education mornings with afternoon and weekend excursions.
* tour guides are not members of LWA staff, but are respected local experts.
Spend a day adding context to your classroom learning by visiting a Loire winery and/or vineyard. Our WSET-certified guide will take you through the vines, explaining soils, leaves and grape types, or introduce you to a winemaker who can show you the inner-workings of a cellar. The options are endless, and up to you.
After your morning course at the school, set off with a WSET-certified guide to explore two different nearby wineries. You'll be able to compare differences in winemaking, soils and styles. You'll also have a chance to buy wines at a the domaines.
Complement your wine studies with real-time experiences visiting local vineyards, meeting winemakers or exploring nearby chateau and villages. Small group tours offer an personalised look at the best of the region while minimizing cost. Tours last from a half-day to 3 days and fees begin from €180.
Let us show you the best of the Loire at your own pace, and with your own preferences. Our bespoke tours incorporate your key interests, meal preferences and favourite activities, all while ensuring your privacy and offering the most flexibility. Tours last from 3 hours to 3 days and fees begin at €250, depending on duration, number of participants and activities chosen.