(PRWEB) August 25, 2004
Off the Beaten Path, LLC, an American tour company offering active affinity tours of France, announced today the details of its exclusive small group, 2005 "Loire Valley CastlesÂ Gourmet & Wine, Active Cultural Tour program. The company will be offering an exceptional French cultural experience to its guests in 2005 through its interactive program where guests participate in their vacation! The company's Loire Valley Castles tour program is comprised of a patchwork of activities that allow guests to discover the heart of this historical region, sprinkled with medieval villages, Renaissance and Medieval Castles from the Grand to the Petit, artisan workshops and culinary hide-a-ways, under the expert guidance of professional, Off the Beaten Path guides who are European-Americans living in France.
The Loire Valley Castles tours include a cultural theme walk of the Montlouis Wine Growing Region of the Touraine, an introductory "Art & Pleasure of Wine Tasting" workshop at our sommelier's(wine professional) home accompanied by an eight course gourmet, tasting dinner with wine pairings, wine tasting in an 18th century troglodyte, gourmet discovery during a hands-on, "Gaulois" theme cooking class at our Chef's home, a ÂfromagerieÂ (cheese maker) tour, cheese tasting with the owners of our Castle hotel, exploration of Amboise, Loches and Blois and visits to the castles of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chenonceau, Loches, Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Bourdaisiere. Additionally, travelers enjoy historical French accommodations at three-star hotel, Chateau des Tertres, and gourmet dining daily.
This active, small group, tour program of cultural discovery is available in either a seven-day or five-day program. The Loire Valley is a magical region filled with history and culture that comes alive during our activities and excursions. Our "Loire Valley Castles" Tour offers guests an experience of relaxing and truly appreciating the history and traditions of the French people.
The company offers scheduled departures for its Loire Valley tour programs from the beginning of May until mid-October. Custom or private group departures are available on request for groups of four persons or more traveling together. Tour priced from US $2,298-US $2,898 pp double occupancy.
About Off the Beaten Path LLC
Off the Beaten Path LLC is an American owned company offering quality small group tours of France. Each Off the Beaten Path tour program is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that unfolds one scene at a time over the period of five-seven days depending on the program selected. Travelers learn about regional traditions, customs and culture through daily participation in activities and excursions designed by Off the Beaten Path's team of local experts. Comprised of the company's personally designed theme walks, interactive cultural activities, gourmet discovery of regional cuisine, wine appreciation activities (wine workshops, cellar tours, wine tasting), hands-on cooking excursions (cooking class with famous French Chefs, cheese/bread), shopping at traditional markets and artisan craft fairs, theme workshops (pottery/painting/photography) and cheese and foie gras tasting, Off the Beaten Path delivers a unique and personalized experience during each regionally specific tour program. Whether choosing Provence, the Loire Valley, Dordogne, the Bordeaux wine region, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon (Rhone Valley), Alsace, the Greater Southwest, French Riviera or Paris for that perfect vacation in France, Off the Beaten Path LLC tour program itineraries surprise travelers every time with a culturally enriching, interactive, personalized and fun experience that far exceeds every expectation!
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