This tour is a mixture of motoring and military history set in one of the most peaceful and beautiful parts of France. We visit Chateaux, Vineyards, Le Mans and combat style pistol shooting.
This is a bespoke tour
The cost – includes breakfast, hotel accommodation, ferries and accommodation, shooting, museums and guide, but not food and drinks – is £1,750 per person.
Please note that this is the cost of a single occupancy in a single room as we wish to be open with the all-inclusive costs. A discount of 10% is available for bookings with two people sharing a room.
You are accompanied by a tour leader to ensure that your tour runs smoothly.
This is a self-drive car tour and we use local guides.
TO SECURE YOUR PLACE TO LOIRE VALLEY PLEASE PAY IN FULL OR A 10% DEPOSIT ON THE BUTTON ABOVE.
Catch the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo.
Arrive at a secluded shooting range which is staffed by ex-Royal Marines. Here you will shoot automatic pistols such as Glocks and Smith & Wessons, which are prohibited in the UK. In the afternoon we move onto semi-automatic assault rifles, such as AK47’s.
Drive to Saint Nazaire. Visit the enormous U-Boat pens and see where the famous raid (Operation Chariot) on the dry dock took place involving the obsolete destroyer HMS Campbeltown. This dry dock was not used again until 1948. Then a very pleasant drive to one of the most beautiful Chateaux for a guided tour and wine tasting.
Visit the Tank Museum at Saumur which is on par with Bovington in the UK. It has a number of German and Allied tanks which were left on the battlefields of Normandy. After lunch, visit the cellars and vineyards of Gratien & Mayer one of the best sparkling wines of Saumur.
On the way home, we visit Le Mans and the fascinating museum.