Rides in France
The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and vouvray. Led by Dr Michael Jones, a medieval historian, the itinerary also offers plenty of historical insights and includes a day in Honfleur, the former stomping ground of many Impressionist painters, including Monet. The Loire Châteaux: Wine and History tour departs September 4 and costs from £2,345 per person including return coach travel from London and all meals.