Start off by strolling through Dracula’s favorite hangout, the annual Garlic Fest in Tours. When people visit the Loire Valley, they often tend to overlook many of the countless chateaus in the region, such as the Chateau Moulin and the Chateau La Bourdaisiere, the later offering travelers a chance to live like royalty by booking a stay. Want to stray away from masses of tourists, seek out the less-visited chateaus, and you will be glad you did.
From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this sensational region. Your itinerary includes an unforgettable stop at Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, replete with romantic castle ruins. In the high country, explore one of the world’s natural wonders, a mountain amphitheatre with cascading waterfalls.Watch Now >>
Rudy samples the best Bordeaux wine, and then cruises the lovely Dordogne and Lot Rivers, with stops at chateaux, ancient windmills, and perched villages. He also attends cooking classes, and embarks on an underground adventure to view prehistoric cave paintings.Watch Now >>