Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip From Paris

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet our guide in the lobby of your hotel or outside your Paris apartment building
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel out of Paris to the picturesque Loire Valley by deluxe car or minivan on this private day trip. You'll visit three of the major castles in this UNESCO World Heritagelisted region: Chteau de Chambord, Chteau de Chenonceau, and Chteau de Cheverny (or Chteau d'Amboise or Chteau de Blois if you choose, instead of Cheverny). Tour the inside of the three castles with a private guide, who shares insight about the architecture and history. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Family friendly

Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Your day trip starts with hotel pickup by private vehicle for the 2-hour drive from Paris to the Loire Valley, known for its castles and wine.

Start with a visit to Chteau de Chambord, the largest in the Loire Valley, allegedly built using a design created by Leonardo da Vinci. This extravagant structure with 360 chimneys once housed members of the French court, who would welcome the king of France when he returned from hunting. Of all the architectural wonders of Chambord, the most famous is the double-spiral staircase, the core of the building.

Next, discover Chteau d'Amboise, a royal castle and gardens overlooking the Loire River and the blue-slate roofs of the town of the same name. The St. Hubert chapel is home to the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who died while a guest of the king. If you wish, you might want to enjoy a tasting of Touraine wines, from the appellation of Amboise or Montlouis (own expense).

Then continue to Chteau de Chenonceau, known for its construction over the Cher River, where the beauty of its architecture is reflected in the water. Nicknamed the 'Chteau of the Ladies,' Chenonceau was a favorite among women of the French nobility. Your private day trip then ends with return to your Paris hotel.

Note: On the day of your tour, it may be possible to visit a different castle instead of Amboise, to be discussed with your guide, such as Chteau de Cheverny, an early 17th-century private castle, richly furnished, with a beautiful park and a hundred hound dogs in their kennels. Or visit Chteau de Blois,a royal castle that illustrates different periods in architecture with its combination of Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical styles.

Inclusions

Private licensed guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paris

Transport by private air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate