Skip The Line: Chateaux De Chambord, Chenonceau And Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Paris

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Overview

What would a trip to France be without escaping Paris for a day trip in the countryside? Take a break from the city bustle, and discover the magnificent castles of the Loire Valley. On this full-day tour from Paris, your guide will lead you through some of the region’s most stunning châteaux (French for “castles”). Marvel over the complexity of Loire Valley wines in a prestigious local vineyard and soak up the tranquility over a gourmet lunch served among the vines.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people when exploring the castles, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. This tour also includes access to skip the long entry lines at Château de Chenonceau.
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Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
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After leaving Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, your day trip of the wine and castles of the Loire Valley starts at Château de Chambord. This beautiful château was built in 1519 by King Francis I, who used it as a hunting lodge. Admire its French Renaissance architecture, luxurious furniture, ornamental ceiling vaults and astounding staircases, and keep an eye out for frolicking deer and wild boar as you stroll along the castle’s lush grounds.

Next, you’ll stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Nitray Vineyards at Château de Nitray. This is not your average box lunch -- you'll enjoy a home-cooked lunch of fresh, local French ingredients and sample some of the region’s best wines, including a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a full-bodied Cabernet Franc. Your guide will take you through the wine-tasting, pointing out the different flavors. You will end your visit with a tour of the vineyard.

Your final stop is Château de Chenonceau, an elegant 16th-century castle that is sure to steal your heart at first sight with its smooth white stone and intricately painted wooden door. Entry lines can be quite long here, especially in the peak summer season, but don’t worry! This tour includes skip-the-line access, so you don’t have to wait in the long queue. The interior of the castle is well-maintained with original stone carvings, immense tapestries and an intimate chapel. Almost equal in beauty are the castle grounds and many gardens, planted by the famous ladies who owned the Ladies’ Château and gave it its name.
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Inclusions for Skip The Line: Chateaux De Chambord, Chenonceau And Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Paris

  • Local guide
  • Entrance to Chambord
  • Skip-the-line entrance and guided tour of Chenonceau
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
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Exclusions for Skip The Line: Chateaux De Chambord, Chenonceau And Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip From Paris

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was fantastic and we would highly recommend it to anyone. The two guides were very knowlegeable and personable. They took the time to explain all the history of the chateaus before we got there and continued throughout the time we walked into them. The most entertaining and fun however was the trip to Chateaux de Nivry where we go to have lunch and do a wine tasting as part of the experience. The owner who lead it was was funny, personable, and made the whole experience memorable. It was just a very enjoyable 12 hours.

  • We had a wonderful day in the Loire valley. Laura was an excellent guide who gave us so much information about French history and the castles we visited. I would recommend her as a guide any dat.

  • The tour was good, it could have been better but the guide stopped and talk to much so we were not able to spend much time seeing the castles.

  • Both chateaux were worth the visit, and the wine tastings were generous and good quality. Be aware that access to both castles, especially Chenonceau, require lots of walking to get to the entrance. The lunch served at Vitray was terrific and the guides were native English speakers so no issues with communication as we had with other day trips.

  • Great way to see the French countryside.

  • The guides were very knowledgeable, the chateaus amazing, it the best part was the lunch and the hospitality of the family vineyard lunch.

  • Loved the guides and it was well worth the day away from Paris.

  • Truly enjoyed the tour. Laura was fabulous
    Great chateaus n lunch. Could have had a little more time at each place but it was a great day

  • Very good tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and interactive the us. That made the trip memorable for us. The destinations were worth the long drive to see them all!

  • Great tour

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