Loire Valley Castles Small-Group Day Trip From Paris

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:50 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: 116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
    2: 114 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend a day away from Paris and discover three chteaux Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord in the UNESCO-listed Loire Valley. After enjoying the picturesque drive to central France by air-conditioned minivan, youll independently explore the chteaux. Find out which castle the royals favored, where Leonardo da Vincis remains are buried, and which castle is so stunning that it boasts its own UNESCO status.Round-trip transportation and a wine tasting session are included in this day trip.

Highlights

Small group ensures personal service

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Rise early and leave Paris for your full-day Loire Valley chteaux tour, in air-conditioned minivan, right from central Paris.
Travel through the rolling hills of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed wine region in central France. Your guide drives you to each castle, which you will explore on your own without being tethered to the rest of your group.

Kick off your tour at the largest castle in the Loire Valley, the UNESCO-listed Chteau de Chambord. Learn about its astounding Renaissance architecture legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci contributed to the design of its double-helix staircase.

Continue to the Chteau dAmboise, which began as a defensive castle in the 11th century for its strategic position overlooking the Loire River before being converted in the 15th century to a residence for royals. Step inside the Chapel of St Hubert, where the remains of Leonardo da Vinci are buried.

Then you will be given some free time in the Village at the foot of the Castle to wander and enjoy your Lunch break after a wine tasting.

Once revitalized, head to Chteau de Chenonceau, a 16-century castle spanning the River Cher, and one of the most popular chteaux in France for its elaborate interior and exterior. Your full-day tour ends with return transport to the Original Departure Point in Paris.is.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Visit 3 Castles including (Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau)

Driver/Guide

Small-group tour (Max 8 people)

Wine Tasting until March 31st 2023

Lunch (From April 1st 2023)

Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord

Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise

Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel Pick Up

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Dec-2022

    Beautiful escape from the City. An Expert guide provided history of the castles and area. Plenty of time to explore the sites and visit gift shops.

  • 25-Nov-2022

    A very full day, but Pascale took good care of his travelers. He gave us a good balance of historical background at the start of the tour, on our way to the chateaux and in each chateau, but also gave us time to explore on our own. Thanks for a memorable experience!

  • 23-Nov-2022

    The three castles we viewed were impressive and beautiful. Different in style each was uniquely stunning. Marcil our guide was experienced and knowledgeable

  • 30-Oct-2022

    It was definitely a full day, long drive each way, but enjoyable countryside views out of Paris traffic. All three destinations were fabulous each in their own way. There’s no time for tarrying around if you want to see everything - could’ve used more time in Chambord and Amboise. In Amboise had to do wine tasting, see chateau and grab lunch on the run) Very disappointed the chapel was closed for renovation, not able to see where Leonardo da Vinci is buried. (this was a selling factor and should be made clear when you confirm your reservation). Lucille was our driver/guide, she did not go into any of the locations with us, Gave us in-depth information/history about each location before we got there, got our tickets and then waited for us in the van. So you are on your own with a brochure that’s self-explanatory, which was fine. Lucille was an excellent driver and very friendly. I would recommend this tour if you want it quick fast pace overview of the three locations. From what I learned, I would go back and spend more time especially spend the night in Ambrose.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    The chateaux were beautiful! Our guide,Lucille, was very informative and nice! It was great to have it be a small group.

  • 23-Mar-2020

    This tour was longer than most, but it was the only one that I could find that visited the three chateaus I really wanted to see, Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were a little lucky that a few people scheduled for our tour didn't show up, it would've been a little cramped in the bus I think if everyone was there. I get car sick, and was grateful to be able to sit in the front. Our tour guide took care of everything, and we basically walked right into each of the chateaus, which were each spectacular. We had time to explore the city of Amoboise, eat lunch and even buy some wine. Overall, this tour was a little expensive, but it was worth it.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We toured the Loire Valley castles (Chenoceaux, Amboise and Chambord) with our tour guide Marius. It was a fantastic trip, one of the first times we've ventured outside of Paris, and well worth the time. Marius was informative, friendly and we enjoyed the day with him. The sights were beautiful and the wine tasting delicious.

  • 13-Oct-2019

    We toured the Loire Valley castles (Chenoceaux, Amboise and Chambord) with our tour guide Marius. It was a fantastic trip, one of the first times we've ventured outside of Paris, and well worth the time. Marius was informative, friendly and we enjoyed the day with him. The sights were beautiful and the wine tasting delicious.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Timewise the trip was organized good but in the small group of 7 people this so called English speaking tour has 3 different groups-beside 4 of us who speak English there were 2 persons who spoke only Spanish and one more person who spoke only French. The guide has to repeat the same information in 3 languages. We think i is unacceptable.
    We purchased the tour that was advertised as English speaking tour.
    We will not recommend this tour to our friends and families.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Timewise the trip was organized good but in the small group of 7 people this so called English speaking tour has 3 different groups-beside 4 of us who speak English there were 2 persons who spoke only Spanish and one more person who spoke only French. The guide has to repeat the same information in 3 languages. We think i is unacceptable. We purchased the tour that was advertised as English speaking tour. We will not recommend this tour to our friends and families.

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