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Loire Valley Day Trip including Wine Tasting, Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

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$167.85

Majestic castles, famous wines and Renaissance masterpieces make up this unforgettable trip to the charming Loire Valley. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Chambord then Chenonceau to be wowed by the extravagant glamor of the French aristocracy and discover their fascinating history. You’ll enjoy fabulous wine tasting, surrounded by stunningly picturesque riverside views. On summer Mondays and Sundays you’ll appreciate the glorious Amboise castle rather than Chambord.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Mondays and Saturdays include a tour of Amboise instead of Chambord
- Lunch included in winter ( Nov to March)
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

Meet up at our central located agency in Paris ( if option selected).

for those who have selected the pick from the hotel, meet the guide at around 6.30am at the lobby.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Place de l_Opera Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris France

Leave the bustle of Paris for the charming and green Loire Valley, traveling on a luxury air-conditioned coach.

Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, 41250, Chambord France

Your wonderful tour begins with a visit to Chambord, one of the most instantly recognizable castles in the world and previously home to François the 1st. Be guided through its majestic interiors, hearing the French aristocracy’s secrets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Domaine National de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

The famous double helix staircase is such a masterpiece that is it rumored to be the work of Leonardo de Vinci! You will wander around the Domain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Maison des Vins a Chambord, Place Saint Louis, 41250, Chambord France

Full of history, you’ll enjoy a tasting of three of the Loire’s most famous wines, accompanied by some delicious local produce.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France

Learn about its incredible past and be enchanted by its breathtaking riverside views. In winter, you’ll be served a traditional lunch and drink. Outside of this period, your guide will give you some fabulous tips on where to eat. If you choose to travel on Monday or Saturday in summer, you’ll love visiting the equally majestic Amboise castle instead of Chambord and your wine tasting will take place in the delightful Chenonceau wine cellars. 


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chapelle Saint-Hubert, Place Michel Debre, 37400, Amboise France

The stunning gothic monument built in 1491 shelters the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme Autour de Chenonceaux, 1 rue du Docteur Bretonneau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Drive through the French countryside before arriving to The Lady Castle spanning the River Cher.

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Nicknamed the ‘ladies’ castle’ thanks to the remarkable women who have lived there.Perfect for those who love the French art of living - royal history, captivating nature and fine wine! 

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

Back to Paris at the end of the tour!

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will return at the departure point around 8PM!

Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up option selected: Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)

Departure time:

Duration:

12 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Rylee W

I really enjoyed this tour! My tour guide, Vincent, was absolutely excellent. He made the tour very interesting and enjoyable, including intriguing facts about the histories of the castles and the people who lived there. He really seemed to enjoy explaining these stories to us and I would 100% recommend him as a guide!

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MA GABRIELA D

Totally worth the price. It's a beautiful day out of Paris. The wine was delicious and I highly recommend doing the tour with a guide. The guide we had was Rocío and she is the best.

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Myriam E

This bus ride was very comfortable and they do a 1/2 stop on your way to use the bathrooms and get some snacks. Both chateaus are gorgeous and Francois was very nice and knowledgeable. He did this tour in English and Japanese.

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Kristine L

Tour was good. Lots of information, group was slow. We had fun but was too slow for our liking. Food and wine was good and the castles were gorgeous.

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Hyla H

My husband and I enjoyed the 2 castles and wine tasting. The guide was very good and informative. The bus was a little disappointing due to stains on most of the seats and looked like it hadn't been cleaned recently. Overall though the trip was very nice.

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BARBARA H

Our trip to the Loire Valley was excellent value. We were a small group and had a luxury mini bus which was great. Our tour guide Nicholas was an outstanding, a wonderful sense of humour and a multi linguist who accommodated everyone on the excursion in their home language without any issues. he was a superb tour guide, his knowledge of the two castles was brilliant, and while we enjoyed hearing about the 17th and 18th century history, it was a long drive and it would have been far more interesting to hear relevant details and some history of the areas we drove through. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Janine G

We really enjoyed this tour but there wasn't a lot of time to explore. Next time, we will take the 2 day tour. The bus was very nice and I loved hearing all about the history of the monarchy on the way out to the Loire Valley. The only downside was that we had expected to be going to Chambord and we went to Amboise, a change that wasn't supposed to commence until summer. We contacted Viator and they promptly remediated. Highly recommend booking with viator!

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Dnyanraj B

Chanonceau Chateaux is good both from outside and inside, less crowded than Versailles. Chambord is great from outside but nothing much to see inside apart from the double helix staircase and lovely rooftop. Overall these Chateaux are good from outside in how they are built with pretty gardens surrounding them. But versailles is better from both inside to see the decorated rooms, sculptures, paintings and architecture. We took non-guided tour for these Chateaux which gave us ample of time on our own to see things around them.

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Shirlane W

Enjoyed the tour and the history behind the them. Could do without the wine tasting as the wines were not the best samples of what the region has to offer.

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Diane M

We were on a bus for six hours for this tour and during that time period there was no commentary by the guides on what we were seeing in the countryside on the long bus ride. We saw two castles that were beautiful but not worth the 6 hours on the bus. The tour guide walked very quickly through the castles without checking to see if we were able to follow her or see her in the crowds. On walk to the second castle we were almost overrun by a golf cart and she just kept walking paying no attention to her clients.
There was one stop on the way to the first castle and time to purchase food at the first castle. My daughter said they could have at least given us water and not asked us to buy it from the bus driver!
I paid $195 each for 5 members of my family. We were all extremely disappointed and felt cheated.
The wine tasting was minimal-- in a room in the second castle.


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Loire Valley Day Trip including Wine Tasting, Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
Overview:

Majestic castles, famous wines and Renaissance masterpieces make up this unforgettable trip to the charming Loire Valley. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Chambord then Chenonceau to be wowed by the extravagant glamor of the French aristocracy and discover their fascinating history. You’ll enjoy fabulous wine tasting, surrounded by stunningly picturesque riverside views. On summer Mondays and Sundays you’ll appreciate the glorious Amboise castle rather than Chambord.

From USD

$167.85

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