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

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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
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 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, Place de l_Opera entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 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, le Chateau, 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 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, Montee de l'Emir Abd El Kader 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!

Pass By: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will return at the departure point around 8PM!

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

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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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William K

This was a very enjoyable trip. We saw there were trips which stopped at 3 chateaus but only stopping at two gave more time to view the chateaus. It was our belief that stopping at 3 would be too rushed. Our guide was excellent. We would highly recommend this not only to see the chateaus buy also to view the countryside. It is a drive but well worth it. The lunch was way beyond expectations. Really good food.

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Nancy F.

This was a really nice trip albeit long. Our guide was excellent. She did a great job of doing English and Spanish. It was a long trip back to Paris but totally worth it. Lunch was ok.

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Thomas M

Prepare for a long day, but one well worth it. Most of the time is spent travelling on a very comfortable bus, the the two chateaux are remarkable. Chenonceau is a jewel and Chambord, the largest of all of the chateaux in the Lorie Valley, is breathtaking in it size and design. It was quite eerie as there is virtually no furniture in it, and your footsteps echo throughout.

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Nada d

The road was a little long but comfortable. The guides were very kind, helpful and instructive. The visit to Chenonceau was the best. Chambord is less impressive but the wine tasting was excellent

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Kathleen S

I found this trip to be worth it overall to get a stress-free day out of Paris at some beautiful castles. Some downsides were the amount of time spent driving (although it was so early that I slept on the bus, and they do everything they can to stretch the day out), and that I was less impressed with Chambord then Chenonceau. Chambord was freezing cold (it was January, early in the morning, and the castle was not heated) and frankly less impressive than Chenonceau. I also did the audio guide instead of live guide to save money, and found Chambord confusing to navigate by myself. Lunch was good not great but I was grateful they easily accommodated a vegetarian meal request I made day of. The wine tasting was brief and there were not seats for everyone, but the wine was delicious. We tasted three wines and were also offered snacks. The drive also included some pretty views such as a few villages that we drove through.

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Loretta G

Loire Valley and the Château‘s are amazingly beautiful!! Because it’s so far from Paris (3 1/2 hour bus ride) the visits to the Château’s are very rushed. However if it’s your only opportunity to go out there I still recommend this tour. The buses are very comfortable.

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Allen N

Castles were beautiful. Wine tasting was good. Bus trip...1st food/drink stop too short as another tour stopped for the same 20 minutes. Trip home was very long

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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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krista b

Too large of a tour group. Feels like being herded along. Too long of a day. Would never do it again

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Rebecca B

While the castles themselves were beautiful, and I'm glad I went - I would have much preferred to travel there myself and do a self guided tour. Here's why:

1. Our guide was really boring, and the information he gave was very surface level -- I think maybe he didn't have a strong enough grasp of the English language to really dive into detail about things. He also would just leave when he was done talking, and didn't allow us to ask any questions. Instead he immediately returned to the bus while we finished wandering around.

2. The wine tasting was really lack-luster. There weren't chairs for people to sit in. It was literally in a cold hallway with a table set up with glasses. They didn't even rinse your glasses out between different wines. It was very strange. The boar pate was good, though...but that was only a bonus.

3. There is hardly anything inside the castles. There are some paintings and furniture, but only in like 2 or 3 rooms - the rest is totally empty. You're really paying to see the outside and take some pictures, so that's another reason why i would have preferred to just drive myself. Would have been cheaper probably.


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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.

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$168.03

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