Do you want to see splendid Renaissance Castles and taste delicious Loire Valley wines? At the end of this 11-hour wine & culture day tour, you will have fallen in love with Chambord impressive architecture and with the diversity of Loire Valley wines. After an early morning hotel pickup in Paris, you will travel with your knowledgeable guide about. 2 hours south of the city towards Chambord Castle. En route, bite into flaky croissants and pastries while hearing about the wine-making region of Loire and its heritage.
You will arrive at Chambord Castle in the morning for an audio-guided tour. Come away knowing the secrets behind this magnificent « Château », constructed by King Francis I of France five hundred years ago. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray and Montlouis sur Loire. Admire the colorful landscapes of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc grapes.
Settle in at a family-run Vouvray Wine estate, where you’ll meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious meal of traditional food, paired with a wine tasting. After lunch, discover another family-run winery and depending on availability, taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, red and rosé wines. Here, you will get to taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world.
You will be dropped off back in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville) in the evening.
Hotels if located in central Paris - Otherwise, meeting point that will be decided with the customer
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The drive through the French countryside was very beautiful and peaceful. It was great to see the Chambord Castle from the inside. The gourmet meal with the wine selections for every course was amazing. The highlight was the winery tour at the end and the delicious Loire valley wines. Our guide was very knowledgeable about wine.
Loved the winery tours. Loved the lunch. Loved our guide — and wish I could have just heard her talk more about wine (she was very knowledgeable) rather than spending time at a castle. Just a personal preference.
Just enough to get a great feel of the historic setting of Chambord and the wines of the region. Small group was wonderful. Our wine expert guide taught us a lot about the wines and was able to explain every aspect of our visit in easy to understand terms . Clement was a wonderful driver and made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed . Very welcoming!
This was such a fantastic tour. I was sceptical booking but glad I did. There are only 8 people max on the tour which made it tailored and unique. Clement our tour guide was fabulous, highly educated expert in history and wine and knew all the family run estates to try wine. We had the best day and highly recommend.
Loved this trip and it was one of the highlights of my vacation. Its a full day out of the city with a small group of fellow travelers. We were the first pick up in the morning so we also had the pleasure of driving through different neighbors in Paris while we picked up other guests. Victor was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable about the city, French wines and history. Chambord was beautiful. We arrived early and there were only a few other visitors. The self guided tour was easy to use and interesting. After the Château we drove to a small organic family run vineyard. We toured the cellars and then sat down to a country style lunch prepared by our host. The wood stove was going and the wine was flowing. Perfect. Our next stop was the Marc Bredif winery in Vouvray. Another great tour and lots of wine to sample. Beautiful scenery along the way. We were a relaxed and happy group on the ride back to Paris. Victor also sent us a list of restaurants to try to Paris which was a nice bonus.
We absolutely loved this tour! We started the day with Victor picking us up at our hotel. He provided delicious butter croissants for breakfast and a bottle of water be sure to grab your own coffee from the hotel or something if you need caffeine in the morning. Victor drove us to Chateau de Chambord a gorgeous castle about 60-90 minutes outside of Paris. You get almost two hours to just explore on your own, but all admission and stuff is included in your overall tour package. After the castle, we drove to Vouvray in the Loire Valley. We went to this great little winery that is entirely organic and family run. The owner walked us around the property and explained their history and how they plant, treat, pick, make and store their wine. It was very informative and interesting! You do a small tasting of three different wines and then the owner takes the opened bottles to their back yard where they provide a three-course lunch. It was awesome to just sit and talk while enjoying great food and excellent wine. After that was done we went to one other winery and did a tasting. They explained their process they are a larger winery and we got to see their storage caves and how the caves were made. The tour is a full day commitment, but it is definitely worth it! Victor was an awesome guide and Juliette at le Clos de la Meslerie was a very gracious host!
Victor was an amazing guide. It was just the two of us in my party that were part of the tour and it was fantastic. Every part of the trip was amazing, from the castle, to the gourmet lunch, to the winery. Very enjoyable and would recommend to anyone.
Discover the wonders of the Loire Valley with this Wineries & Castles full-day tour from Paris! Visit the magnificent Château de Chambord, enjoy a gourmet wine & food pairing lunch at a family-run winery of the Touraine Wine region and enjoy a visit and tasting in a second Loire Valley winery. White, red, rosé, sparkling and sweet wines, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of Loire Valley wines! This small-group tour limited to 8 people includes round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minivan.