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

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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
12 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Varies
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Skip the line
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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 - 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, 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 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, 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!

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

You will return at the departure point around 8PM!

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Round trip by luxury coach from Paris with licensed guide ( if option selected)
  • Lunch is included in winter from November 1st to March 31st
  • Round trip by luxury coach from Paris with Audio Guide ( if option selected)
  • Round trip including Pick up & drop hotel from Paris with licensed guide ( if option selected)
  • Tasting of 3 famous Loire wines
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine National de Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Maison des Vins a Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
  • Entry/Admission - Chapelle Saint-Hubert
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

Exclusions

  • Lunch is excluded in summer from April 1 to October 31

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)

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
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.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
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
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Helene and the entire staff were amazing! The bus was super comfortable and having WiFi was such an added bonus. Helene was very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and people who lived in them. She did a terrific job in making it all come alive.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2018
Great tour with knowledgeable guides. The wine tasting was in a room of one of the castles which was nice but there was too many people that crowded around the table so it was hard to get to the wine. Other than that, great tour, comfortable bus. I recommend it!
• Submitted 17 Aug 2018
Jewels of Loire. Castles and beautiful nature. So much history. This trip highlights the most beautiful ones, and if you only have one day it is a perfect trip.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2018
Our tour guide was excellent, giving us real insight into the lives of the kings and queens who lived in these castles. We visited d'Amboise on our tour, which was a favorite of Leonardo da Vinci. He is buried here. I am a huge da Vinci buff so this was a thrill for me. The town surrounding the castle is just what you expect a quaint French town to be, and there was plenty of time for shopping, lunch, or just relaxing at an outdoor bistro. Chenonceau is a must see. Google a little history before you visit, and you will appreciate it even more. There is even a hedge maze! This tour is quite a long bus ride from Paris, but worth it. Awesome.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
Spectacular day! Great guide, comfortable coach, everything was exactly as represented.
• Submitted 18 Jun 2018
Amazing!
• Submitted 12 Jun 2018
Great to get out of the city and see some historic buildings. There are some other tours that visit three chateaus/castles but this one visits two. We booked this one particularly to see Leonardo da Vinci's final resting place. The wine tasing was great - a bit of rose, white, and red and grape juice for my 2 kids along with some appetizers to cleanse the palette. English brochures were available at both Amboise and Chenonceau to read more about the history/properties. In Amboise, do follow the advice and go to lunch early to make sure you get back to the bus on time!
• Submitted 16 May 2018
Amazing experience and takes the hassle out of planning, researching and driving!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
Beautiful locations. We did the 2 castles and the wine tasting. We thought seeing 2 castles in 1 day was enough. I can't imagine having to see 3 in one day. The wine was delicious and they give you things to pair it with. Do your best to walk around the grounds of each one. We really enjoyed this tour.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
We enjoyed the visits to each castle. It was also great that the tour operator was able to work with the lunch venue to prepare vegetarian options.
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
This is my second time taking this tour and enjoyed it immensely. The castles are fascinating and it seems that the tour is different each time dependent on the guide and the season. The guide was very good. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
Gorgeous castles, great experience! Nice country side experience driving up to there but quite tiring!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Three distinct chateaus made the trip very informative. Our guide was excellent and charming. Lunch was a nice surprise and very good. We recommend this tour.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Great day tour. This was my family's favorite tour in France. Only thing to consider is allowing 45 minutes of free time at each chateau.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
This was a long tour but we enjoyed it so much! I'm glad we got to see all three castles instead of the 2 with a wine tasting. Our guide did a good job explaining what we were seeing and was quite diplomatic with a woman on our tour that complained about everything. Lunch was good. The three chateaus were absolutely gorgeous. I would have liked a little more time to walk around on our own, but it was a 13 hour tour we hit traffic in Paris coming back so I can see how there really wasn't any extra time to spare. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
Very good
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Good tour, informative and well paced.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018

In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
12 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Varies
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Skip the line

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