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From Tours or Amboise: Chambord and Chenonceau Castle Loire Valley Day Tour with Lunch

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Explore Chambord and Chenonceau Castles on a guided tour which includes lunch in the enchanting Loire Valley.


  • Start your journey with an AC minivan pickup, then explore Chambord Castle's French medieval architecture with an English-speaking guide.

  • Ascend the double-helix staircase at Chambord Castle, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which allows 2 people to ascend or descend without crossing paths.

  • Indulge in a meal served with a glass of local wine at a private castle off the beaten path, hosted by the French Countess who resides there.

  • At Chenonceau castle, explore the gallery that spans the river, known as the "Gallery of the Ladies," named after Catherine de' Medici, a famous noblewoman.

  • Fun fact: The Chambord Castle is the largest chateau in the Loire Valley, but it was only used as a hunting lodge by King Francois I, who spent less than 40 days there in total.


  • Chambord & Chenonceau Castle day tour

  • Transport by AC minivan from Tours/Amboise

  • Small group tour of up to 8 people

  • English-speaking driver-guide

  • Traditional lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Explore Chenonceau at leisure

Experience the magic of the French Renaissance with this day trip to the Loire Valley's magnificent castles. Your adventure begins with a cozy journey in an air-conditioned minivan from Tours or Amboise, leading to the Chenonceau Castle, where you'll stroll through gardens honoring its illustrious past residents, Catherine de Médicis and Diane. Don't miss walking through the breathtaking gallery that stretches across the river. Explore the Marques Tower for insights into the castle's early history and enjoy panoramic views of the estate and the River Cher from its top.

Lunch with French Countess

Lunch will be a unique experience off the beaten path in a charming private Castle of the Loire Valley, built by Jean le Breton. Explore the family Castle and its surroundings, then indulge in a delightful meal hosted by the French Countess who resides there permanently, complete with tasty local Loire Valley wine.

The grandeur of Chambord Castle

Enjoy a glass of wine post-lunch and prepare for your next adventure: entry to the Chambord Castle, renowned for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture. It features 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 staircases, making it a massive architectural masterpiece. Once inside, your guide, fluent in English will handpick the most emblematic rooms for your visit: from the double helix staircase to the chapel and terrace. They'll also regale you with memorable anecdotes, highlighting hidden details of interest, and revealing breathtaking views of the castle.

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.

What's not allowed

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 4 years.


Chambord Castle

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Since this is a historic site, entering certain regions is restricted due to maintenance or renovation, but you can enjoy the rest of the venue at your leisure.

  • It is allowed to bring dogs on a leash in the park, but not in the castle enclosure, the French gardens, and the Stables.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.

Chenonceau Castle

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

Additional information

Chenonceau Castle

  • Due to capacity management, you must reserve a timeslot on the official website after your reservation.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

From Tours

  • Meet your guide at Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley.

  • Address: 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France.

Get directions to the meeting point

From Amboise

  • Meet your guide at Amboise Val de Loire Tourist Office.

  • Address: Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise, France.

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