Full-Day Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux with Lunch & Wine Tasting from Paris
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Full-Day Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux with Lunch & Wine Tasting from Paris

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12 hrs 30 mins - 12 hrs 45 mins

Explore the Château de Chambord and the Château de Chenonceau, two beautiful castles that perfectly capture the essence of Medieval France. Finish off the tour with a splendid wine tasting session.

Highlights

  • Delve into the rich history of France in the heart of its cherished Loire Valley
  • Discover two of its revered castles on this tour, the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers on comfortable, air-conditioned buses
  • An expert tour guide will reveal facts and old tales about the castles and the stunning Loire Valley
  • On your way, you'll be ushered with remarkable views of the Loire's scenic landscapes
  • Walk through furnished and florid rooms at the palaces and admire period tapestries and paintings
  • During winters, your tour includes a free lunch at the Saint Hubert restaurant in Cour-Cheverny
  • End your tour on a high note with an excellent session of wine tasting
  • Choose between English and Spanish-speaking tour guides
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Your Experience

Board an air-conditioned bus and set out to discover the stunning Loire Valley! Watch lovely landscapes, long green fields, and the River Loire roll past you. Your expert English-speaking tour guide will fill you in on the details about the monuments you're about to see. First at Château de Chenonceau, notice the architectural confluence of early Renaissance and late Gothic styles. It is known as 'the château of ladies' because it was maintained by several women through the centuries. The building seems to spring out of the water giving a very magical feel to the entire place.

You'll then have an hour to squeeze in lunch (at your own expense during summers) and soak in the majestic aura of Loire before heading on to your next stop, the Château de Chambord. This is one of the most iconic châteaux in the world, with a very distinct architecture from the French Renaissance. It is the biggest castle in the Loire Valley and was used as a royal residence. Explore the several rooms in the castle and finally climb the famous double helix staircase which leads to a lovely terrace.

Finally, your tour ends with a spirited wine tasting session within the Château. You don't want to miss out on experiencing the flavors of the legendary Loire wines while in this remarkable valley!

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Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers on air-conditioned coach
  • Skip-the-line entry into the chateaux
  • Wine tasting at the Château de Chambord
  • Lunch at Château de Chenonceau (only during winters)
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Lunch (during summers)
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • On Sat & Mon (during summertime), the Château de Chambord is replaced by the Château d’Amboise
  • The Chambord wine tasting area is replaced by the Cave des Dômes wine cellar in Chenonceau on these days
  • Lunch is only included in winters (1 Nov-31 Mar) and not during summers (1 Apr- 31 Oct)
  • The tour lasts about 12.5 hrs, but the on-site tour lasts about 6 hrs

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • Full-Day Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux with Lunch & Wine Tasting from Paris: English-guided tour
  • Full-Day Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux with Lunch & Wine Tasting from Paris: Spanish-guided tour

Lunch Menu

Non-Veg Menu:

  • Fish terrine on diced mixed vegetables
  • Poultry fillet, Cheverny sauce and gratin dauphinoise/green beans
  • Tiramisu with raspberries

Veg menu

  • Raw vegetables
  • Parmentier omelet and green beans
  • Tiramisu with raspberries

Timings

Daily from 7:15 AM- 8:45 PM

Discounted Tickets

Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-17yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

Accessibility

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

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Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 72 hrs before the schedule

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-priced tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Paris City Vision Office (2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris)
  • You will find 'Statue of Joan of Arc Paris' as a nearby landmark
  • Your bus will leave here at 7:15 AM promptly

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Getting There

  • The nearest bus station is Pyramides/Saint Honore which just a 1-minute walk from the meeting point
  • Nearest Metro Station is Tuileries. Line 1 of the Paris Metro stop here every few minutes

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date selected during checkout

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