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From Paris - 3 Loire Castles Live Guided Small Group Wine Tour

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13 hours

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From 07:30

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Group 1+

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From Paris - 3 Loire Castles Live Guided Small Group Wine Tour

What you'll do

Experience the enchanting Loire Valley with a small-group tour visiting three iconic castles: Chenonceau, Amboise, and Chambord. This guided trip offers an immersive exploration of French history and culture, complete with comfortable transportation in a Mercedes minivan and a delightful wine tasting experience at a local vineyard.

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  • Small-group Experience: Enjoy a personalised tour with a group of 4 to 7 people, ensuring an intimate and interactive journey

  • Historic Castles: Explore the iconic Chambord, Amboise, and Chenonceau castles, each showcasing unique architectural styles and rich histories dating back centuries

  • Wine Tasting: Visit a local family vineyard for a wine tasting session, where you'll learn about traditional winemaking techniques and sample a selection of exquisite wines

  • Informative Guides: Benefit from knowledgeable guides who provide insights into French history, castle construction, and the cultural significance of each site

  • Mercedes Minivan Comfort: Travel in style and comfort with our Mercedes minivan, equipped with adjustable seats and air conditioning, offering a faster and more comfortable ride than standard transportation options

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    Start Time: 7:30 am
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    Duration: Approximately 10-12 hours
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    Group Size: 4-7
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    Meeting Point: Meet at Opera Garnier Steps or opt for hotel pick-up at 7:30 am
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    10:00 - 11:30 Visit of Chateaux Chambord: Explore the grandeur of Chateau Chambord, built by Francis I during the French Renaissance. Marvel at its architectural marvels, including the unique double-spiral staircase.
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    11:30 - 12:30 Travel to Wine Tasting: Enjoy a scenic drive to a local vineyard for a wine tasting experience.
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    12:30 - 14:30 Wine Tasting and Lunch: Discover the secrets of winemaking and indulge in the flavours of the region. Enjoy lunchtime at Amboise city, where you'll find many restaurants and cafes.
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    14:30 - 15:40 Visit of Château Royal d'Amboise: Explore the historic residence of King Charles VIII and learn about its architectural transition from Gothic to Renaissance.
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    15:40 - 16:00 Travel to Chateau de Chenonceau: Depart for Chenonceau castle, located just a 20-minute drive away.
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    16:00 - 17:10/17:30 Visit of Château de Chenonceau and its Gardens: Discover the "ladies’ castle," renowned for its feminine history and stunning Renaissance-style gardens.
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    17:10/17:30 Departure to Paris: Begin the journey back to Paris, approximately a 3 to 3.5-hour drive.
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    20:30 - 21:00 Return to Paris: Arrive back in Paris, full of impressions from a day trip to the Loire Valley and its castles. Drop off at Opera Garnier steps or your hotel if the option is booked.
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    Note: Times are estimated and subject to change

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What's Included

  • Mercedes E220 business class car or Mercedes Minivan transportation

  • Professional Guide-Driver or Driver + Guide

  • Entrance tickets to three castles

  • Wine tasting at a local vineyard

  • Bottled water

  • All fees and taxes

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What's not included

  • Gratuities and souvenirs

  • Meals and drinks

  • HistoPad in Chambord and Audioguide in Chenonceau Castle

  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate guests in wheelchairs

  • Cancellation, modification, and refund are not possible once the order is placed (if applicable)

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Meeting Points

  • Meeting Point N 1 Opera Garnier (Place de l'Opéra 10, Paris, Île-de-France, 75009)

  • Kindly ensure you are punctual and reach the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Accessible via public transportation

  • Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended

  • The tour runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 08.30 am. All participants must arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances

  • The order and timings of the itinerary are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances to ensure a flexible and enjoyable experience

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  • Comfortable shoes

  • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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