Paris: Three Loire Valley Castles Small-group Trip: Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord with Wine tasting by Minivan

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Paris: Three Loire Valley Castles Trip by Minivan: Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord with Wine tasting
Duration

Durations: 12 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Discover on this Full-day Live Guided Trip from Paris to Loire Valley's UNESCO-listed landscapes and famous Renaissance Loire castles on an air-conditioned comfortable Mini-van USB/ WiFi, up to 6/7 Persons

From £ 170.71 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    • Discover on this Full-day Live Guided Trip from Paris to Loire Valley's UNESCO-listed landscapes and famous Renaissance Loire castles on an air-conditioned comfortable Mini-van USB/ WiFi, up to 6/7 Persons
    • Combine visits to three most impressive chateaux: the largest Chateau Chambord, see at Chateau Amboise the quarters of King Francois I & Leonardo Da Vinci's tomb and visit Chateau Chenonceau and its beautiful gardens with 130.000 plants
    • Skip-the-line entrance to each chateau & avoid the queues (Entrance tickets are included)
    • Taste local wines 
    • Learn from an informative local guide about each site, and fit in souvenir shopping along the way
    • Includes lunch if this option is booked
    • Live Guide is with You all the time
    • We want to stress that we offer professional driver and professional guide as well. Each of them makes with quality his job concentrated on his duties 
    • Pay Attention: minivan drives faster than normal bus, so you have got more time for visiting and rest. Minivan is also more comfortable for such trips compared with normal cars
    • This Experience is also available as Private Experience each day — please check up the availability on our web

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : 07:30 Meeting at Opera Garnier Steps / Pick-up from Your hotel if option booked

    07:30 Meeting at Opera Garnier Steps / Pick-up from Your hotel if option booked and start of our Day Trip. 

    There are 245 km to drive on highway. It takes 3 hours. One stop will be made at the rest area. The Guide will give You general Information about the French history connected to the Castles of Loire Valley.


    10:30 Arrival at the Loire Valley at Château de Chenonceau

    10:30 Arrival at the Loire Valley at Château de Chenonceau.

    After You have got some informations from our licensed Guide during Your Trip on board of our comfortable coach about the history of the French Kings, of Loire Valley and its Castles You will enjoy the Guided visit to each Castle and see by Yourself the glamourous architecture and beautiful nature of this region. Our Guide will also carry old maps, pictures and some other materials to help you for a better understanding of each castle's history. 


    10:30 to 12:00 Visit of Château de Chenonceau and its Garden

    Guided Tour inside of the Chateau Chenonceau

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 

    Skip-the-line access with Guide to Chenonceau nicknamed the "ladies’ castle", remarkable for its feminine history of famous women of France such as Catherine de Medici as well as for it’s stunning architecture as well as unique aches over the River Cher. The Renaissance-style gardens Gardens of Chenonceau with their more than 130,000 flowerings plants will impress You as well. 

    Free time.


    12:00 to 13:30 Visit of the local Vinery with Wine Tasting. Time for Lunch

     12:00 to 13:30 Visit of the local Vinery with Wine Tasting. Time for Lunch


    14:00 to 15:15 Visit of Château Royal d'Amboise

    14:00 to 15:15 Visit of Château Royal d'Amboise

    Guided Tour inside of the Chateau d’Amboise.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

    Skip-the-line access with Guide to Chateau d’Amboise. Amboise is the grand 15th-century residence of King Charles VIII and an example of the transition of Gothic to Renaissance architecture. Learn the history of the castle Amboise on your guided tour is known as birth place of princes, the reign of Kings, and the death of the greatest Renaissance master, Leonardo Da Vinci! You can see his grave in the chapel.


    15:15 Departure to Chambord with arrival about 16:00

    15:15 Departure from Amboise to Chambord with arrival about 16:00

    It takes about 40 minutes to drive and 5 - 10 minutes to walk from the Parking to the Chateaux entrance.


    16:00 - 18:00 Visit of Chateaux Chambord

    16:00 - 18:00 Visit of Chateaux Chambord. 

    The Château de Chambord is one of the most popular castles because of its French Renaissance architecture. The building was constructed (1519–1547) by Francis I (Francois 1-er) and is nowadays the biggest castle with its 440 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 84 staircases. The castle is also known because of its open double-spiral staircase. The two spirals ascend the three floors without ever meeting. Leonardo da Vinci may have designed the staircase.

    18:00 Departure to Paris the back ride to Paris begins. There are approx. 180 km to drive on highway. 

    It takes 2,5 hours. One stop will be made at the rest area. 


    20:30 to 21:00 Coming back to Paris to Opera Garnier or Drop Off if this option booked (free of charge)

    20:30 to 21:00 Coming back to Paris to Opera Garnier or Drop Off if this option booked (free of charge) full of impressions of a full Day Trip to Loire Valley and its Castles. Opera Garnier Rue Scribe 8, 75009 Paris, FR


  4. What's Included

    • Mercedes minivan with professional driver USB/WiFi for 6/7 passengers
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance tickets to the 3 Palaces (included)
    • Guided Excursions in Chenonceau and Amboise, audio-guide in Chambord
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges 
    • You are welcome to take pictures and videos all along the experience 

  5. What's Excluded

    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Souvenirs

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking after Your online payment (Credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal)
    • Distance from Paris to Chenonceau is 245 km (highway), between Chenonceau and Amboise 13 km (national roads), from Amboise to Chambord 50 km (national roads), Chambord to Paris 180 km (highway)
    • Time spent at Loire Valley is approx. 7 - 8 hours 
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended 
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Stroller accessible 
    • Infant seats available 
    • Most travelers can participate  
    • Near public transportation 

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothes to access the underground Wine cellars  
    • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather 

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 72 hours or less before event

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