Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan
  • Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan

    The day dedicated to "Renaissance" starts with a visit of Amboise Castle, where King Francis 1st welcomed Leonardo Da Vinci at the end of his life. After lunch (included), you leave for Chenonceau Castle and the day finishes with a visit of Chambord.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

    Your Loire Valley day trip starts with hotel pickup in Paris for the drive southwest into ‘château country.

    Pass By: Amboise Market Days, 23 Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise, France

    Once home of the French royal court, now a small market town,

    Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montee de l'Emir Abd El Kader Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France

    Discover Château d’Amboise, a favored royal residence during the Renaissance.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Chapelle Saint-Hubert, Place Michel Debre, 37400, Amboise France

    King Francis I once welcomed Leonardo da Vinci at this castle, where da Vinci is buried in the Chapel of St Hubert.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Office de Tourisme Autour de Chenonceaux, 1 rue du Docteur Bretonneau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

    Then head to the elegant Château des Dames straddling the River Cher

    Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

    Visit to Chenonceau Castle restored by three great Ladies in France's history before having a delicious lunch at the L'Orangerie ( or similar)

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Domaine National de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

    Complete your journey by the last and most recognizable French Castle built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I

    Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

    The Symbol of the French Renaissance and listed Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981: One of the area’s largest and most impressive castles with extensive grounds.



    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

    You will return back to Paris around 6;15PM.

    Pass By: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Place de l_Opera Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris France

    The driver guide will drop you back at your hotel for 6.30pm ( approx.)



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    ""Please note the Pick-up time indicated on the voucher is approximative and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris. Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) 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) ""
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "Restaurant L'Orangerie (or similar) Template Menu : Starter : Spring salad with goats cheese. Main course : chicken breast served with mushroom sauce. Dessert : frozen omelette"



    • Start Time6:30 AM
    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
      "Please note the Pick-up time indicated on the voucher is approximative and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris.

      Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) 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)

      "


    • Duration: 12 hours
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • Lunch with drinks at a gourmet restaurant in Chenonceau.
    • Entrance ticket of each Castle
    • Visit with audio guide of Amboise castle.
    • Visit with audio guide of Chenonceau castle.
    • Visit with audio guide of Chambord castle.
    • Round Trip Transportation by air-conditioned minivan from your central located hotel in Paris
    • Service of an experienced driver-guide.
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
    • Entry/Admission - Chapelle Saint-Hubert
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord

    Not Included

    • Gratuities
  • 9/10

    Recommendation passengers 90%
    Rating based on 132 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Joseph M
      Posted on Lunes, 25 de noviembre del 2019

      The driver/guide was very personable, on time for hotel pickup, great sense of humor, informative, affable. The minivan was very comfortable to ride those many miles to the destinations. Loved visiting all the castles, but a bit rushed. Perhaps, time would be better if only 2 castle visits were scheduled as opposed to 3. There was lunch at Chateau Chenonceau, delicious chicken dish! Would I recommend the tour? Yes, just wear very comfortable shoes, and take rain gear! Enjoy!

        General rating: 10/10
    • pjunker
      Posted on Miércoles, 13 de noviembre del 2019

      There were only 2 other ladies, from TN and TX, on this full day tour from Paris. Our driver guide, Celine, was outstanding in her command of English as her 2nd language, providing the 4 of us with history, facts, stories of what we were about to see during the first part of the drive from Paris and at each of the 3 castles; answering all of our questions. This tour was well worth the rate per person and I will highly recommend it to all traveling to, and spending multiple nights, Paris. Thank you.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Mary Ruth B
      Posted on Viernes, 06 de septiembre del 2019

      Celine was a wonderful tour guide (driver too). Her knowledge of the history of each Château was so helpful and Interesting. Our group of 7 was perfect size for maximizing our time at each. The fabulous meal, wine, and setting at the Château was brilliant.

        General rating: 10/10
    • John F
      Posted on Lunes, 26 de agosto del 2019

      Our guide Dimitri was on time, very well informed, very attentive, and made this a very enjoyable trip. Itinerary was perfect, skipped the lines everywhere, lunch at Castle Chenonceaux was excellent. Being at the castles was a great experience but Dimitri’s background commentary made it a great learning experience. Highly recommend this excursion.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Roz
      Posted on Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      My daughter and I took this trip in the rain but it was SO worth it! Our driver/guide, Julian, was informative and friendly. The castles were beautiful and we had plenty of time to explore all three. Lunch was included and it was fabulous! Get out of Paris for the day and take this tour!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Brenda O
      Posted on Lunes, 26 de noviembre del 2018

      Highly recommended this tour Chris was wonderful lunch was excellent and the three Château s beautiful!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Dave
      Posted on Miércoles, 11 de julio del 2018

      A marvelous selection of chateaux and historic sites as well as nice touches of local culture. Well paced and especially nice because of the small size of our group. Lovely scenery along the way made even the riding enjoyable. Ample amounts of free time to explore as we wished.

        General rating: 10/10
    • DARIEL P
      Posted on Viernes, 08 de junio del 2018

      This tour is highly recommended. The driver and the guide are both professional. Travelers will surely get an excellent service from the Tour Company.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Alexia R
      Posted on Miércoles, 28 de febrero del 2018

      Awesome experience how often do you get to eat in a castle

        General rating: 10/10
    • Oxana B
      Posted on Jueves, 28 de septiembre del 2017

      amazing experience. we enjoyed. but next time we will take much longer few days in Loire Valley. so many things to see and it is no time with this tour.
      Oxana Australia

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marilyn
      Posted on Domingo, 27 de agosto del 2017

      Loved this tour- John andI picked the Amboise optional- our tour guide was very good- the van is cramped when it is full please consider having two less persons for comfort. It is a full day well worth doing this tour. The lunch was good, we did hotel pick up and drop off which made the tour extra special.

      Very much enjoyed.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marilyn
      Posted on Domingo, 27 de agosto del 2017

      Loved this tour- John andI picked the Amboise optional- our tour guide was very good- the van is cramped when it is full please consider having two less persons for comfort. It is a full day well worth doing this tour. The lunch was good, we did hotel pick up and drop off which made the tour extra special.

      Very much enjoyed.

        General rating: 10/10
    • kbconiglio
      Posted on Jueves, 06 de julio del 2017

      This was our favorite tour - our guide was knowledgeable and it was such a lovely day seeing the beautiful castles.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Megan W
      Posted on Domingo, 05 de febrero del 2017

      This tour was beautiful. We had a wonderful guide who gave us a lot of great historical information before we arrived at each castle. It is a long day but completely worth it.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Claudia M
      Posted on Viernes, 04 de noviembre del 2016

      This Loire Valley tour was incredible! Our tour guide Gregory was the best ever!

        General rating: 10/10
    • azank
      Posted on Domingo, 21 de agosto del 2016

      The tour was fantastic. All three chateaus were unique and enjoyable for different reasons. Our tour guide was so great - he was patient and informative. I'm so glad I booked the tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • martha.yoke
      Posted on Viernes, 13 de noviembre del 2015

      Wonderful way to spend a day away from Paris. It's a long day but you get to see a lot. Our tour guide was great and the lunch was delicious with local wine included.

        General rating: 10/10
    • lmurias2
      Posted on Martes, 29 de septiembre del 2015

      Pedro was an excellent guide. He arrived within minutes of the stated time, fluently translated all comments in English and Spanish, and provided colorful and interesting commentary.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Tamas D
      Posted on Jueves, 27 de agosto del 2015

      a nice tour

        General rating: 10/10
    • David F
      Posted on Viernes, 21 de agosto del 2015

      The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Minivan was comfortable.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Diana M N
      Posted on Miércoles, 12 de agosto del 2015

      The tour was wonderful. Having lunch at Chenonceau is an unforgettable experience. The only thing I would change is visiting Amboise. I would switch it to a different more beautiful chateau. Out tour guide was wonderful and kept us entertained during the trip with the history behind the castles. I recommend this tour to anyone who hasn't been in the Loire Valley before.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Roberto J V
      Posted on Martes, 23 de junio del 2015

      Beautiful trip. Highly recommended.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Aaron B
      Posted on Lunes, 29 de junio del 2015

      Guide showed up on time and was friendly and driving a nice mini-van. Can't imagine trying to do this on my own. All three castles were spectacular and worth seeing. Lunch was at one of the castles and was very upscale. Well worth you time!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Michaelanne G
      Posted on Sábado, 06 de junio del 2015

      HUbert was an excellent guide. The Chateau were beautiful and the lunch at Chenonceau was superb. A great tour!

        General rating: 10/10
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