Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Paris

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 12 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Step out of Paris and into a fairytale, travelling in air-conditioned comfort to the beautiful Loire Valley. Live like French royalty for a day with a local wine tasting, and the freedom to explore three astounding châteaux. Your expert, English-speaking tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Loire Valley, Loire Valley

Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris.

Duration: 12 hours

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

From Paris, you’ll head first to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Blois, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

Having worked up an appetite, we'll get back on the bus and on to our next stop - the quaint town of Blois, where you’ll get some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII or grab a bite and visit the Royal castle of Blois on your own, notable for its unique mix of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical architecture. This Royal castle once was the home of kings Louis XII and François I and presents a tragic history, as the place where Joan of Arc went to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Chateau Royal de Blois, 6 Place du Chateau, 41000, Blois France

During the lunch stop in Blois, you may want to visit on your own this Royal Castle

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Last but not least is a visit to the elegant Château de Chenonceau for wine tasting. The chapel, bedrooms and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici – two of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname ‘the Ladies’ Château’. After a guided tour, you’ll have a choice: continue exploring, or indulge in a second wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar.

Three uniquely beautiful castles, good food and wine, all amid the scenery of the Loire Valley: this tour is a feast for the senses.


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
  • Entrance ticket to Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
  • Return transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in the town of Blois
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Blois Castle
  • Lunch
  • Guided visit inside Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal de Blois
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the Caves des Dômes is fully closed from January 1st to February 3rd 2023. Therefore, we’ll be visiting another cellar allowing you to taste four regional wines. However, we regret to inform you that the wine tasting is not available on Sundays during that period
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
Departure Point

Catacombs of Paris, 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France


Departure Time

07:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Daniel_G

15 Sep, 2022

By far Amira, our tour guide, was the best part of the trip. She brought all of the history and excitement to life.

Margaret_L

15 Sep, 2022

I’ve visited these chateaux several times, and still find them extraordinary! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and made a (welcome) point of insisting that we all return to a meeting place AT THE DESIGNATED TIME! Too often, guides don’t feel comfortable reminding a group that a couple of late comers can upset the schedule for the whole day. Thank you so much for keeping us all on time!

696ericp

14 Sep, 2022

Our group of "no more than 25" was 33 - 34. Our "lunch with wine overlooking the vineyard" was tasting two wines in a cellar. A trip to only one castle would be a more manageable endeavor.

Cynthia_P

14 Sep, 2022

We loved the visit Chenenceaux. The gardens were beautiful. The château brims the history of France to life.

Julio H

13 Sep, 2022

We started right on time. Very smooth ride. Our guide was very informative, gave tips and facts. We would rather do a smaller group next time to have a little more time to explore. Overall worth it.

User's Picture Gallery

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Wine tasting

We enjoyed a second wine tasting at the Chateau Chenonceau with the girls.

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Over looking the courtyard at Chenonceau

Over looking the courtyard at Chenonceau

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View from Chateau Chambord

Cristina and our great guide, Adam.

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Chateau De Chenonceau

Visita guiada ao Castelo das Damas,castelo lindo.

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Renee our guide

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chenonceau

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Chateau De Chambord

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Gardens at Chenonceau

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Chenonceau

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Chenonceau Castle

Plus wine tasting in the cellar

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Chateau de Nitray

Hanging around in Pigeon house

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Chateaux de Chambord

Taking an afternoon stroll

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Chateau de Chenonceau

A rather majestic view

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Chambord Castle

Construction and design are incredible to imagine.

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Chateau de Chenonceau

So beautiful!

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Tulips at Chateau de Chenonceau

Beautiful grounds and gardens at the women's castle.

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Wine Tasting and Lunch Stop

Cozy little castle with a friendly home cooked lunch and wine tasting.

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Chambord Castle

Men's Hunting Castle. We learned a lot of interesting history about this cold and abandonded castle.

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