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Elegant Loire Valley - Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé

Elegant Loire Valley - Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé

9 hours From
AU$270 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    LVTD3
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
9 hours From
AU$270 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    LVTD3
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Private driver/English-speaking guide for the duration of tourMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Learn about the history of the “Ladies’ Chateau” at Chenonceau, the birth of the Renaissance at Amboise and the genius of Leonardo in le Clos Lucé. Includes lunch with Loire Valley wines. This tour departs from Tours or Amboise.

Departure Time: 9:00 am (Amboise Tourist Office), 9:30 am (Tours Tourist Office)

Itinerary

Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the Château de Chenonceau. The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher, is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.

Tour and wine tasting lunch at a wine specialist’s in matured Loire Valley vintages
Daniel, oenologist, welcomes you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of cheeses.

Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.

Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.

Your guide will drop you off in Amboise at 05:15 PM and or in Tours at 06:00 PM.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets and tour of the Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau
  • Tour and tasting at a cellar cave
  • Lunch at the winery, drinks included

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Extra hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours)

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