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Loire Valley Châteaux Audio Guided Tour

Loire Valley Châteaux Audio Guided Tour

12.5 hours From
AU$244 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    12.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-3255
  • Operating Days
    Daily
12.5 hours From
AU$244 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    12.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-3255
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedInclusionInclusion Audio guide commentary/headsetMealMeal Lunch with drinks (winter only)TransportationTransportation Air-conditioned touring coach

Summary

The tour starts at 7:15 am in the center of Paris, where you will take a luxury air-conditioned coach across the beautiful French countryside. You will arrive in Cheverny, the first stop on your trip, after roughly two and a half hours drive.

You will visit the lovely and currently occupied Château de Cheverny on your own for about an hour and explore the magnificent, extremely well-preserved interior decor and its 17th century furniture. You can take this opportunity to have a short stroll through its beautiful gardens.

You will then get back into the coach and head off to the Château de Chenonceau, about 45 kilometres from Cheverny (30 miles). This 16th century castle, called "the ladies' castle", was built, run and embellished by aristocratic French ladies like Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. You will explore the stunning Château de Chenonceau with an audio guide and discover the fairytale architecture that is visible from the River Cher. Admire the refined floral rooms, paintings, tapestries and fascinating kitchens housed in the piers of the bridge that supports the Château.

After lunch, you will visit the last castle of the day - the impressive Château de Chambord - which is an hour from Chenonceau. Enjoy the audio guided tour of one of the biggest châteaux of the Loire Valley, built by Francis I in 1519 with the help of Leonardo da Vinci. See the famous, striking double helix staircase and admire the panoramic view from the castle's terrace overlooking the grounds and its sea of chimneys.

You have the opportunity to stay at each château for about an hour to explore inside and see the gardens at your own pace.

At the end of the day, you will arrive back in Paris at around 8:00 pm.

Departure Time: 7:15 am

Meeting Point: 2 rue des Pyramides

Inclusions

  • Entrance tickets to the three châteaux
  • Audio guide
  • Round-trip transport to and from Paris in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch with drinks (In winter, from November 1 to March 31)

Exclusions

  • In summer, lunch (April 1 to October 31)
  • Transfers from/to your hotel or flat

Important Notes

  • On Saturdays during the summer (April 1 to October 31), you will visit the Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny.
  • During the summer (April 1 to October 31), lunch is not included.
  • During the winter (November 1 to March 31), lunch is included at the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny (five minutes from Cheverny). The menu includes homemade salmon terrine with lemon sauce, hard-boiled egg and mixed vegetables; roasted turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes; and a warm apple tart for dessert (includes 1/4 Bottle of wine, water, coffee or tea).
  • Audio guides are available in: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese

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