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Loire Valley Châteaux Guided Tour and Wine Tasting (Hotel Transfers)

Loire Valley Châteaux Guided Tour and Wine Tasting (Hotel Transfers)

14 hours From
AU$380 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    14 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-19-2922
  • Operating Days
    Daily
14 hours From
AU$380 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    14 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-19-2922
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting in Chambord or at the Cave des Dômes in ChenonceauAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideInclusionInclusion Hotel pick-up & drop-offMealMeal Lunch with drinks (winter only)

Summary

This full-day trip from Paris gives you the chance to discover Loire Valley's most famous châteaux with an official guide. You'll go on a trip to the heart of France’s history and discover the majestic Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau while hearing exciting stories and anecdotes from your expert guide. Your wonderful tour will be completed by a wine tasting at Chambord.

 This trip deep into France’s history will be completed by a wine tasting at Chambord.

Departure Time: 6:30 am

Meeting Point: From your hotel or apartment in Paris

Itinerary

Set off from your Paris accommodation at 6:30 a.m. for a special day touring the heart of France’s Loire Valley. Relax on a luxury air-conditioned coach as you take in the beautiful French countryside before arriving at Château de Chambord.

Upon arrival at the Château, you will be astonished by the majesty of the edifice. The Château’s imposing architecture makes it the largest of all Loire châteaux. The bus parking lot is a few feet from the Château’s entrance, so you can take in the distinctive atmosphere around it. Then, you’ll quickly gain priority access. Your guide will bring you through several of the château’s rooms, before you take the celebrated double helix staircase up to the large panoramic terrace. You’ll have a superb view of the park as you listen to commentary from your guide about the history of the château, which was built under the reign of Francis I with participation from Leonardo Da Vinci in the 16th century.

Following this visit, your guide will accompany you to a wine tasting area within the château, where you can enjoy a wine tasting. The 45-minute tasting organized by La Maison des Vins, will let you taste the famous Loire wines Cour-Cheverny and AOC Cheverny, alongside four pieces of toast with local food products.

You will then have one free hour to have lunch near the château. Your guide will recommend several places to dine in.

After lunch you'll head over to Chenonceau. After just over one hour of travel, the bus will pull into the Château de Chenonceau. Your guide can offer you a presentation of this sumptuous royal residence nicknamed “the château of ladies,” since it was maintained and added to by several female characters over the years. The outside of the building seems to be exiting the water, which gives the château a mystical dimension. You’ll enjoy a one-hour guided tour in the Château de Chenonceau during which you will see furnished and florid rooms, and period tapestries and paintings.

Your guide will tell you many stories and anecdotes about the château and the importance of female presence, which speaks to the French art de vivre. You will then have about 30 minutes of free time to visit on your own.

The coach will leave Chenonceau at 6:15 p.m. to arrive in Paris around 8 p.m.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the châteaux
  • Services of tour guide
  • Tasting of famous Loire Valley wines
  • Transport to and from Paris in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
  • Lunch with drinks during winter from November to March

Exclusions

  • Lunch is not included in summer (April to October). 

Important Notes

  • The itinerary changes during Saturdays and Mondays in summer season:

    - The Château de Chambord is replaced by the château d’Amboise. 
    - Lunch will take place at Amboise instead of Chambord 
    - For wine tastings, the Chambord wine tasting area is replaced by the Cave des Dômes wine cellar in Chenonceau, without pieces of toast
  • Lunch is not included in summer (April to October) but included in winter (November - March)
  • Language options: English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese

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