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4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Wonderful country side experience with guide Florence who was full of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Great tour guides and lots of information to make things interesting. Although the tour was in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese the guides (3) did a very good job handing things off to one another. The itinerary was perfect and met all expectations. The accommodations was at the Mercure and definitely very good. The Lunch was one of the better meals I had. Met some neat people also. Everything was on time and would definitely do more tours with them if I had more time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Fantastic!!! Highly recommended. An experience of a lifetime. Good guides, good overnight hotel, beautiful scenery. The food inculded with the tour however was awful. Would recommend that you let people chose and pay for their own meals.

Donald B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

I was surprised by the number of people enjoying the chateaux. Our guide as passionate about the subject and covered a wide range of detail.

Mike B.
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

My spouse and I took this 2 day tour of the Loire valley and fully enjoyed it. It’s simply a wonderful area of France. The guide we had was knowledgeable and provided lots of meaningful information. It’s definitely not a case of “seeing one chateau is seeing them all!” This two day tour gives you very full days – on Saturday we only arrived at the hotel at 7:15PM and had dinner around 8PM. The bus takes you through many small villages which are picture postcard perfect. In addition to touring six chateaus you also have time to walk through some of the villages plus a walk-thru through the old part of Tours.

The hotel we stayed in Saturday night was nondescript, but as mentioned, you do get there rather late and are up early the next day to continue touring. The included meals were all delicious. Some people mentioned that the bus seating was rather cramped – but it is a two-door bus which made embarking and disembarking efficient.

I found it initially confusing when leaving Paris early Saturday morning and we only joined the main tour group on another bus after lunch in Amboise – then everything went smoothly. This “main tour” group had already been through the Normandy area on the previous days. The tour was given in three languages – English, Spanish and French. When you tour the Chateau’s and villages you are with your own language group.

This two day tour definitely gives a fuller impression of the Loire as the bus goes on tiny roads through the beautiful villages – it only makes you want to spend more time there! The weather we had was perfect – sunny and 25 Celsius.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

2 days was the perfect amount of time for me. Enough to get to see 2 of the chateaux I really wanted to visit (Chambord and Chenounceaux) with some others added. 1 day would have felt rushed, more days too structured for my tasted. Tour guides were very knowledgeable. Some confusion at the office where is all started but once on the road a great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Wonderful trip, I recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2010

Great tour guides, great hotel, great food, and oh yeah, the chateaux were great too.... :-) I love Viator! Highly recommended.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Enjoyed the tour, guides were interesting and knowledgeable. Bus comfortable, driver capable. Accommodation and meals of a good standard for a tour of that price. Only complaints I have are the standard of road side stop on the way, food and coffee was awful and the toilets filthy. Would definitely recommend the tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Very well organized tour with the appropriate pace for most people and a stunning set of french castles to see.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Quite a lot to see but the timing was always very good and we really enjoyed the whole of it.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Just perfect for those willing to see something more than the cosmopolitan Paris. Great perspective on the medieval France.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

My trip to the Loire Valley was great. The tour guide (Florence) was knowleadgble, funny and amusing. I felt safe with the driver,Milco. The hotel as the food was good too. All the chateau tours were incredible. I would go again with Viator.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2012

Loire Valley seems to be over-rated. The Chateaus are a little disappointing. Frankfurt-Munich Romantic Road 3 days 2 nights tour is a lot better.

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