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We loved the castles, but we could barely understand the guide, her French accent was so strong that it almost seemed like she spoke in French, instead of English.
The tour was well-paced, although we could have used a little more time at Cheverny, the castles were well-picked, each one was different, and we were lucky to have excellent weather.
My favorite was Chambord, even though I wish there were more times to explore the back part of the Chateau and the 2nd was Chenonceau. I am not realy into the gardens but my picctures turned out great and gladly to share with my mother and sibling. Last, Cheverny was okay, didn't have enough time to roam around but this one was alright.
Excellent guide, the visit are not too long, and suited the all family .
Make sure you tell everyone that at 2:00 the French take a break and shut down. That makes lunch difficult in the town.
Well organized, interesting, comfortable, fun tour with a personable, knowledgeable young lady as guide. Bus driver also professional and careful on the narrow village roads. I would highly recommend this tour (though lunch is not included and time was limited to really sit for a meal in the nearby café). I plan to take another Viator tour next time I visit France.
Fantastic tour. We had a glitch at the first chateau with their semi-annual fire "drill" taking place as soon as we got inside and everyone had to go out but it was over quickly and we continued with the tour. Each Chateau was different and gorgeous and our tour guide, Stephanie, was excellent and well-informed. She also talked about the beautiful french countryside as we drove along. A truly wonderful with with beautiful places to see and lots of history to learn. I loved every minute of this tour.
A great day trip out of Paris. We got to enjoy the provincial countryside, as well as extensive visits to three Castles of the Loire region. The tour guides provided a continuous commentary during the trip, as well as detailed information once inside the Castles. Not to be missed!
The castles were beautiful, it was an exclusive trip. Since they took you on a bus it was comfy and convenient. Chenonceau was the best with the best castle and gardens. The cafe next to chenonceau was delicious. They give you about an hour after the tour to explore the gardens and eat lunch which was enough time for us. Gorgeous castles, knowledgeable guides, convenient transportation, and yummy food, truly one of our best days of vacation.
Comfortable bus trip, good guide and well organised day. Chateaus were great.
Wonderful tour of story-book like castles. Great day trip from Paris. Well organized and a comfortable ride.
There is not that much free time- maybe about 30 min to wander on your own for each castle, but for a quick trip, it is worth it.
We had a wonderful day touring 3 terrific castles. The group was small, (12), and friendly. The tour bus very comfy with lounging and group seating in the back. The tour guide was great and knowledgable. The day was long but well planned with a bit of rest transporting between each castle.