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great tour. lovely tour escorts. informative and also flexible. i went with five other designers. we were able to listen to the first part of the guided tour, then the escort let us wander on us own. we really appreciated that kind of flexibility. the bus was really comfortable and the chateaux were truly magical, especially chenonceaux. highly recommended.
This trip was so much fun! It was wonderful to get to see the different chateaux. Our tour guide spoke English, French, and Italian, so she always gave the explanations in both English and Italian to our group. We had little head sets so we could hear everything she said. All the chateaux are beautiful, but Chenonceau was definitely my favorite. The only down side to the trip is that we did not spend much time at each location. We toured each chateau, but we did not have any time to walk around the grounds or gardens, which was rather disappointing. The ride there and back was rather long, but the seats in the bus were very comfortable. I loved this trip and would greatly recommend it to all my friends.
This was simply incredible! The tour guide Roberto was very very good, "fast-paced" for those who wanted to do things quickly and pacient with those that wanted to take their time. The 3 Chateux were beautiful and interesting. I would highly recommend this to anyone! the only downside was the lunch, i expected a better restaurant, but me and my girlfriend packed some sncks so it wasnt a problem!
This is a MUST-DO
Our February visit to Chambord, Chiverny, and Chenonceau was wonderful. Because our group was only six, we were transported in a van, rather than a bus. This made the trip seem more intimate and allowed for extensive personal interaction with our outstanding multilingual tour guide. After visiting the first two castles, we were provided a three course meal with wine in a local restaurant. The meal was adequate; however, I personally would have preferred a longer stay at Chiverny and / or Chenonceau, with the opportunity to purchase my own lunch there, and a reduced cost of the excursion. This did not diminish in the least, however, the enjoyment of our day.
The tour was absolutely incredible! We were split into groups with either English or Portuguese speaking guides. Then, once we arrived at each chateau, our guide took us into the chateau and explained the significance of several of the rooms. Afterwards, we received about 45 minutes of free time at each chateau to explore the grounds, which was great because I got to see the beauty of each chateau. Additionally, since it was winter, we were served lunch at a restaurant in Cheverny; 3 course meal with wine and coffee that was delicious. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Loire Valley because it's the best way to see an exquisite area of France without having to try to navigate the area in a car.
This is a great tour, the castles are just amazing. A long day, but certainly worth it! Highly recommend it!
S and D
An excellent day with tours taking us inside the castles from various ages of history.
A very nice day trip from Paris. Given how spread out the chateaux are, unless you rent a car and brave the French highway system (not recommended!), this is just about the only way to see at least a few of the major ones. With a nice lunch included, and a competent guide, it's worth the cost.
Excellent . Worth each dollar we spent. Guide was very informative .going outside if Paris, 10 hours trip was beautiful . Highly recommend.
A full day tour from Paris to Loire Valley. We went to three castles in the countryside and each one was a little different. The ride was beautiful and the tour guides were great. The castles are full of so much history. If you have been to other castles in Europe, the architecture is a little different. Glad we did this tour!
The day my wife and I took this tour was probably my favorite part of our trip to France. Not only are the castles beautiful in their own right, but the natural settings around them were quite enjoyable and relaxing, a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Paris. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a great experience.
Excellent tour - my favourite by far. Visiting these castles was like going back in time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of each of the castles and their previous owners which made the trip that much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in history and architecture.
We enjoyed this trip very much and was most impressed with the staff and their attention to details that made our day a wonderful and relaxing experience
The tour guide had so many interesting stories and facts. Although extremely crowded at this time of the year, the tour was excellent . The bus driver was very safe.
The tour was excellent!!!! Extremely well planned and executed in a timely manner for each destination. It is truely a great way to see these castle without staying overnight and the buses were very comfortable. Cherverny is to die for!!!!! You must do this!!!!
This tour was well organized, with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The three castles are well worth the trip; Chenonceau is especially lovely.
Loved this trip. It is worth the money. The rain slowed us down a bit, but we were still able to walk the gardens.
We were very pleased with this tour. Our bus was for English and Spanish speakers, and each group had its own tour guide. Ours was Pascale, who was extremely knowledgeable. The tour was efficiently organized, and while this was a busy travel season, with each stop attracting large crowds, we were able to enjoy our guided tours and time to explore on our own.