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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
The day dedicated to "Renaissance" starts with a visit of Amboise Castle, where King Francis 1st welcomed Leonardo Da Vinci at the end of his life. After lunch (included), you leave for Chenonceau Castle and the day finishes with a visit of Chambord.


  • Small group Loire Valley tour from Paris by minivan
  • Enjoy lunch after a visit of Amboise Castle
  • Discover Chenonceau Castle that is built on the River Cher
  • Visit the Chateau of Chambord (Chambord Castle) and enjoy panoramic views from the grounds
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by minivan

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a hassle-free day trip with hotel pickup, a small group size and a friendly expert guide. The castles are beautiful and the included lunch is superb!

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What You Can Expect

Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan

Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan

Discover Château d’Amboise, a favored royal residence during the Renaissance. Here, in the Chapel of St Hubert, the remains of Leonardo da Vinci are buried. After a visit of the Chateau, enjoy lunch with drinks (included). At the beginning of the afternoon, there is a visit to Chenonceau Castle, called the "Chateau aux Dames" built on the Cher. Finally, you will visit the impressive Chambord Castle before returning to Paris.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide showed up on time and was friendly and driving a nice mini-van. Can't imagine trying to do this on my own. All three castles were spectacular and worth seeing. Lunch was at one of the castles and was very upscale. Well worth you time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Beautiful trip. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

HUbert was an excellent guide. The Chateau were beautiful and the lunch at Chenonceau was superb. A great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I like small group of tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The chateaux were historic and beautiful. Our guide, Hubert, was knowledgeable and humorous. The lunch at l'Orangerie at Chenonceau was excellent. A bit of a long day but worth I t.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What a wonderful day trip! Our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging! I highly recommend this excursion, in fact, if I am fortunate enough to visit France again I will take this day trip a second time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic trip The Chateaux were amazing.
Very good commentary on the bus, then we were able to visit at our own pace.
Delicious lunch at the Orangarie Restaurant at Chenonceau.
Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Best tour of my life! It was so magical seeing all the castles and the tour guide was professional and very nice. Love how private the tour was, I was picked up and drop off in my hotel made me feel no worries at all. It was the best!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a small van tour with total of 7 people (4 in our party) plus tour guide. The tour guide gave us great insight into the stories behind the three chateuas we visited and there was ample time to explore. The lunch at Chenenceau was excellent and we had a full day of seeing and learning about the great castles of the Loire Valley. Only issue is to be preapred for a 21/2 hour trip from Paris but it is well worth the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was fabulous. Our guide Herbert was so knowledgeable about French history and regales us on the approx 2 hour drive to the first castle Amboise after picking us up at our hotel (so convenient!). The castles were fascinating;each one had a different feel-basic medieval to utterly charming.

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