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Cultural Tours

Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours

Visit two of the most renowned castles in the Loire Valley—aka French château country—on a day trip from Tours. Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord are known for their Renaissance architecture and picturesque riverside settings. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy views from little-known panoramic spots, and hear historical details and amusing anecdotes about the French kings and other nobles who have lived here. As a bonus, enjoy a relaxing lunch away from the crowds at a private, family-owned château.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from Amboise

The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley are home to some of France’s most magnificent chateaux and this full-day tour from Amboise visits two in one day. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens of the Château de Chambord; enjoy a delicious lunch (included) at a château restaurant; then visit the fairy-tale Château de Chenonceau.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small-Group Loire Valley wine tour from the town of Tours

Discover the wines of the Vouvray appellation, part of the Loire Valley, on this wine-tasting adventure from Tours. Visit two estates to enjoy picturesque vineyard views and learn the proper wine-tasting techniques for comparing different flavors and fragrances. You’ll have the chance to meet a local winemaker and hear about the terrior of the Loire Valley, one of the most renowned in France.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Loire Valley wine tour around VOUVRAY and MONTLOUIS

An excellent introduction tour to discover Loire Valley vineyard and his diversity with a passionate guide (wine professional for over 15 years)As a small group (maximum 8) live a true and complete experience:> A short stroll in the vineyard to understand "Terroir" and the vine-grower work> Two different cellar visits in a family own business and an other company> Two extensive tastings (minimum of ten wines in total)> Paired with local cheeses and other delicacies.> Transport in a comfy Mercedes minivanAdapted to every level of knowledge from beginners to expert : your professional guide will adapt to everyone
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full-day Tours

Small-Group Tour to Villandry, Vouvray with Private Chateau Lunch from Amboise

The Loire Valley is one of France’s most stunning regions, but knowing just where to go takes insider’s knowledge. During this enriching guided tour from Amboise, you’ll get exclusive access to the most scenic locations, from a time-warp tour through the Renaissance castle of Villandry to a crash course in wine tasting at a locally-run winery. You’ll also enjoy a private outdoor lunch banquet at a family-owned chateau.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Blois, Cheverny, Chambord, Wines tasting lunch

Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery and fine wines of the Loire Valley on this full-day small-group tour from Tours, France. Explore three of the Loire Valley’s fairytale castles – admire the architectural wonders of Blois, see Leonardo da Vinci’s stairwell at Chambord and discover the legacy of Tin Tin at Cheverny. Along the way, stop to sample fine Cheverny wines and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Cultural Tours

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Loire Valley Castles Private Tour - Chambord, Chenonceaux, Amboise - VIP Service

Follow in the footsteps of French royals and aristocrats on a day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley, home to more than 100 châteaux and many of the finest in France. Most are impossible to visit without a car, so relax as a personal chauffeur takes you to a trio of the most impressive estates—Amboise, Chenonceaux, and Chambord. An art historian guide accompanies you inside for a detailed look at these time capsules of French history.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Cultural Tours

Small-Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau with lunch at a private castle, from Paris by TGV

Visit the historic châteaux of the Loire Valley on a full-day, small-group trip from Paris that includes pickup at your hotel, transport by TGV and sightseeing van, entrance fees at two châteaux, and lunch in a small, family-owned château. Travel by high-speed TGV to make the most of your time in the Loire Valley, and explore a classic French landscape hassle-free.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Half-day Tours

Small-Group tour to Chateau de Villandry with lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours

Marvel over the majestic châteaux of the Loire Valley on this memorable half-day excursion from Tours. First, experience the glory of the French Renaissance as you explore the famous Château de Villandry and stroll the magnificent gardens. Admire the manicured landscapes and ornamental gardens; wander through the kitchen garden and classical water garden, then attempt to find your way through the maze. Next, journey further back in time with a tour of an authentic 16th-century château, where you’ll indulge in a traditional aperitif and perhaps meet its noble residents.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

E-Bike tour to Amboise, Clos-Lucé & the Loire vineyards from city of Tours

Explore the Loire Valley by electric bike on this tour that introduces you to the beauty and elegant architecture of the French countryside. You'll see Chateau du Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci once lived, and pass by the town of Amboise while learning about the history of the region, which is known for its chateaus and wine. Traveling by e-bike allows you to put in as much or as little effort as you wish for a relaxing experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

E-Bike tour to Amboise, Clos-Lucé & the Loire vineyards from the town of Amboise

Discover the fascinating Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived, and commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death in the town of Amboise. Ride along the Loire Valley rivers and vineyards and learn everything about its unique landscapes and history !
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux at Christmas from the town of Tours

The majestic castles, beautiful vineyards, and UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley are even more magical at Christmastime. This private full-day tour from Tours visits three of the most popular Loire châteaux — Chambord, Cheverny, and Chenoceau — where you can admire the glittering illuminations and dine on delicious seasonal cuisine.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Touraine-Chenonceau private tour

This is our most popular tour, ideal for a day trip from Paris, or those staying locally.You will be treated to a guided tour of the wonderful renaissance palace of Chateau de Chenonceau and its gardens on the banks of the river Cher. The chateau itself contains an unequalled collection of renaissance art and is still privately owned.AOC Touraine-Chenonceau wines can be tasted nearby and a visit to a family wine-maker is always popular.Lunch is enjoyed amongst the locals at a restaurant in Montrichard and is followed by a further tasting of a wide range of Loire wines. Finally, we drive to the winery, vineyards and tasting room of a wine-making family with roots going back 500 years.There will be plenty of chances to buy the wine you taste and they are such good value you will want to send some home to enjoy with friends. We can help with the shipping. This tour is a fascinating introduction to the Touraine region of the Loire Valley, enjoyed by many clients before you.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

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Loire Valley Day Tour From Paris

Take a one day trip from Paris to see four historic castles in the Loire Valley.Tour includes 1st or 2nd Class rail tickets from Paris to the Loire Valley. Total tour day, including rail travel time, lasts approximately 13 hours.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Loire Valley Day Trip from Paris with Guide

Visit some of the Loire Valley’s most iconic castles and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage on this private day trip from Paris. Leave the busy city behind and travel into the French countryside with a private guide. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Château de Chambord — widely considered among France’s very finest castles — the renaissance-era Château de Chenonceau and the 15th-century Château d'Amboise. During your tour, admire gothic architecture, fine artworks and beautiful gardens, and visit the resting place of famous Italian painter and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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