Spend a full day enjoying the gorgeous Loire Valley countryside during a small-group 11-hour wine tour from Paris.
Get picked up at your hotel in Paris and head straight for the Château d'Amboise (the Royal Castle of Amboise). Enjoy a 1-hour tour with an audioguide. See the chateau, the gardens, and the chapel in which Leonardo da Vinci is buried. Learn about the castle's importance in the history of the region, as it was the gathering place for artists, philosophers, and humanists from all over France, Italy, and Flanders.
Enjoy lunch inside an atmospheric restaurant, situated inside what was once an ancient mountain cave house. Relax in front of the big fireplace and admire the exceptional woodwork in the cozy restaurant. Dine on traditional Loire Valley specialties after a welcome drink of Montlouis sparkling wine.
Visit a Chinon winery after lunch to sample some of the region's famous wines. Get a tour of the winery with an expert guide. Learn about the Chinon wines grown on the 2.5-acre (17-hectare) estate. Try six wines — one rose, one white, and four reds — along with other locally made products. Your day of tasting and exploration ends with transport back to your hotel in Paris.