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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.
The sweeping vineyards, lush forests and fairy-tale castles of the Loire Valley are even more impressive from above and this 3-hour hot-air balloon experience is the ideal way to enjoy an aerial view. Float over the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire, Indre or Cher Valleys; spot landmarks like the Chateau of Chenonceau or the gardens of Villandry; then toast your safe landing with a glass of Champagne or sparkling grape juice.
Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley, sample regional wines, and visit two magnificent châteaux on this full-day tour. Traveling in a small group ensures a more personalized experience as you visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles, sample regional wines and cheeses at a local winery.
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.
Combine visits to 2 major Loire Valley chateaux on this small-group excursion from Tours, France. With an intimate group of 8 people or fewer, visit le Clos Lucé, the Amboise Royal Castle, and Chenoceau for wine tastings. Skip-the-line entrance to the wineries is included.
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.
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 minivan
Adapted to every level of knowledge from beginners to expert : your professional guide will adapt to everyone
Discover the largest vineyard of French white wines, the vineyard of Nantes and its multiple appellations and rare grape varieties. Your guide is a passionate character living in the heart of the vineyard and more particularly in the appellation Muscadet Sèvre et Maine. It will make you discover unusual places along the river or in the hills overlooking the Loire. You will participate in a tasting in the vineyards and you will end your excursion in a winery with the winemaker for a visit and tastings.
Enjoy an intimate, grape-to-wine tour of the ins and outs of wine production in the stunning Loire Valley. Go behind the scenes in a family-run Vouvray vineyard, and enjoy a guided walk through the vines, winery, and rock-hewn cellar. Get an exclusive taste of different wine varieties, accompanied by fresh local amuse-bouches. Tours are capped at 12 people for personalized attention.
The historic castles of Azay-le-Rideau, Rivau, and Villandry are three of the Loire Valley’s most popular attractions, but they’re spread throughout the region and hidden in the hillsides. This full-day bus tour makes it possible to check them all off your list in a day, and includes a tasting of Loire Valley wines. Delve into centuries of Loire Valley history with a guide and gaze out over the majestic Loire River.
This tour includes a round trip TGV train ticket from Paris. Do not spend hours in a bus in traffic.Visit the famous castles: Chambord, the Clos Lucé; Leonardo Da Vinci last home, and the castle of Amboise with a local guide and taste the delicate wines of the region. Everything is included: round trip train tickets from Paris, Loire Valley transportation, tour guide, castle entrances, coffee and croissants at your arrival in Vendôme. ,gourmet lunch. You will also meet a winemaker and taste his or her wine.You are returned to the train station of Vendôme in the early evening and will be back in Paris in 42 minutes.This is a small group, limited to 6 persons max. Read more about this special one day Loire Valley experience!
Gain access to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park for a whole day with this admission ticket. Step back in time as you learn about the history of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world’s most famous inventors and artists. First explore the Chateau du Clos Lucé, where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life living. Then, move on to the park to admire some of his inventions, including flying machines, bridges, and weapons.
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 glass of wine with a local delicacy at a family-owned chateau.
This tour includes a round trip TGV train ticket from Paris, do not waste hours in a bus in the middle of the traffic. Sleep one night in a private château or troglodyte suite. Visit the famous castles of: Chambord, Blois, Amboise, the Clos Lucé with your French American guide and taste the delicate wines of the region. Everything is included: round trip train tickets from Paris, Loire Valley transportation, tour guide, castle entrances, breakfast, lunch, gourmet diner, wine tour & tastings and accommodation. The following day you are returned to the train station on your way back to Paris. This is a small group, limited to 6 persons max. You also be treated to sleeping in your own private chateau for the night. This tour is run by Luc Bonhomme, owner and former Loire valley wine importer for the USA. By the end of the tour, you will have gain a good knowledge of the Loire valley wines. Read more about this special two-day Loire Valley experience!
Enjoy great view as you bike through the lovely town of Amboise with its impressive royal chateau and the fascinating Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived.
Then, ride along the Loire Valley rivers and vineyards and learn everything about its unique landscapes and history ! To finish, enjoy a great view of the city of Tours and pass in front of its amazing cathedral.
Save time in the stunning Loire Valley with pre-booked admission tickets to the Royal Chateau of Amboise. Get guaranteed direct access to the most legendary castle in the Loire Valley region, the palatial estate of French monarchs through the 15th to 19th centuries. Follow the footsteps of once mighty kings through terraced gardens and opulent chambers. Learn about illustrious guests like Anne Boleyn and Leonard da Vinci, whose tomb is onsite.
In Chambord, access to a world apart, filled with mystery, thanks to the extraordinary architecture imagined for the glory of Francis I and on which floats the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci.
Stairs, galleries, terraces, large rooms and small offices are all solicitation to stroll for pleasure. We recommend instead to let you guide according to your desires and the time you have, progressing from floor to floor.
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.
The Loire Valley is famous for its magnificent châteaux and historic wineries, and this tour from Chinon combines both into an unforgettable lunch date. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the Château du Petit Thouars, then select your favorite wine to accompany your romantic picnic lunch, overlooking the idyllic Loire Valley vineyards.
Home to almost 8,000 animals, including the new-born panda Yuan Meng, born in August 2017, giant pandas, kangaroos and koalas in France, the ZooParc de Beauval is a must for animal lovers. With your full-day admission ticket, enjoy a close encounter with exotic creatures like white tigers, hippopotamus, snow leopard and manatees, then watch thrilling shows, including adorable sea lions and the spectacular flight of the birds.
Get up close and personal with one of the Loire Valley’s most scenic and distinctive castles when you visit the Château de Villandry. Secure your admission before you travel, and choose a departure time that works best for your schedule. Upon arrival, you can admire the Château de Villandry’s Renaissance architecture and explore its opulent interior. You’ll also have access to its gardens, from the elegant ornamental garden to the tranquil water garden. With the Villandry app, available in five languages, you can explore at your leisure.
Caves Duhard, 500 years of Loire Valley wine making history!
Wine merchants since 1874, come and discover our 16th century troglodyte caves.
The wine tour includes: 5 sens experience, cellars tours with Duhard wine collection, wine tasting class with 3 wines, including a wine form the collection.
- Food and wine pairing (cheeses/charcuterie platter)
- Boutique: France delicatessen and cheeses.
- Restaurant with Loire river view.
- Wine shipping throughout the World
All the taste of the Loire Valley !
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.