Visit two of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful chateaux on a full-day tour from Paris. Accompanied by a guide, visit Chenonceau Castle and Chateau de Chambord for an up-close look at the extravagant glamour of French aristocracy. Soak up stunning riverside views, and gain insight into life within these Renaissance residences as your guide offers commentary. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and wine tastings at each castle. In the summertime, on Monday and Sunday, visit Amboise instead of Chambord.
Day tour to three of the Loire Valley's most important chateaux
Gain skip-the-line access at three castles
See the famous staircase, chambers, and grounds of magnificent Chateau de Chambord
Depart from a central Parisian location in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and head into the heart of the verdant Loire Valley. Arrive at the turreted Chambord Castle, an impressive structure that boasts the title of the largest Loire chateaux, and disembark to discover the richly decorated rooms within. Admire the intricate spiral staircase that snakes up to the spires of the rooftop terrace, and hear how Leonardo Da Vinci is reputed to have designed the interior.
Next, travel to Chenonceau Castle to admire its picturesque riverside position, and hear of the prominent women that have lived there throughout history. Enjoy as well a wine tasting!
Guests traveling between November 1 and March 31 will receive a traditional lunch and drink. Those traveling between April 1 and October 31, lunch is not included but your guide will offer recommendations on excellent restaurants and cafes.
Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Chambord.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2018
We went to two castles. The first one was Chambord, which was ok. The highlight was the staircase. The second one was a lot better, more history, just a better experience.
Helene and the entire staff were amazing! The bus was super comfortable and having WiFi was such an added bonus. Helene was very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and people who lived in them. She did a terrific job in making it all come alive.
Great tour with knowledgeable guides. The wine tasting was in a room of one of the castles which was nice but there was too many people that crowded around the table so it was hard to get to the wine. Other than that, great tour, comfortable bus. I recommend it!
Our tour guide was excellent, giving us real insight into the lives of the kings and queens who lived in these castles. We visited d'Amboise on our tour, which was a favorite of Leonardo da Vinci. He is buried here. I am a huge da Vinci buff so this was a thrill for me. The town surrounding the castle is just what you expect a quaint French town to be, and there was plenty of time for shopping, lunch, or just relaxing at an outdoor bistro. Chenonceau is a must see. Google a little history before you visit, and you will appreciate it even more. There is even a hedge maze! This tour is quite a long bus ride from Paris, but worth it. Awesome.
Great to get out of the city and see some historic buildings. There are some other tours that visit three chateaus/castles but this one visits two. We booked this one particularly to see Leonardo da Vinci's final resting place. The wine tasing was great - a bit of rose, white, and red and grape juice for my 2 kids along with some appetizers to cleanse the palette. English brochures were available at both Amboise and Chenonceau to read more about the history/properties. In Amboise, do follow the advice and go to lunch early to make sure you get back to the bus on time!
My only critique is that we signed up for the English tour but our guide was providing the Spanish tour at the same time. He repeated everything he said in English again in Spanish. Due to the repetition, we had no free time at any of the Chateau's, to browse them for ourselves or get to the gift shops.
The tour itself was amazing! The Chateau's are magnificent and worth seeing. We went in March so there was a lunch provided at a restaurant close to one of the Chateaus, the food was delicious.