• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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See the incredible châteaux (aka ‘castles’) of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed region of France, on this overnight tour from Paris. With a guide, you’ll drive by coach into the French countryside to visit Château de Cheverny, Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord. See the château where Leonardo da Vinci lived at the end of his life, and learn about the histories of these palatial homes.


  • 2-day Loire Valley Castles tour from Paris
  • Visit the famous Château du Clos Lucé, Leonado da Vinci’s final place of residence
  • Enjoy guided tours of the Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord
  • Explore the beautiful Gardens of Villandry
  • Visit the historic city of Tours and discover picturesque towns and villages in the Loire Valley
  • Accommodation and some meals included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris

2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

Your 2-day tour to France’s châteaux country departs from a central location in Paris. You’ll enjoy two full days of exploring several Loire Valley castles with your informative guide, such as the Royal Château d'Amboise and Château de Chenonceau, which was built across a river. Plus, visit picturesque towns and learn about the history of this dreamy region of France.

Entrance fees and coach transportation are included, as well as dinner on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2; enjoy free time to get lunch on your own in the town of Amboise on Day 1. You’ll spend the night at a 3-star hotel in the town of Tours.

Other castles include Château du Clos Lucé and the Gardens of Villandry, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great 2-day trip to 6 chateaux with a focus on living quarters and amazing gardens. Especially liked that some of the stops were to chateaux less commonly seen. Loved the free time for lunch first day. Walking tour of Tours was an added bonus. Hotel and meals were quite good - much better than expectations for meals provided for a large group. Very nice bus and careful driver. Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. All in all, a delight!

Norman Paul D Thailand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our 2 day tour comprised part of the first day with one group before we joined another group for the evening and the 2nd day. We struggled to follow the English commentary on the first part due to the accents of the guides, however we were delighted by Roberto the guide for the second part of trip who was both extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand.
We would recommend this trip as the sights were fantastic and timing was good allowing enough for lunches etc. and free time.

Elizabeth I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A bit of confusion at the office in Paris, but this was mainly due to people pushing to get into a line they were not supposed to be in! We joined the main tour group on another bus after lunch then everything went smoothly.
The 2 day tour was fantastic. We originally thought to drive a hire car to see Chateau, but so glad we did this tour as we visited the Chateaus we wanted plus more and drove through many beautiful postcard perfect villages, where we also had time to walk through some, which we probably would have missed if we had to concentrate on driving. We also met some lovely people on the tour, except 1 couple who always strolled in late, no matter what the guide implied at each stop, which really understandably irritated the guide.
On the first day, we were free to wander and lunch after our tour in Amboise which was exquisite. The overnight accommodation at the Mecure Hotel was great, however the evening meal was average, yet breakfast the next morning was excellent. The lunch on the 2nd day on our way to Tours was very average and the waitress was very impatient with us, which was disappointing.
Highly recommend this tour!

Hannelore I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Wonderful country side experience with guide Florence who was full of fun.

Steven L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great tour guides and lots of information to make things interesting. Although the tour was in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese the guides (3) did a very good job handing things off to one another. The itinerary was perfect and met all expectations. The accommodations was at the Mercure and definitely very good. The Lunch was one of the better meals I had. Met some neat people also. Everything was on time and would definitely do more tours with them if I had more time.

Evangelos P Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Fantastic!!! Highly recommended. An experience of a lifetime. Good guides, good overnight hotel, beautiful scenery. The food inculded with the tour however was awful. Would recommend that you let people chose and pay for their own meals.

Donald B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

I was surprised by the number of people enjoying the chateaux. Our guide as passionate about the subject and covered a wide range of detail.

Mike B. Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

My spouse and I took this 2 day tour of the Loire valley and fully enjoyed it. It’s simply a wonderful area of France. The guide we had was knowledgeable and provided lots of meaningful information. It’s definitely not a case of “seeing one chateau is seeing them all!” This two day tour gives you very full days – on Saturday we only arrived at the hotel at 7:15PM and had dinner around 8PM. The bus takes you through many small villages which are picture postcard perfect. In addition to touring six chateaus you also have time to walk through some of the villages plus a walk-thru through the old part of Tours.

The hotel we stayed in Saturday night was nondescript, but as mentioned, you do get there rather late and are up early the next day to continue touring. The included meals were all delicious. Some people mentioned that the bus seating was rather cramped – but it is a two-door bus which made embarking and disembarking efficient.

I found it initially confusing when leaving Paris early Saturday morning and we only joined the main tour group on another bus after lunch in Amboise – then everything went smoothly. This “main tour” group had already been through the Normandy area on the previous days. The tour was given in three languages – English, Spanish and French. When you tour the Chateau’s and villages you are with your own language group.

This two day tour definitely gives a fuller impression of the Loire as the bus goes on tiny roads through the beautiful villages – it only makes you want to spend more time there! The weather we had was perfect – sunny and 25 Celsius.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

2 days was the perfect amount of time for me. Enough to get to see 2 of the chateaux I really wanted to visit (Chambord and Chenounceaux) with some others added. 1 day would have felt rushed, more days too structured for my tasted. Tour guides were very knowledgeable. Some confusion at the office where is all started but once on the road a great trip.

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