Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris - Reviews

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DROBINSON

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This was our favorite tour. It was a beautiful sunny day and these chateaus are magnificent. There were only 8 of us with a great guide who was multi-lingual. We were picked up at our hotel and it was a comfortable trip out with a break for us halfway out. Our guide took us up to the entrances of the houses and met us afterwards. The chateau in the picture had two full time florists and the floral displays throughout it were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. We got a great overview of chateau life and really enjoyed the tour. The pace was great - my husband is a little slower than some and we got to see everything without pushing it. We would recommend this tour highly.

Eric D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Long day but worth every cent.

Stephanie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This was an awesome day, totally worth it. Our guide, Isobel, was fabulous and it was amazing to tour three chateaux. So glad we did it this way.

Mari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Amazing tour!!!

nationping

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Amazing tour of three maganificient castles. Each has a unique history and beautiful gardens and surrounding towns. Tour is very well organized and tour guide is knowledgeable and nice. Time is well and efficiently spend.

ILLYA Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

This was an exceptional tour. The guide, Pascal, was punctual, spoke great English, and most importantly was very knowledgeable. He provided very important and interesting context for the visit to the Loire valley and its famous chateaus. He also had a very subtle and witty sense of humor, which for me was perfect.
The chateaus visited Ambois, Chenonceau, and Chambord were breathtaking and unique, each providing a different sense of history and purpose for their respective inhabitants, which Pascal described in some detail. Any time we had a question, Pascal was ready to answer. He was clearly well educated about history not only French history, mind you! and discussed matters such as architecture, art, and even etymology. A. This tour is a must if you in Paris or the Loire area. And if you get Pascal to be your guide - you're in luck!

Georges K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Our tour was very interesting . The guide was very good and knowledge . The lunch was normal but the red wine presented to us was awful it is shame to offer it in a wine district.

Gabriela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

A wonderful experience, our guide Isabelle, very knowledgeable.

DMoran United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

We spent 2 more weeks in Burgundy and Provence so sorry to say we don't recall our guide's name. He was amazing - fluent in 5 languages and juggled between English and Spanish. We had a great time at the 3 Castles, the planned lunch and the travel to/from Paris. Viator you did it again - KUDOs to our Parisian driver/guide!!!

Marwa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Awesome guide.
I wanted to visit Amboise and ge changed the itinerary just to accommodate my request.
Very informative and the your was spectacular .
A day I will never forget :

Chonglun F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

That was a wonder and very impressive trip with the great help of our tour guide Olivier Forgive me if the spelling is inaccurate.. The trip was excellently organized by him. From Paris within one day, we visited 3 French castles Ambroise, Chenonceau and Chambord in Loire Valley and enjoyed French cuisine at a very tasty lunch. Olivier introduced us the histories of the castles and of the surrounding areas during the trip and that made the visit even more interesting! We would like to take this opportunity to thank Olivier for his great job and professionalism. Merci beaucoup! We will certainly recommend this tour to our friends.

JoAnn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Not only was the sight seeing good, but our guide was excellent. She did a wonderful job of transporting, informing and assisting us. Her knowledge and her enthusiasm were engaging and her only slight accent made her exceptionally easy to understand, not like some guides who are difficult to understand. I couldn't have asked for more and was not disappointed in any way.

Tricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was fantastic. Our guide, Michelle was very very knowledgable, and passionate. I could not be more pleased.

Carol V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The tour was well planned and ran smoothly. There were only 4 of us on the van so it was virtually a private tour. We were picked up promptly as promised at our apartment and delivered home in good time. The sites were beautiful and I would do it all again

CHARLOTTE K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Wonderful tour. Our guide was Sylvan. He was so kind. My daughter was sick the whole day and she never got out of the van. He was very attentive to her needs. It rained all day on and off but still managed to be a beautiful trip.

APousoulis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great tour, very knowledgeable and informative tour guide. Fabrise kept us entertained and informed through the the tour. Would highly recommend this tour. Lunch was good also.

RICHARD C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wonderful itinerary and guide

Viet N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wonderful day trip jam packed with 3 castles in one day. To be honest, one can spend an entire day at Le Château de Chenonceau which was utterly beautiful and had exquisite gardens. The tour began early in the morning at 6am for pick up and was fast paced with a lot of walking if you want to see everything. There were some older ladies, one with a cane, that was in our group of 5, and it was difficult for her to get around although I believe she enjoyed herself with what she was able to see. If you're staying a short while in Paris and want to make a productive day excursion, this tour is fantastic.

Christopher F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Long day but well worth it. Felt there was plenty of time at each castle to appreciate what each had to offer. Great to see that part of the country. Chenenceau was just amazing.

Laurie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Door to door service and no line-ups. Lunch was very good. Tour guide, Phillipe, was knowledgeable and took good care of us. The three chateaus were very different from each other and so we had a good variety of experiences. Especially liked the way Amboise is built onto a hill and is surrounded by the village. The staircase and roof terrace at Chambord are amazing. And Chenonceau is best of all.....well maintained interiors that showcase the lives of the residents, beautiful fresh flower arrangements in every room, and a well told story of the history of the chateau. This chateau spans the river and has beautiful gardens that are the highlight of the tour.

Karin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Fantastic day trip! Would strongly recommend if you have the time to do so and small-group for this day consisted of myself and two other travelers plus our guide...in a sedan...not sure if the groups are always this small - but to me was more like a private tour than a small-group tour

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This excellent trip took us to four stunning castles , each of which had its own individual character and history. Our guide Riccardo was informative, personable, and very knowledgeable, and was kind enough to make a quick stop near a fifth castle for me to take a picture. I highly recommend both the tour and the guide!

CHARLES T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very fun and worthwhile time

Robyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Had a fantastic day. Only 6 of us on the tour. 6am pick up from our hotel was right on time. Our tour guide told us heaps of information throughout the day. The Chateaux were all amazing particularly Chenenceau. Would have liked a bit more time there but overall great day out!!!

rrcort

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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