Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

5/5 (7 reviews)
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Let discover the Loire Valley boarding an audio-guided tour from Paris. During this day trip you will visit two of the major Loire Valley Chateaux, the Chateau de Chenonceau and the Chateau de Chambord. You will also enjoy tasting famous wines of the Loire.

You will leave from our agency located in front of the Louvre in an air-conditioned and comfortable coach. The early 7.15am departure will allow you to fully enjoy your day with a tour guide being at your disposal if you need. The coach will drive through the French countryside that brings together green landscapes, the fine Loire edges and picturesque villages offering a magnificent panorama. You will have few audio-guided commentaries about the Loire Valley History and its rich heritage. As the coach arrives close to the Domain of Chambord, you will be fascinated by the view of the Castle. This majestic building gives a magical dimension to the domain, making it the largest castle in the Loire Valley. As you walk towards the castle from the distant coach park, you will be immersed into the particular atmosphere that reigns around. Then you will enter rapidly into the castle thanks to a priority access. Roving from venue to venue, you will discover at your own pace the architectural wealth of this 16th century monument built under François Ier with the participation of Leonard de Vinci. While you will listen to the audio-guided commentaries, you will not miss climb the large “double revolution” stairs reaching a large panoramic terrace from where you can admire the view over the park and the chateau.

Then, you will be invited to a wine tasting organized by La Maison des Vins into one of the rooms of the castle of Chambord. During about 45 minutes, you will learn about the history of this famous cru and taste two of the major wines of the Loire: the Cour-Cheverny and the AOC Cheverny. This sampling will be accompanied by few toasts of local products.

This morning tour will be followed by an hour of free time to have lunch around the Château de Chambord. Your tour guide will show you few places where you can savor local meals.

Chateau de Chambord
The majestic Château de Chambord

You will go back to the coach at the time indicated by your tour escort to drive towards the Château de Chenonceau. After about one-hour trip, you will get down at the entrance of the Domain in front of a magnificent tree-lined walkway. The charm works very quickly as you wander towards the chateau through this beautiful path. You will be amazed at the beauty of this “Château des Dames” that looks like a building springing over the Cher River. This sumptuous royal residence has been maintained by eminent women. Therefore the rooms of the castle show a real refined elegance of the famous French “art de vivre” that you will discover during your visit of the castle at your own rhythm. Your audio-guided commentary will let you know about the history of the Domain. You will stroll around the gardens along the Cher River to enjoy the magic and the charm of the Château de Chenonceau.

At the end of the day, you will arrive back in Paris at around 8 pm.

Please Note:

  • On Saturdays and Mondays, this itinerary changes:
    - The Château de Chambord is replaced by the château d’Amboise. 
    - Lunch will take place at Amboise instead of Chambord 
    - For wine tastings, the Chambord wine tasting area is replaced by the Cave des Dômes wine cellar in Chenonceau, without pieces of toast
  • Lunch is not included in summer (from April 1 to October 31) but included in winter (november - march)
  • Audio guides are available in: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese
  • On-site visit duration: 7h30

The price includes:

  • Round trip transport out of Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, depending on program
  • Wine tasting, depending on program
  • Audio guides
  • Services of an accompanist
  • Lunch with drinks (during the winter, from 1 November to 31 March)

The price does not include:

  • During the summer: lunch (from 1 April to 31 October)
  • Transfers from/to your hotel or flat

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 1 day(s)
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  • Highlights
  • New program: Visit 2 Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting 
  • Lose yourself into the royal History of France in the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy audio-guided commentaries while visiting two castles on your own pace
  • Discover the majestic Chateau de Chambord that will dazzle you
  • Visit the romantic and refined Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Savor the wines of the Loire Valley while enjoying a famous wines tasting

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Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 7
Average rating : 4.6 /5
5/5
Everything perfect. The lady guide on 4Sep2018 is amazing, she guide us to the unseen and leave us have enough private time, very very good.
5/5
The audio guide was quite informative
5/5
Great audio tour, very friendly guides. Great audio tour, very friendly guides. Comfortable coach. We originally planned to make this trip on our own by train, but were very happy to have booked this, as there is a railroad strike and our trip could have been difficult by train. The audiopen technology is fantastic, though thr “Audio tour” is not at all comprehensive. Would recommend. We originally planned to make this trip on our own by train, but were very happy to have booked this, as there is a railroad strike and our trip could have been difficult by train. The audiopen technology is fantastic, though thr “Audio tour” is not at all comprehensive. Would recommend.
4/5
Well worth the experience. The chateaus are breathtaking.
4/5
The guides were more fluent in Spanish than English.
4/5
Didn't seem to be quite worth the $200+ I spent on this tour. Audioguide was somewhat interesting but could have taken in more information while we were driving instead of just sleeping.
5/5
Trip was lovely. May be need to have longer trips time per castle to give the chance to enjoy all the gardens around each castle. Yet for a fast visit for the 3 castles it was an excellent choice.