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

5/5 (78 reviews)
  • Description

Come spend an exceptional day in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. You’ll visit the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord, two of the Loire Valley’s most illustrious chateaux, with our tour guide. This trip deep into France’s history will be completed by a wine tasting at Chambord.

After exchanging your voucher with one of our agents at the departure point situated near the Louvre, you will climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus, which will depart at 7:15 a.m. You’ll first head to the Château de Chenonceau, passing by magnificent landscapes, which are characteristic of the Loire Valley. Gaze out at fields as far as the eye can see as the Loire river rolls by, making for a peaceful journey. During the trip, our guide will give you some information about the sites you see. You will head up a magnificent alley lined with trees, offering an incredible view of the château. Our guide can offer you a presentation of this sumptuous royal residence nicknamed “the château of ladies,” since it was maintained and added to by several female characters over the years. The outside of the building seems to be exiting the water, which gives the château a mystical dimension. You’ll enjoy a one-hour guided tour in the Château de Chenonceau during which you will see furnished and florid rooms, and period tapestries and paintings. Our guide will tell you many stories and anecdotes about the château and the importance of female presence, which speaks to the French art de vivre. 


Discover the Château de Chambord
The Château de Chambord


You will then have one free hour to have lunch near the château. Our guide will tell you about several places you can eat. You will then be invited to meet the guide directly at the bus parking lot, to head off to Chambord.


The Château d'Amboise on the Loire Valley
Loire Valley Castle


After just over one hour of travel, the bus will pull into the Château de Chambord. Upon arrival at the Château, you will be astonished by the majesty of the edifice. The Château’s imposing architecture makes it the largest of all Loire châteaux. The bus parking lot is a few feet from the Château’s entrance, so you can take in the distinctive atmosphere around it. Then, you’ll quickly gain priority access. Our guide will bring you through several of the château’s rooms, before you take the celebrated double helix staircase up to the large panoramic terrace. You’ll have a superb view of the park as you listen to commentary from our guide about the history of the château, which was built under the reign of Francis I with participation from Leonardo Da Vinci in the 16th century. Following this visit, our guide will accompany you to a wine tasting area within the château, where you can enjoy a wine tasting. 

The coach will leave Chenonceau at 5 p.m. to arrive at our agency in Paris around 8 p.m.

Please note :

  • In Summer, 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, with pieces of toast
  • Lunch is not included in summer (from April 1 to October 31) but included in winter (november - march)
  • On-site visit duration: 7h30

The price includes:

  • Round trip transport out of Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Services of our guide
  • Entrance to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, depending on program
  • Wine tasting, depending on program
  • Pick up from/to your place of residence in Paris depending on the tour selected

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.

1/4 de vin ou soda, eau et café ou thé ou infusion
  • Duration 1 day(s)
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  • Guided tour of two Loire Châteaux and Wine Tasting
  • Trip to the heart of France’s History: Discover the majestic Château de Chambord
  • Take an astounding journey as you tour the Château de Chenonceau
  • Enjoy fine wine during a Loire Valley wine tasting
  • Hear stories and anecdotes told by a passionate, professional guide

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 78
Average rating : 4.6 /5
Really enjoyed the tour. The Chateaux were beautiful. The weather was chilly and we wish the driver opened the bus 5 minutes early for those of us were there early. Lunch was not included.
Very profesional service. Driver and Tour Guide were courteous and profesional.
a bit too long in the castles - some time in the countryside (a short walk for example) would be good
All was fantastic loved every minute even the rest on the bus. The tour guides were wonderful. The sites amazing. I cried at the beauty and it was my daughter’s birthday. So heartfelt ♥️ I recommend highly!!!! Enjoy 😊
The tour guide was very knowledgeable
The castles were lovely, we wish we had more time at chemenceau even if it was just 30 min more. Also the wine part was not too great, would have expected more wine and cheese (versus dessert). Lunch was just ok.
Helpful and knowledgeable guides. Lunch was delicious. Chateaux were fascinating. My only suggestion would be to add a bit more free time at each chateau - even an extra 15 minutes at each would have made a big difference in not feeling rushed.