Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux and Wine Tasting

5/5 (41 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 Chambord, 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. 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. 

Discover the Château de Chambord
The Château de Chambord

Following this visit, our guide will accompany you to a wine tasting area within the château, where you can enjoy a wine tasting. The 45 minute tasting will let you taste the famous Loire wines Cour-Cheverny and AOC Cheverny, alongside four pieces of toast with local food products.

You will then have one free hour to have lunch near the château. Our guide will tell you about several places you can eat.

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

You will then be invited to meet the guide directly at the bus parking lot, to head off to Chenonceau. After just over one hour of travel, the bus will pull into the Château de Chenonceau. 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.

After this tour, you will have 30 minutes of free time to roam through the remarkable gardens bordering the Cher river.

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

The price includes:

  • Round trip transport out of Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Services dof our guide
  • Entrance to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, depending on program
  • Wine tasting, depending on program

The price does not include:

  • Pick up from/to your place of residence in Paris
  • Lunch

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)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Guided tour of two Loire Châteaux, 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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Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION agency
2 rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 41
Average rating : 4.7 /5
5/5
great tours with Chloe and Remy
4/5
Right timing
5/5
The Tour guy who speak Chinese did an excellent job !!!
4/5
Guide very knowledgeable
5/5
Excellent tour although I wish we had more free time at the last chateau, cheverny, so we could explore the beautiful grounds and park and the tintin exhibit (for which admission is not included in the tour).
4/5
The tour is perfect for those who want to catch a glimpse of the castles but are short on time. The castles themselves are quite wonderful.
5/5
We enjoyed an excellent day touring Normandy D-day sites with a fun small group of fellow travellers and our excellent guide Celina.