Loire Valley Castles and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Paris

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With your guide, discover the region's traditions and history. Visit three castles and sample some delectable French wine. At a private estate, enjoy a typical local lunch of fresh, home-cooked ingredients. On a more exclusive visit, tour the beautiful Loire Valley castles and admire their stunning architecture.

Overview

  • 12 Hours
  • Good for Groups
  • Offered in English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Free cancellation upto 48 hours

Description

  • No country like France is known for its beautiful castles. Experience the feast for the senses that is the Loire Valley with amazing castle landscapes, the smell of blossoming gardens, and the taste of the valley’s rich wines. The Loire region is also known as the Garden of France and with good reason. Take in the country’s greatest natural beauty and visit one of its most stunning castles while accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide. You’ll leave Paris in a comfortable coach and head straight into Loire Valley towards your first stop: Château de Chambord. Built-in 1519 by King Francis I, it was used originally as a hunting lodge. Its spectacular architecture is renowned and it is full of astounding staircases, one of which may have been designed by the great Leonardo da Vinci himself. Chambord is also known as the castle that inspired Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast. Keep your eyes open for the beautiful natural surroundings, as it is common to spot wild boar and red deer prancing about in the castle’s 52 square kilometers of land. Having worked up an appetite, you'll hop back on the bus and on to the next stop - an up-close and personal tour of a privately-owned and run castle where you’ll also be wined and dined. You’ll visit a charming Château, where family members, perhaps even the personable owner, will be waiting to proudly show you around the estate. You’ll enjoy a tasting composed of a range of white and red wines before sitting down to lunch, a hearty three-course meal of traditional rural French dishes served by our hosts. Please note that on some days, lunch might take place at a different location depending on venue availability. Your third and final castle is the famous and spectacular Château de Chenonceau. A 16th-century castle that will captivate you with its smooth white stone and intricate painted wooden doors. Inside this castle (which itself is built in the middle of a river) are the well-maintained original stone carvings, immense tapestries, and an intimate chapel. Almost equal in beauty are the castle grounds with their many gardens and farm planted by the famous women who owned the Ladies’ Chateau and gave it its name. This tour will end at Place Denfert Rochereau in Paris.

What's included?

  • Entrance ticket to Château de Chambord
  • Entrance and guided tour of Château de Chenonceau
  • Lunch and wine tasting at a Château
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Group sizes of 25 people or less during guided sections of the tour

What's excluded?

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

More information

  • All visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask throughout the tour, please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied
  • Please note that, due to the pandemic, the wine tasting at Cave des Dômes is suspended until further notice
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Gratuities for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • Please inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements
  • Please note that lunch might take place at a different location depending on venue availability

Location and Timings

  • 1ter Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France

Timings

  • Available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Meeting Time: 07:15 AM
  • Departure Time: 07:30 AM

Cancellation policy

  • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

Important info

  • You will initially receive a confirmation email of your booking.
  • The ticket/voucher will be sent 24 hours prior to your participation date.
  • In the event that you do not receive any emails from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.
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Flexible Cancellation Policy

Plans change and it’s OK. Cancel upto 24 hrs in advance and receive a full refund.

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