Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris with Wine Tasting | La Vacanza Travel

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris with Wine Tasting

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 13 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


Step out of Paris and into a fairytale, travelling in air-conditioned comfort to the beautiful Loire Valley. Live like French royalty for a day with a local wine tasting, and the freedom to explore three astounding châteaux. Your expert, English-speaking tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

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Stop At: Loire Valley, Loire Valley

Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

From Paris, you’ll head first to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Blois, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

Having worked up an appetite, we'll get back on the bus and on to our next stop - the quaint town of Blois, where you’ll get some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Last but not least is a visit to the elegant Château de Chenonceau for wine tasting. The chapel, bedrooms and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici – two of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname ‘the Ladies’ Château’. After a guided tour, you’ll have a choice: continue exploring, or indulge in a second wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar.

Three uniquely beautiful castles, good food and wine, all amid the scenery of the Loire Valley: this tour is a feast for the senses.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Wine tasting at the Château de Chenonceau
  • Entrance ticket to Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
  • Return transportation from Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in the town of Blois
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Guided visit inside Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We strongly recommend all clients who are traveling with infants to bring their own infant or child seat. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure the safety of their child.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Catacombs of Paris, 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

07:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


13 hours

User's Reviews


03 Dec, 2023

My mom and I loved this day trip out of Paris! It was a great way to see a different side of France for the day. Our guides Ifi and Sam were very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about the area/history. We were there in the off season and had the castles almost to ourselves. There was plenty of time to explore. It’s a long day, but it truly flew by! The bus was a little tight with all our bulky winter coats (and bags of roadtrip snacks ;) ), so follow the advice to limit the size of extra bags/purses.


02 Dec, 2023

Saeed was AMAZING. Funny. Knowledgeable. Punctual. Passionate. A true 1,000/1,000 I recommend his tour. The quality time he took with each person was great. He made the experience significantly better.


30 Nov, 2023

The Chambord castle was beautiful and very interesting to explore, I wish we had had more time to explore the grounds. I would have preferred that over lunch in Blois, which we had no time to explore so seemed like a strange stop other than to eat. The ladies castle was also interesting. The guides were very knowledgeable, but they rushed when exiting the bus and people toward the back of the bus were often left behind and could not hear explanations and/or meeting points to return. Additionally, it would have been helpful to know that this tour would include so much walking and stairs, as my 70 year old mother was with us and she had trouble with all of the walking/stairs. A warning that this was not a great tour for people with mobility issues would have been nice, especially as I mentioned her difficulties in the “accommodations” section of the booking. No one ever contacted me to say that this might not be for her.


28 Nov, 2023

Beware of this company. Select another one to visit the Loire Valley! We arrived at 7:26 am and the bus had already departed! The “meeting time” was 7:30 but now they say it was 7:15 and “too bad” they had to leave. The waitress in the cafe even told us “they left early” because she has customers on that tour every day!! So 3 of us are out over a total of $600 —and they refuse to acknowledge the driver left early and refuse to make any refund. They offered a trip 3 days later for an add’l fee of $20 per person - but we left Paris the day after and couldn’t take advantage. I ask you frequent travelers (and we are very frequent travelers) if you have experienced anything like this? Why would they leave early without 3 people who had already paid??? And then….how would refunding us have any impact on their business?? They provided no services to us and surely rely on good reviews


28 Nov, 2023

Tour guides were excellent in providing context and historical details to locations visited. It was structured but allowed for independent exploration and free time.

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A great escape from Paris!


One of the best Tour we've been with genuinely amazing tour guides


Great trip and awesome views from castles!


Loved Our Day


Wedding anniversary, grateful for my wonderful wife.


Great experience touring castles in the Loire Valley


Great Tour… Beautiful Chateau


Definitely glad we took this tour! 10/10! Nice bus, excellent guide, GORGEOUS castles and sights...


Beautiful Castles & Grounds


Two great castles and a stop for lunch


Day Trip to Loire Valley


Good opportunity for my life.


Goram was a wonderful guide


Great Day Trip Away from the City


Great day well organised


Good experience, beautiful places


Fantastic Loire Valley Chateau Tour


Spectacular Loire Valley Castle Exploration!


Beautiful chateaux


I enjoyed the tour


Loire Valley castles and wine tasting tour.


Perfect tour day


Worth it, but needed more time


Good day


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