Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
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  • 12 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The day dedicated to "Renaissance" starts with a visit of Amboise Castle, where King Francis 1st welcomed Leonardo Da Vinci at the end of his life. After lunch (included), you leave for Chenonceau Castle and the day finishes with a visit of Chambord.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

Your Loire Valley day trip starts with hotel pickup in Paris for the drive southwest into ‘château country.

Pass By: Amboise Market Days, 23 Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise, France

Once home of the French royal court, now a small market town,

Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montee de l'Emir Abd El Kader Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France

Discover Château d’Amboise, a favored royal residence during the Renaissance.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Chapelle Saint-Hubert, Place Michel Debre, 37400, Amboise France

King Francis I once welcomed Leonardo da Vinci at this castle, where da Vinci is buried in the Chapel of St Hubert.

Pass By: Office de Tourisme Autour de Chenonceaux, 1 rue du Docteur Bretonneau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Then head to the elegant Château des Dames straddling the River Cher

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Visit to Chenonceau Castle restored by three great Ladies in France's history before having a delicious lunch at the L'Orangerie ( or similar)

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Domaine National de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

Complete your journey by the last and most recognizable French Castle built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I

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

The Symbol of the French Renaissance and listed Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981: One of the area’s largest and most impressive castles with extensive grounds.



Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

You will return back to Paris around 6;15PM.

Pass By: Palais Garnier, Place de l_Opera entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris France

The driver guide will drop you back at your hotel for 6.30pm ( approx.)

Inclusions
  • Lunch with drinks at a gourmet restaurant in Chenonceau.
  • Entrance ticket of each Castle
  • Visit with audio guide of Amboise castle.
  • Visit with audio guide of Chenonceau castle.
  • Visit with audio guide of Chambord castle.
  • Round Trip Transportation by air-conditioned minivan from your central located hotel in Paris
  • Service of an experienced driver-guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • "Please note the Pick-up time indicated on the voucher is approximative and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris. Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14) "
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Restaurant L'Orangerie (or similar) Template Menu : Starter : Spring salad with goats cheese. Main course : chicken breast served with mushroom sauce. Dessert : frozen omelette
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
"Please note the Pick-up time indicated on the voucher is approximative and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris.

Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)

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Departure Time

6:30 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

KimandTim09

13 Jan, 2020

This was a delightful tour of three fascinating castles. They were in varying degrees of restoration. One was so fully restored, it was like stepping back in history. All of them did an excellent job of providing fascinating context that made it more meaningful.

The tour uses individual listening devices which enabled each of us to explore at our own pace.

The lunch was terrific and far exceeded expectations.

Joseph M

25 Nov, 2019

The driver/guide was very personable, on time for hotel pickup, great sense of humor, informative, affable. The minivan was very comfortable to ride those many miles to the destinations. Loved visiting all the castles, but a bit rushed. Perhaps, time would be better if only 2 castle visits were scheduled as opposed to 3. There was lunch at Chateau Chenonceau, delicious chicken dish! Would I recommend the tour? Yes, just wear very comfortable shoes, and take rain gear! Enjoy!

pjunker

13 Nov, 2019

There were only 2 other ladies, from TN and TX, on this full day tour from Paris. Our driver guide, Celine, was outstanding in her command of English as her 2nd language, providing the 4 of us with history, facts, stories of what we were about to see during the first part of the drive from Paris and at each of the 3 castles; answering all of our questions. This tour was well worth the rate per person and I will highly recommend it to all traveling to, and spending multiple nights, Paris. Thank you.

Mary Ruth B

06 Sep, 2019

Celine was a wonderful tour guide (driver too). Her knowledge of the history of each Château was so helpful and Interesting. Our group of 7 was perfect size for maximizing our time at each. The fabulous meal, wine, and setting at the Château was brilliant.

John F

26 Aug, 2019

Our guide Dimitri was on time, very well informed, very attentive, and made this a very enjoyable trip. Itinerary was perfect, skipped the lines everywhere, lunch at Castle Chenonceaux was excellent. Being at the castles was a great experience but Dimitri’s background commentary made it a great learning experience. Highly recommend this excursion.

User's Picture Gallery

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The chateau at Chenonceau

This was a very interesting and beautiful chateau with stories about its evolution and residents that were fun to hear about.

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Château de Chambord

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Château d'Amboise

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Château de Chenonceau

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The Grande Dame - Chenonceaux

Fernando and Liz visiting the chateaux on a beautiful day

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chambord

entering the front gate

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On an autumn morning!!

On a brisk autumn morning

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