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Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris

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    What to Expect
    Rise early and leave Paris for your full-day Loire Valley châteaux tour, in an air-conditioned minivan, right from central Paris.

    Travel through the rolling hills of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed wine region in central France. Your guide drives you to each castle, which you explore on your own without being tethered to the rest of your group.

    Kick off your tour at the largest castle in the Loire Valley, the UNESCO-listed Château de Chambord. Learn about its astounding Renaissance architecture—legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci contributed to the design of its double-helix staircase.

    Continue to the Château d’Amboise, which began as a defensive castle in the 11th century for its strategic position overlooking the Loire River before being converted in the 15th century to a residence for royals. Step inside the Chapel of St. Hubert, where the remains of Leonardo da Vinci are buried.

    Then, enjoy free time in the village at the foot of the Castle to wander and enjoy your lunch break after a wine tasting.

    Once revitalized, head to Château de Chenonceau, a 16-century castle spanning the Cher River, and one of the most popular châteaux in France for its elaborate interior and exterior. Your full-day tour ends with return transport to the original departure point in Paris.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    6:50 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Visit 3 Castles including (Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau)
    • Driver/Guide
    • Small-group tour (Max 8 people)
    • Wine Tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Pick Up
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great day with a total of six participants on this day-long trip to the Loire. We got a very early start leaving Paris, but made it to Chambord just as it was opening and avoided all crowds. Amboise followed that with a brief wine tasting at a local shop and lunch (at
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    Enjoyed very much seeing the castles and learning the history of the region. Didn't have that much wine to taste, however.
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    We enjoyed a great day with Maurice? our tour guide. He provided us with some interesting stories of the area and kept us moving along. We had plenty of time at each chateau in the Loire Valley, We visited Chenonceau first, wine tasting and lunch before Amboise (quaint little
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    Our tour guide Philipe arrived at our hotel. The three of us and another guest headed out to the Loire valley. Philipe is from Normandy and we heard all about this region as well. The castles were great and we had ample time to tour each of the three. The lunch was just ok. All
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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