2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris
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2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris

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Day 1: Paris – Château d'Amboise – Château du Clos Lucé – Gardens of Villandry – Tours

Stop At: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France
Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in the morning in central Paris, and head south out of the city to begin your castle country tour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France
Travel through the Aquitaine countryside to the town of Amboise for your first visit — the Royal Château d'Amboise in the famous Loire Valley.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Office de Tourisme Amboise Val de Loire, Quai du General de Gaulle, 37400, Amboise France
Continue onward to Amboise and enjoy a little free time in this attractive town for lunch (own expense).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, 2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise France
). Afterward, take a guided tour of the nearby Château du Clos Lucé
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chateau de Villandry, 3 rue Principale, 37510 Villandry France
the Gardens of Villandry, made famous as Leonardo da Vinci's final place of residence in the early 16th century
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tours, france, 37000 Tours, France
Head on to the historic town of Tours with your guide, for your evening meal and first night’s accommodation.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation in 4**** hotel.

Day 2: Tours – Château de Chenonceau – Château de Cheverny – Château de Chambord – Paris

Pass By: Tours, france, 37000 Tours, France
After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, depart from Tours

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France
Head on to the spectacular Château de Chenonceau, widely considered to be among the very finest of all France’s castles
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loire River, France
An intriguing blend of late Gothic and early Renaissance architectural styles, the castle dates back to the 16th century and its four archways span the length of the Cher River. During your guided tour, hear of Chenonceau’s interesting heritage from your guide and take in beautiful views out along the river
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Cheverny, 41700 Cheverny France
Head on from the Château de Chenonceau for a guided visit of the magnificent 17th-century Château de Cheverny, first opened to the public in 1914. Cheverny is renowned for its ornate interiors, and its impressive collection of antique furniture, paintings, sculptures and tapestries is a joy to behold.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Office de Tourisme de Cheverny, 12 rue du Chene des Dames, 41700 Cheverny France
Depart Cheverny and head to the nearby Hotel Saint-Hubert for a farewell lunch, then conclude your tour through the Loire Valley with a visit to the imposing Château de Chambord.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, 41250, Chambord France
Constructed by King Francis I of France, this French Renaissance castle is widely considered one of the most impressive in the world and blends medieval building styles with classical Renaissance architecture to perfection.

At the end of your guided visit of the Château de Chambord.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jardin des Tuileries pl. de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris France
Hop back aboard your coach for the 2.5-hour journey back to central Paris where your castle country tour will come to an end.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Dinner on the first night, buffet breakfast and lunch on the second day.
  • Overnight accommodation in a 4 star hotel
  • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme Amboise Val de Loire
  • Entry/Admission - Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Villandry
  • Entry/Admission - Tours, france
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Entry/Admission - Loire River
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Cheverny
  • Entry/Admission - Office de Tourisme de Cheverny
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a maximum of two people per room. Separate bookings should be made for each room required.
  • 1st day: We begin by crossing the southern districts of Paris to take the Aquitaine motorway. A guided visit of the Amboise Castle overlooking the Loire river offers an excellent introduction to the history of the region. Free time will be allocated for lunch. Our afternoon continues with a guided visit of the Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci 's last dwelling and the gardens of Villandry. Dinner and accommodation at the accommodation 4* hotel. .
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 2nd day: Departure for Chenonceau for a guided visit of the castle. We continue our morning with a guided visit of the Cheverny Castle followed by lunch. Our stay in the Loire Valley ends with a guided visit of the royal Chambord Castle . We leave around 4.30 PM and return to Paris around 7.00 PM
5 | 2019-09-19

The sites were worth seeing, the guide was knowledgeable and easy to listen to.....the pacing and overall structure was excellent........the bus driver was fantastic.....the hotel was clean, comfortable and modern.....the meals were not gourmet but good....nothing not to like!!!!!

5 | 2019-07-03

The selection of castles, the organisation of logistics and the English guide were all very good. The hotel where we were accommodated at Tours could have been better in terms of room infrastructure.

stanislav n
2 | 2017-06-23

Here are the main problems--1.the advertised major chateau of Blois is not even on the tour schedule!!! 2.the advertised sleepover in major city of Tours actually happened on the outskirts of much smaller town, many miles away!Nowhere to walk outside the hotel grounds before/after meal. 3. The advertised paid meals-dinner and lunch were served poorly, late and WITHOUT ANY liquids, even soft drinks, coffee, etc. We had to buy all meal -even non-alcoholic- drinks and spent over 40 on them to wash the mediocre meals down the lunch was also served in non-A/C stuffy room with sweat poring down our fronts and backs instead the drinks down our throats. Otherwise, the Loire Valley is gorgeous,the guide was knowleadgeable and I wish the tour organizers cared a little more about people paying lots of money to see these places

Norman Paul D
5 | 2017-04-29

Our 2 day tour comprised part of the first day with one group before we joined another group for the evening and the 2nd day. We struggled to follow the English commentary on the first part due to the accents of the guides, however we were delighted by Roberto the guide for the second part of trip who was both extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. We would recommend this trip as the sights were fantastic and timing was good allowing enough for lunches etc. and free time.

Walter W
4 | 2016-05-25

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip to the Loire Valley. After leaving Paris and traveling to the chateaux country, we visited Blois and Amboise before changing to another bus. This new group for the two day tour was smaller and very congenial. Our hotel in Tours was very nice with a delicious breakfast and dinner. Some rain did not dampen our second day with visits to Clos de Luce, Chenonceau, and Chambord. The gardens at Villandry were a special treat! Two days gave us time to really see the Loire area without being rushed- Dominique was an excellent guide. Highly recommend this trip!

Melita R
4 | 2015-08-11

The tour was well organized and very interesting. The hotel Mercury was satisfactory. Lunch at Saint-Hubert Hotel was absolutely disapointing.

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