Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris
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Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, 41250, Chambord France
Chambord is the most majestic of the Châteaux you will see, boasting massive medieval towers perfectly blended with Renaissance elegance. Set in 13,000 acres of parkland this former royal residence represents the pinnacle of France’s 16th century architectural revolution, and the double helix spiral staircase at the heart of the Château, attributed to Leonardo Di Vinci is simply mind-blowing.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France
Amboise, with its spectacular view over the Loire, is famous for being the last resting place of one of history’s most famous men: Leonardo Da Vinci and with its massive gothic defensive features it evokes that bygone era of knights on horseback.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France
Chenonceau, above all stands out as the most beautiful of the Châteaux of the Loire as it extends with infinite grace over the waters of the river Cher. With its ornately carved decoration and history of romance and rivalry, this Château lives up to its passionate reputation and has been seducing visitors for hundreds of years.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Visit 3 Castles including (Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau)
- 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
- Hotel Pick Up
- 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
My wife enjoyed all three castle tours but we were subjected to uncomfortable transportation. the tour was approximately 12 hours long, 5 hours were spent at the Chateaus, lunch and wine tasting. The remaining 7 hours were in the mini van. We were required to sit in the front seat with the driver/tour guide. It was a bench seat with very little leg room on the passenger side. We were both surprised that this was acceptable.
I loved this tour because it gave us the freedom to explore on our own. Three gorgeous French castles and a wine tasting? How could you go wrong! Great itinerary and I never felt rushed even when we covered so much ground. This tour was a great option for us and I thought it was well done. One thing I would say is that our driver was not really a guide. If you're thinking you will learn a lot about the castles, you won't unless you get the audioguides or have a book. The guide gave a minor introduction to each place but mostly left us to ourselves. That was fine with us. Our guide was also a little off - since the majority of his job was to be a driver, I felt like he wasn't a very good driver. In the morning he was going super slow and over-cautious (even telling another woman in the front that he needed to focus on the empty three-lane highway) and then in the afternoon traffic driving like a crazy person without a blinker and lots of honking. I am from a place with terrible drivers (Boston) and I know one when I see one...which was like his whole job!
Great tour. Getting out of Paris for a nice was very nice and seeing all the castles in the Loire Valley was great. We got to see a different side of France, which was beautiful.
Excellent tour, operated by Paris Tour better than Pariscity Vision
Terrific experience. Our tour guide Philipe arrived at our hotel and the three of us and another guest headed off to the Loire valley. He was terrific. He is from Normandy and was a wealth of information about this region as well. The castles were great and we had ample time to see. The lunch was ok. All in all one of the best days we had on our trip to Paris. Next time on to Normandy!
Fabulous tour! Vehicle changed by tour operator to a small car, as there were only two of us. However, each of us has very long legs and the ride was, therefore, uncomfortable. Guide walked way too quickly for one of us, who is awaiting knee surgery in the near term.
This was our favorite tour. It was a beautiful sunny day and these chateaus are magnificent. There were only 8 of us with a great guide who was multi-lingual. We were picked up at our hotel and it was a comfortable trip out with a break for us halfway out. Our guide took us up to the entrances of the houses and met us afterwards. The chateau in the picture had two full time florists and the floral displays throughout it were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. We got a great overview of chateau life and really enjoyed the tour. The pace was great - my husband is a little slower than some and we got to see everything without pushing it. We would recommend this tour highly.