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From Tours/Amboise: Chenonceau, Clos Lucé & Wine Tasting

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Take a guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau and Amboise. Arrive in the Loire Valley and tour the château before enjoying a wine tasting with a local wine specialist. After, visit the Clos Lucé where Leonard Da Vinci spent the rest of his life.
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Duration: 8.5 hours
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Highlights
  • Visit the Château de Chenonceau and its Renaissance gardens
  • Enjoy a delicious wine tasting with an oenologist at Caves Duhard
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII
  • See the Chateau of Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years
Full description
Get picked up in the morning before driving to the Loire Valley and start your day touring the Château de Chenonceau. The Chateau des Dames bridge built across the Cher is famous for the great heroines who lived there (Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.

Next, head to a wine tasting with a wine specialist at caves Duhard in Amboise. An oenologist will welcome you into the caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour. This will be followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray wines paired with a selection of cheeses. 

After this, tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and the young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. Discover a perfect example of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance architecture and the Saint Hubert Chapel, which today houses the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.

Finally, head to the Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life there and died there in 1519. See his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, and be awestruck by his invention room, displaying models of his most spectacular inventions. End your day by being dropped off in Amboise at 5:30 PM or in Tours at 6 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation in a comfortable 8 passenger minivan
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tickets and guided tours at the Chateaus of Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé
  • Wine tasting at a cellar cave
What’s Not Included
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Train tickets

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• Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan

From £173.31 per person

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Product ID: 86402