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

Product ID: 86402
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Take a guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau. Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the château before enoying lunch and a wine tasting at a local wine specialist.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy lunch and wine tasting with an oenologist
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII
  • See the Manor du Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years
Full description
Get picked up in the morning before driving to the Loire Valley, where you’ll 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 lunch and wine tasting with a wine specialist. The oenologist Daniel will welcome you into his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wine. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of cheeses. After lunch, you will 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 three 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 17:15 or in Tours at 18:00.
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 and lunch at a cellar cave
What’s Not Included
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Train tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tourist Office of the city of Tours, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France at 09:30.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
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Product ID: 86402