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From Tours/Amboise: Day Trip to Chambord, Blois & Cheverny

Product ID: 85233
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Discover some of the finest châteaux of the Loire Valley on a guided tour of the Château de Blois, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord. Journey into the world of French royalty and nobility, and enjoy a variety of wines along the way.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover some of the finest châteaux of the Loire Valley
  • Take a guided tour of the Château de Blois, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord
  • Taste some of the finest wines of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny
Full description
Depart Tours or Amboise to journey into the Loire Valley and discover some of its famous châteaux.

Stop at the Château de Blois, notable for its unique mix of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical architecture. The former home of kings Louis XII and François I, its history is steeped in tragedy and is notable as the place where Joan of Arc went to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

Pause for lunch at a local restaurant and sample some of the wines of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny. The Cheverny appellation produces elegant reds from the pinot noir and gamay grapes, as well as fruity whites from the chardonnay and sauvignon grapes. Sample a stunning white wine made from the romorantin grape, imported into the Loire Valley by King François I.

Take a guided tour of the Château de Cheverny, owned by the same family since the days of Louis XIII. See some of the most beautiful furniture in the Loire Valley, and learn the château's rich history, such as its connection to Tintin comic books and the impressive hunts on horseback that used to take place with a pack of 100 dogs. You may even get to see the spectacular daily event of “the dogs’ soup!”

Move on to the Château de Chambord, one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture. Discover the vast national game reserve of the largest château in the Loire Valley, and learn the monument's fascinating history, including the unverified tale of Leonardo da Vinci's involvement in its construction.

Return to your original departure town, with drop off in Tours at 18:00 or Amboise at 18:45.
Includes
  • Transportation by 8 passenger minivan
  • English-speaking escort/guide
  • Tickets and guided tours of the châteaux of Blois, Chambord and Cheverny
  • Wine tasting and lunch (drinks included)
What’s Not Included
  • Extras
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Train tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Tours Tourist Office at 09:30.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise of any food restrictions or allergies on booking
• Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
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Product ID: 85233