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  • From Amboise: Chambord and Chenonceau Tour with Lunch

    1. From Amboise: Chambord and Chenonceau Tour with Lunch

    Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in a family-owned, and still occupied, chateau. Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Amboise at 9:30 AM and be transferred by minivan to Chambord. Discover a glorious work of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit. Hear memorable anecdotes as they point out hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park. For lunch, enjoy a meal served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there. Taste local food in one of the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles. Then, continue to Chenonceau, passing the must-see castles of the French Valley of the Kings, including Chaumont, Amboise, and Clos-Lucé. Upon arrival at the Chateau de Chenonceau, which i...

  • From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

    2. From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

    Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley, and enjoy an optional lunch in a privately-owned— and still occupied — castle. Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Tours at 9:00 AM and drive by minivan to Chambord. Discover glorious works of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit. Hear memorable anecdotes as they point out hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park. Lunch will be served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently. Taste local food in the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles. Continue to Chenonceau, passing the must-see castles of the French “Valley of the Kings,” including Chaumont, Amboise and Clos Lucé. Upon arrival at the Château de Chenonceau (the most visited hist...

    Personal guided tours of 2 beautiful Chateaus and a delicious lunch made by a local French woman as we dined in her family Chateous.

  • Amboise: Self-Guided Loire Valley E-Bike Tour with Tasting

    3. Amboise: Self-Guided Loire Valley E-Bike Tour with Tasting

    Make the most of a self-guided bike tour through the beautiful landscapes of the Loire Valley. Ride at your own pace to discover the lovely town of Amboise and the amazing Vouvray vineyards. Learn everything about the impressive royal Chateau of Amboise and the fascinating Clos-Lucé, which was the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci.  Cycle along the Vouvray vineyards and learn a lot about this renowned wine appellation. Stop for a guided visit followed by a wine tasting in a Grand Wine house of Vouvray. Finally, enjoy a great viewpoint over the city of Tours and discover its outstanding cathedral. 

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What people are saying about Loire Valley Châteaux

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Fantastic Day

The day was spent visiting the Châteaux and was simply awesome. Travelling in a small group of 8 allowed us to get to know each other a little and move around more easily. The pace of the day was perfect with just the right amount of information from our guide Agate who was both knowledgeable and friendly. A highlight of the day was sitting together enjoying a lovely lunch with great wine in a small family Château- fabulous. Of course the two main attractions - Chenonceau and Chambord were amazing!

Daphne was outstanding; the pacing was superb!

Enjoyed the coffee and pastries to begin, the explanation of the history of Chateau Chenonceau; the lunch made by the countess and tour of her home was uniquely special; and the conclusion in Chambord with wine and snacks was a fabulous conclusion to an extraordinary day. Merci beaucoup Daphne!

Top Notch!

Our guide, Daphne, was excellent in navigating our small group through these chateaus amongst other tour groups much larger than ours. Lunch was just delightful!

Well organized tour, with a great guide, extensive information on the visited sites and a nice lunch at a nice private Chateau.

Memorable excellent tour

You won’t regret booking this tour. It was personalized, memorable and informative. The guide was excellent