Day trip

From Paris: Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Full-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel

From Paris: Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel

From US$ 236.07 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Paris and spend the day among the lovely castles of the Loire Valley. Join a day tour to the Renaissance castles of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Paris

  • 2.5 hours
  • Château de Chenonceau

  • 20 minutes
  • Château d'Amboise

  • Lunch

  • Wine tasting

  • 50 minutes
  • Château de Chambord

  • 2 hours
  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover some of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley
  • Use old maps and pictures to get a better understanding of court life
  • Marvel at the delicate arches of the Château de Chenonceau
  • Learn more about the Loire Valley region and it main players
  • Take audio guides of the castle interiors
  • Go to the former residence of King Francois I
Full description

Discover some of the finest castles of the Loire Valley on a guided day trip from Paris. Transfer by air-conditioned minibus to the castles of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise. Walk in the flower gardens of the Château de Chenonceau, and gaze at the delicate arches that cross the Cher River. Learn the extraordinary history of the building, which was run by women for much of its time in existence.

Continue to Chambord to investigate the largest castle in the Loire Valley. Marvel at the extravagant architecture and double spiraled staircase of the royal Château de Chambord. See the hundreds of columns and spires that adorn its roof.

End the day at the former home of King Francois I, and see the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci at Amboise village and the Château d’Amboise. Confiscated by the monarchy in the 15th century, it was a favorite royal residence and was extensively rebuilt.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Audio guide (if needed)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entry ticket to Château de Chenonceau
  • Entry ticket to Château de Chambord
  • Entry ticket to Château d'Amboise
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet with your driver/guide outside of La Flamme café. Look out for a grey minibus.

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Important information

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  • Tours operate rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The whole tour was excellent. Our tour guide was so friendly and nice. I love the way how she explained some details about the history of each castle. The tour guide did an excellent job. The tour was hustle free and gave us enough time to explore on our own. I personally enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend it.

November 1, 2022

This was a very interesting and well organised tour. Our guide new his history and made our visit to 3 chateaus so much more informative and entertaining than if we had visited on our own. It was great to sit back and relax while being chauffeured in a very comfortable bus. The village of Amboise is very quaint with lots of choices for our lunch (not included). I would definitely recommend this tour and especially if you are short on time.

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October 4, 2022

Although the drive is far but the châteaux are well worth your time, especially Chenonceaux. This is the most beautiful château. I wish we have more time here. Amboise château is full of historical events. Biggest Chambord château with amazing double helix stairs with no center support and no meeting point. Amazing!

October 2, 2022

Product ID: 62065