Loire Valley Castles Tour


Loire Valley Castles Tour

Private Driving Full Day Tour to the LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES TOUR (around 250kms-155miles from Paris,) with a licensed guide-driver with a deluxe minivan, including entrance tickets.

This tour is available from 01/04 to 01/11 every day except 01/01, 25/12 and 26/11/2019.

The chateaux of the Loire are considered the holy of holies of the French spirit, a paradise that sums up the spirit of the French nation to know: belles-lettres, lavish architecture, pleasant wines and fine dining...

The density of historical monuments is, in essence, a privileged discovery place where one can admire the masterpieces of the Renaissance.

A full day trip to Loire Valley, the birthplace of French Renaissance with over 120 châteaux. Your professional guide-driver will help you to discover 3 of most beautiful and interesting castles of Royal valley, the great Amboise, the gracious Chenonceau and the grandiose Chambord.

You will reach towards Amboise, with its spectacular view over the Loire river, with his saint Hubert Chapel, famous for being the last resting place of Leonardo da Vinci and with its massive gothic defensive features it evokes that bygone era of knights on horseback.


Near Amboise you will stop at Clos Lucé for some quick pictures, which used to be the official residence of Leonardo da Vinci, between 1516 and 1519.

Then you will continue your trip to discover a real jewel, Chenonceau with his magnificent gardens. It’s a beautiful mixture between Gothic and Renaissance styles. Chenonceau is a unique castle, spanned over the river Cher, called also “Chateau des dames”, its ornately carved decoration and history of romance and rivalry, this Château lives up to its passionate reputation and has been seducing visitors for hundreds of years.

The lunch is not included in the price but your guide can suggest you a nice local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will finally discover Chambord, the most grandiose of the Châteaux. You will see, boasting massive medieval towers perfectly blended with Renaissance elegance. Set in 13,000 acres of parkland this former royal residence represents the pinnacle of France’s 16th century architectural revolution, and the double helix spiral staircase at the heart of the Château, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci is simply mind-blowing.

After your visit of Chambord, you will head back to Paris.

 

Please note: 

Pick-up/drop-off at your residence.

Extra charge for pick up/drop off outside Paris.

 

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100% free cancellation at least 1 week before the tour day.

Departure Time

Morning

Duration

12 hours

Price
1-2 persons 1100€ + 50€ for each extra person
Max
7 persons by minivan, for more people please contact us
Highlights
Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord Castles and quick look at Clos Lucé (the residence of Leonardo da Vinci)
Languages

Français , English, Русский