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From Tours & Amboise: Day Trip to Chambord & Chenonceau

4.7 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: France Intense

From Tours & Amboise: Day Trip to Chambord & Chenonceau

Activity provider: France Intense

From US$ 205.83 per person

Discover the most important and picturesque castles in the Loire Valley with a registered guide, and get the chance to taste some delightful local wines.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Tour the 2 most popular castles in the Loire Valley
  • Be amazed by the 426 rooms and 282 fireplaces of the Château de Chambord
  • Taste delicious local wines with an English guide
  • Discover the Château of Chenonceau, built on the River Cher
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Benefit from pick-up by air-conditioned, 8-seater van and head to the picturesque Château de Chenonceau with magnificent Renaissance gardens. Then, go to Amboise for a wine tour with tastings. Visit Les Caves Ambacia for a wine experience and sample some of the wines of the Loire Valley at a tasting with a sommelier. Lunch at leisure in Amboise.

Continue to Chambord for a guided tour of the chateau. Admire the fine details of the largest chateau in the Loire Valley, including a double helix staircase by Da Vinci. Get dropped off in Tours at 5.30 PM or Amboise at 6:00 PM. Admire the fine details of the largest chateau in the Loire Valley, including a double helix staircase by Da Vinci. Get dropped off in Tours at 6 PM or Amboise at 6:45 PM.

  • Entrance tickets for each castle
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of each castle
  • Tour and Wine tasting in English
  • English-speaking guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
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4.7 /5

based on 46 reviews

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It was perfectly organized and Marion was a very good guide, very informative with plenty of interesting insights and recommendations. Visits to both castles were very interesting and led in a proffesional way, good spots for pictures and views, right timings to avoid waiting and biggest crowds. Wine tasting was very interesting and we’ve been offered a 37 year old wine to try, nice recommendation for lunch. Strongly recommended!

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August 18, 2022

The guide, Audrey, was welcoming, conversational, and informative. The experience itself was overall very nice. The only thing we had felt a little disappointed about was how quickly you moved from activity to activity. I understand it's all within a 8-ish hour period, but it would have been nice to have more time to explore the chateaus. It seemed a little expensive for the result, but it was nice to be in a smaller group with direct transportation for the whole day. If considering booking, please make sure your whole party can walk a good distance. Part of our group had some difficulties, which slowed the whole party down and cut into our exploration time.

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July 10, 2022

This tours was a great sampling of some Loire Valley highlights! I loved how much we saw; it was really packed with activities. Kind of pricey, but it was worth it with how much we saw, plus the small tour group size. The only thing I wish was different was for the tour to be longer. I would've loved an extra 30 minutes at each Chateau to take a walk around the gardens and see some of the exterior features of the place. The current tour structure is pretty in/out quickly, and I would've liked to see more of these beautiful places.

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June 22, 2022

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