Activities

Day Trips & Excursions

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.Please note : on Mondays and Saturdays in summer, you will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.
$173
12.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord Chenonceau and Amboise

Enjoy a day in the French Countryside while you explore three remarkable Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Join a small group, day tour, from Paris and spend the day marvelling at the beautiful Renaissance castles of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise!
$210
12 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris

Discover some of the most picturesque villages on this 2-day Loire Valley Castles tour from Paris. Leave the city behind you and travel into rural France with your guide. Visit famous French castles such as the Château de Blois, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord. Explore the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonado da Vinci’s final place of residence in the 16th-century. Admire the castles spectacular architecture and ornate interiors, and learn of their fascinating histories from your guide.
$465
2 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau Chateaux with Lunch at a Family Chateau from the town of Tours

Discover the Loire Valley and visit its 2 most prestigious castles in one great day: impressive Château de Chambord and stunning Chenonceau. Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. Enjoy off-the-crowd panoramic views thanks to your local guide, benefit from wealth of thrilling genuine details and funny anecdotes and make the most of this exciting day. One of the highlights will definitely be a restful lunch away from tourist groups in a beautiful privately-owned castle still inhabited by the family.
$156
9 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Loire Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Amboise

Admire panoramic views over the Loire Valley from the skies on this 3-hour sunrise or sunset hot-air balloon ride from Amboise. Drift gracefully over the forests, lakes, orchards, and vineyards of the Loire Valley with a pilot. Watch the sun slowly rise or set on the horizon and capture the spectacular views on camera, then toast your flight with a flute of Champagne on landing. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Amboise hotel.
$242
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau

Explore the history and heritage of the Loire Valley on this 9.5-hour small-group Chambord and Chenonceau castles tour from Amboise. Travel through the French countryside to Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau — widely considered two of the Loire Valley’s prettiest castles — with a guide. Discover 16th-century and Renaissance art and architecture, and admire panoramic views over the Cher River. Stroll through the houses and grounds, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
$156
9.5 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Loire Valley Castles Private Day Trip from Paris

Travel out of Paris to the picturesque Loire Valley by deluxe car or minivan on this private day trip. You'll visit three of the major castles in this UNESCO World Heritage–listed region: Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau, and Château de Cheverny (or Château d'Amboise or Château de Blois if you choose, instead of Cheverny). Tour the inside of the three castles with a private guide, who shares insight about the architecture and history. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
$1109
12 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Small-Group Half-Day Tour to Villandry and Amboise

Explore the historic castles of France’s Loire Valley on this 7.5-hour tour from Amboise. Visit the Château de Villandry, the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, and the Château de l'Islette with your guide, and admire the renaissance fixtures and fittings you find. Explore the grounds — where manicured flowerbeds flourish — and delve into centuries of French history. Sample local Loire Valley wine in the Château de l'Islette’s grounds, and enjoy personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people. 
$88
7.5 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small-Group Chinon Wine Tasting Tour of Chinon

Discover the delicate wines of the Chinon region in France on this 6-hour small-group wine-tasting tour from Amboise. Travel among the vineyards of Chinon with a guide and gain insight into centuries of winemaking history. Visit local cellars, estates, and vineyards, and taste the diverse red and white wines in production. Learn of Loire wines such as bourgeuil, chinon, and montlouis during a 45-minute wine-tasting workshop, then follow a guide on a sightseeing tour of Chinon.
$88
6 hours