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$166.16 Day Trips & Excursions

Tour from Paris with Chambord, Chenonceau and Wine tastings

The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.To complete your day ,you will discover Loire Wine heritage through some wine tastings.Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat. From April 1st, you will visit 2 Castles ; Chenonceau & Chambord and you will have  Wine tasting to develop your palate! Amboise will replace Chambord Castle on Mondays & Saturdays during Summer time Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays in summer time the tour will visit Amboise instead of ChambordBy selecting the appropriate option, you could either attend Loire Valley & Wine tastingTour :With a Professional guide & a departure at 7.15am from our central located agencyWith a Professional guide & a departure at 6.30am from any hotel or residence inside Paris ( Zip code must start by 75)With an Audio Guide & a departure at 7.15am from our central located agency

$241.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Loire Valley Chateaux Tour: Chenonceau, Chambord from Paris

Wander through the flower gardens of Chenonceau, gaze at it’s delicate arches which cross over the Cher river, and learn the extraordinary history of this Chateau which was run by woman for most of it’s existence. At Chambord you’ll marvel at the largest of the Loire valley chateaux, admire its extravagant architecture with double spiraled staircase and hundreds of stunning columns and spires which adorn the roof. Then at Amboise you’ll visit the court of King Francois 1st, the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci, and experience the charming village attached to the Chateau! in Amboise you’ll enjoy 3 wines from this region (Red, Rosé & White). HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR : - Chateau de Chenonceau: This chateau has is remarkable for its feminine history of mistresses and ex queens of france as well as it’s unique aches over the River Cher. - Exquisite French Gardens: The gardens of Chenonceau with their more than 130,000 flowerings plants and shrubs are truly stunning! - Chateau de Chambord: This Chateau is famous for its outstanding architecture with an amazing double spiral staircase and dozens of unique spires on it’s roof! - Chateau d’Amboise: This Château has known the birth of princes, the reign of Kings, and the death of the greatest Renaissance master, Leonardo Da Vinci! - Wine Tasting : At Amboise you’ll enjoy 3 wines from the Loire Valley region (Red, Rosé & White). - Small group: You will be in a group with no more than 8 people and your guide! So individual attention and quality time with your guide can be guaranteed. - Comfortable A/C Van: You’ll ride in a brand new, very comfortable, minivan. You can even pick up some nice souvenirs and we’ll put them in the back for you. - Live Guide: Hear an introduction to the Loire Valley region and the history of each Chateau our professional guide who will be happy to answer any questions you have. - Visual Aids: Your guide will carry old maps and and pictures that will help you to better understand the history of each castle.

$458.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Paris to Loire Valley Castles 2-Day Tour with Admission Fees

Depart from central Paris by air-conditioned coach and head through the Aquitaine countryside to the town of Blois in the Loire Valley, where the Royal Château de Blois awaits. Tour the beautiful castle with your guide and learn of the many French kings who once called it home. Enjoy free time in Amboise for lunch, then discover the spectacular Château du Clos Lucé, famous as the final residence of painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century. Head on to explore the beautifully manicured Gardens of Villandry with your guide. On the second day of your tour, enjoy guided tours of Chenonceau, Cheverney and Chambord — three of the Loire Valley’s finest castles. Marvel at the blends of architectural styles you see and admire the fine arches of the Château de Chenonceau stretching across the Cher River. At the end of your castle visits, travel back to Paris by coach where your tour will conclude.

$261.13 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Loire Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Amboise

Choose a sunrise or sunset balloon flight, then hop into your 4x4 vehicle at your Amboise hotel for the journey to the launch site. On arrival, watch your balloon being inflated and listen to a safety briefing from your pilot. With your balloon ready for flight, jump into your basket and take to the skies!During your 3-hour flight, watch the sun rise or set over the forests, lakes, rivers, and towns of the Loire Valley. Capture bird’s eye views of the vineyards and orchards, and listen as your pilot points out famous landmarks such as the castles of Amboise, Chenonceau, or Villandry. Enjoy a smooth touchdown, then toast your flight with a glass of bubbling Champagne or sparkling grape juice. Receive your flight certificate, then return in comfort to your hotel to conclude your tour.

$178.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Amboise to Chambord, Chenonceau Tour with Lunch at a Chateau

9.30am: Start at the Tourist Office in Amboise, and get into our minivan, off to Chenonceau! Once you arrive in Château de Chenonceau you will easily understand why it is the most visited private historical monument in France. Admire this unique château built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the beautiful gardens "à la Française" named after the famous ladies who lived there. Take your time to appreciate the feminine influence that prevails in each room of the château and admire the remarkable fresh floral decorations. For lunch, you will enjoy tasty local food in a charming and private Loire Valley château. Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place ! On the way, get a good look at all the beautiful landscapes of Loire Valley, your guide will drive you through lovely typical villages and reveal you more hidden private châteaux.Next step is Château de Chambord ! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you all his knowleadge and memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the chateau. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance!  After this visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a nice aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, a spectacular day you will never forget.7.00pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Amboise.

$166.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

Loire Valley Castles Audio Guided Tour

Audio guided Tour from Paris to the Loire Valley in one Day. Discover some must see Castles such as Elegant Chenonceau and Massive Chambord. This tour includes a departure by Luxury Air-conditioned Motorcoach from central located Agency at 7.15am.After driving through a gentle French Countryside with undulating hills, you will reach and explore by audio guide the Impressive structure – finest example of Renaissance French Architecture: Chambord, The retreat for French Kings especially Louis XIV! Built by Francois I left his mark on the architectural and cultural achievements of his reign. He placed his symbols, the salamander and the letter F anywhere he could: ceiling, castle-door ways... The Castle has a famous double helix staircase inspired by Leonard da Vinci, a friend of the King.Then you will visit Chenonceau at your leisure. Described as the Ladies Castle; the regal refuge that owes its very existence to a list of powerful ladies such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici (as well as others). You will be fascinated by Its Renaissance architecture and artwork by masters of the day. Its fine furniture, rare tapestries, and the ornate formal gardens will also captivate you. From Chenonceau, you will dscover the Loire Wine Heritage through wine tastings.An unforgettable Experience during the whole day.During Winter time (from November till the end March), lunch will be included.Return to Paris is scheduled at 8pmPlease note : on Mondays and Saturdays in summer, you will visit Amboise instead of Chambord! Also  entrance to 2  castles  Chenonceau & Chambord+ Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)