Transportation, tour and wine tasting, Registered Guide, Entrance Fees,
Pick-up is at 9:00 AM at the Tours Tourist Office.
or 9:30 AM at the Amboise Tourist Office.
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the Château de Chenonceau.
The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher is famous for the prominent women who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance Gardens.
Pascal and his team welcome you to his caves, the ancient tuff-stone quarries, for a tour followed by a tasting of 3 local wines.
Please note that the tour and wine tasting will be only in English.
Lunch at your leisure.
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles the 8th and young François d’Angoulème, (the future Francois the 1st). Here you will discover perfect examples of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance styling, as well as the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.
The tour would not be complete without taking you to meet The Genius in his Chateau du Clos Lucé, only a few short steps away from the Royal Castle.
This is where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and passed there in 1519. After touring his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, stand in awe at the Invention Room, where models of Leonardo's most spectacular machines are on display.
Drop-off is at 5:00 PM at the Amboise Tourist Office
or 5:30 PM at the Tours Tourist Office
Hotel pick-up is available at 15.00 € per person (only for hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation : To be advised shortly.
|Duration of the tour||1 day|
|Language||We authorize a maximum of 2 different languages per minivan. In that case, your guide will lead the tour in 2 languages.|
|Minivan||The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.|
|Children||Reduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.|
|Guide||This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.|
|Chateau||The tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour. You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.|
|Types of travel||Small group day tours|
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CHENONCEAU / CAVES AMBACIA / AMBOISE / CLOS LUCÉ
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Exceptional tour and guide
We had a tour yesterday in Loire valley with Simon from a moose to chambord and bloise and cheverny. I wanted to write to thank him. The tour was amazing!! We bought this vacation from a charity auction and your tour was part of the package. Today we did not have a tour and the hotel booked us for the day with another company. It was night and day. My kids were so bored. All day long they just kept saying it would be fun if Simon was there. We are leaving for Paris tomorrow and I wish he could tour us there! He is an exceptional guide and it was a perfect day. We have been around the world and are hard to please!!!