Loire Castles | CLM

Loire Castles

Small Group | CLM

DESCRIPTION :

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

This full day excursion from Paris gives you the chance to discover three of the Loire Valley’s most famous châteaux: the sophisticated Château d’Amboise, the charming Château de Chenonceau, built across the River Cher, and the majestic Château de Chambord.

Immerse yourself in the French Renaissance and experience the Loire Valley, a region of France with a unique density of Renaissance castles and manor houses where the royal court would often stay.

Set off first thing in the morning from your Paris accommodation for a unique day. Take advantage of the minibus journey to relax and listen to the commentary provided by your driver-guide. You will arrive at the Château d’Amboise at around 9:30 am.

The Château d’Amboise sits on a rocky outcrop surrounded by fortifications. In the late 15th and early 16th Centuries, it was the royal residence during the reigns of Kings Charles VIII and Francis I. Admire its wonderful collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, explore the royal apartments, and marvel at the chapel that contains the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. You will also have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful gardens overlooking the Loire River itself. After a visit of around one hour, we will move on to the Château de Chenonceau.

Chenonceau, also known as the “Ladies’ Castle”, was built during the 16th Century and has been home to many well-known aristocratic French women, such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. In a unique position spanning the River Cher, it now bears witness to a sophisticated and typically French style of living, with elegantly furnished floral rooms, old master paintings, and antique tapestries. Spend around one hour enjoying a self-guided visit through this magnificent château as well as its grounds and ornamental gardens.

Enjoy an included lunch at either the Au Gâteau Breton restaurant (winter) in the village of Chenonceaux or in the Orangerie glasshouse (summer) at the Château de Chenonceau, depending on the time of year.

After lunch, your driver-guide will take you on to the Château de Chambord, the largest of all the Loire Valley châteaux. It was built for King Francis I of France in the 16th Century with the help of none other than the great Leonardo da Vinci. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore this spectacular château. See its extraordinary double helix staircase and panoramic terrace with a sea of monumental chimneys overlooking the château’s grounds. Approximately one and a quarter hour’s visiting time.

Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 6:45 pm.

Duration : 12 hour(s)

Tour Language : English.

SELECT YOUR TOUR & DATE :

PRICE DETAILS : Adult : 249 € | Child : 199 €

Loire Castles | Small Group | CLM

Price per person

PRICE DETAILS : Private Group | 1290 €

Loire Castles | Private Group | CLP

1 to 4 pax

PRICE DETAILS : Private Group | 1530 €

Loire Castles | Private Group | CLP8

1 to 8 pax

  • Spend the day visiting three of the Loire Valley's most famous Renaissance châteaux: Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord
  • Transfers from your accommodation in Paris and travel by luxury air-conditioned minibus with one of our driver-guides
  • Priority access and self-guided tours at all attractions
  • Lunch included at a restaurant in Chenonceaux

From 249 €

TOUR DETAILS

Included :

* Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
* Services of our driver-guide
* Priority admission to the three châteaux
* Lunch

Not Included :

* Pick up outside of Paris

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

- The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the attractions
- Audio guides in the castles available in French, English, Spanish, Italian,German, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese
- On-site visit duration: 7h30

Tour operated by our partner: Paris City Vision

MENU ( for lunch or dinner )

MENU 1 :

Menu at “Le Gateau Breton” restaurant*:

Starter at choice:


Country Terrine
Vegetables soup
Raw vegetables plate

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Main course at choice:

Chicken Broth with mushrooms sauce
Grilled rib eye steak
Whiting with vegetables (french fries and green beans)

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Dessert at choice:

Apple pie
Chocolate profiteroles
Chocolate cake with custard
Red fruit crumble

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Drinks:

1/4 bottle of wine or soft (coca-cola/orangina/ice-tea)
Coffee or Tea or infusion
Water

Child Menu*:

Chicken nuggets or Chopped steak with french fries and green beans
**
Chocolate cake or Ice cream
**
Soft

MEETING POINT & MAP

Departure

Address : From your hotel or apartment in Paris

Return

To your hotel or apartment in Paris

CANCELLATION POLICY

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from us via email under 24-48 hours.

1 - 14 days prior to the event date, you will charged a 100 % cancellation fee ( No show )
2 - 15 days to 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 50% cancellation fee
3- More than 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 5% cancellation fee

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Any interruption of the tour or service during its delivery, at the client's wishes, shall not give rise to any refund. Any customer who arrives after the start time of the excursion shall be considered a "no show" and not refunded, whatever the reason for the lateness. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours without notice if the passengers' comfort or safety so requires in case of force majeure, strike, demonstration, administrative decision or exceptional closure...

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