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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Stroll through the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise on this full-day tour from Paris to the UNESCO-listed Loire Valley. Admire Chenonceau’s amazing floral gardens, and marvel at the sheer grandeur of Chambord, the largest chateau in the valley. At Amboise, see the quarters of King Francois I and the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn from an informative guide about each site, and fit in souvenir shopping along the way.
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more memorable experience
  • Visit the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed region of central France famous for Renaissance castles and gardens
  • Explore the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise
  • Entrance fees, audio-guide, wine tasting, and round-trip included
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Small Group Tour !
Driver/guide
Entrance tickets into Chambord Castle
Entrance tickets into Chenonceau Castle
Entrance tickets into Amboise Castle
Fuel, parking fees, highway toll fees.
Transport by luxury van with air conditioning
Wine tasting of 3 different French wines or 1 very full glass of 1 French wine
Gratuities, aka Tips. French guides do appreciate them so don't be shy if you want to give one.
Food and Drinks (apart from the promised Wine tasting)
La Flamme , 6 Av. de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France

Please be there at least 15 min before the official departure time! Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age of all participant is 7 years old
  • It is necessary to be able to walk at a moderate pace in order to keep on schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers who have trouble walking or climbing steps.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BLUE FOX TRAVEL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.

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  • "Don't worry about this distance because you won't be bored at all." See review
  • "The castles are worth the day trip and worth the money spent." See review

Reviews

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183 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great day trip
Holly_F
, May 2022
It was a pleasant trip. Saw a lot but never felt too rushed. The castles have so much history and beautiful gardens.
star-4
Enjoyed the day trip...
Karen_S
, May 2022
Enjoyed the day trip overall and learning about the castles. Our guide was very nice and seemed knowledgeable but was very quiet on the drive where he could have been pointing out landmarks and discussing Paris/France.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Intimate and very enjoyable
Angeline_C
, May 2022
The castles were each very different and beautiful in their own way. The small group was comfortable and felt more intimate. Lunch in the town of Amboise was really nice. It was a full day and well worth the price
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour, very long day...
Michele_E
, May 2022
Great tour, very long day though. I would do it again. Chatteau Chambord was my favorite! However, all castles were great, they are very different feom.one another.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing.
Amy_E
, Apr 2022
This was an amazing experience, it was fascinating. John Edward was such a great guide, so knowledgeable. So glad we did the tour with the private area too. Highly recommend, so interesting.
star-5
Great Guide
Shirley_P
, Apr 2022
Our guide (Olivier) was one of the best I've had. He gave information during the long drives to the three castles and during walks on the castle grounds, as well. He has a great Inspector Clouseau accent, also. He answered all of our questions, including politics and other interesting aspects of France. A really great tour.
star-4
Beyond Paris
Jeremy_C
, Apr 2022
The history of the Châteaux and the families that stayed there was quite interesting and brought them to life.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day trip
Swetha_M
, Apr 2022
We had a great time learning about the castles and visiting the gardens. Our guide Lucy did an amazing job on this tour. I highly recommend it!
star-5
Fun historical castle tour
Megan_T
, Dec 2021
This tour was amazing! We loved seeing all of the castles. Our tour guide was Oliver and he was great. He was very knowledgeable about the history of each castle.
star-5
An excellent day trip with personalized service
Richard_R
, Nov 2021
Traveling and taking tours fir nearly 40 years, and this day was among the tops. Guillaume was an excellent guide, the van was comfortable and the itinerary was perfect. It’s a full day, but well worth the price for such personalized service.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A perfect day
Teresa_E
, Oct 2021
This was such a great experience! Our guide was so informed and we learned so much about the region and people. The pace was perfect and I never felt rushed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fabulous
Louise_H
, Oct 2021
Guillaume Is a fabulous guide and driver. So knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much. Thank you, Guillaume. Please add family to your options. Not just teens or young children.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good Tour-Skip the Wine
SusanW_V
, Oct 2021
This is the second time I have done this tour. Oliver, our guide, was great...a vast improvement over the last one! I did find our time to explore the buildings was a little rushed. I did not try the wine tasting but my friend found it a waste of time. I think the tour should arrange lunch reservations for the group to insure lunch is timely and available. I did not like the meeting point. As I usually travel alone, I would not like to have been dropped off there by my taxi to wait in the dark by myself. Perhaps a Bistro that is open for 24 hours might be a better idea. We were approached by 2 wanderers around the Arc de Triomphe, not scary but a bit unsettling.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour overall. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the wine tasting. The Loire Valley is a region famous for its Renaissance castles but also its wines. The short wine tasting is an opportunity to try out some of those local wines, it is not the main focus of this tour. We also wish you had more time to spend in the castles but this is a day trip from Paris and it is impossible to spend more time unless the tour (which is already very from 7AM to 8PM) would finish even later. The only way to spend more time would be to visit the Loire Valley for multiple days, our tour is designed as a Day Trip and only gives you a glimpse of what the region has to offer. We do not include the lunch in our tour as we feel that most of our clients like the idea to have the choice, not everyone likes the same type of food. The place where this tour meet in the morning (a café) usually opens at 6AM, that is why we chose it. Currently , because of Covid they sometimes open a bit later, we're sorry about that but there are no café in Paris open 24hrs a day. Regards, JB
star-5
Worth the expense.
Vincent_P
, Sep 2021
The wonderful energy and passion our knowledgeable guide, named Oliva displayed. We highly recommend.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great day
Elizabeth_B
, Sep 2021
Great one day from Paris. A long day but really enjoyed seeing 3 different castles. I found the amount of time at each site adequate. Our guide, Olivia, really added to the experience with her knowledge of the sites, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the construction delays on the way back into Paris.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
3 Great French Chateaus!
Domenic_M
, Aug 2021
Well paced trip with a great guide. Had just enough time at each chateau to explore and see the many different rooms. If you spend too much time in the rooms you may not have much time in the gardens, so you just have to budget your time to focus on what is important to you.
star-2
Our least favorite tour
Steven_S
, Aug 2021
This was the least favorite of the many tours we have done with Viator. We were allotted 1 hour at Château de Chenonceau, which is by far the nicest of all of the castles and at a minimum we should have had 2 hours. The wine tasting on Amboise was skimpy and a needless waste of precious time. We arrived at Chateau Chambord less than an hour before closing time. Even though this castle is the largest it was not interesting but one hour is not enough time to see much. The driver let us off at the destinations but did not accompany us so we were wandering aimlessly with cumbersome head sets at every stop. I'm sure there are better tours to the Loire Valley.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Best French experience
HelenJ
, Mar 2020
We visited three lovely historic Châteaux and did wine tasting at a cute little shop. We also had lunch in a small cafe which had delicious authentic French food. I loved every minute! Our guide, Olivier, was wonderful! I loved this trip so much more than Versailles.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Rob
, Mar 2020
Loved the trip. Our guide, Pablo was great and gave us good information. We had lots of time at each chateau/castle.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Experience
Michelle_M
, Dec 2019
My partner and I reserved this small-group day trip to Loire Valley to visit three castles and I can't stress enough how amazing this tour was! We were met at the pick-up spot right on time in a small passenger van that held 8 people, and after a 2 hour ride south, we arrived at our first castle. We were the first visitors there and it almost felt like a private tour, which was extremely pleasant. We were also given tablets that we can use in just about each room that would transport our view to what these rooms looked like back in those times...augmented reality at its finest! Since this was the biggest castle of the 3, we were given plenty of time to explore on our own without feeling rushed. The second castle was less than an hour away and the ride to the castle was amazing as we traveled through the French countryside. The 2nd caste, Chenonceaux was our favorite! The grounds were absolutely beautiful and the fact that there were very few visitors was a plus as we got some really amazing pictures. Our tour guide gave us the best tip, which was to walk through the gardens on the way to the castle rather than heading down the main path and boy was she right! The experience was definitely worth it. Lastly, we headed to Amboise castle a few minutes away in a quaint little French village, where we had lunch at a local restaurant (there are many to chose from) before visiting the castle and Leonardo DaVinci's grave. The only thing I would change on the tour is the wine tasting. It was held at a wine shop in the village and would much rather have gone to a winery for the tasting. All in all, our tour guide was amazing and very down to earth. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and it is much more enjoyable than doing a larger group tour. Next time I go back to France, I will check out this tour companies other small group tours like the champagne tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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