Day tour of Loire Valley Castles with wine-tasting
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Attractions & guided tours

Day tour of Loire Valley Castles with wine-tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Availability: Tuesdays and Fridays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé
  • Wine tasting at Les Caves Duhard
  • Lunch with local products in a cellar cave
What to expect

Your morning will start with a guided visit of the Chateau de Chenonceau, known as the 'Ladies' Castle'. Famous for its owners being only women, two of the most famous being Diane de Poitiers, the king’s favorite, as well as Catherine de Medici, wife of the same king. Chenonceau is now the most popular chateau in the Loire Valley and this is due to its amazing architecture and grounds. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of furniture, tapestries and master paintings.

Then, the tour will continue with tasting some matured Loire Valley vintage wine and you will have the privilege to taste 3 local wines accompanied by cheeses. You will have lunch at Les Caves Duhard wine cellar or at a traditional restaurant (depending on availability).

During the first part of the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Amboise Castle. Impressively located on top of a cliff looking over the Loire River, the royal castle of Amboise was built by two kings: Charles VIII and Francis I. You will be taken through the council room, the banquet room, the king’s bedroom and the gothic royal chapel where you will see the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.

For the second part of the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to the Clos Lucé and tell you passionate stories about this manor. This little manor house located in the town of Amboise, the property of King Francis I, was given to Leonardo da Vinci for him to spend the rest of his life. Invited by the king to work as his first painter, architect, and engineer, Leonardo arrived here in 1516. He died here in 1519, aged 67. He developed for the king amazing machines and finished in this place, Mona Lisa. You can see with your guide his bedroom, reception room, kitchens, studio and models of his inventions made by IBM.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Transportation in an 8-seat minibus
    • English speaking escort guide
    • Entrance tickets to Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé
    • Guided tour
    • Wine tasting and lunch at a cellar cave restaurant
    What's not included
    • Drinks during lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Accommodation
    • Train tickets
    Reduced price
    • Infant (0-3 years): free
    • Child (3-12 years): reduced
    Where

    Bernard Palissy, 78-82, 37000, Tours, France

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours.

    What to remember
    • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes
    • An alternative option is available for people with allergies or food intolerances
    • There can be a maximum of two languages per minibus. In this case, the guide makes comments in both languages
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    When
    • From 14 April to 22 December 2020
    • Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Departure at 9.00am
    • Return around 6.00pm
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    Provider
    France Intense
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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