- Visit the two most popular Loire Valley castles
- Taste local wines and food
- Tour of each place with licensed guide
Led by an expert guide, you'll dive into French history visiting the castles of Chambord and Chenonceau. You'll enjoy a wine tasting in a typical limestone cave cellar on such wines as Vouvray, followed by a local lunch.
The first stop on your agenda is the Chateau of Chenonceau, a unique piece of architecture with arches crossing the river like a bridge. Also called "the ladies chateau", it has been inhabited exclusively by women of which the famous Catherine de Medicis. Surrounded by magnificent gardens, it has an impressive furniture and painting collection.
You'll then head to Amboise (20 minute ride) to enjoy cheese and wine tasting in a limestone cave winery. White wines and a traditional lunch are on the menu.
After lunch, you'll drive to Chambord, the largest and most spectacular piece of architecture of the Loire Valley. Nesteld in a forest as large as Paris, this hunting lodde built by King François I houses 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces and a mindblowing double helix staircase undertaken by Leonardo da Vinci.
You'll get back to Tours after a 1-hour drive.
- Entrance tickets to chateaux de Chenonceau and Chambord
- Guided tour and wine tasting followed by a lunch at a cellar cave restaurant
- Transportation in 8 seats minibus
- English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Train tickets
- Children (0-3): free
- Please bring a baby seat
- Children (4-12): reduced
Tourist Office of Tours, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours 15 minutes before departure.
- We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
- From May 1st to November 30th
Monday to sunday
From 9.00 am to 6.00pm
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