Castle & palace tours

All inclusive tour Chambord, Blois and Cheverny from Tours

Availability: Mondays and Thursdays
Duration: 24 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the 3 major highlights of the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy a French-style lunch at a local domain
  • Learn how to pair wine and food
  • Departure from Tours Tourist Office
What to expect

Discover the castles of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord, three highlights of the Loire Valley listed at the World Heritage by the UNESCO. This fully inclusive one day tour includes the entrance fees to the castles, an expert guide to show you around and a French lunch with local food and wines near Cheverny.

In the morning, guided tour of the castle of Blois, former 13th century fortress. The castle of Blois is famous for its magnificent courtyard built around 4 buildings from 4 different eras: the 13th wing, the gothic 15th century wing built by king Louis XII, the 16th century Renaissance wing built by King Francis I, the classical 17th wing built by Gaston d’Orleans, brother of king Louis XIII. Your tour guide will take you through the Renaissance wing: guards room, queen Catherine de Medici’s private apartments, king Henry III’s private apartments, where took part the assassination of the duke de guise, one of the most tragic events in the French history.

At lunch, you will be welcome in a charming domain for a guided tour with wine tasting (Cheverny and Cour Cheverny wines) and enjoy a typical meal.

The afternoon starts with a visit of the castle of Cheverny. Privately owned and built in the 17th century, the chateau de Cheverny is located in an estate that has been owned by the same family since the 13th century. It is famous for its collection of furniture and tapestries making it the homiest castle in the Loire Valley. You will also be impressed by the amazing pack of 80 hunting dogs, visible every day.

Later in the afternoon, you will head to the castle of Chambord. Probably the most spectacular castle in the Loire Valley, with its 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces, 77 staircases, it was built in 1519 by king Francis I as a hunting lodge. It is situated in a huge walled 10000 acre large forest, making it the size of Paris. Your tour guide will take you through the king’s apartments, the terraces and will show and climb the amazing double helix staircase, possibly attributed to Leoanardo Da Vinci.

At around 5.30 pm and after a1-hour drive you will be back to the Tours tourism office.

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What's included
  • Transportation in 8 seats minibus
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets and guided tour of the Chateaux of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord
  • Guided tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain (Cheverny and Cour Cheverny wines)
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Train tickets
Reduced price
  • Children (0-3): free
  • Please bring a baby seat
  • Children (3-12): reduced
Where

Tourist Office of Tours, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours

Meeting point:

Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours 15 minutes before departure.

What to remember
  • We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
  • 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 March 1st to December 21st 2019
    Mondays and Thursdays
    Departure at 9.00am
    Return at 5.30pm

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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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