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From Paris: Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Full-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel

From Paris: Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel
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From US$ 229.40 per person

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Paris and spend the day among the lovely castles of the Loire Valley. Join a day tour to the Renaissance castles of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Paris

  • 2.5 hours
  • Château de Chenonceau

  • 20 minutes
  • Château d'Amboise

  • Lunch

  • Wine tasting

  • 50 minutes
  • Château de Chambord

  • 2 hours
  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover some of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley
  • Use old maps and pictures to get a better understanding of court life
  • Marvel at the delicate arches of the Château de Chenonceau
  • Learn more about the Loire Valley region and it main players
  • Take audio guides of the castle interiors
  • Go to the former residence of King Francois I
Full description

Discover some of the finest castles of the Loire Valley on a guided day trip from Paris. Transfer by air-conditioned minibus to the castles of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise. Walk in the flower gardens of the Château de Chenonceau, and gaze at the delicate arches that cross the Cher River. Learn the extraordinary history of the building, which was run by women for much of its time in existence.

Continue to Chambord to investigate the largest castle in the Loire Valley. Marvel at the extravagant architecture and double spiraled staircase of the royal Château de Chambord. See the hundreds of columns and spires that adorn its roof.

End the day at the former home of King Francois I, and see the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci at Amboise village and the Château d’Amboise. Confiscated by the monarchy in the 15th century, it was a favorite royal residence and was extensively rebuilt.

Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Audio guide when needed
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet with your driver/guide outside of La Flamme café. Look out for a grey minibus.

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  • Tours operate rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very good small group tour. The guide Lilya was also our driver .She was very knlowgeable, helpful and bubbly . She gave us information while driving and at each stop then we were left to explore on our own . It is a pricey excursion so it comes down to personal choice if you want to pay that price just to travel in a mini van with a small group. The company had another mini van doing the exact excursion , we met the other group at each stop. So two vans , two guides/ drivers doing the exact same tour at same time. Seems a bit wasteful to me , a slightly bigger van would cut the costs for the company and the customers . Overall it is a good experience and a day well spent in France

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August 3, 2022

This was a great, simple small group tour from Paris, which is just what we were looking for. The guide only gave us a broad overview of the history of each chateau then left us to wander on our own, which was exactly what we were looking for. The pickup and drop-off at a central meeting point near the Arc de Triomphe went smoothly and the van was comfortable and air-conditioned. If you want an in-depth walking tour of Loire chateaus with an art history expert, this isn't the tour for you, but if you want easy transportation from Paris and quick access for your own tour, all at a reasonable price, I recommend Blue Fox.

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July 27, 2022

A very enjoyable and informative day in the Loire Valley. Each of the 3 castles was very unique and our guide, Guillaume, was great and shared a lot of helpful information about the history and region. We really enjoyed lunch at La Reserve in Amboise. As noted by some others, the wine tasting is a fairly brief part of the trip and more like tasting a few samples at a wine shop - it was nice but don’t expect a major focus on wines. Overall a highly recommended trip!

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March 9, 2022

Product ID: 62065