From Tours/Amboise: Chenonceau, Clos Lucé & Wine Tasting

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

From Tours/Amboise: Chenonceau, Clos Lucé & Wine Tasting

From $236.12 per person

Take a guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau and Amboise. Arrive in the Loire Valley and tour the château before enjoying a wine tasting with a local wine specialist. After, visit the Clos Lucé where Leonard Da Vinci spent the rest of his life.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Château de Chenonceau and its Renaissance gardens
  • Enjoy a delicious wine tasting with an oenologist at Caves Duhard
  • Visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII
  • See the Chateau of Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years
Full description
Get picked up in the morning before driving to the Loire Valley and start your day touring the Château de Chenonceau. The Chateau des Dames bridge built across the Cher is famous for the great heroines who lived there (Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens. Next, head to a wine tasting with a wine specialist at caves Duhard in Amboise. An oenologist will welcome you into the caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour. This will be followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray wines paired with a selection of cheeses.  After this, tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and the young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. Discover a perfect example of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance architecture and the Saint Hubert Chapel, which today houses the grave of Leonardo da Vinci. Finally, head to the Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life there and died there in 1519. See his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, and be awestruck by his invention room, displaying models of his most spectacular inventions. End your day by being dropped off in Amboise at 5:30 PM or in Tours at 6 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation in a comfortable 8 passenger minivan
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tickets and guided tours at the Chateaus of Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé
  • Wine tasting at a cellar cave
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Train tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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I greatly enjoyed this guided tour! The guide, Marion, was very knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. She made the experience.

November 20, 2019

The ride was very good, the script is perfect.

We really enjoyed the tour, the guide Lea was great, knows a lot of history of the region and the places visited and is fun. The visit time to Chenonceau could be a little longer, at least another half hour.

September 18, 2019

The price does not justify the services offered disappointing meals

Too bad the comments in French are brief and optional Very friendly guide Time allotted for explanations too short to manage a group with two different languages (châteaux and wine tasting)

September 11, 2019

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