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From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

Activity provider: A la francaise - Bordovino

From US$ 195.29 per person

Visit the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley on a full-day tour to Château de Chambord and the Chateau of Chenonceau. Enjoy a local lunch in a privately owned castle.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy lunch in the smallest of the Loire Valley castles and taste local dishes
  • Admire the impressive architecture of the Château de Chenonceau
Full description

Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. Enjoy a lunch in a privately owned and still-occupied castle.

Start with a visit to Chenonceau, and pass the must-see castles of the French “Valley of the Kings,” including Chaumont, Amboise, and Blois.

Upon arrival at the Château de Chenonceau, admire the unusual castle built on a bridge across the Cher River.  Stroll through the manicured gardens, named after Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers, the famous women who once lived there.

Take time to appreciate the refined architecture, beautiful antiques, and lovely arrangements of fresh flowers.

Discover glorious works of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit.

On your way to lunch at the Chateau of Villesavin, admire authentic French villages and the countryside. Eat a traditional French lunch with local products and local wine.

Arrive at Chambord and discover the apartments of Francis I. View the double helix staircase, an emblem of Chambord.

Hear memorable anecdotes and see hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park.

Enjoy the most striking view of Château de Chambord, before ending your tour in the evening.

Includes
  • Entrance fees to the chateaux
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Small group tour
  • English and French commentary
  • Lunch at the chateau
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meet of the City of Tours office.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Absolutely outstanding tour. Worth every penny. Alex was incredible and extremely knowledgeable. She knew when to give explanations and be informative and then knew exactly when to let you have time to explore for yourself. It was the perfect balance. These castles are absolutely breathtaking and a multi sensory experience with the lunch built in. We spent two weeks in France and went on several tours. She was by far the absolute best.

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November 2, 2022

an unforgettable day, we learned a lot of things thanks to our guide Nicolas who knows very well the history of France, the castles, the art, the region, in short, only happiness ... this day was very well organized, between solo visit and walk, we take the time to discuss, the meal at the countess was light rillette, salad, quiche and fromage blanc .. but the break was very pleasant. there were 8 of us, including 4 Americans, but our guide stayed with us all day. There was no aperitif apparently the content is no longer up to date .. it is still very expensive per day for a family of 4 people but we do not regret

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July 18, 2022

Very easy and smooth booking process. Allows to reserve first and pay later so it gives chance to keep travel plans flexible. Very good communication throughout. Great choice of trips. Pick up point easy to find in a convenient location. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. We went on two separate day tours. It was very interesting and an amazing experience. We learned a lot about history of the kings & castles we visited and enjoyed the ride though the french countryside.

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July 3, 2022

Product ID: 62316