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Small-Group Day Tour of Blois, Cheverny, and Chambord with Loire Valley Wine-Tasting from Tours

Small-Group Day Tour of Blois, Cheverny, and Chambord with Loire Valley Wine-Tasting from Tours - Tours, France
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$199.36

Explore the historic castles of the Loire Valley on this small-group day tour to Blois, Cheverny, and Chambord from Tours, France. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Château de Chambord, Château de Cheverny, and Château de Blois, and explore the suites and apartments with a guide ... More info ›

Explore the historic castles of the Loire Valley on this small-group day tour to Blois, Cheverny, and Chambord from Tours, France. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Château de Chambord, Château de Cheverny, and Château de Blois, and explore the suites and apartments with a guide. Admire medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, and classical architecture, and gain insight into centuries of rich French history. Sample local wine in the Cour-Cheverny winemaking region, savor a delicious lunch, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour — limited to eight people.

Following a 9:00am pickup at the Tourist Office in central Tours, France, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan and relax on route to the Château de Blois — widely considered among the Loire Valley’s finest historic castles.

On arrival, enjoy skip-the-line entry and begin exploring with your guide. During your tour, admire the fine medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, and classical architecture you find, and learn of life here during the reigns of Kings Louis XII and François I of France.

Head onward to Cour-Cheverny winemaking region — famous for its chardonnay, gamay, pinot noir, and sauvignon grapes — and sample a locally made white wine. Afterward, head onward for lunch with wine in a local restaurant.

After lunch, beat the entrance queues and visit the Château de Cheverny with your guide. Here, admire the beautiful fittings, fixtures, and furniture for which the castle is famous and learn of the historic Hurault de Vibraye family who own the property.

Lastly, enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Château de Chambord, and admire key features including the beautiful suites and double-spiral staircase. At 6:30pm, return in comfort to your starting point in central Tours, France to conclude your tour.

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Loire Valley Day Trip to Azay Le Rideau, Langeais and Villandry with Wine Tasting from Tours

Loire Valley Day Trip to Azay Le Rideau, Langeais and Villandry with Wine Tasting from Tours - Tours, France

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$199.36

Enjoy a full-day tour in the heart of the Royal Valley where you will visit three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some of the excellent local wines. Today, you will discover the Castle of Azay-Le-Rideau, the Medieval Fortress of Langeais, the Gardens of Villandry, a piece of French art, and have lunch at a local winery.

Meet your driver in the morning at a centrally located place in the city of Tours, France ... More info ›

Enjoy a full-day tour in the heart of the Royal Valley where you will visit three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some of the excellent local wines. Today, you will discover the Castle of Azay-Le-Rideau, the Medieval Fortress of Langeais, the Gardens of Villandry, a piece of French art, and have lunch at a local winery.

Meet your driver in the morning at a centrally located place in the city of Tours, France. Board your comfortable air-conditioning 8-seats minivan that will take you to your first destination.

You will start your day with a visit of the Castle of Azay Le Rideau. Gilles Berthelot’s Château, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, is, with its open staircase, still considered one of the most elegant examples of Renaissance architecture.

Then, enjoy a tour, wine tasting (Bourgueil or Chinon wines) and lunch at a family estate or at a traditional restaurant with fresh local products. A true authentic moment.

After lunch, your guide will take you to Langeais Fortress. Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture.

Your final stop is at the spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry. The castle of Villandry, finished in 1536, is the last of the large castles to have been built on the banks of the Loire during the Renaissance. It offers one of the most spectacular gardens of the Loire Valley. With its Renaissance, vegetable, water and herb gardens, it is definitely a must see. Long avenues of linden trees which structure the four levels of the garden, delicate silhouettes of yew trees in the topiary style, vegetables and flowers, scents and savors, calmness and energy, tranquillity and effervescence…

Around 6:30pm, your guide will drive you back to the city of Tours, France.

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Full Day Small-Group Tour of Loire Valley with Wine Tasting

Full Day Small-Group Tour of Loire Valley with Wine Tasting  - Tours, France
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$182.84

Enjoy a small group 9-hour tour in the Loire Valley. Your professional tour guide will show you the two most famous chateaux of the region, Chenonceau and Chambord, aboard a comfortable air-conditioned mini van. Then, taste great wines such as Vouvray ... More info ›

Enjoy a small group 9-hour tour in the Loire Valley. Your professional tour guide will show you the two most famous chateaux of the region, Chenonceau and Chambord, aboard a comfortable air-conditioned mini van. Then, taste great wines such as Vouvray. This tour includes a lunch of local food and travels with a no more than 8 passengers.

Your registered guide will give you a tour of the two most famous catles in the Loire Valley.  After a wine tasting and cheese pairing, you will taste local food for lunch. Then tour the castle of Chambord. 

The Chateau of Chenonceau is the most visited castle in the Loire Valley. It is unique for many reasons. It is nicknamed "the ladies chateau" because Its owners had only been women. It has gorgeous Renaissance gardens. It is set like a bridge across the Cher River.

Then you will have a cheese and wine tasting in a limestone cave winery on white wines (for example Vouvray). Also on this tour you will see the Hunting lodge built by King Francois I, it is the largest chateau and the most spectacular piece of architecture. You will be impressed by its 426 rooms and its 282 fireplaces. Your tour guide will show and explain it's mind blowing double helix staircase, probably a Leonardo da Vinci creation. The forest in which it is in is a national game reserve. 

Then it is just a one hour drive back to Tours.

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Private tour of Loire Valley most visited castles

Private tour of Loire Valley most visited castles - Tours, France

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$424.66

Enjoy a private tour of the two most popular castles in the Loire Valley with a registrered guide.
Discover chateau de Chenonceau, its graceful architecture and remarkable gardens.
Tour  Chambord, the largest and most spectacular Loire Valley castle.

PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY TOURS
Private excursion, chauffeur guide  and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.

Private tour.

Chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord.

Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8407 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07h40 and arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps train station at 08:45AM.

Pick up at Saint Pierre des Corps train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois).

 10.00AM: Guided tour of the Castle of Chenonceau.
The unique architecture of the Chateau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies castle », Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Catherine de Medici ... More info ›

Enjoy a private tour of the two most popular castles in the Loire Valley with a registrered guide.
Discover chateau de Chenonceau, its graceful architecture and remarkable gardens.
Tour  Chambord, the largest and most spectacular Loire Valley castle.

PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY TOURS
Private excursion, chauffeur guide  and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.

Private tour.

Chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord.

Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8407 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07h40 and arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps train station at 08:45AM.

Pick up at Saint Pierre des Corps train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois).

 10.00AM: Guided tour of the Castle of Chenonceau.
The unique architecture of the Chateau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies castle », Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance gardens around it make it even more spectacular.

11:30AM: Tour and wine tasting (INCLUDED) and lunch (NOT INCLUDED - OPTIONAL 74,00€ per person).
You are welcomed in Caves Duhard established in 1874. Its owner and wine maker Daniel Gatay is specialized in mature Vouvray wines. You can discover a large range of vintages, from 1947 to our days. Made of chenin blanc the Vouvray is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity.
This meal is based on the discovery of Loire Valley wines around a tasting of local products.
• 3 white wines paired with cheeses.
• 2 or 3 red wines (Bourgueil, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon) paired with meat.
• 1 semi dry o sweet dessert wine.

02:30PM: Guided tour of the Castle of Chambord.
In the middle of a forest as large as the city of Paris Chambord was the first Loire Valley chateau listed in the world heritage by UNESCO. Ordered in 1519 by King Francois I, with 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces, it is the largest castle in the region. Leonardo da Vinci is the creator of its incredible double helix staircase.

At the end of the day, transfer back to Saint Pierre des Corps train station or to your hotel located in the Loire Valley. 
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Private tour of the Loire Valley wines

Private tour of the Loire Valley wines - Tours, France

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$424.66

Enjoy a private tour of the Loire Valley wines.
With your licensed tour guide, visit small wineries of Vouvray for splendid white wines and of Chinon and Bourgueil for Cab Francs.

PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY WINE TOUR
Private excursion, chauffeur guide Interpreter and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.
Licensed guide.
Chauffeured tour.Loire Valley wine tastings: Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil.

Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8407 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07:40AM and arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps train station at 08:45AM.

Pick up at Saint Pierre des Corps train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois).

 
Tour and Vouvray wine tasting.

Visit of a wine cellar, for a tasting of Vouvray wines. Created in 1875, this Domain has been expanding for the last five generations and now owns 26 hectares of organic vineyards in different parts of the Vouvray appellation ... More info ›

Enjoy a private tour of the Loire Valley wines.
With your licensed tour guide, visit small wineries of Vouvray for splendid white wines and of Chinon and Bourgueil for Cab Francs.

PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY WINE TOUR
Private excursion, chauffeur guide Interpreter and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.
Licensed guide.
Chauffeured tour.Loire Valley wine tastings: Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil.

Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8407 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07:40AM and arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps train station at 08:45AM.

Pick up at Saint Pierre des Corps train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois).

 
Tour and Vouvray wine tasting.

Visit of a wine cellar, for a tasting of Vouvray wines. Created in 1875, this Domain has been expanding for the last five generations and now owns 26 hectares of organic vineyards in different parts of the Vouvray appellation. Made from Chenin Blanc grape, Vouvray wines beneficiate from an exceptional terroir (clay and limestone). It is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity. The tour of the cave is done while wine tasting.


Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain. (
NOT INCLUDED - OPTIONAL 74,00 € per person)

100 % Cab Franc. The vines of Minière are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley. This diversity of soils enables us to produce tasty, delicate, fruity wines to be consumed young, as well as more full-bodied, age-worthy wines with tannins that become silky over time.

Guided tour of the town of Chinon.
With its medieval streets, Chinon has remained an outdoor museum of architecture and history. Discover the medieval half-timbered houses and the Renaissance town houses built the King’s financers or ministers. With its fortress built by Henry II Plantagenet and Richard the Lion’s heart, Chinon is the town where Joan of Arc met King Charles VII in 1429.

Tour and wine tasting at a local domain in the Chinon appelation.
100 % Cab Franc for the red, which is the main production. Then rosé from Cab Franc as a well. Whites are also produced  and are elaborated from chenin blanc. 

According to the age of the vine, the soil, the sun and wind exposition, the different techniques in the wine making itself, producers will elaborate a great variety of wines from the same grape variety, producing thirst quenchers or rich and complex red wines.

At the end of the day, transfer back to Saint Pierre des Corps train station or to your hotel located in the Loire Valley.
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Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Chenonceau Amboise and Clos Lucé with Wine Tasting from Tours

Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Chenonceau Amboise and Clos Lucé with Wine Tasting from Tours - Tours, France
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Tours, France

From USD
$199.36

Enjoy a small group day tour in the heart of the Royal Valley: tour three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some of the excellent local wines. Today you will discover Chenonceau, also called the «Ladies' château», the Amboise Royal Castle, residence of Francois I, Leonardo Da Vinci in le Clos Lucé and have lunch with matured Loire Valley wines.

Your meet your driver-guide at the meeting point ... More info ›

Enjoy a small group day tour in the heart of the Royal Valley: tour three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some of the excellent local wines. Today you will discover Chenonceau, also called the «Ladies' château», the Amboise Royal Castle, residence of Francois I, Leonardo Da Vinci in le Clos Lucé and have lunch with matured Loire Valley wines.

Your meet your driver-guide at the meeting point. Transportation will be in a comfortable and full option 8-seats minivan.

Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the chateau of Chenonceau (includes skip the line entrances). The unique architecture of the Chateau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies castle », Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance gardens around it make it even more spectacular.

Then, enjoy a nice tour and wine tasting at a wine specialist’s in matured Loire Valley vintages. You are welcomed in this cellar cave established in 1874. Its owner and wine maker is specialized in mature Vouvray wines. You can discover a large range of vintages, from 1947 to our days. Made of chenin blanc the Vouvray is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity.

Lunch is at a friendly local restaurant built in a cave where a typical French meal will be served.

After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise (includes skip the line entrances). This was the residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, the future king Francois I. This wonderful castle is a perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, and the grave of Leonardo da Vinci shelters today in its chapel.

Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé (includes skip the line entrances) to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé. Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life. You will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.

Around 6pm, your guide will drive you back to Tours Tourist Office.

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