Loire Valley Day tours, Chateaux & Wines , Chambord, Cheverny and Blois - Tuesday & Friday. (D2)
Loire Valley Day tours, Chateaux & Wines , Chambord, Cheverny and Blois - Tuesdays & Fridays.
Blois the castle of Power, Cheverny, the quintessence of French furniture, lunch on King Francis I's wine and Chambord, a dream come trueAmplitude
This is the duration of the tour. 9 hours
Duration of the tour in the Loire Valley. Including Paris round trip 11 hours
Comfortable TGV transfer Minivan
Semi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus. Children
Reduced price for children under 12 years old.
Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
Semi private or private tour. This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns. Lunch
Traditional wine maker lunch and drinks are included in the tour.
Lunches are hosted by winemakers to present you local specialties and good local wines.
(Specific diets have to be mentioned 72h in advance). Chateau
The tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour.
You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.
All inclusive Day tour.
Lunch & drinks in a cave.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
BLOIS / CHAMBORD / CHEVERNY
Pick up: 9.30 am, Tours Tourist Office. (Tuesday & Friday)
10.00 am Amboise Tourist Office. (Tuesday & Friday)
Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Blois.
The tour begins with the guided tour of Royal Castle of Blois. The four wings of the castle courtyard (Medieval, Flamboyant Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical) offer a great survey of the architecture in the Loire Valley. Through the XIX century restorations, you will be amazed by the surprising colours of a chateau during the French Renaissance as well as by King Henry III’s bedroom, theatre of one of the most tragic events of the wars of religion, the murder of the Duke de Guise.
Drive to Cheverny. Cheverny & Cour Cheverny wine tasting of 7 different wines. The “Cheverny” appellation produces elegant red wines from pinot noir and gamay as well as fruity white wines from chardonnay and sauvignon. You will enjoy this moment to taste a wine for real connoisseurs: the “Cour Cheverny Appellation”, a stunning white wine made from a grape called Romorantin, imported by King François I into the Loire Valley.
Lunch at local restaurant with the wines of the tasting, cheeses, charcuterie, salad and dessert.
Guided tour of the château of Cheverny, which has been owned by the same family since the XIII. The Marquis Hurault de Vibraye, thanks to one of the most beautiful furniture in the Loire Valley, has succeeded in giving warmth and life to his chateau. The chateau, which led to the creation of Moulinsart in the famous comic book Tintin, is also famous for the tradition of the horse-back hunt and its impressive pack of 100 dogs. You may have a chance to witness the spectacular daily event of “the dogs’ soup”.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chambord.
Drive to the Estate of Chambord, a national game reserve as large as the town of Paris. The chateau de Chambord (guided tour) is a unique monument by its architecture and proportions. Leonardo da Vinci probably took part in the conception of the project. With more than 400 rooms and its double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley.
6.30 PM: your guide will drive you back to Tours or Amboise Tourist Office.
This tour includes
transportation in a comfortable full option minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tour the Loire Valley Chateaux of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave, local Loire Valley lunch 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include
personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 14.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Blois and Tours).