Chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord.
Available all year round.
PRIVATE LOIRE VALLEY TOURS
Private excursion, chauffeur guide Interpreter and vehicle from 09:30AM to 05:30PM.
Enjoy the best of the Loire Valley, taking advantage on your private vehicle guide! After having toured the two highlights of the region, Chenonceau and Chambord, you will enjoy the Relais de Chambord****. The hotel is located right in front of the magnificent château, wonder of French Renaissance, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Recently restored, the Relais de Chambord **** offers a fancy bar, a trendy restaurant, and comfortable rooms with refined and modern amenities.
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.
Drop-off : 04:30 PM at Relais de Chambord
Check in at Hotel Relais de Chambord
The hotel is located right in front of the magnificent château, wonder of French Renaissance, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Recently restored, the Relais de Chambord **** offers a beautiful bar, a cozy restaurant, and comfortable rooms with refined and modern amenities (Wi-Fi, safe-box) and above all wonderful views on the park, the river or the château. The bar is an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail looking at the sunset (request to sit on the back terrace !). The delightful restaurant welcomes you for an amazing meal, created by the chef Alexandre Trazeres, working only with local producers. Taste his foie gras, his lièvre à la royale or his café et cognac cake ! After all that, you deserve a night in a cozy room. All the rooms have a unique decoration and offers unique views as well. Silence and serenity will be the key words of your experience at the Relais de Chambord **** ! If you ever want to stay a little longer nearby the château, don’t hesitate to book in the Nuxe Spa. An unforgettable moment !
Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard around Chambord.
Our recommendation for the train if you come from Paris: TGV n°8301 - departure from Paris Montparnasse train station at 07h35 and arrival at Tours train station at 08:48AM.
Pick up at Tours train station or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois).
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan and English speaking escort guide for 1 day (09h30-17h30), entrance tickets and guided tour of the Chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord, tour and wine tasting, one night at Hotel Relais de Chambord in a double occupancy superior room, breakfast and taxes included.
This tour doesn't include
Lunch at a cellar cave in Amboise (optional 74,00€ per person), other drinks, other meals, personal expenses, extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), train tickets (100,00 € per person from Paris).
Wineries are submitted to change according to the availability.