Transportation, Wine tasting in a cave, Registered Guide, Entrance Fees,
Pick-up is at 9:00 AM at the Tours Tourist Office.
or 9:30 AM at the Amboise Tourist Office.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the Château de Chenonceau.
The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher is famous for the prominent women who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance Gardens.
Tour and wine tasting with a Specialist in matured Loire Valley vintages.
Pascal and his team welcome you to his caves, the ancient tuff-stone quarries, for a tour followed by a tasting of 3 local wines.
Please note that the tour and wine tasting will be only in English.
Lunch at your leisure.
Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles the 8th and young François d’Angoulème, (the future Francois the 1st). Here you will discover perfect examples of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance styling, as well as the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.
Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé
The tour would not be complete without taking you to meet The Genius in his Chateau du Clos Lucé, only a few short steps away from the Royal Castle.
This is where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and passed there in 1519. After touring his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, stand in awe at the Invention Room, where models of Leonardo's most spectacular machines are on display.
Drop-off is at 5:00 PM at the Amboise Tourist Office
or 5:30 PM at the Tours Tourist Office
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortably appointed minivan
- An English-speaking guide
- Entry tickets and tours of the Loire Valley Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau
- Tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave (only in English)
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Extra drinks
Hotel pick-up is available at 15.00 € per person (only for hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation : To be advised shortly.