Loire Valley Castles Day Trip
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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip

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Very good everything !! Excellent audio guide application !!!! The tour is far but worth it, the transport is comfortable and the castles are impressive !!!
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Visit three of the Loire Valley’s most-famous castles: Château de Chambord, Clos Lucé and Château de Chenonceau and experience how life was like during the Renaissance period.

Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chambord
Views from the Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chenonceau
Inside the Château de Chambord
Views of the Château de Chambord

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip Itinerary

Depart from central Paris at 7:15am on a luxury-air conditioned coach and in a little over three hours you will arive at the châteaus of the Loire Valley. The excursion includes a tour of two of the most famous Renaissance Châteaux in the Loire Valley:

Château de Chenonceau

​Chenonceau is known as the “The Ladies’ Castle. It was established in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, remodelled by Diana de Poitiers and by Catherine de Medici and saved from the French Revolution by Madame Dupin. Throughout the centuries, women have preserved it from any conflict, making it a haven of peace.

Château de Chambord

Chambord is one of the largest castles in the region and one of the most visited due to its French Renaissance design. It was constructed for King Francis I of France in 1519. Initially, it was to be one of his hunting grounds. In 1981, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

After visiting the last palace, you’ll return by coach and arrive in central Paris at 8:30 pm. On Saturdays, you’ll arrive a little later.

Clos-Lucé

This medieval house, located in Amboise, is where the Tuscan genius Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. There you'll visit the artist's old workshop and, in the gardens of the house, you'll be able to admire some of the machines and devices designed by this Renaissance prodigy.

Tour with an audio guide

You can choose to do this day trip with an audio guide with pre-recorded commentary in English. In this case, you’ll discover the castles at your own pace. All tours with audio guides take as long as the guided tours and follow the same route.

 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children 3-11 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour without audioguide
US$ 224.60
US$ 212.50
Free
Tour with audioguide
US$ 205.20
US$ 193.10
Free

Tour without audioguide

  • Adults

    US$ 224.60
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 212.50
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Tour with audioguide

  • Adults

    US$ 205.20
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 193.10
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Duration

12 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Return transportation by luxury airconditioned coach.

Official English speaking guide (depending on the option chosen).

Audioguide (depending on the option chosen).

Admission to the various castles.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Do you have any questions?

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from
US$ 205.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel.