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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip
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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip

  • English
  • 12.5 hours

Visit three of the Loire Valley’s most-famous castles: Château de Chambord, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord and experience how life was like during the Renaissance period.

Itinerary

Depart from central Paris at 7:15am on a luxury-air conditioned coach and in a little over two hours you will arive at the Château de Chambord. 

The excursion includes a tour of two of the most famous Renaissance Châteaux in the Loire Valley:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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 guide take as long as the guided tours and follow the same route.

Important information

  • 1 April to 31 October (only Mondays and Saturdays): You will visit Château d'Amboise instead of Château de Chambord. This palace houses Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb, who spent the last three years of his life in a neighbouring Château. This is also the case on the 23rd and 30th March 2019.

Price

Adult Children 3-11 years old Children under 3 years old
English-Speaking Guided Tour
US$ 186
US$ 127
Free
Tour with Audio Guide
US$ 162
US$ 116
Free

English-Speaking Guided Tour

  • Adult

    US$ 186
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 127
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Tour with Audio Guide

  • Adult

    US$ 162
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 116
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

12.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Return transportation by luxury airconditioned coach.

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

Admission to the various castles.

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Paris).

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

from
US$ 162
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

2 rue des Pyramides, 75001.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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