Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Explore the Preserved Heritage of the Loire Valley
Experience the Opulence and History of French Castles
Enjoy a Tour of the Chateau of Chambord, a Unique Architectural Structure with Strong Links to Leonardo Da Vinci
Lunch at a Local Restaurant with Local Ingredients and Wines
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
169€ Per Person
9.00am to 6.00pm departing from Tours
9:30am to 6:30pm departing from Amboise
Monday and Thursday
Available from March 1st to December 22nd
Cultural Shared Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
In front of the Tours Tourism Office – 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours
In front of the Amboise Tourism Office – Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise
1. English speaking qualified guide/driver
2. Recent, fully equipped minivans
3. Maximum 8 passengers per group
4. Entrance tickets and guided tour of the castles of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord
5. Wine tasting fees at a cellar cave
6. Lunch at a winery or in a traditional restaurant, drinks included
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
- Extra, other drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments unless mentioned
- Meals and drinks unless mentioned
A Fascinating Tour of Three Loire Valley Chateaus
Guided tour of the Chateau of Blois.
The chateau of Blois is unique by its combination of 4 styles: medieval, gothic, renaissance and classical. Home of kings Louis XII and François I, it keeps the souvenir of a tragic historical event.
Lunch at a local restaurant with Cheverny & Cour Cheverny 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.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Cheverny.
It 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.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
- Maximum 8 passengers per tour.
- Tour is operated in English.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4.
- Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is in Euro.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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