Cheverny & Chambord Castles Visit

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

Exclusive local wine tasting

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

Adult: 185€ per person

 


When:

Departing Tours: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Departing Amboise: 9:30am to 6:30pm

 

Available on Monday & Thursday

From April 6 to October 31, 2020.


Duration:

9 hours


Trip Style:

Cultural shared tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8


Meeting point:

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


Inclusions:
  • English-speaking, qualified guide & driver
  • Recent, fully equipped minivans
  • Maximum 8 passengers per group
  • Entrance tickets and guided tour of the castles of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord
  • Wine tasting fees at a cellar cave

Exclusions:
  • 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

Participate in a full day Loire Valley tour departing from either Tours or Amboise. We will pick you up in designated meeting points in either or the two towns. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. The tour includes the visit of 3 Loire Valley castles: Château de Blois, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord as well as a wine tasting session in Cheverny.

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 memory of a tragic historical event.

Wine tasting at a local winery 

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 château 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. After the visit, we will drive back to Amboise and Tours to drop you off and that will be the end of our services.

Please note that this tour is available as a day trip from Paris. We also organise private tours to Chenonceau and Chambord as well as to Château de Cheverny and Azay le Rideau. Other options include Amboise castle and Clos Lucé as a combined tour or dedicated Loire Valley wine tours. For the private tours we can also pick up at the train station.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Maximum 8 passengers per tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour

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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