Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Experience the Local Wine, Food, and History of the Loire Valley
Enjoy a Wine Tasting in a Vouvray Cellar
Sample a Delicious Lunch in a Wine Specialists and a Selection of Local Cheeses
Visit the Chateau of the Clos Lucé, Death Place of Leonardo Da Vinci
Wander the Renaissance Gardens of the Chateau Of Chenonceau
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
169€ Per Person
9.00am to 6.00pm departing from Tours
9:30am to 5:30pm departing from Amboise
From March 1st to December 22nd 2019
Tuesday & Friday departures
Shared Cultural 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 Tours tourism office – 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours
In front of Amboise tourism office – Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise
English speaking qualified guide/driver
Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
Maximum 8 passengers per group
Entrance tickets and guided tour of the castles of Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucé
Wine tasting fees at a cellar cave
Lunch at a winery, drinks included
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Extra, other drinks
Wine Tasting and Visit of Chateau of Chenonceau, Royal Castle of Amboise and Chateau of the Clos Luce
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 great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.
Tour and wine tasting lunch at a wine specialist’s in matured Loire Valley vintages.
Daniel, oenologist, welcomes you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of cheeses.
Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.
Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé.
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
- Maximum 8 passengers per tour.
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Prices are listed as a guide only.
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4.
- Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is in Euro.
- Possible languages: English.
- 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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