Renaissance Castles and Delicious Wines of the Loire Valley

Explore the Historic Surroundings of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Discover the historic estates of Chateau de Chenonceau and Chambord

Taste delicious regional wines with the guidance of a sommelier

Bask in the breathtaking landscape of the Loire Valley, the "garden of France"

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Prices:

Adult: 155€ per person

Children (4-11 years): 126€ per person

Infant (under 4 years): free


When:

Departing Tours: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Departing Amboise: 9:30am to 6:30pm

Daily, March 1 to November 30 2019


Duration:

9 hours


Trip style:

Cultural shared tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8


Meeting point:

9:00am in front of Tours Tourism Office – 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours

9:30am in front of Amboise Tourism Office – Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise


Inclusions:
  • Transportation in a comfortable fully equipped minivan
  • English-speaking drive & guide
  • Entrance tickets and guided tour of Chenonceau and Chambord castles
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Les caves Duhard

Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Drinks or meals other than mentioned
  • Entrance fees other than mentioned
  • Gratuities for the driver & guide

Experience the Exquisite Wine and Architecture of the Loire Valley

Guided Tour Of the Chateau Of Chenonceau

The unique architecture of the Chateau of Chenonceau makes it one of the most exquisite Chateaux in the Loire Valley. Nicknamed “the ladies chateau”, the castle of Chenonceau is related to important French women such as Diane de Poitiers or Catherine de Medici. The magnificent Renaissance gardens around it make it even more spectacular.

Transfer to Amboise for lunch.

Les Caves Duhard, the Loire Valley Wine Experience! 

Sensorial visite and Vintages’ Odyssey followed by a commented wine tasting with a sommelier. Lunch – drinks included, food and wine pairing. French cheeses, charcuterie and dessert.

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

  • Maximum 8 persons per tour
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • 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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