Loire Valley Tour - Chambord, Chenonceau and More
Visit four historic Loire Valley castles in one day from Paris via high speed rail
Visit the historic French castles of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord and Cheverny.
Price: $185 per person ($316 with 2nd Class Rail, $391 with 1st Class Rail).
Tour is available seven days a week from February through October. For off-season requests, which usually can be accommodated, please contact us directly. All admission fees included.
Chambord, Chenonceau More Tour Itinerary
Start the day by taking the high speed TGV train from Paris to the city of Tours in the Loire Valley. Upon arrival you'll meet your guide at the Tours tourist office, which is a two minute walk from the train station. Then you are off to discover France's wonderful château country. You'll visit the following castles during the day:
A couple of centuries of crumbling disrepair was finally addressed after World War II by the current owners of the castle. Other than the Royal Palace of Versailles, it is the most visited château in France.
In recent times, château Amboise has been partially restored and preserved, but has never returned to its 16th century glory, when Leonardo Da Vinci and Italian craftsmen lived on the grounds. Amboise is the only major castle still owned by heirs to the French throne.
Unique architectural features such as the minaret-like spires and a grand double helix staircase add to its distinction.
Intact interiors and priceless antiques are a must-see, but the famed hunting dog kennels on the grounds are the biggest draw, open for public viewing right next to the extensive kitchen gardens.
You'll visit two castles in the morning, have lunch at Chenonceau (not included), and then you'll visit Chambord and Cheverny in the afternoon. You'll return to Paris via rail in the evening and be back in time for a late dinner.
Loire Valley Day Trip - What's Included?
Tour Price Includes:
- Transport in a modern air-conditioned minibus
- Entrance fees at each castle
- Round trip transfers from your hotel or apartment in Paris to the Montparnasse train station
- Guided visit in the castles