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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris
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Overview

Stroll through the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise on this full-day tour from Paris to the UNESCO-listed Loire Valley. Admire Chenonceau’s amazing floral gardens, and marvel at the sheer grandeur of Chambord, the largest chateau in the valley. At Amboise, see the quarters of King Francois I and the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn from an informative guide about each site, and fit in souvenir shopping along the way.
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more memorable experience
  • Visit the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed region of central France famous for Renaissance castles and gardens
  • Explore the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise
  • Entrance fees, audio-guide, wine tasting, and round-trip included
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Small Group Tour !
Driver/guide
Entrance tickets into Chambord Castle
Entrance tickets into Chenonceau Castle
Entrance tickets into Amboise Castle
Fuel, parking fees, highway toll fees.
Transport by luxury van with air conditioning
Wine tasting of 3 different French wines or 1 very full glass of 1 French wine
Gratuities, aka Tips. French guides do appreciate them so don't be shy if you want to give one.
Food and Drinks (apart from the promised Wine tasting)
La Flamme , 6 Av. de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France

Please be there at least 15 min before the official departure time! Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age of all participant is 7 years old
  • It is necessary to be able to walk at a moderate pace in order to keep on schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers who have trouble walking or climbing steps.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BLUE FOX TRAVEL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.

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  • "Don't worry about this distance because you won't be bored at all." See review
  • "The castles are worth the day trip and worth the money spent." See review

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star-5
Worth it
Hyung_A
, Aug 2022
We did the day trip to Loire Valley castles. Overall we were glad we did it. The castles worth seeing are actually strung out along the Valley and is hard to do without a car. The tour was well-organized, and our guide Adrien was super patient, helpful and knowledgeable. The van that transported us was clean and comfortable. It is worth noting that the ride is almost 3 hours each way, and especially on the return trip with evening rush hour traffic in Paris, is a bit wearing. Also the 7am pickup requires a bit of advance preparation, and we would advise having your coffee and breakfast before coming out to the meeting spot. One suggestion to our guide Adrien would be to divide his informative talks into shorter pieces and see if the group has questions. Also, he should choose spots to talk that are in the shade. A few of the talks were quite long and out in the open sun which was a bit much in the August heat. That is more a suggestion than anything else, and we were very happy to have Adrien as our guide.
star-5
Fantastic Trip with Lillia as a guide/driver
MarieJosee_M
, Jul 2022
This was a fabulous trip and worth the expense. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the castles, the village of Amboise, and the drive through the Loire Valley. Our guide Lillia was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, funny, caring and kind. Such positive energy she had throughout the day…always smiling! She is also an amazing driver! Safe and very skilled. The van was very comfortable and the AC was working very well…it was a hot day so that was really appreciated. She also had great recommendations for lunch in the village of Amboise. We highly recommend this day trip from Paris and hope you get Lillia as a guide/driver. Doing this trip in a small group (we were 8) is a must!
star-5
A wonderful experience!
Karen_S
, Jul 2022
This was a great way to see some amazing places, particularly if you are heading out from home base in Paris! The only problem is that we could have used a few more hours of exploring, though we definitely had enough time to see nearly everything. The van was comfortable, the driver/guide knowledgeable and personable, and I learned some new wine preferences. Highly recommend!
star-5
Loire Valley with Lillian
Melissa_M
, Jul 2022
We were lucky enough to get Lillian as our tour guide for the day. She was so entertaining! Her collection of stories and amazing history facts brought all three castles to life. Her recommendations for lunch were spot on. And her driving skills were so impressive! She had great parking spots for each tour and knew right where to take us. I wouldn’t have dared to try and navigating the tiny streets of the towns we visited. We throughly enjoyed our experience with Lillian, and love our new friendship with her. We booked through Viator. The whole process was incredibly easy and worth the cost. We will definitely be booking with them again.
star-5
Lillia was fantastic!
Sterling_K
, Jul 2022
Lilia our tour guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and personable. She coukd relate to all ages.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must see if you like Castles!!!
Tamara_E
, Jul 2022
Our tour was a small group of six (comfortable van with great AC). I highly recommend small group because you cover so much of the Loire Valley in a Day. The castles were amazing and the history was interesting. It was so nice to not have 25 + in a group and it take forever to move through one castle. The guide gives you all the history and info about the castle and you walk through on your own so you see what interests you. Perfect tour for a day and the pace was not exhausting or too fast. You have plenty of time at each place.
star-5
Very professional and knowledgeable !
Ginn_B
, Jul 2022
Adrien was very professional and very knowledgeable about the history of the castles. I learned a lot from this experience. The castles were C’est Magnifique,
star-4
Proactively choose with who you want to ride!
Tim_D
, Jul 2022
The castles were amazing, even those under restoration. The grouping and guide makes a huge difference. You spend so much time in the small van together that where you sit and who with, can really affect your level of enjoyment. Be proactive and tell your guide who you want to ride with. Our organizer did a very poor job.
star-5
Amazing
Amit
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour company, knowledgeable guide. Enough time given for each castle. Loved wine tasting too Will go back with same tour company again
star-5
Outstanding Visit to Loire Valley
Ingrun_M
, Jul 2022
Absolutely fabulous tour with outstanding tour guide Guillaume, who went above and beyond to show us the beauty of 3 Loire chateaux. Do yourself a favor and take this tour! I could not recommend it any higher. Amazing sights!
star-5
Great day
Debra_W
, Jun 2022
Great time with my sister. Love the castles. Our guide, Lilia Benaceur, was fantastic. Sweet and made sure we had a good time.
star-4
Ok experience
Robert_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide Annisa was great and the first 2 Chateau’s were good but the 3rd had a lot of renovations going on which took away from the experience.
star-5
Awesome!
Cindy_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was awesome! She was knew the history of the kings, the valley and the chateaus. It is a long day but we’ll worth the trip. The French countryside is gorgeous!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour with Nisa
Skylar_G
, Jun 2022
What a lovely tour with Nisa! It was a long day, but we really enjoyed getting to see the three châteaux--each one had a different character, and the scenery was gorgeous. Nisa was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we appreciated that the tour was limited to a small group. We also enjoyed seeing the charming town of Amboise. It was nice getting out of the city, and this was definitely a highlight of our trip--would highly recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The storm can't stop the fun
JohnMark_H
, Jun 2022
I had an amazing time touring around the Loire Valley and its three castles! Despite having a storm in the last castle, our tour guide, Lilia made it a fun adventure! I highly recommend her! She's amazing, full of energy, and genuinely cares about her group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Queen for the day!
Susan_K
, May 2022
Lucy was amazing and very engaging and very knowledge and fun.. wine tasting was great! Great selection and can’t wait to have some wine delivered .
star-5
A fun, interesting tour
John_J
, May 2022
The tour was as expected, which was fun and informative. But what made it extra special was having Lucy as our tour guide. She had a wonderful sense of humor along with an amazing command of the history behind each chateau. She wove four groups of strangers into a warm group of new friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day trip
Holly_F
, May 2022
It was a pleasant trip. Saw a lot but never felt too rushed. The castles have so much history and beautiful gardens.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Enjoyed the day trip...
Karen_S
, May 2022
Enjoyed the day trip overall and learning about the castles. Our guide was very nice and seemed knowledgeable but was very quiet on the drive where he could have been pointing out landmarks and discussing Paris/France.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Intimate and very enjoyable
Angeline_C
, May 2022
The castles were each very different and beautiful in their own way. The small group was comfortable and felt more intimate. Lunch in the town of Amboise was really nice. It was a full day and well worth the price
2 travelers found this review helpful

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