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Paris: Loire Valley Chambord Castle, Wine Tasting & Lunch

1. Paris: Loire Valley Chambord Castle, Wine Tasting & Lunch

Admire magnificent Renaissance Castles and taste delicious Loire Valley wines on this full-day tour. Fall in love with the Chambord's impressive architecture and with the diversity of Loire Valley wines on this tour in an airconditioned van from Paris.  Be picked up early in the morning in Paris and travel in a comfortable van. On the way, enjoy flaky croissants while your guide tells you about the winemaking region of Loire and its heritage. Stop at the Château of Chambord and explore twith an audio-guided tour. Uncover the secrets of this splendid castle that was constructed by King Francis I of France in the early 16th century. Drive through the lush, rolling vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray, and Montlouis-Sur-Loire. Take in the colorful landscapes where Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc grapes ripen in the sun.  Savor a traditional gourmet lunch at a winery or a gourmet restaurant. Delight your senses with a Loire wine tasting hosted by your tour guide. After lunch, discover a family-run winery and taste a range or red and white wines.  Experience authentic Loire Valley wines that are largely unavailable in the rest of the world. Be dropped off in a well connected area of central Paris in the evening.

Nantes: Private custom tour with a local guide

2. Nantes: Private custom tour with a local guide

Nantes can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Nantes's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Nantes life than possible alone - See Nantes through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

Welcome to Nantes: Private Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Nantes: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Nantes from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood and learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and get around. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do in the city, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own, confident that you have all the information you need.

Blois: Private Tour of Blois Castle with Entry Tickets

4. Blois: Private Tour of Blois Castle with Entry Tickets

Take a walk back in time while visiting the charming Château Blois, the favorite residence of 7 kings and 10 queens of France! Learn about the history of the castle combining 4 architectural styles. Discover the unique art collection, including the masterpieces of the famous artists "Ingres", "Rubens", and "Boucher". Visit the royal apartments, decorated with wonderful pieces of Renaissance furniture. Stop at the King's room, where François the First ate his meals. Admire the huge fireplaces and amazing tapestries! The Studiolo (from the italian "study") is the only royal cabinet of the French Renaissance to have been conserved. Enjoy a private, 2-hour tour with a local licensed tour guide who is ready to answer all your questions and personalize the visit according to your own needs!

From Amboise and Tours: Self-Guided Vouvray Wine Tour

5. From Amboise and Tours: Self-Guided Vouvray Wine Tour

Uncover the best of Vouvray without hours of stressful planning, coordinating, and trying to contact wineries. On Grape Discovery's self-guided Vouvray wine tour, you take control without any of the stress. Just tell us how many wineries you want to visit and if you want lunch included and we will plan, coordinate, and book everything for you. We will send you a custom itinerary and map once everything is confirmed so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy tasting all the delicious wines. All of the wineries are within a 30-minute drive of Tours and Amboise. Itineraries are customised and are subject to change. If you want to cycle please message us after booking so we can ensure enough travel time in your itinerary. Example Itinerary: Begin your adventure at the first venue, a legendary winery known for its stunning Vouvray wines. Immerse yourself in a guided tasting that reveals the secrets behind their exceptional craftsmanship. Head to a quaint local restaurant for a delectable traditional lunch. Feast on fouées, the airy local bread, paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. Make sure to add lunch if you want us to organise this for you. Your wine journey continues at the second Vouvray winery. Immerse yourself in a guided tour through the legendary troglodyte caves and learn more about what makes Vouvray unique. Take a seat to taste their full range of wines from dry to sweet, sparkling to still. Want more than two tastings? Choose the Three Tasting Tour and conclude your tour at a third Vouvray winery, known for its elegant wines. Take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards as you learn about sustainable viticulture practices and enjoy a final tasting.

Amboise: Highlights Private E-Bike Tour w/ Clos Lucé Ticket

6. Amboise: Highlights Private E-Bike Tour w/ Clos Lucé Ticket

Experience an amazing cycling or scooter tour in Amboise and its surroundings. Get to know its huge history and heritage and enjoy its wonderful wines. Our tour will take you the best spots of the area such as the Clos Lucé (Leonardo da Vinci's house) the chateau de Chenonceau and of course some amazing wineries to taste and enjoy cabernet franc and chenin ! Enjoy "the French way of life" with this stunning tour !

Chenonceau Castle: Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Chenonceau Castle: Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Chenonceau Castle with a local guide who will tailor the excursion to your tastes and introduce you to the castle’s beautiful places. Start at the entrance of the castle and then head to the charming gardens full of flowers. Chenonceau castle has been classified a “Historic Monument” by the French Ministry of Culture and has been home to famous queens as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. Discover its original design and architecture and immerse yourself in the medieval period during this informative tour.

Outdoor tale : The origins of Nante's steel elephant

8. Outdoor tale : The origins of Nante's steel elephant

Spectacle en plein air : Venez découvrir l’île Forget si riche en faune et flore. Croisez des chevaux, vaches et moutons qui gambadent dans leur vastes enclos. Installez-vous confortablement sur l'herbe, sous les bouleaux et laissez-vous embarquer dans un voyage littéraire joué par une comédienne qui avec les mots de Jules Verne vous dévoilera les origines de l’éléphant nantais. Invented by Jules Verne and known as the Steel Giant, the mechanical elephant first appeared in the novel "La maison à vapeur" published in 1882. Come and discover the origins of the Nantes elephant through an interpretation of fragments from the novel "La maison à vapeur". A new way to discover Nantes! "Ah! how beautiful it is to travel, even when you come back" Jules Verne

Private Walking Tour of Tours Historical Center

9. Private Walking Tour of Tours Historical Center

Do you know which city was the capital of France in 15th century? Where the famous French novelist Honoré de Balzac was born? Which city is considered to be the Garden of France? Or where you can hear the purest French spoken language? The answer to all of these questions is Tours, a historic city dating back to the Middle Ages located right in the heart of France, just one hour away from Paris. Join our helpful and knowledgeable guides to discover the rich history and wonderful medieval buildings of Tours. Visit the city's beloved Cathédrale Saint-Gatien, which dates back to as early as 1170. The cathedral is a beautiful mix of different architectural styles, with major sections finished between the 13th and 15th centuries. Another point of interest may be the medieval Tour Charlemagne, located in the center of the Old City. Or, feel free to visit the famous museum of Beaux- Arts on your own, admiring its impressive collection including pieces by French, Italian, Flemish and Dutch masters. Then, enjoy a taste of the region's fine wine, considered by many to be among the best in all of France. Let us show you the beautiful city of Tours through the eyes of a local!

Private Day Tour to Loire Valley Castles & Wines from Paris

10. Private Day Tour to Loire Valley Castles & Wines from Paris

Do you want to see splendid Renaissance castles and taste delicious Loire Valley wines? At the end of this private 11-hour wine and culture day tour, you will have fallen in love with Chambord's impressive architecture and with the diversity of Loire Valley wines. After an early morning hotel pick-up in Paris, you will travel with your knowledgeable guide about two hours south of the city towards Chambord Castle. En route, bite into flaky croissants and pastries while hearing about the history of the region and its heritage of wine-making. Arrive at Chambord Castle in the morning for an audio-guided tour. Come away knowing the secrets behind this magnificent Château, constructed by King Francis I of France 500 years ago. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray and Montlouis sur Loire. Admire the colorful landscapes of chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc grapes. Settle in at a family-run Vouvray wine estate, where you’ll meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious meal of traditional food, paired with a wine tasting. After lunch, discover a boutique but world-famous winery and taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, red and rosé wines (depending on availability). Taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world. You will be dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Willy was an amazing guide! He took us to Chateaux Chambord which was a beautiful castle. We explored on our own for an hour with helpful audio We were a bit early for lunch so Willy made a surprise stop on the Loire River so we could enjoy the view and taste a bit of champagne. We had lunch at a quaint restaurant where I had the best meal of my life! We continued on to a winery where we toured the cellar & tasted 8 wines. From there we enjoyed a nice ride home. I would do this again!

Bastien was our guide and was great. Very informative as he received his Masters degree studying wine as that is his passion. Lunch was fantastic with Sophie as our host at the wineyard. Long day but after drinking lots of vine and having such nice travel partners in the van, we had a nice ride home. Definitely a must!

Emilie was the best! She knew the history of Nantes and even obscure facts. Her recommendations of shops and places to eat were great! I spent lots of money at one shop! I highly recommend her.

Emeline was our gracious and fabulous guide. We enjoyed every minute of this tour! Highly recommend

great experience on this sidecar tour. lovely guide and personable service.