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From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

Activity provider: A la francaise - Bordovino
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From US$ 178.30 per person

Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley on a full-day tour to Château de Chambord and Chenonceau. Enjoy a restful lunch away from the tourist groups in a privately-owned castle.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy lunch in the smallest of the Loire Valley castles and taste local delicacies
  • Admire the impressive architecture of the Château de Chenonceau
Full description
Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley, and enjoy an optional lunch in a privately-owned— and still occupied — castle. Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Tours at 9:00 AM and drive by minivan to Chambord. Discover glorious works of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit. Hear memorable anecdotes as they point out hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park. Lunch will be served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently. Taste local food in the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles. Continue to Chenonceau, passing the must-see castles of the French “Valley of the Kings,” including Chaumont, Amboise and Clos Lucé. Upon arrival at the Château de Chenonceau (the most visited historical monument in France), admire the unusual castle built on a bridge across the Cher River. Stroll through the manicured gardens named after the "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers," the famous ladies who lived there. Take time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence of each room and see beautiful antiques and lovely arrangements of fresh flowers. Then your guide will offer you an aperitif of local produce in a secret corner of the park. Enjoy the most striking view of Château de Chenonceau, before returning to Tours at 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the chateaux
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Small group tour
  • English and French commentary
  • Lunch at the chateau
  • Aperitif with local delicacies
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Office de Tourisme

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Children under 8 are not permitted on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Visit of high quality castles

The visit of the castles of Chenonceau and Chambord were great moments The majestic places full of history deserve everyone's attention A thank you to our guide Agathe for her kindness and professionalism. The meal at the confess although nice is not the highlight of the day in view of the simplicity of the meal served

April 12, 2019

Good experience!

A beautiful experience different from the usual. Departure to Tours or Amboise and then to Chenoncheau Castle, lunch in a smaller castle and finally Chambord Castle ... all spectacular places! Vincent, our guide, was very good at making us feel comfortable and encouraging conversation. His explanations are very interesting, always accurate and funny. A touch of originality was the lunch all together in the smaller castle, the visit to this castle and a ceramic exhibition that I enjoyed so much! To finish the afternoon, a toast and a small aperitif in front of the magnificent Chombord castle!

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October 17, 2018

Visit to the chateaux of Chambord & Chenonceau & the support was great

The tour led by a tour guide, who also drove the minibus, more than met our expectations. We were a small group of 8 people. The detailed explanations in the castles, the lunch, all regional dishes, in the courtyard of an additional castle and finally a surprising aperitif with wine, bread, sausage & pâté on the cool, shady bank of a river near the castle were just SUPER!

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June 25, 2017

Product ID: 62316