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Full-Day Tour of Chambord & Chenonceau Châteaux

by A la Française
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Highlights

  • Visits to 2 of the most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley

  • Beautiful & awe-inspiring architecture & aesthetic design

  • Delicious lunch hosted by a countess at her own château

  • Stunning Chenonceau balanced on a bridge over the Cher River

  • Chance to learn about the characters who graced these halls

Highlights

  • Visits to 2 of the most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley

  • Beautiful & awe-inspiring architecture & aesthetic design

  • Delicious lunch hosted by a countess at her own château

  • Stunning Chenonceau balanced on a bridge over the Cher River

  • Chance to learn about the characters who graced these halls

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Full-Day Tour of Chambord & Chenonceau Châteaux

Activity Location

Chambord

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tours Tourist Office

    78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy

    Tours 37000


Description

Immerse yourself in the royal splendor and Renaissance beauty of the Loire Valley on an outing to the celebrated châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau. Learn the fascinating history behind each place, savor lunch hosted by a French countess, and enjoy coffee and an aperitif in the stunning gardens.

Meet your guide in the center of Tours and hop in a comfortable van for the scenic ride to Chenonceau, a must-see of the region, built on a bridge spanning the River Cher. Before entering, stop for a nice coffee break in the park. Your guide then leads you through the elegant, manicured gardens and tells you tales of the château's most famous female residents—Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. Note the refined decor and feminine styling of the castle's lovely interior, which is filled with beautiful antiques and fresh flowers.

From there, make your way to a smaller château for a delicious lunch, hosted by the French countess who calls it her home. Soak up the cozy atmosphere during this only-in-France experience and experience what it's like to live in a 500 years old château today.

After this pleasant break, your guide drives you to Chambord, one of the grandest and most recognizable Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley. Follow your guide into this historic palace, traveling back in time as you hear stories and anecdotes about the royal happenings that took place within its halls. Seek out hidden details in the 16th-century rooms, and then stop for coffee in the park with a stunning view of the château's moat, towers, and decorative facades. Afterward, head to a quiet corner of the park to enjoy an aperitif of local gourmet products before your evening return to Tours.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Chambord and Chenonceau castles

  • Lunch

  • Coffee and an aperitif

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from the Tours city center


Exclusions

  • Additional food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Full-Day Tour of Chambord & Chenonceau Châteaux ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Sep 26, 2018

The guide was excellent! We were provided with croissants and coffee for breakfast, lunch at a private chateau, and wine and cheese at the last chateau.

5/5 Mar 18, 2018

Daphné our guide and driver was wonderful. A young, dynamic lady with lots of history, and knowledge of these châteaux. Enjoyable and very leisurely pace with lots to see and take in. Home made lunch from one of the château owners was magnificent and we really enjoyed our time with everyone.