Full Day Loire Valley Castles and Wine Tour around Chenonceau - Small Groups

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What To Expect

Enjoy this "Chateaux and Wines" elegant tour in the Loire Valley, a natural region listed as Unesco World Heritage. See Chenonceau's charm at the "Ladies' Castle", the birth of Renaissance in Amboise Royal Castle, lunch with rare and matured Loire Valley wines, and admire all the Genius of Leonardo in the Castle of Clos Lucé.

Highlights

  • Guaranteed small group with a maximum of 8 guests

  • Discover French culture, history and rich heritage

  • Visit 3 wonderful Castles in Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé

  • Taste some local wines and typical lunch in a cellar

Specifications

Type:
Tours in France
Departs From:
Amboise
Meeting Point:
Tourist Office of Amboise or Tourist Office of Tours
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
15110
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Description

Once arrived in the Loire Valley, start your day with a guided tour of the Castle of Chenonceau. Also called the "Chateau des Dames" (Ladie's Castle), it is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.

Then, you will be welcomed by a wine specialist for a tour in his cellars followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of cheeses.

After lunch, you will visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance. It was the residence of Charles VIII and young Francois d'Angouleme, future Francois I. There, you will discover the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.

In order to make your tour thorough, you will explore the Manor of the Clos Luce, a few yards away from the Royal Castle, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and died in 1519. After you see his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be impressed by the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines the Genius invented.

Itinerary

  • Pick up at 09:00 at the Tourist Office of Amboise or 09:30 at the Tourist Office of Tours.

  • Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau

  • Tour, wine tasting and traditional lunch at a 16th century cave cellar*.

  • Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise and Chateau of the Clos Lucé.

  • Drop off around 18:30 at the Tourist Office of Amboise or at the Tourist Office of Tours.

Includes

  • English-speaking Professional Guide

  • Lunch with Drinks

  • Skip the Line entrances to 3 Chateaux

  • Wine Tastings

  • Transfers by Minivan

  • Small Group Tour with a maximum of 8 guests

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up

Please Note

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

  • *Subject to availability, the mentioned lunches could be replaced by typical restaurants with local products.

  • Minors less than 18 years old must present an authorization signed by one of the parents or legal guardians aside from the regular documents required for the trip.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Hotel pick-ups are available at a supplement. Please inquire.

  • Guests with special dietary requirements must inform us at least 3 days before the tour date.

  • No refund shall be provided for unexpected incidents due to a third party such as bad weather, delays, engine failures and thefts of luggage or other goods.

  • Loss/theft of plane tickets at the customs or check-in counters, non-presentation or presentation of expired documents such as identification cards, passport, visa, etc. will be considered a failed check-in and would not generate a refund.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 45 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 15% Cancellation Fee (85% reimbursement): between 31 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 35% Cancellation Fee (65% reimbursement): between 21 to 30 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 15 to 20 days prior to date of activity.
  • 75% Cancellation Fee (25% reimbursement): between 5 to 14 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 4 days or less prior to date of activity.

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