Paris 2-Day Summer Trip to the Loire Valley Castles

he tour was well organised and fitted a lot into each day, without us feeling rushed. We felt that the tour covered the key chateaux, and the guided tour commentaries were of uniformly high quality. The overnight accommodation was excellent (far better than I expected). ...Bruce M., Australia – See more reviews
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Spend two days in the Loire Valley visiting its fairy tale Renaissance castles.


Tours in Loire Valley from Paris
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2 Rue des Pyramides
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Saturday at 7:15 AM
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Known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language, Loire Valley is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage. Its historic towns count more that 300 chateaus in its area, among the most famous of which are Chateaux d'Amboise, Chateau de Villandry and Chenonceau.

The tour starts in Paris from the southern districts and takes the Aquitaine motorway. We continue as far as Amboise for a guided visit and free time for lunch. Our afternoon features a guided visit of the Clos-Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling and the gardens of Villandry. Afterward, we pay a visit to the old historic districts of Tours.

Your evening meal and accommodation will be at the Mercure Tours Nord (or similar).

Hotel Mercure Tours Nord Evening Meal Menu

  • Vegetable savoury pastry

  • Salmon cutlet with garniture

  • Cheese (Sainte Maure de Touraine)

  • Apple pie and ice cream

The next day, after a buffet breakfast, we depart for Chenonceau for a guided visit of the castle. We continue our morning with a guided visit of the Chateau de Cheverny followed by lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert, a regional rustic-style restaurant.

Hotel Saint-Hubert Lunch Menu

  • Smoked salmon with chive cream

  • Roast poultry with mushroom sauce,

  • Gratine of Potatoes and French beans

  • A plate with 2 pieces of cheese

  • Fruit pie

Our stay in the Loire Valley ends with a guided visit of the royal Chateau de Chambord. We leave for Paris around 16:30 on Sunday.


  • Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach.

  • Entrance tickets for the six guided visits.

  • Accommodation in 3* hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom).

  • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure.

  • Dinner on the first night, buffet breakfast and lunch on the second day.

  • Services of our licensed multilingual guide.


  • Meals and drinks not included in the description

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old can take the tours for free. Any hotel or restaurant expenses must be paid for directly by the parents.

  • We suggest a good pair of walking / flat shoes to avoid discomfort. No high heels.

  • There is a good range of souvenir shops to satisfy passengers of any nationality.

  • This tour does not operate on any special events.

  • Single room option can be booked online and is mandatory for one person traveling alone.

  • Menus are indicative and are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 6 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 4 to 5 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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