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Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting day trip from Paris

Free cancellation
Duration: 12 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Escape Paris and head off into the stunning Loire Valley

Visit Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau, two of the most beautiful castles in the region

Explore the quaint town of Blois at your own pace and visit the iconic Château de Blois

Indulge your inner sommelier as you taste different wines at the Château de Chenonceau

What to expect

Explore the heart and soul of the French countryside on this Loire Valley tour. You'll be transported directly from Paris into this stunning region to discover fairytale castles, sample local wines, and experience some of France’s most beautiful scenery.

Hop on board an air-conditioned coach with your expert tour guide and escape to the French countryside. The first stop of the day will be at Château de Chambord, the largest castle in the valley. Disney fans may recognize this castle as the inspiration for ‘Beauty and the Beast’! You’ll hear about the strange history of this castle and after your guided tour, you’ll have some free time to explore more of the castle yourself, climb to the roof for spectacular views or even take a stroll around the grounds.

Having worked up an appetite, you'll get back on the bus and head to the quaint town of Blois. You’ll have some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants in Square Louis XII or grab a bite and visit the Royal Castle of Blois on your own.

Last but not least, you’ll tour the Château de Chenonceau. Inside, you'll be able to admire original stone carvings, large tapestries and beautiful period features and visit the chapel and bedrooms, furnished as in times gone by. The magic doesn't end inside the castle! Don’t miss the spectacular and beautiful bridge that spans the River Cher then venture into the grounds which were cultivated by the famous ladies who owned the home. You now have a difficult but delightful choice to make: you can continue to tour the castle or indulge in a wine tasting (three wines from the chateau’s vines) led by your guide in the Cave des Domes.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Expert, English-speaking tour guide

Entrance ticket and reservation fee to Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau

All transfers in an air-conditioned coach

Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau

What's not included

Entrance to Blois Castle

Lunch

Location

1ter Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 15 minutes before departure at the entrance to the catacombs. He/She will be holding a sign up to identify themselves. To arrive at the Catacombs by Metro, please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop and exit using “Sortie 1”; the entrance to the Catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.

Provider

City Wonders

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • The entrance to Blois Castle is 12€ for adults and 6.50€ for children. Guided tours are offered for an additional fee