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Chenonceau, Chambord with wine-tasting from Tours

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 8 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Availability: Tuesday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Visit the two most popular Loire Valley castles

Taste local wines and food

Tour of each place with licensed guide

What to expect

Led by an expert guide, you'll dive into French history visiting the castles of Chambord and Chenonceau. You'll enjoy a wine tasting in a typical limestone cave cellar on such wines as Vouvray, followed by a local lunch.

The first stop on your agenda is the Chateau of Chenonceau, a unique piece of architecture with arches crossing the river like a bridge. Also called "the ladies chateau", it has been inhabited exclusively by women of which the famous Catherine de Medicis. Surrounded by magnificent gardens, it has an impressive furniture and painting collection.

The visit and tasting take place at the Caves Duhard. Sensory visit and Odyssey of the Vintages tour followed by a tasting of 3 wines accompanied by cheeses. Lunch will take place at the Caves Duhard or in a traditional restaurant (depending on availability) - drinks not included during the meal.

After lunch, you'll drive to Chambord, the largest and most spectacular piece of architecture of the Loire Valley. Nestled in a forest as large as Paris, this hunting lodge built by King François I houses 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces, and a mindblowing double helix staircase undertaken by Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour ends, there will be a 1-hour drive back to Tours.

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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

Entrance tickets to chateaux de Chenonceau and Chambord

Guided tour and wine tasting followed by a lunch at a cellar cave restaurant

Transportation in 8 seats minibus

Guide

What's not included

Personal expenses

Accommodation

Train tickets

Location

78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000, Tours, France

Meeting point:

Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours 15 minutes before departure.

When

  • Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00am

Provider

France Intense

Cancellation policy

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

Important to know

  • Please wear comfortable shoes for this tour
  • Please bring baby seat(s) if you are joining with children/infants