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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.
COVID-19 informationThe 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
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
What's not included
78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000, Tours, France
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours 15 minutes before departure.
- Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00am
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