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Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris: Chambord, Chenonceau with Lunch & Wine

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    What to Expect
    Following early morning pickup from central Paris, board an air-conditioned coach and get comfortable for the ride to the Loire Valley. On the journey, get to know your guide and small group of 25 other passengers.

    Stop first at Château de Chambord, built in 1519 and used as a hunting lodge by King Francis I. Take a tour of the castle at your own rhythm to see its ornate French Renaissance architecture and dramatic staircases. Keen an eye out for the wild boar and deer that call the verdant castle grounds home. 

    At Château de Nitray, sit down for a gourmet lunch at Nitray Vineyards. Enjoy a meal made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and enjoy unlimited wine with your meal. Listen as your guide talks you through the tasting notes for each wine, then end your visit with a post-prandial stroll through the vineyards.

    Continue to Château de Chenonceau, for a brief guided tour. Pass original stone carvings dating from the castle's construction in the 16th century, luxe tapestries and pause in the cozy chapel. Then enjoy free time to walk through the immaculate gardens before boarding the coach for the return trip to Paris.

    Your full-day Loire Valley adventure ends with drop-off back at your original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
    • Small groups of 25 people
    • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for all sites visited
    • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Nitray
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today

    This tour was something one could only dream about! My husband and I took this tour on Thursday 10/10/19. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 20th anniversary in the French countryside. Our tour guides Michelle and Diane were the best; they were amazing...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank pcarter1099
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Outstanding tour. (except for the pheasant who hit the windscreen at 110 kph) staff (Marion) were fantastic. The castles and farm (lunch) were beyond our expectations. Phil & Donna

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Global31131
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Diane and Michelle were fun and engaging on our tour Thursday October 10. Despite the numbers (we were a large bus full of visitors) and the fact that I was there as a solo traveller, they both found the time to chat with me to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank sydneyshopgirl
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Lets start with the fact that was advertised as small group of 5 or less. However we were herded on a bus load of 46 people. This bus was supposed to have 2 guides. However 1 flaked and we were stuck with 1 guide for...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank TravelQueen2002
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear TravelQueen2002, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback We are very sorry to hear about the issue you experienced during your scheduled Loire Valley tour. We have sent you a private message, as we are very concerned about the issues...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Maryann and Eddy were the tour guide for our trip during the day. My wife left a air-pod on the bus when she left the bus and they chased half the street to return to me. Thanks for that.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dream110029
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    Pedro C
    12 August 2019|
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    Response from awkbrittany | Reviewed this property |
    Bottles can be bought at both locations we went to drink later but otherwise we had enough wine from just the tastings that I was definitely feeling it myself! With lunch, you get the tasting plus a couple glasses of the... More
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    9 August 2019|
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    Response from megeliz88 | Reviewed this property |
    Not at all, the wine is totally optional. There are three bottles that are passed around but there were several people on our tour, including many children, who did not partake.
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    awkbrittany
    22 May 2019|
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    Response from momero |
    Really don’t remember! Probably did 10 euro for both of us to the guide and 5 euro to driver! It is really up to you and what you felt about the service!
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