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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours

  • Loire Valley castles tour from Tours
  • Visit Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau, two of the most popular in the region
  • Marvel at the ornate Renaissance architecture and French gardens
Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours
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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours
From USD 179.58
Visit two of the most renowned castles in the Loire Valley—aka French château country—on a day trip from Tours. Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord are known for their Renaissance architecture and picturesque riverside settings. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy views from little-known panoramic spots, and hear historical details and amusing anecdotes about the French kings and other nobles who have lived here. As a bonus, enjoy a relaxing lunch away from the crowds at a private, family-owned château.
What to Expect
9.00am: Start at the Tourist Office in Tours, and get into our minivan, off to Chenonceau! 

Once you arrive in  Château de Chenonceau you will easily understand why it is the most visited private historical monument in France. Admire this unique  château built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the beautiful gardens "à la Française" named after the famous ladies who lived there. Take your time to appreciate the feminine influence that prevails in each room of the château and admire the remarkable fresh flower decorations. 

For lunch, you will enjoy tasty local food in a charming and private Loire Valley château. Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place ! On the way, get a good look at all the beautiful landscapes of Loire Valley, your guide will drive you through lovely typical villages and reveal you more hidden private châteaux. 

Next step is Château de Chambord! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you all his knowleadge and memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the chateau. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! 

After this visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a nice aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, a spectacular day you will never forget.

7.30pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
Reviews (66)
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile
Fun tour of Chateaux

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Agate was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful lunch at a family owned chateau and great snacks after Chambord. We met some fun people from other countries and overall it was a good day

Thank carolcC2439ZT
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Great Experience

Excellent tour with very friendly and professional guide. The tours of the chateaus were very interesting and the private lunch was delicious.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kjking2016
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Excellent Tour Company

Had two tours with Daphne and she is a great tour guide. Was fantastic at moving our small group around the large tours to keep our tour on pace. Provided great lunches and excellent information. Would definitely book another tour with this company

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chefvogts
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Wonderful guided tour exceeded my expectations. I loved being on this small group excursion with a knowledgeable guide.

Thank Curiosity825640
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Great Guide and Group

We generally aren't ones to enjoy group tours, but we actually had a pretty good time touring the chateaus in the Loire Valley. Our guide Daphne was nice and knowledgeable. We just went on a 3 week European vacation and did around a dozen different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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We very much enjoyed this tour - wonderful for visiting chateaux and for seeing the surrounding countryside. It was a highlight of our trip. The different chateaux were unique, lunch was lovely, and being driven from place... More
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