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Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris

Highlights
  • Visit Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley
  • Wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
  • Eat a gourmet French lunch sourced from fresh, local ingredients
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Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
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Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
USD 198.80
Overview
Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this 12-hour tour from Paris. Skip the long entry line at the Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries and intimate chapel. Relax midday with a traditional French lunch at Nitray Vineyards, including tastings of the vineyard's Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Walk through the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process from your oenophile guide. Entrance fees, a gourmet lunch and round-trip transportation from Paris are included.
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. Along with tastes of some of the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc produced on site, enjoy a meal made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. 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, where your special access tickets allow you to skip the long line and start your tour right away. Pass original stone carvings dating from the castle's construction in the 16th century, luxe tapestries and pause in the cozy chapel. Walk through the immaculate gardens before boarding the coach for the return trip to Paris.

Your 12-hour Loire Valley adventure ends with drop-off back at your original departure point.
Reviews (596)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Great tour!

I took my adult daughter as I have been showing her Paris. The tour was one of the clear highlights of her time, Michelle and Rene were very knowledgeable and entertaining. They conveyed a lot of historical information but kept ti understandable. They included little...More

1  Thank mikesk2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing!

Totally worth the money. Saw 3 chateaus in total and 2 wine tastings with a nice meal at the 2nd chateau. The guides were VERY knowledgeable and took great care of us. Long bus ride so bring a pillow :) Some amazing views of the...More

Thank Roam543278
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Bus Broke Down: Toured French Gas Station

Horrible experience. Absolutely waste of a day. The user who posted the review about being “ditched” at the winery is completely right about City Wonder’s incompetencies when dealing with customers. They lack the standard operating procedures in place when dealing with emergencies. The first sign...More

Thank Jeremy L
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jeremy L, Thank you for your review. We understand that our apologies won't be enough for you at this stage, but we would still like to express how deeply and truly sorry we are for the bus issue that occurred during your Loire tour....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Sights, Great Chateau Tours

My wife and I were extremely satisfied with this day excursion. We got to see two extraordinary castles and a third, smaller castle that was located on a vineyard in the Loire Valley. At the smaller castle we had a wine tasting to go along...More

2  Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Castles!

Great day trip out of the city. Castles were beautiful. Wine tasting was fun at both spots but limited. Long bus rides but beautiful views of the counrtyside made it worthwhile.

Thank 2017SaS
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Vick1022
5 October 2018|
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Response from RMG07 | Reviewed this property |
Both are directly in front of the entrance to the Catacombs -- easy access from Metro (line 4 or 6) and RER B. Stop is Denfert-Rochereau.
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banana l
21 August 2018|
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Response from sandpebbles88 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, depending on traffic conditions. We left right on time in the morning and made it back around 7:30-8:00 pm. Totally worth it!
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J5962XZsharonk
7 July 2018|
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Response from Desiree L | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure the pick up was near the Paris Catacombs, which you can google to see the exact location. We stayed near the Louvre and took a taxi to the location.
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