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Wine tasting tour in Loire Valley with castle visits and lunch

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icon9 to 11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Bask in the glorious landscapes of the Loire Valley during this full-day wine-focused trip from Paris. Visit the historic Château d'Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci is buried, and the surrounding town. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant and sample local wines during a tasting at a local winery while you hear commentary from wine producers. Numbers are limited to six people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with like-minded wine lovers.
  • Visit the historic Château d'Amboise for an audioguided tour and explore the town
  • If Amboise is closed, similar castles like Chambord or Cheverny are visited instead
  • Feast on a multi-course lunch of regional specialties at a local restaurant
  • Tour a Loire Valley wineries and sample different wines
  • Small-group tour limited to six people for personalized attention
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your Paris hotel included

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Pickup included
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Enjoy a delicious three course lunch at a local restaurant including starter main and desert
Wine tasting
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Skip the line
Visit the Amboise castle and get to know its history with an audio-guide
Air conditioned mini-van
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers from their hotels in Paris

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Spend a full day enjoying the gorgeous Loire Valley countryside during a small-group 11-hour wine tour from Paris.

Get picked up at your hotel in Paris and head straight for the Château d'Amboise (the Royal Castle of Amboise). Enjoy a 1-hour tour with an audioguide. See the chateau, the gardens, and the chapel in which Leonardo da Vinci is buried. Learn about the castle's importance in the history of the region, as it was the gathering place for artists, philosophers, and humanists from all over France, Italy, and Flanders.

Enjoy lunch inside an atmospheric restaurant, situated inside what was once an ancient mountain cave house. Relax in front of the big fireplace and admire the exceptional woodwork in the cozy restaurant. Dine on traditional Loire Valley specialties after a welcome drink of Montlouis sparkling wine.

Visit a Chinon winery after lunch to sample some of the region's famous wines. Get a tour of the winery with an expert guide. Learn about the Chinon wines grown on the 2.5-acre (17-hectare) estate. Try six wines — one rose, one white, and four reds — along with other locally made products. Your day of tasting and exploration ends with transport back to your hotel in Paris.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Paris
Early in the morning, the driver will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable air conditioned minivan and you will start your tour with nice stories surrounding the region of Loire, play an educational game to spice up you wine tasting experience . The first castle which you visit is Château de Amboise. it is one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in the France.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
The history of the Château d'Amboise dates back to the 11th century, when the Count of Anjou built the castle on the promontory, surveying the Loire River, as a defence strategy. Between the 15th and 16th centuries , under the orders of Charles VII, Louis XII and Francois I, the castle was refurnished. Its magnificent facade can be attributed to Charles VIII and Francois I, and their love for Italian art and style. It was because of this passion for Italian art that Francois I invited Leonardo Da Vinci to come and reside in Amboise as his first painter, architect and engineer. Da Vinci arrived in 1516 and spent the remaining three years of his life living and working in the nearby Chateau du Clos Lucé (connected to the royal chateau by an underground passage). Leonardo Da Vinci died in Amboise and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert (on the ramparts of the Chateau d'Amboise).
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Marc Bredif Vouvray - Wine Cave
The last stop gives you an opportunity to discover of an emblematic French wines. Visit few wineries and meet the people that produce delicious drink follow them to the caves and hear the stories behind the production of this wine before heading back to Paris!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Those under 18 years of age will be offered a variety of nonalcoholic grape juices
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go Go Tours - Privat Segway Tours In Paris
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Excellent tour with amazing sites...
Donald B
, Nov 2016
Excellent tour with amazing sites, food, and wine. Wonderful and engaging driver/tour host. Highly recommend.
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Worth the time and money. The pick...
Lori M
, Oct 2016
Worth the time and money. The pick up and drop off at your hotel is a very valuable thing to have. Our guide, Larisa was the best! The drive out to the Chateau is about 2.5 hours, but the drive back into Paris is 3 hours since the vineyard you visit is a bit further away. The lunch is wonderful, the staff there was very friendly and helped us make decisions on the menu that you choose your food from for the tour. You will truly experience French cuisine here! Snails, souffle, duck liver, and plenty of wine. We had the catch of the day which they didn't tell us what that exactly was until we were done. I will leave it at that, but when we googled it in the car we thought - WOW, we ate that!? Have an open mind, enjoy the travel time and good wines at the vineyard.

Product code: 19014P10

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