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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

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Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris
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Overview

Stroll through the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise on this full-day tour from Paris to the UNESCO-listed Loire Valley. Admire Chenonceau’s amazing floral gardens, and marvel at the sheer grandeur of Chambord, the largest chateau in the valley. At Amboise, see the quarters of King Francois I and the tomb of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn from an informative guide about each site, and fit in souvenir shopping along the way.
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more memorable experience
  • Visit the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed region of central France famous for Renaissance castles and gardens
  • Explore the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise
  • Entrance fees, audio-guide, wine tasting, and round-trip included
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Small Group Tour !
Driver/guide
Entrance tickets into Chambord Castle
Entrance tickets into Chenonceau Castle
Entrance tickets into Amboise Castle
Fuel, parking fees, highway toll fees.
Transport by luxury van with air conditioning
Wine tasting of 3 different French wines or 1 very full glass of 1 French wine
Gratuities, aka Tips. French guides do appreciate them so don't be shy if you want to give one.
Food and Drinks (apart from the promised Wine tasting)
La Flamme , 6 Av. de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France

Please be there at least 15 min before the official departure time! Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age of all participant is 7 years old
  • It is necessary to be able to walk at a moderate pace in order to keep on schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers who have trouble walking or climbing steps.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BLUE FOX TRAVEL
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Loire Valley 3 Best Castles & Wine Tasting Small-Group Day Trip from Paris.

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  • "Don't worry about this distance because you won't be bored at all." See review
  • "The castles are worth the day trip and worth the money spent." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great day
Debra_W
, Jun 2022
Great time with my sister. Love the castles. Our guide, Lilia Benaceur, was fantastic. Sweet and made sure we had a good time.
star-4
Ok experience
Robert_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide Annisa was great and the first 2 Chateau’s were good but the 3rd had a lot of renovations going on which took away from the experience.
star-5
Awesome!
Cindy_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was awesome! She was knew the history of the kings, the valley and the chateaus. It is a long day but we’ll worth the trip. The French countryside is gorgeous!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour with Nisa
Skylar_G
, Jun 2022
What a lovely tour with Nisa! It was a long day, but we really enjoyed getting to see the three châteaux--each one had a different character, and the scenery was gorgeous. Nisa was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we appreciated that the tour was limited to a small group. We also enjoyed seeing the charming town of Amboise. It was nice getting out of the city, and this was definitely a highlight of our trip--would highly recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The storm can't stop the fun
JohnMark_H
, Jun 2022
I had an amazing time touring around the Loire Valley and its three castles! Despite having a storm in the last castle, our tour guide, Lilia made it a fun adventure! I highly recommend her! She's amazing, full of energy, and genuinely cares about her group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Queen for the day!
Susan_K
, May 2022
Lucy was amazing and very engaging and very knowledge and fun.. wine tasting was great! Great selection and can’t wait to have some wine delivered .
star-5
A fun, interesting tour
John_J
, May 2022
The tour was as expected, which was fun and informative. But what made it extra special was having Lucy as our tour guide. She had a wonderful sense of humor along with an amazing command of the history behind each chateau. She wove four groups of strangers into a warm group of new friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day trip
Holly_F
, May 2022
It was a pleasant trip. Saw a lot but never felt too rushed. The castles have so much history and beautiful gardens.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Enjoyed the day trip...
Karen_S
, May 2022
Enjoyed the day trip overall and learning about the castles. Our guide was very nice and seemed knowledgeable but was very quiet on the drive where he could have been pointing out landmarks and discussing Paris/France.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Intimate and very enjoyable
Angeline_C
, May 2022
The castles were each very different and beautiful in their own way. The small group was comfortable and felt more intimate. Lunch in the town of Amboise was really nice. It was a full day and well worth the price
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour, very long day...
Michele_E
, May 2022
Great tour, very long day though. I would do it again. Chatteau Chambord was my favorite! However, all castles were great, they are very different feom.one another.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing.
Amy_E
, Apr 2022
This was an amazing experience, it was fascinating. John Edward was such a great guide, so knowledgeable. So glad we did the tour with the private area too. Highly recommend, so interesting.
star-5
Great Guide
Shirley_P
, Apr 2022
Our guide (Olivier) was one of the best I've had. He gave information during the long drives to the three castles and during walks on the castle grounds, as well. He has a great Inspector Clouseau accent, also. He answered all of our questions, including politics and other interesting aspects of France. A really great tour.
star-4
Beyond Paris
Jeremy_C
, Apr 2022
The history of the Châteaux and the families that stayed there was quite interesting and brought them to life.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day trip
Swetha_M
, Apr 2022
We had a great time learning about the castles and visiting the gardens. Our guide Lucy did an amazing job on this tour. I highly recommend it!
star-5
Fun historical castle tour
Megan_T
, Dec 2021
This tour was amazing! We loved seeing all of the castles. Our tour guide was Oliver and he was great. He was very knowledgeable about the history of each castle.
star-5
An excellent day trip with personalized service
Richard_R
, Nov 2021
Traveling and taking tours fir nearly 40 years, and this day was among the tops. Guillaume was an excellent guide, the van was comfortable and the itinerary was perfect. It’s a full day, but well worth the price for such personalized service.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A perfect day
Teresa_E
, Oct 2021
This was such a great experience! Our guide was so informed and we learned so much about the region and people. The pace was perfect and I never felt rushed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fabulous
Louise_H
, Oct 2021
Guillaume Is a fabulous guide and driver. So knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much. Thank you, Guillaume. Please add family to your options. Not just teens or young children.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good Tour-Skip the Wine
SusanW_V
, Oct 2021
This is the second time I have done this tour. Oliver, our guide, was great...a vast improvement over the last one! I did find our time to explore the buildings was a little rushed. I did not try the wine tasting but my friend found it a waste of time. I think the tour should arrange lunch reservations for the group to insure lunch is timely and available. I did not like the meeting point. As I usually travel alone, I would not like to have been dropped off there by my taxi to wait in the dark by myself. Perhaps a Bistro that is open for 24 hours might be a better idea. We were approached by 2 wanderers around the Arc de Triomphe, not scary but a bit unsettling.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour overall. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the wine tasting. The Loire Valley is a region famous for its Renaissance castles but also its wines. The short wine tasting is an opportunity to try out some of those local wines, it is not the main focus of this tour. We also wish you had more time to spend in the castles but this is a day trip from Paris and it is impossible to spend more time unless the tour (which is already very from 7AM to 8PM) would finish even later. The only way to spend more time would be to visit the Loire Valley for multiple days, our tour is designed as a Day Trip and only gives you a glimpse of what the region has to offer. We do not include the lunch in our tour as we feel that most of our clients like the idea to have the choice, not everyone likes the same type of food. The place where this tour meet in the morning (a café) usually opens at 6AM, that is why we chose it. Currently , because of Covid they sometimes open a bit later, we're sorry about that but there are no café in Paris open 24hrs a day. Regards, JB

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