Loire Valley Chateaux 2 day private tour all inclusive

8 rue de la Brisse Thore la Rochette France (0)
from/per person 800
  • CHATEAUX TOURS
  • Audio guide
  • Tour guides

Description

chateaux entrances included

 

 

 

 DAY ONE:
CHAMBORD CASTLE

Only 42 minutes from Paris, taking the fast TGV train, we will meet you in the morning at the TGV station: Vendôme Villiers, departure from the “Gare Montparnasse” in Paris. We will drive you first to your accommodation, a beautiful troglodyte suite. After coffee, and croissants, we will leave to the  famous château de Chambord. The château of Chambord is one of the most beautiful châteaux in France. A magical atmosphere as soon as you arrive. Captivated by a wondrous forest, you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spririt of Leonard da Vinci. When you visit Chambord, over a few hours you will explore half a millennium of French history.

CHENONCEAU CASTLE

We will then proceed to the the château of Chenonceaux is located on the banks of the river Cher. Lunch at in Chenonceau at a local restaurant. We will serve a bottle of the Loire Valley wine appellation: Touraine-Chenonceaux. The château of Chenonceau contains an unequalled collection of renaissance furniture, and paintings. You will also be able to visit the very nice gardens of the château.

WINERY AND WINE TASTINGS

In the afternoon on the way back, we will visit a local winery where you will be able to meet the winemaker and tour le cellar. This will start your education about the Loire Valley wines. The Loire Valley produces Red wines, white wines, rosés and sparkling wines. Before the end of the day, you will have tasted many of the Loire Valley varietals. On the way back, we will drive through the countryside and forests over to the banks of the Loire river, going through small picturesque villages. There will be plenty of chances to buy the wine you taste and they are such good value you will want to send some home to enjoy with friends, and families. We can organize the shipping, and handle the customs paper work for you.

EVENING

Diner will be served at a beautiful restaurant located in one of the most rewarded “Remarkable Gardens” After diner, it will be time for you to retrieve to your troglodyte suite (if available) or quality accommodation for a great night.

 

DAY TWO:
CLOS LUCE, LEONARDO DA VINCI + AMBOISE CASTLE VISIT

After breakfast, we will drive to Amboise and  the Clos Lucé, the last private home of  Leonardo da Vinci. This is an unique opportunity to be inspired by the master. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life at the Clos Lucé. The park of the château is filled with full size reproductions of the machines he created. We will also visit the English gardens.  The visit of the château and gardens will take about 2.5 hours.

GOURMET LUNCH IN AMBOISE

We will follow with a lunch at a award winning restaurant in Amboise, with a bottle of the Loire Valley wine appellation: Touraine Amboise.

(PM) AMBOISE  CASTLE VISIT

we will visit the castle of Amboise, which is one of the most beautiful castle of the Loire Valley.

(Late PM) Meet a winemaker and taste his wines

In the afternoon, on the way back, we will visit a local winery where you will be able to meet the winemaker and tour le cellar. This will start your education about the Loire Valley wines. The Loire Valley produces Red wines, white wines, rosés and sparkling wines. Before the end of the day, you will have tasted many of the Loire Valley varietals. On the way back, we will drive through the countryside and forests over to the banks of the Loire river, going through small picturesque villages. There will be plenty of chances to buy the wine you have tasted and they are such good value you will want to send some home to enjoy with friends, and families. We can organize the shipping, and handle the custom paper work for you.

EARLY EVENING

Drop off at the TGV station for your trip back to Paris (42 minutes)

What is included

  •  Round trip train ticket from Paris.

  • Pick up at the train station Vendôme in the Loire Valley

  • Coffee and croissants upon arrival

  • Confortable transportation

  • French/English guide

  • Entrances fees to visited castles

  • Wine tastings focusing on Loire Valley wines

  • 2 Lunches “farm to table” 25€ allowance per person

  • 1 Diner in a gourmet French restaurant 30€ allowance per person

  • 1 Night accommodation in a VIP suite

  • Drop off at the local TGV station Vendôme-Villiers  for your trip back to Paris (43 minutes)

  • Good bye gift

What is not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Additional wines during the meals, beside the wines selected for the meals.

  • Cost of shipping the wines you may have purchased during the tour