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From Tours: Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at Family Chateau

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Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley on a full-day tour to Château de Chambord and Chenonceau. Enjoy an optional restful lunch away from the tourist groups in a privately-owned castle.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles of the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy lunch in the smallest of the Loire Valley castles and taste local delicacies
  • Admire the impressive architecture of the Château de Chenonceau
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Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley, and enjoy an optional lunch in a privately-owned— and still occupied — castle.

Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Tours at 9:00 AM and drive by minivan to Chambord. Discover glorious works of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit. Hear memorable anecdotes as they point out hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park. Lunch will be served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently. Taste local food in the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles.

Continue to Chenonceau, passing the must-see castles of the French “Valley of the Kings,” including Chaumont, Amboise and Clos Lucé. Upon arrival at the Château de Chenonceau (the most visited historical monument in France), admire the unusual castle built on a bridge across the Cher River. Stroll through the manicured gardens named after the "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers," the famous ladies who lived there.

Take time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence of each room and see beautiful antiques and lovely arrangements of fresh flowers. Then your guide will offer you an aperitif of local produce in a secret corner of the park. Enjoy the most striking view of Château de Chenonceau, before returning to Tours at 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the chateaux
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Small group tour
  • English and French commentary
  • Lunch at the chateau (if option selected)
  • Aperitif with local delicacies
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Office de Tourisme

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
Children under 8 are not permitted on this tour.
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based on 19 reviews
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Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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A la francaise - Bordovino

Product ID: 62316