Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people when exploring the castles, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. This tour also includes access to skip the long entry lines at Château de Chenonceau.
- Small-group tour
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Day trip (destination A to B)
Next, you’ll stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Nitray Vineyards at Château de Nitray. This is not your average box lunch -- you'll enjoy a home-cooked lunch of fresh, local French ingredients and sample some of the region’s best wines, including a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a full-bodied Cabernet Rouge. Your guide will take you through the wine-tasting, pointing out the different flavors. You will end your visit with a tour of the vineyard.
Your final stop is Château de Chenonceau, an elegant 16th-century castle that is sure to steal your heart at first sight with its smooth white stone and intricately painted wooden door. Entry lines can be quite long here, especially in the peak summer season, but don’t worry! This tour includes skip-the-line access, so you don’t have to wait in the long queue. The interior of the castle is well-maintained with original stone carvings, immense tapestries and an intimate chapel. Almost equal in beauty are the castle grounds and many gardens, planted by the famous ladies who owned the Ladies’ Château and gave it its name.
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Loire Castles and Wine Day Trip from Paris
- Local guide
- Entrance and guided tour of Chambord
- Skip-the-line entrance and guided tour of Chenonceau
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: Jane P, Australia, September 2014
Wow! What a great tour! The chateaux were beautiful and lunch and wine was great. Good value tour, our guides were great everything went smoothly.
Reviewed by: Alicja K, September 2014
Great Trip. A lot of time in the bus, but it was worth it. We had two great guides Paulina and Adam - both very nice and knowledgeable. People were divided into two smaller groups, we were assigned to Adam and he absolutely charming, funny and provided us with very many interesting facts from the French history. Castles are captivating, the history behind them so interesting. I took many great pictures. September is the month to visit France. We had great sunny days, mild temperatures, comfortable nights. Visit at the Vinery was a great addition to the trip. The owner was extremely friendly (and funny), hot lunch was good, chicken, great local cheeses, fresh apple tart for desert ... and the vine - plenty of it to taste and even to buy at a very reasonably price. We took a bottle home with us, to US.