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: Molly P, September 2014
Daniel and Adam were great guides. We visited 3 chateaus, varying in size. The highlight of the day, although it was all wonderful, was the winery and lunch. The lunch was a fantastic meal and we even bought a few bottles of wine SO CHEAP to take back home. Best part of our Paris trip. Each chateau only has a short amount of "free" time after the tour of the main points, so if you want a lot of time at each this might not be the right tour. It was perfect for us as we wanted to see a lot in a short time.
Reviewed by: Vicki N, September 2014
This trip was fantastic. We had a great tour guide who told us facts as we went along the road. It is a 2 1/2 hour trip. You meet across from the subway stop so look for the bus as there are a few exits . The wine tasting was a big treat as it was sunny and a gorgeous day. The dinner was good and the wine was delicious. You can also buy wine to take home for 5e a bottle. There was also wine tasting at the chenonceau . The chateau and wine was great along with some beautiful gardens.