Day trip

Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

Activity provider:City Wonders Ltd.
Day trip

Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

Activity provider:City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 176.77 per person

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Travel in comfort on an air-conditioned bus to the Loire Valley and live like French royalty for a day. Visit two stunning castles and the quaint town of Blois. Taste local wine on a guided tour.

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Duration 13 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
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    Starting location:

    Paris Catacombs

  • Van

    (2 hours)

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    Château de Chambord

    (2 hours)

  • Van

    (70 minutes)

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    Blois

    Free time (2 hours)

  • Van

    (20 minutes)

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    Château de Chenonceau

    Wine tasting (2 hours)

  • Van

    (3 hours)

  • Arrive back at:

    Paris Catacombs

Main stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

Highlights
  • See 3 fairytale Loire Valley castles in a day’s round-trip from Paris
  • Visit the most recognizable Renaissance French Chateau, Chambord
  • Listen as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary
  • Taste local wines at the "Ladies" Chateau of Chenonceau
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in the quaint town of Blois
Full description

Discover iconic castles on this bus day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and explore Château de Chambord on a self-guided tour. Have free time in the charming town of Bloise and visit Château de Chenonceau for a self guided tour and wine tasting experience.

From Paris, head to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in "Beauty and the Beast." Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed.

Learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide before entering the castle. You can then visit the inside at your own pace on a self-guided visit. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci, enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views, and glimpse wild deer around the grounds.

Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue on to the next stop: the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII.

Last but not least is the elegant Château de Chenonceau. The chapel, bedrooms, and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings.

Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici — 2 of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname "the Ladies’ Château."

After a your visit, continue exploring or indulge in a wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Your tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Three uniquely beautiful French castles and a wine tasting, all amid the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley — this memorable day trip from Paris will delight all the senses.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide for the whole day
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chambord
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chenonceau
  • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in Blois
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour inside of the Chambord and Chenonceau castles
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance to the Catacombes de Paris. They will have a sign with the activity provider's name on it: City Wonders. The closest metro Denfert-Rochereau (Line 4 or 6). Exit “Sortie 1” and the entrance to the Catacombs will be directly across the street.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, the wine tasting is not available on Sundays during that period
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tips for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory
  • If you are traveling with an infant, it is strongly recommended that you bring your own infant or child seat as it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure the safety of their child

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 401 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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The visit to the castles was excellent! The drive itself was long but comfortable and there were enough stops for breaks. Our tour guide, Saeed, was very informative and funny. His stories really helped us learn about the architecture and history we were seeing and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him. The castles and small town we visited were beautiful and overall was a great time. Would 10/10 recommend. The castles are definitely a must-see and taking the tour saves you the drive out there yourself so you can save energy and focus on having fun!!

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May 30, 2023

The trip was very interesting. Our guides were very knowledgeable about French history which made it all the more interesting. The place we stopped for lunch really didn’t have a great variety of food to select from. The wine tasting was really crowded and very average wine. The bus ride was super comfortable and they made a couple of rest stops, which was really nice.

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May 24, 2023

Overall the trip was excellent. The guides Sayeed and Sam were very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun, with excellent English. It would have been a little better if the bus had a bathroom onboard. Also, one should be warned that each stop will be fairly brief. If you are unable to walk fast, then there is not much "free time" for the meal or to wander the castles.

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May 15, 2023

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