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Paris: Loire Valley Chambord Castle, Wine Tasting & Lunch

Paris: Loire Valley Chambord Castle, Wine Tasting & Lunch

From US$ 983.75 per person

Discover the wonders of the Loire Valley with this Wineries & Castles full-day tour from Paris. Visit the Chateau of Chambord, have lunch at a family-run winery of the Touraine Wine region, and visit a second winery with a tasting of delicious wines!

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Your centrally-located hotel in Paris.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Château (Castle) of Chambord
  • Discover two family-run wineries and enjoy a tasting at each site
  • Have a delicious lunch and wine tasting at a traditional, family-run estate
  • Marvel at the magnificent panoramas on various Loire Valley Castles
Full description
Want to discover magnificent Renaissance Castles and taste delicious wines from the Loire Valley? At the end of this 11-hour wine & culture day tour, you will have fallen in love not only with Chambord's impressive architecture, but also with the diversity of Loire Valley wines. After an early morning hotel pick-up in Paris, travel in a comfortable minivan approx. 2h south of the city in direction of Chambord Castle. On your way, enjoy flaky croissants while your guide tells you about the winemaking region of Loire and its heritage.  In the morning, visit the Château of Chambord with an audioguided tour. Come away knowing the secrets behind this splendid Castle constructed by King Francis I of France in the early 16th century. Back in the minivan, pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray, and Montlouis-sur-Loire. Admire the colorful landscapes of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc grapes.  Sit at a winegrower’s table in a Vouvray winery. Meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious meal with traditional food and a wine tasting. After lunch, discover another family-run winery and taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, and red and rosé wines (the type of wine depends on the winery visited). Here, you’ll get to taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world. You’ll be dropped off back in a well connected area of central Paris in the evening.
Includes
  • Visit to two wineries, followed by a wine-tasting
  • Lunch at a winegrower's
  • Entrance fees for an audioguided tour at Chambord Castle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off (if private option selected)
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please advise on any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There are lots of stairs to access the underground galleries
  • Caves and wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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A very enjoyable full day to the Loire Valley

The pickup and ride to Chambord went smoothly and we arrived at the castle before it became busy. The audio-video guides explained the rooms as we walked through them, but we found ourselves hurrying to finish by our 11am rendezvous. The ride to lunch took us through beautiful countryside along the Loire river and we enjoyed lunch at a restaurant in the caves in the hillside. We finished with a visit to a winery in Vouvrey where we walked through the sparkling wine cellars and enjoyed tasting several styles of wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the day

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September 20, 2017

Everything about this trip was amazing!

Victor was a great guide and the whole day was perfect. We learned a lot and felt very happy with how the whole day went.

March 25, 2017

Clement is the best guide we had over the course of our trip.

August 3, 2019

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