From Amboise: Chambord, Chenonceau & Optional Lunch

From Amboise: Chambord, Chenonceau & Optional Lunch

From $158.13 per person

Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles in the Loire Valley on a full-day tour to Château de Chambord and Chenonceau. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in a family-owned castle or purchase ingredients to have a picnic or bring your own to eat in the park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the two most spectacular castles in the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy lunch in one of the smallest Loire Valley castles and taste local delicacies
  • Admire the refined architecture and feminine influence at the Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Be amazed by the impressive royal Chateau de Chambord and its park
Full description
Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in a family-owned, and still occupied, chateau. Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Amboise at 9:30 AM and be transferred by minivan to Chambord. Discover a glorious work 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. For lunch, enjoy a meal served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there. Taste local food in one of the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles. Alternatively, purchase ingredients from a local French Boulangerie (or bring your own) and have a picnic in the park with lots of free time to relax.  Then, 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 Chateau de Chenonceau, which is the most visited historical monument in France, admire the unusual chateau built on a bridge across the Cher River. Stroll through the manicured gardens named after the Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers, who were the famous ladies who once lived there. Take time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room and see beautiful antiques and divine 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. Then return to Amboise at 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the Chateaux
  • Transportation by minivan
  • English and French commentary
  • Lunch at the Chateau (if option selected))
  • Free-time to picnic in the park of the chateau (if option selected - lunch at your own expense)
  • Aperitif of local delicacies
  • Hotel pick up or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The Tourist Office, Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
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Fantastic Day

The day was spent visiting the Châteaux and was simply awesome. Travelling in a small group of 8 allowed us to get to know each other a little and move around more easily. The pace of the day was perfect with just the right amount of information from our guide Agate who was both knowledgeable and friendly. A highlight of the day was sitting together enjoying a lovely lunch with great wine in a small family Château- fabulous. Of course the two main attractions - Chenonceau and Chambord were amazing!

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June 15, 2019

September 20, 2019

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