Day trip in the Loire valley

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Tour Number

Activity Level

213732


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and off the car

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (advanced), French (fluent), English (advanced)

In a comfortable 8 seats Mercedes Viano


This is a perfect Tour for all lovers of fine arts and arquitecture. The Renaissance is one of the most exciting moment of arquitecture , painting and sculpture in French history. The Loire valley is the most important land regarding this.

In one day from Paris, it's possible to visit 3 differents castles that you can choose among :
- Blois : the perfect one to understand the evolution of castles from the middle ages to the 18th c.
- Chambord : the most impressive one
- Amboise : where Leonardo da Vinci lived and died
- Chenonceau : the most feminine one
- Azay le Rideau : "a jewel set by the Cher river" H. de Balzac

Also available for a 2 or 3 days journey
Adding Chinon, Loches, Langeais, Saumur, Ussé, Villandry, the city of Tours, red, white and sparkling wine tasting, troglodites houses. . .
Look my page : "2 to 10 days driving tour"

Itinerary

Departure early between 7 to 8:00 from your hotel
- 2:30 drive to the Loire valley passing
Time to visit 3 castles amongth :
- Blois castle
- Amboise castle
- The Clos Lucé : Leonardo da Vinci's house
- Chambord castle
- Chenonceau castle
- Azay le Rideau castle

Drive back to Paris
Drop off around 7 PM at your hotel acccording to the traffic

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or appartment within Paris or nearby suburbs

End location: At your hotel or appartment or anywhere else in Paris

Duration: 11 hours

Depending on the traffic

Transportation

Confortable, clean 8 seats Mercedes Viano

What’s Included

- Transportation in a 9 seater van
- Fully licensed tour guide and driver
- Gaz, tolls, parking, insurance
- All taxes (VAT)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euros - Per person : entrances in the castles + lunch

What’s Extra

Personal expenses : food, drinks and souvenirs
Entrance tickets to the castles

A Recent Review of this tour

5 out of 5 Romain was a pleasure to have with us, and his help with translation was never more appreciated than at lunch in the city of Amboise. He was very knowledgeable of history, art, architecture, and other subjects.
John S. White

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Private tour guide Romain

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