Discover the Loire Valley and visit its 2 most prestigious châteaux: impressive Château de Chambord and stunning Château de Chenonceau. Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. Enjoy off-the-crowd panoramic views thanks to your local guide, benefit from wealth of thrilling genuine details and funny anecdotes and make the most of this exciting day. One of the highlights will definitely be a restful lunch away from tourist groups in a beautiful privately-owned chateau still inhabited by the family.
9.00 am: Departure from Tours. Meet your friendly guide in front of the Tourist Office in the city of Tours (just in front of the train station).
9.30 am: Departure from Amboise. Your guide comes to pick-you up with the minibus in front of the Tourist office of Amboise.
On the way to your first stop, get a good look at lovely privately owned châteaux but also other must-see castles of Loire Valley such as: Cheverny, Chaumont, Amboise, Montrichard.
First stop is at Châteaux de Chenonceau, the most visited historical monument in France after Château de Versailles. Admire this stunning château and its unique gallery, built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the gorgeously-manicured gardens à la Française named after the famous ladies who lived there: "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers". Once inside, take your time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room of this renowned château, all decorated with beautiful antiques and the most divine fresh flower arrangements. The kitchens, the Queen bedroom, the Gallery. Your tour guide will show you all the beautiful rooms of this incredible place.
After this exceptional visit, your tour guide will take you to a lovely private château where you will enjoy a delightful aperitif with local products and a typical French lunch.
Start with the visit of this unique familly Château, meet the family and discover all the authentic rooms and lovely surroundings of this haven of piece. After the visit, hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere with tasty food and local Loire Valley wine. This experience will make you feel like the owner of the place!
After lunch, you will visit Château de Chambord. More than a château, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley and the Renaissance era. Your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will tell you everything about the history of the castle, built by the famous King François 1er.
Once inside, your guide will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit: the double helix straircase, the chapel, the terrace. He will also share with you memorable anecdotes and point at hidden details of interest and breathtaking views of the château. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance!
6.00 pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Amboise.
6.30 pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
- Snack with pastries in the park of the Chateau
- Guided visit of Chateau de Chenonceau and its stunning gardens by the river
- Guided visit of majestic Chateau de Chambord
- Typical French aperitif with local products paired with a glass of wine
- Delicious traditionnal lunch prepared by the owner at an intimate family-owned Chateau
- Transport on a minivan
From Tours: In front of the Tourist Office in the city of Tours (just in front of the train station).
From Amboise: In front of the Tourist office of Amboise.
Fully refundable up to 24 hours before departure.