Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting day trip from Paris
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Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting day trip from Paris

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Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Escape Paris and head off into the stunning Loire Valley
  • Visit Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau, two of the most beautiful castles in the region
  • Explore the quaint town of Blois at your own pace and visit the iconic Château de Blois
  • Indulge your inner sommelier as you taste different wines at the Château de Chenonceau
What to expect

Explore the heart and soul of the French countryside on this Loire Valley tour. You'll be transported directly from Paris into this stunning region to discover fairytale castles, sample local wines, and experience some of France’s most beautiful scenery.

Hop on board an air-conditioned coach with your expert tour guide and escape to the French countryside. The first stop of the day will be at Château de Chambord, the largest castle in the valley. Disney fans may recognize this castle as the inspiration for ‘Beauty and the Beast’! You’ll hear about the strange history of this castle and after your guided tour, you’ll have some free time to explore more of the castle yourself, climb to the roof for spectacular views or even take a stroll around the grounds.

Having worked up an appetite, you'll get back on the bus and head to the quaint town of Blois. You’ll have some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants in Square Louis XII or grab a bite and visit the Royal Castle of Blois on your own.

Last but not least, you’ll tour the Château de Chenonceau. Inside, you'll be able to admire original stone carvings, large tapestries and beautiful period features and visit the chapel and bedrooms, furnished as in times gone by. The magic doesn't end inside the castle! Don’t miss the spectacular and beautiful bridge that spans the River Cher then venture into the grounds which were cultivated by the famous ladies who owned the home. You now have a difficult but delightful choice to make: you can continue to tour the castle or indulge in a wine tasting (three wines from the chateau’s vines) led by your guide in the Cave des Domes.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance ticket and reservation fee to Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau
    • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
    • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
    What's not included
    • Entrance to Blois Castle
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-14)
    • Infants (age 0-3): Free. Please remember to reserve your free ticket at checkout
    Where

    1ter Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide 15 minutes before departure at the entrance to the catacombs. He/She will be holding a sign up to identify themselves. To arrive at the Catacombs by Metro, please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop and exit using “Sortie 1”; the entrance to the Catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.

    What to remember
    • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a 'Health Pass' and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
    • Please note that, due to the pandemic, the wine tasting is only available on Thursday and Saturday
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
    • Entrance to Blois Castle is 12€ for adults and 6.50€ for children. Guided tours are offered for an additional fee
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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