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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from Amboise

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  • Full-day tour of Chambord and Chenonceau from Amboise
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley
  • Explore the 16th-century castle and gardens of Chambord
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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from Amboise
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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from Amboise
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Overview
The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley are home to some of France’s most magnificent chateaux and this full-day tour from Amboise visits two in one day. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens of the Château de Chambord; enjoy a delicious lunch (included) at a château restaurant; then visit the fairy-tale Château de Chenonceau.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the tourist office in central Amboise to meet your guide and small group of no more than 8 people in time for a 9.30am departure. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out on the 50-minute journey to Chambord and soak up the scenery as you wind through the rolling countryside and lush vineyards of the Loire Valley.

Arrive at the Château de Chambord and take time to admire its grand façade, a masterpiece of French Renaissance architecture and one of the most photographed castles in France. Accompanied by your guide, head inside to explore the 16th-century castle; see architectural highlights such as Leonardo da Vinci’s staircase and the royal suites of François I; and enjoy spectacular views over Chambord Park. Finish your visit with a coffee break in the beautiful château gardens.

Stop for lunch (included) at a château restaurant hidden off the tourist trail, then set out to Chenonceau. Along the way, catch a glimpse of some of the region’s other castles, including Amboise, Chaumont, and Clos Lucé.

One of the most iconic of all the Loire castles, the Château de Chenonceau is a fairy-tale brought to life and you’ll have plenty of time to take photos before heading inside. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic castle, marvel at priceless art works and tapestries, then gaze out over the glittering Cher River and stroll around the magnificent gardens. Finish off your visit in typical French style, with a traditional aperitif and a tasting of regional products.

After a full day exploring the Loire Valley, return to Amboise at around 7pm, where your tour ends back at the tourist office.
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Reviews (19)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018
Best all day tour in France!

I know it can be exhausting walking everyday and doing tours but if there was one tour in France that we felt was completely worth while this was the one. A must do! Perfectly guided by Agathe who spoke in both languages as she could...More

4  Thank S7571
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Great Tour!

This was the best tour we took on our trip to France this summer! We loved our tour guide and the entire day! They had a little snack at each stop which was awesome! They had coffee and a danish, then lunch and wine and...More

2  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile
Two great trips with Vincent

Wifey & I did two trips with Vincent. He was thoroughly attentive, informative and entertaining throughout the two days. We highly recommend him to guide you in the Loire Valley

1  Thank Johnny1905
Reviewed 19 July 2018
Excellent idea to visit the Loire

the small group is perfect to visit all the area and the Chateaux, Agatha was an excellent guide and help us with the visits and a lot of history

1  Thank Juliana C
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Great to learn more about French history

We really enjoyed this all-day tour with Agathe, in which we visited Chambord, Chenonceau and a private chateau for lunch. Agathe has a wonderful, charming personality and seemed to enjoy the visit as much as we did. I especially appreciated learning more about the history...More

3  Thank TY T
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