Tour the gardens and walk the halls of Chateau de Chenonceau

Castles of the Loire River Valley

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Spend a full day in the heart of “the garden of France” visiting the Loire castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord!

Highlights

  • Tour the famous castles of the Loire River valley: Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord
  • See the French countryside by luxury motorcoach
  • Discover the art and history of the area known as "The Garden of France"

Inclusions

  • Transportation in Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Entrance Tickets for the Three Castle Visits
  • Services of our Licensed Multilingual Guide
  • Lunch with Beverage from November 1st to March 31st (winter season)

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and Beverages

Please Note

  • During the summer you will have free time to enjoy lunch on your own at Chenonceau in the castle park, cafeteria or village.
  • In Amboise, enjoy lunch at cafes and restaurants with beautiful terraces.
  • This tour is unavailable on Jan 1 and Dec 25.
  • All castles are equipped with excellent souvenir shops that are well worth the visit.
Languages Available:
  • English: Daily

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Feb 18 2016
Definitely one of the most breathtaking parts of my European tour.
Feb 17 2016
I've visited this area many times and wanted to do it again with my granddaughter. This is just about as good as a tour gets: there are many castles of the Loire valley, and the three offered on this trip were three of the best--diverse, and with history that almost everyone can place.
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ITINERARY

During the Renaissance, the Loire River Valley was a favorite destination of the French kings and their courtiers to escape the hustle and bustle of court life. The fortunate result of these excursions is the historic, elegant castles and architectural masterpieces that remain. Art and history have combined to create a charming way of life in this region known as the "Garden of France."

Our itinerary will include:
  • Chateau de Chenonceau: Take a guided tour of this elegant Renaissance castle famous for its bridge spanning the Cher River.
  • Relax and enjoy lunch on your own in Amboise or Chenonceaux.
  • Chateau de Cheverny: Tour this charming privately owned castle filled with fine furnishings and beautiful, meticulously maintained gardens.
  • Chateau de Chambord: Visit the royal castle of Chambord, the largest in the region, featuring a unique staircase built by Leonardo de Vinci and lush, beautiful grounds.


Saturdays and Mondays in Summer: Tour visits Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord.
(Amboise is a beautiful historic chateau overlooking the Loire River)