Christmas Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Chambord and Chenonceau - Full-day

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided visit of beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau and its manicured gardens "à la française"

  • Free-time to picnic in the lovely parc of Chateau de Chambord

  • Guided visit of the impressive royal Chateau of Chambord

INCLUDED

TASTING Not included
FOOD Not included
LANGUAGE English and/or French
GROUP 8
TRANSPORT Minivan
SCHEDULE 09.30 AM to 05.00 PM
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Immerse into Loire Valley by visiting its 2 major castles Chenonceau and Chambord during a great day tour during the greet warm ambiance of Christmas! Follow your local guide who will share with you his passion for the region and its amazing history! While visiting the breathtaking Château de Chambord and the gracious Château de Chenonceau, listen to his funny anecdotes and learn more about French secrets and funny stories. For lunch, make the most of a free-time around Chambord ! A fun and exciting day !

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MEETING POINT:

 

9.30AM : 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).  

 

10.00AM:  Departure from Amboise.  Your guide comes to pick-you up with the minibus in front of the Tourist office of Amboise.

 

Now let’s start the day! :) 

 

Your first visit will be the unique Château de Chenonceau.  Admire the most visited historical monument in France after Château de Versailles! This stunning chateau was built like a bridge on one of the Loire's main tributaries : the Cher river. Follow your guide through the amazing gardens à la Française now bearing the names of powerfull women who built it : "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers". Then,  admire the beautiful furniture coating each room of the chateau as well as the amazing fresh floral decorations. Your tour guide will take you to the kitchens, the Queen's bedroom, the Gallery... and will share with you all his anecdotes and funny stories linked to this unique place.

 

After this exceptional visit, It's time to head in direction Château de Chambord for lunch, you will enjoy a free-time to picnic in the park with your guide and discover with thanks to him the Franch Art de Vivre. 

Lunch is not included in the tour, you can either come with your picnic in the morning or buy a sandwich/salad at a nice French Boulangerie or around Chambord (your tour guide will stop you there on the way from Chenonceau)

 

And now, the famous Château de Chambord during Chrismats time ! With its extraordinary architecture and its immoderate size, it is impossible to feel indifferent about this spectacular construction. Listen to your guide who will tell you the enthralling stories about this major historical building full of mysteries and its creator: King Francis 1st. Follow him/her through the building and admire the King’s apartment’s, the double helix staircase inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, the terrace with its great view on the magnificent gardens and hunting grounds of the Chateau... Your tour guide will show you the best of Chambord and will share with you fun anecdotes about its successive owners as well as about life at the French court back to the Renaissance days. 

 

After this visit, your group will head back to Tours. On the way, make the most of extra beautiful views and amazing landscapes of Loire Valley: The town and château of Blois, the beautiful Chaumont-Sur-Loire château and the impressive Chateau d’Amboise overlooking the Loire river...A fun and captivating day !

 

17H00 : Arrival in Amboise (in front of the Tourism Office)

 

17H30 : Arrival in the city of Tours (in front of the Tourism Office)

 

Visit of the Château de Chenonceau
Picnic in the park of Chambord castle
Chambord Castle and the magic of Christmas

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance: no reimbursement
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount.

    Map of meeting point

    Meeting point*



    Tourist Office of the city of Tours
    78-82, Rue Bernard Palissy
    37000 Tours


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