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Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris

  • Visit Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley
  • Wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
  • Eat a gourmet French lunch sourced from fresh, local ingredients
Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
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Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this 12-hour tour from Paris. Skip the long entry line at the Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries and intimate chapel. Relax midday with a traditional French lunch at Nitray Vineyards, including tastings of the vineyard's Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Walk through the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process from your oenophile guide. Entrance fees, a gourmet lunch and round-trip transportation from Paris are included.
What to Expect
Following early morning pickup from central Paris, board an air-conditioned coach and get comfortable for the ride to the Loire Valley. On the journey, get to know your guide and small group of 25 other passengers.

Stop first at Château de Chambord, built in 1519 and used as a hunting lodge by King Francis I. Take a tour of the castle at your own rhythm to see its ornate French Renaissance architecture and dramatic staircases. Keen an eye out for the wild boar and deer that call the verdant castle grounds home. 

At Château de Nitray, sit down for a gourmet lunch at Nitray Vineyards. Along with tastes of some of the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc produced on site, enjoy a meal made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Listen as your guide talks you through the tasting notes for each wine, then end your visit with a post-prandial stroll through the vineyards.

Continue to Château de Chenonceau, where your special access tickets allow you to skip the long line and start your tour right away. Pass original stone carvings dating from the castle's construction in the 16th century, luxe tapestries and pause in the cozy chapel. Walk through the immaculate gardens before boarding the coach for the return trip to Paris.

Your 12-hour Loire Valley adventure ends with drop-off back at your original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun day with Castles and Wine!

Michelle was the best guide. She is a great story teller and made the time on the bus fly by. The tour was well organized, by Michelle giving us the information about the castles on the bus we could maximize our time there. It is...More

Thank 8813anon
Reviewed 1 week ago
History, art, food, and *of course* great wine

The tour met up at a bus stop near a park. We arrived early and got coffee and a pastry at a nearby cafe to eat on the bus. When the bus departed, our tour guide, Michelle, gave us an overview of the day then...More

1  Thank LauriePillow
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of our trip to Paris

We are a family of four (kids 10 and 14) with only 5 days in Paris and we were tossing up between going to Versailles for the day or doing this tour. SO GLAD we decided to skip the Versailles crowds and head to the...More

Thank 408dixiem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Full Day of Activities

When I booked my trip to Paris, I never dreamed I'd be able to see the castles I'd learned about in French class. This tour leaves from Paris and goes to the Loire River Valley for a tour of 3 castles/chateaux. We left early in...More

2  Thank Cristimae
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Wonderful experience even if you don't care for wine

I've been to Paris many times but this was the first tour of this type. Two well informed guides took turns to speak on many interesting stories about the region, people and of course Château. Excellent chances if you like wine. You may easily end...More

Thank F L
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6 July 2018|
Response from Desiree L | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure the pick up was near the Paris Catacombs, which you can google to see the exact location. We stayed near the Louvre and took a taxi to the location.
10 May 2018|
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Response from Desiree L | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Both of the chateaus had numerous steps/floors and I did not see an elevator (not that one couldn't have been put in somewhere that I just didn't see). The area where we had the wine tasting (Chenonceau) was in a room... More
Jennifer O
19 April 2018|
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Response from Desiree L | Reviewed this property |
Fred spoke English which was quite easy to understand (he lived in the US for a large part of his life). Erwan also spoke English, though he was more difficult to understand and spoke softer.
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