Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people when exploring the castles, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. This tour also includes access to skip the long entry lines at Château de Chenonceau.
- Small-group tour
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Day trip (destination A to B)
Next, you’ll stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Nitray Vineyards at Château de Nitray. This is not your average box lunch -- you'll enjoy a home-cooked lunch of fresh, local French ingredients and sample some of the region’s best wines, including a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a full-bodied Cabernet Rouge. Your guide will take you through the wine-tasting, pointing out the different flavors. You will end your visit with a tour of the vineyard.
Your final stop is Château de Chenonceau, an elegant 16th-century castle that is sure to steal your heart at first sight with its smooth white stone and intricately painted wooden door. Entry lines can be quite long here, especially in the peak summer season, but don’t worry! This tour includes skip-the-line access, so you don’t have to wait in the long queue. The interior of the castle is well-maintained with original stone carvings, immense tapestries and an intimate chapel. Almost equal in beauty are the castle grounds and many gardens, planted by the famous ladies who owned the Ladies’ Château and gave it its name.
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Loire Castles and Wine Day Trip from Paris
- Local guide
- Entrance and guided tour of Chambord
- Skip-the-line entrance and guided tour of Chenonceau
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: jeanne, October 2015
We chose this wine tasting and lunch tour over just visiting the 3 chateaus, and I am glad we did. The lunch and wine tasting was the best part and the most fun for us! The food was homemade just for our bus group and was fantastic and plentiful, and the wine tasting was also very fun. The host of the Chateau was very cute and funny and made it a total pleasure. I would take this one again just for that part alone!
Reviewed by: Cynthia H, October 2015
We really enjoyed this trip. The Chateaux's were wonderful, and the lunch and wine tasting delicious. It is a long bus ride, and a little tiresome in that way. Our guides, Daniel and Tina were wonderful. They had great stories to tell, easy to hear and understand, and kept a nice pace to the trip. I would recommend this trip to everyone who would like to see more of France, and get out of the city!