Explore the history and heritage of the Loire Valley on this 9.5-hour small-group Chambord and Chenonceau castles tour from Amboise. Travel through the French countryside to Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau — widely considered two of the Loire Valley’s prettiest castles — with a guide. Discover 16th-century and Renaissance art and architecture, and admire panoramic views over the Cher River. Stroll through the houses and grounds, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.Description
Take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan at the tourist office in central Amboise, then meet your guide and relax on route out of town toward the 16th-century Château de Chambord. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over the pretty French countryside.
On arrival, explore the suites and hallways with your guide and admire the beautiful Renaissance architecture for which the castle is famous. Afterward, enjoy a coffee break in Chambord Park with fine view over the exterior of the castle.
After lunch in a local castle hidden off the tourist trail, head onward past must-see castles such as Amboise, Chaumont, and Clos Lucé to the Château de Chenonceau — one of the most visited historical monuments in France.
Here, explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy sweeping views over the Cher River. Head inside for a second castle tour, and take time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room.
After your visit, enjoy a traditional aperitif with local products in a hidden corner of the park. At around 7pm, return in comfort to central Amboise to conclude your tour.Highlights
- Get inside tips from a local
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Small group ensures personal service
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
: Loire Valley, FranceDuration
: 9 hours 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.