Castles of the Loire Valley 2-Day Tour from Paris

Castles of the Loire Valley 2-Day Tour from Paris

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What You'll Do
  • Tour the main castles of the Loire Valley
  • Spend the night in the medieval town of Amboise
  • See 40 machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci at the Château du Clos Lucé
  • Discover the former hunting lodge of Francis I at the Château de Chambord
  • Marvel at the harmonious proportions of the Azay-Le-Rideau castle
  • Admire the impressive interiors of the Château de Chenonceau
  • Wander the landscaped gardens of the Château de Villandry
Overview
Discover the castles of the Loire Valley on a 2-day, small group tour from Paris. Spend a night in the medieval town of Amboise. Marvel at the romanticism of Azay-Le-Rideau, explore the large castle at Chambord, and more.
What to Expect
Explore one of the most beautiful regions of France on a 2-day castles tour of the Loire Valley, and see the historic area’s main chateaux in a small group of no more than 8 participants for a more relaxed experience.

Day 1:
Depart Paris by regional train from Montparnasse Train Station, and relax as you head to the glorious city of Amboise overlooking the Loire River. Upon arrival, transfer by minivan to Azay-Le-Rideau, a romantic castle of harmonious proportions on the waters of the Indre. Continue to Villandry to explore the beautiful Renaissance gardens that follow the themes of water, music, love, and herbs. Next, go to the large castle at Chambord, the most popular of all the chateaux of the Loire Valley. Marvel at the elaborate facade of the former hunting lodge of Francis I, before going to Chenonceau to see its impressive interiors. Spend the night at an hotel in the medieval town of Amboise, where dozens of restaurants and wine cellars are easily accessible on foot.

Day 2:
Enjoy a more relaxed day to discover the historical center of the market town of Amboise on foot. Wander down narrow streets lined with timber houses, and go to the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived between 1516 and 1519. Connected to the royal Château d’ Amboise, the Château du Clos Lucé is now a Leonardo da Vinci museum that both reflects the history of the region and features 40 models of various Da Vinci machines.
What's Included
  • Return train tickets from Paris to Amboise
  • Transportation to the castles by minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Fast track entrance tickets to all castles on the itinerary
  • Accommodation in a 2-star (or 3-4 star premium option) hotel in Amboise
  • Lunch on the first day (drinks not included)
What's Not Included
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch on the 2nd day
  • Drinks
  • Castle audio guides
  • Public or personal guides
  • Transportation to the train station in Paris and Amboise
  • Tips to drivers (not mandatory)
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Montparnasse Train Station, Paris

Know Before You Go
• Cancellations up to 3 months before the day of arrival are subject to a full refund. Cancellations made up to 1 month before the day of arrival will be refunded 70% of the full package price. Cancellations made less than 30 days before the day of arrival are not entitled to a refund
• Transportation to and from Paris is operated by regional train, and the tickets for the 5 castles are included in the cost of the tour

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