Essential Loire Valley
Visit Loire Valley's majestic castles: Chateau de Blois, Chateau de Cheverny and Chateau de Chambord
Taste delicious Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny wines
Visit the romantic chateaux of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord. The elegant Chateau de Blois features four architectural styles: medieval, classic, Gothic and Renaissance. It was a residence of several French kings and the place where Joan of Arc went before leaving with her army. Chateau de Cheverny is a grand private and family-owned estate that served as the inspiration for Captain Haddock’s home in Herge’s The Adventures of Tintin comic books. Chateau de Chambord is the largest chateau in the Loire Valley and features distinct French Renaissance architecture.
This tour departs daily.
Independent arrival from Amboise train station to your hotel. Check in and have the remainder of the day at your own leisure.
Early breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the Chateau of Blois. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant with Cheverny and Cour Cheverny wines. The “Cheverny” appellation produces elegant red wines from pinot noir and gamay, as well as fruity white wines from chardonnay and sauvignon. You will enjoy this moment to taste a wine for real connoisseurs: the “Cour Cheverny Appellation”, a stunning white wine made from a grape called Romorantin, imported by King François I into the Loire Valley. Drive to the Estate of Chambord, a national game reserve as large as the town of Paris. The Chateau de Chambord (guided tour) is a unique monument by its architecture and proportions. With more than 400 rooms and its double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley. You will then be dropped off in Amboise.
Check out after breakfast, end of tour.
per person, twin share
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