Loire Valley Castles Tour

 
Chambord Castle
Chambord Castle - Upper view
Amboise Chateau - Loire valley castles
Another view of Chateau Amboise
Chenonceau Castle - Touring Loire Valley
Chateau de Chambord - Loire tours
Loire Valley Castles Tour
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Meal included Available year-round Air-conditioned minibus Day tour Apartment/hotel pickup Special rate for children Drink(s) included Chauffeur/Guide Admission fee(s) included

Visit the famous Loire Valley and discover three superb examples of French castles: Châteaux d'Amboise, Châteaux de Chenonceau, and Châteaux de Chambord, each one among the most beautiful in France.

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Overview

Loire Valley Castles Tour with Pickup and return from your hotel or apartment

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  • Duration: around 12 hours starting at 06:45 (6:45AM) depending on your hotel/apartment location
  • Available year-round on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Languages: English, Español, Portuguese, Russian
  • Including hotel/apartment pickup and return inside Paris
  • including castles admission fees
  • Lunch included
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed)
  • Rate per person including taxes and services
  • Free 30-day access to online French lessons included + Free Privilege Discount Card with selected partners.

Detailed Description

Discover Loire Valley Castles and superbe Renaissance castles:

  • Chateau d'Amboise
  • Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Chateau de Chambord

The usual order of visit is Amboise Castle followed by Chenonceau in the morning, then Chambord in the afternoon, but this is subject to change. You will have lunch in the city of Chenonceau, near the castle, at 'Gateau Breton' restaurant.

Be ready for a wonderful day in the Loire Valley!

Chateau d'Amboise

One of the first truly "royal" residences of its kind, chateau Amboise was built during the 15th and the 16th centuries on the orders of Charles VIII, Louis XII and François 1. Following in the footsteps of the great kings of France, you will discover a magnificent example of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Today, the Chateau still houses an exceptional collection of furniture which has been admirably preserved.

Chateau de Chenonceau

By building chateau Chenonceau on the Cher river in the 1513, Thomas Bohier razed the castle-keep and the FORTIFIED MILL of the Marques family only keeping the dungeon. It is sad that he never managed to see the finished castle and was completed by his wife and son. Later, it became crown property. Henri II offered this castle to his favourite, Diane de Poitiers. She then decided to have a bridge built, linking the castle to the right bank of the river. This was done by Philibert de l'Orne, the resident architect.
Following the death of Henri II, Catherine de Medicis took over the ruling and forced Diane de Poitiers to return the chateau Chenonceau to crown. During her reign and as the Queen mother, Catherine commissioned a great gallery to be built on the bridge.

Chateau de Chambord

The royal Chateau de Chambord is one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures and is also the largest castle in the Loire valley with 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces and 13 great staircases.
It was constructed by King François I in part to be near to his mistress the Comtesse de Thoury, a member of a very important family of France, whose domaine the chateau de Muides was adjacent. One of the architectural highlights is the spectacular double-helix open staircase that is the centerpiece of the castle designed by...Leonardo Da Vinci.

Price includes admission for unguided castle tours, lunch with wine included at Chenonceau.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"According to my children and father who took the tour they had an excellent time! They were afforded a real taste of French culture."

Tyler A, Indonesia, July 2015

Concierge response: Excellent, mission accomplished! Thank you Ann.

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"Jean Marc our guide was amazing .. spoke many languages including English, very knowledgeable about the areas, castles and Paris... very entertaining and attentive to myself and grandson Jeremy... we were very fortunate to have Jean Marc for the whole day..... it was an outstanding ,memorable visit to the Loire Valley area with an amazing lunch.... I would give this tour a 10..... Thank You."

Suzanne S, United States, November 2014

Concierge response: Thank you Suzanne, we will pass your nice comments to Jean Marc right away.

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"A very long day (the trip back was through Paris rush hour traffic), but an excellent tour nevertheless. Rudolfo was a knowledgeable and friendly tourguide. The lunch was an excellent full-course meal at a charming local village restaurant. The three chateaus were a very good choice, impressive and memorable. The only negative was that our mini-van was full and the quarters were very close for such a long trip."

Carolyn H, United States, June 2013

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Good)

"Enjoyable tour, shared the tour van with others. Gwen was our tour guide and driver - she was punctual and a safe driver; giving us insightful comments about each chateau and interesting anecdotes of the characters who lived there. Would have liked it even better if she had been our guide within the chateaus; but nevertheless, it was fun and interesting exploring the interiors ourselves."

Ransome C, Singapore, June 2013

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Ok)

"Tours @ each castle were individual and not guided in any way except for drop-off; guide acted merely as driver except for commentary as each castle was approached. Also, he did lunch on his own after being invited to join the small group. Lunch was average at best."

Anonymous, United States, June 2013

Concierge response: As indicated online, visit of the castles are not guided. We will transfer your feedback to the company, thank you.

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"Great tour, I wished weather would have been better, our guide was fantastic."

Theodore L, United States, January 2013

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"Fantastic guige Michel, spoke very good Russian which was essential for my mum as she doen't speak any foreign language. Very interesting tour learned a lot not only about castles and the history but also about France . Everything was well organised."

Sofia S, Russian Federation, September 2012

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Ok)

"The tour was bilingual. There were not enough time in each castle. I would not recommend this tour."

Anonymous, United States, May 2012

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"Our visit to the Loire Valley was, as my son said, "tres magnifique!" We travelled with a family from Argentina and our guide, Frank Oliver, was delightful. He provided good introductions to each chateaux in both English and Spanish (and also speaks Portuguese and, of course, French) and is an excellent driver. Lunch in the town near Chennonceax was delicious, and the young waiter had just come back from a visit to Los Angeles. I highly recommend a visit to the Loire Valley with Conciergerie."

Judith W, United States, April 2012

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult (Excellent)

"Olivier our guide, was amazing - he was very organized and extremely well informed. The only thing I may add is that while Chambord is beautiful from the outside, it is a disappointment inside compared to the other two chateaux. Maybe another chateau would be better to add to the list to replace Chambord."

Elaine B, Canada, April 2012

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Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online, paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement and you must print it and present it at your guide or chauffeur while in Paris. You will have access to voucher desk through a secured link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking changes and cancellations are valid only when made through us by email at customer(at)conciergerie.com and confirmed in return by our customer support within 24 hours.

  • Change of date: free of charge, request must be received 5 (five) days before the date of service, subject to availability
  • Cancellation fee:
    • Less than five days before service: 100% (no refund)
    • More than five days before service: 20% (80% refund)
If the tour includes pickup, customers staying in private apartments are requested to wait in front of the entrance of the selected hotel 10 (ten) minutes before the pickup time listed on the voucher. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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Approximate prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   349.79
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   262.34

AUD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.5077 AUD per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   1581.52
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   1186.14

CNY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 6.8169 CNY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Pound Sterling (GBP)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   163.07
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   122.30

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Approximate prices in Yen (JPY)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   31575.78
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   23681.83

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Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   2197.25
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   1647.94

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Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Adult   254.74
Loire Valley Castles Tour, Classical & Renaissance, Child 1 to 10   191.05

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