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Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting

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Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting

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Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting During the day tour, you will visit the famous Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce. You will also enjoy a wine tasting at Caves Duhard.

Highlights

  • Experience the opulence and history of French castles
  • Exclusive local wine tasting
  • English speaking Guides, Experts of the Loire Valley

Program & Itinerary

Pick up:  09.00 AM Tourist Office of the city of Tours. Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.Wine tastings at Caves Duhard.Lunch at your leisureGuided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.Guided tour of the Clos Luce, Leonardo Da Vinci's residence.Drop off: 05.30 PM Tourist Office of the city of Tours.Please note that the tour can be led in two languages by our guide.
Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, with wine tasting - Tuesday & Friday

  • Pick up:  09.00 AM Tourist Office of the city of Tours.
  • Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
  • Wine tastings at Caves Duhard.
  • Lunch at your leisure
  • Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
  • Guided tour of the Clos Luce, Leonardo Da Vinci's residence.
  • Drop off: 05.30 PM Tourist Office of the city of Tours.

Please note that the tour can be led in two languages by our guide.

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  • 09:00 am

    Meet your Guide at Tours Tourism Office

  • 09:20 am

    OR Meet your Guide at Amboise Tourism Office

  • 10:00 am

    Guided Tour of Chenonceau Castle

    Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the Château de Chenonceau. The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher is famous for the prominent women who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance Gardens.
    Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the Château de Chenonceau. The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher is famous for the prominent women who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance Gardens.
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  • 11:45 am

    Tour and Wine Tasting in a Cellar Cave

    In a cellar from the XVIth Century, three generations of connoisseurs carefully selected and aged local wines for long periods, aiming to give a true expression of the Terroir. Situated in front of the Loire River, our picturesque site is in the middle of the Loire By Bike route.
    In a cellar from the XVIth Century, three generations of connoisseurs carefully selected and aged local wines for long periods, aiming to give a true expression of the Terroir. Situated in front of the Loire River, our picturesque site is in the middle of the Loire By Bike route.
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  • 12:30 pm

    Lunch at Leisure in Amboise

  • 02:00 pm

    Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise

    After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles the 8th and young François d’Angoulème, (the future Francois the 1st). Here you will discover perfect examples of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance styling, as well as the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters the final resting place of Leonardo...
    After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles the 8th and young François d’Angoulème, (the future Francois the 1st). Here you will discover perfect examples of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance styling, as well as the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.
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  • 03:30 pm

    Guided Tour of Chateau Clos Lucé

    The tour would not be complete without taking you to meet The Genius in his Chateau du Clos Lucé, only a few short steps away from the Royal Castle. This is where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and passed there in 1519. After touring his bedroom, office, reception room...
    The tour would not be complete without taking you to meet The Genius in his Chateau du Clos Lucé, only a few short steps away from the Royal Castle. This is where da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and passed there in 1519. After touring his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, stand in awe at the Invention Room, where models of Leonardo's most spectacular machines are on display.
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  • 05:00 pm

    Drop off at Amboise Tourism Office

  • 05:30 pm

    Drop off at Tours Tourism Office

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Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting
Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting
Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting
Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting
Ophorus Tours - Loire Valley Day Tour: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise & Clos Luce, Wine tasting

Know before you book

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  • Available from April to December, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English and maximum one other language
  • Small group option, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, 3700 Tours

Departure

There are two possible pick up locations for this tour.

Option 1: Tours Tourism Office, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours
Option 2: Amboise Tourism Office, Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise
You can choose your prefered option at the time of booking. 

Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

2 reviews
  • Shelley - Austin, Texas

    16, May 2019

    Excellent trip!!! I had an excellent time on this tour of the Loire Valley. Lea, our guide, was exceptional. She had tons of information and stories to...
  • Michelle – États-Unis

    20, Nov 2019

    I greatly enjoyed this guided tour! The guide, Marion, was very knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. She made the experience.
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Included

  • Transportation in a comfortable fully equipped minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide, Loire Valley Expert
  • Entrance fees of Chenonceau Castle
  • Entrance fees of Amboise Castle
  • Entrance fees to Clos Lucé
  • Wine tasting in a cellar Cave

Excluded

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Entrance fees other than mentioned
  • Gratuities
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