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Ophorus Tours - A Private Loire Valley Half Day Trip from Tours to Chambord Castle

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A Private Loire Valley Half Day Trip from Tours to Chambord Castle

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Explore the Preserved Heritage of the Loire Valley and visit the magnificent Chateau de Chambord on this private half day trip from Tours France. Follow your guide to admire French Renaissance architecture and the double-helix staircase.

Highlights

  • Visit Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley Castle
  • Admire French Renaissance Architecture at it's best
  • Private guided tour of Chateau de Chambord
  • Local licensed tour guide, expert of the Loire Valley
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Program & Itinerary

Join us for an extraordinary journey through the captivating Loire Valley Chateaux. Our English-speaking local guide, an expert in the region's history and famous castles, will meet you at your hotel in Tours. Once acquainted, your guide will discuss the day's program and itinerary. Hop aboard our premium air-conditioned vehicle for a comfortable ride along the enchanting Loire Valley Chateau Route.Embark ...

Discover the Loire Valley Chateaux with Expert Guide from Tours, France

Join us for an extraordinary journey through the captivating Loire Valley Chateaux. Our English-speaking local guide, an expert in the region's history and famous castles, will meet you at your hotel in Tours. Once acquainted, your guide will discuss the day's program and itinerary. Hop aboard our premium air-conditioned vehicle for a comfortable ride along the enchanting Loire Valley Chateau Route.

Guided Tour of Château de Chambord

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as we head to Château de Chambord, our first destination of the day. This splendid Loire Valley castle is renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Within just a short one-hour drive, we'll arrive at the magnificent Château de Chambord, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981.

Nestled in the heart of France's Sologne region, King Francis 1 (François 1er) commissioned the construction of Château de Chambord in the early 16th century as a hunting lodge. Although not intended as a permanent residence, this architectural masterpiece exemplifies the Italian Renaissance style, reflecting the king's ambition to impress foreign dignitaries and showcase his power.

The castle features a central keep surrounded by four majestic bastion towers. With over 440 rooms, 282 fireplaces, and 84 staircases, Chambord is an architectural marvel. Its iconic double helix staircase, believed to be inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, serves as the castle's central axis. Ascending three floors without ever meeting, the two helices are illuminated from above by a lighthouse-like structure at the highest point of the chateau. Don't miss the opportunity to marvel at the intricate masonry work and the ornate roof, which distinguishes Château de Chambord.

Although King Francis 1 never saw the completion of the castle, it was finished during the reign of King Louis XIV (the Sun King). Due to its sheer size, maintaining Château de Chambord has been a challenge over the years. After passing through various owners, it was eventually acquired by the French State in 1930, becoming its sole owner.

Upon arrival, follow your knowledgeable guide on a comprehensive tour of the castle. Explore the main rooms, marvel at the famous double spiral staircase, and ascend to the terraces, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding area. The guided tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, providing ample time to immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur of Chambord Castle.

After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to further explore the captivating Château de Chambord at your own pace. Our journey will conclude with a return to Tours, where we bid you farewell, marking the end of our exceptional services.

Book your unforgettable Loire Valley Chateaux tour today and embark on an enchanting adventure through France's iconic castles!

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  • Pick up at your hotel in Tours Loire Valley

  • Drive to Château de Chambord

  • Visit Château de Chambord with your own personal guide

  • Free time for personal discovery

  • Scenic drive in the Loire Valley on the way back to Tours

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Loire Valley Half Day Trip from Tours to Chambord Castle
Ophorus Tours - A Private Loire Valley Half Day Trip from Tours to Chambord Castle
Ophorus Tours - A Private Loire Valley Half Day Trip from Tours to Chambord Castle

Know before you book

  • Private Loire Valley Half day trip from Tours
  • Wear good walking shoes
  • Private tour for 2 to 8 persons maximum
  • Tickets can be purchased during booking process
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are for the group
  • Currency is in Euros

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Departure

We will come and pick you up at Saint Pierre des Corps TGV train station or Tours central train station, hotel or Airbnb in Tours.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point or any location within the city of Tours.

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Included

  • Pick up at hotel or train station in Tours or St Pierre des Corps
  • English speaking local guide, expert in Loire Valley Castles
  • Private guided tour of Chambord Castle
  • Travel in Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance tickets other than mentioned
  • Meals & drinks
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide
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