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

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

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Enjoy a private half day trip from Tours to the unique Château de Chenonceau in the heart of the Loire Valley. Chenonceau castle is one of the most elegant Chateaus of the Loire. Private Guided visit of the interior, Green Study & Gallery.

Highlights

  • Pick up and drop off in or around Tours
  • Visit the most elegant Loire Valley Renaissance Castle of Chenonceau
  • Private guided visit of Chenonceau with your personal guide
  • Local Tour guide, Expert of Loire Valley History
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Program & Itinerary

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the Loire Valley Chateaux, accompanied by our knowledgeable English-speaking local guide. We will pick you up from your hotel in Tours, where you will meet our expert driver/guide, well-versed in the history of the Loire Valley and its renowned castles. Upon introduction, your guide will provide a detailed overview of the day's program and itinerary. Step ...

Discover the Beauty of Loire Valley Chateaux of Chenonceau -  Private Guided Tour from Tours

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the Loire Valley Chateaux, accompanied by our knowledgeable English-speaking local guide. We will pick you up from your hotel in Tours, where you will meet our expert driver/guide, well-versed in the history of the Loire Valley and its renowned castles. Upon introduction, your guide will provide a detailed overview of the day's program and itinerary. Step into our comfortable, premium air-conditioned vehicle and embark on the captivating Loire Valley Chateau Route.

Chateau de Chenonceau Guided Tour

As we enter the picturesque Loire Valley, our private half-day tour takes us to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Often referred to as the "Chateau des Dames," this castle is renowned for its stunning architecture and the prominent women who shaped its history, such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. Admire the breathtaking Renaissance gardens that enhance the beauty of this bridge-like structure, gracefully spanning the Cher River.

Originally dating back to the 13th century, the Chateau de Chenonceau faced destruction and subsequent rebuilding before being acquired by King Francis I as a debt settlement. Later, Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II, made significant transformations to the chateau, including the addition of the iconic arched bridge. After the king's passing, Catherine de Medici claimed ownership and expelled Diane de Poitiers.

During Catherine de Medici's tenure, the chateau underwent lavish renovations and was renowned for hosting extravagant nighttime festivities, including the first-ever fireworks display in France in 1560. Over time, the Chateau de Chenonceau changed hands, with notable figures such as Louise Dupin, known for her literary salon attended by luminaries like Voltaire, Montesquieu, Buffon, and Marivaux. The renowned philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau served as Louise Dupin's secretary and tutored her son.

In more recent history, the castle was acquired in 1913 by the Menier family, esteemed chocolatiers, and remains in their possession to this day.

Upon arrival at Chenonceau castle, our private guided tour begins. Marvel at the impressive collection of furniture, tapestries, and paintings, including works by Rubens, Tintoretto, Van Loo, Murillo, Veronese, Poussin, Van Dyck, and many other celebrated artists. Explore the castle's highlights, such as Diane de Poitiers' bedroom, the Green Study, the Gallery, and the kitchens. After the guided tour, take some time to wander the enchanting gardens, immersed in natural beauty.

Conclude our memorable journey as we return to Tours, where our services come to an end. Book your private guided tour of the mesmerizing Loire Valley Chateaux today and indulge in the rich history, art, and splendor of this remarkable region!

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  • Pick up at train station or accommodation in Tours

  • Drive to Château de Chenonceau

  • Private guided tour of Chenonceau Castle

  • Free time for personal discovery

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

  • Drop off in Tours

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

Know before you book

  • Available From April to end of October
  • Loire Valley Castle private half day trip from Tours
  • Wear good walking shoes
  • Private tour for 2 to 8 persons maximum
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Price is per group
  • Currency is in Euros

Meeting point

37000 TOURS

Departure

We will come and pick you up at the train station or your hotel in Tours.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point with drop off possible in Tours city center or Train Station.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Tours train station or hotel
  • English speaking licensed guide, expert in Loire Valley Castles
  • Private guided visit of Chenonceau Castle
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

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

Entrance tickets to Chenonceau can be purchased during the booking process
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