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Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley, sample regional wines, and visit two magnificent châteaux on this full-day tour. Traveling in a small group ensures a more personalized experience as you visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles, sample regional wines and cheeses at a local winery.
  • Skip-the-line tours of Chambord and Chenonceau: avoid the queues
  • Includes wine tasting: sample delicious wines
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Tours by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people
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Professional driver-guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Guided visits as per the itinerary
Tour and Wine tasting only in English
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Other drinks
Lunch
Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley , 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France

Your guide will wait for you in a grey minivan in front of the Tourist Office of the city of Tours at 9.00 AM.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, the tour departs from the city of Tours. If you are not staying in Tours, you will have to book and pay for your own transport to get there, this is not included in the tour. The tour departs from the local tourist office (address given on voucher)
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (up to 2 languages spoken in a group)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour and Wine tasting only in English
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY FRANCE INTENSE
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "Also, we felt rushed to leave Chenonceau, I think an hour should be allowed to walk around on our own." See review

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star-5
Excellent overall
Catherine_M
, Aug 2022
Guides knowledge with a smile , excellent driving and safety. She knew a lot about the local culture and dining
star-5
Great experience!
MARISILDA_G
, Jul 2022
We had an amazing time! We would definitely do this trip again. We learned so much about the chateaus and the history of the area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful castle tour
Bill_S
, Apr 2022
The chateaus were absolutely amazing and worth seeing. Would have liked a little more free time to explore on our own!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Bill, Thank you for your review. Glad that you had a great tour with us. Sorry that you didn't have enough time to explore it on your own, we will do our best to correct that for the next time. Can't wait to welcome you back in France ! Best regards, Arthur
star-5
A fantastic tour within the Loire
Harith_T
, Mar 2020
I had an enjoyable day on this tour. We were lucky to only have a small group of 3 for the day, and Audrey (our guide) was super friendly and full of energy. She certainly knows the history of each site, and she passed this knowledge on to us throughout the day. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Fun and information filled day!
Samandginatieh
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Marion, was absolutely wonderful. She always had some fun fact to add to the experience and was lots of fun to converse with. We had a great group dynamic, two couples and we all spoke English but all from different countries so there was plenty to discuss. Even the car rides, which we thought might be a bit long felt quick. Food at the local restaurant was delish and we had a very generous tasting afterwards. Great value. Hope to be back soon !
star-5
Excellent guide for this tour
Gerald_F
, Oct 2019
Andrea was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and affable and managed to tell us a tremendous amount in our all day tour. The lunch was very nice and the wine tour enjoyable but the real bonus for this trip was seeing the two large chateaux with a person who is passionate abut the area and the history. It was fascinating to actually be in a wine cave and see the bottles stored for decades and learn from the guide there as well.
star-5
Loire valley chateaux tour, chambers, chenonceau , and wine tasting And lunch
David H
, Sep 2019
Audrey our guide was fantastic and we enjoyed all the history at each place she was very good and a lot of fun
star-5
Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Chambord, Chenonceau and Wine tasting lunch
Patrick_T
, Jul 2019
Vincent was a great job and the tour was fabulous as well. We went to two chateaus, lunch and a wine tasting.
star-5
very good experience the guide is very professional and super fun
Ling_L
, Apr 2019
We enjoyed our day tour with our lady guide. She has very good knowledge of the the places we have visited, she speaks perfect English with a fun personality. We liked her a lot. Lunch was light and delicious in a very nice restaurant. The one done side of the tour is the winery visiting, we have to watch 5 short movie clip which was wasting of time (20 mins) and it was not very relevant to the wine. The Winery is very commercial they do not have the grape field and the lady works there does not speak very good English. Overall I found the winery part is not very educational compare with my other winery experience, but the wine tour is only took an hour, so not too bad.
star-4
Loire Valley
Suzanne_B
, Oct 2018
Our guide was knowledgeable and explained the history of the chateaux. He did not accompany us beyond the 2nd floor of Chambord which puzzled me!
star-4
This tour was one of the highlights of...
Scott S
, Sep 2018
This tour was one of the highlights of our vacation and I highly recommend it. From the starting location at the Tourist office, the drive through the countryside, tours of the chateaux, and probably the best, the tour and lunch at the winery. Our guide Simon used a clean and comfortable van with air conditioning, and he was busy cleaning all of the windows while we waited for the group to assemble. He was knowledgeable and though English was not his first language, he easily and fully talked with us, even picking up some of words or phrases that we will use again. We used the first part of the drive to get to know the rest of group, one from California and two couples from Australia. This was good time to set ourselves up for the rest of the day and Simon allowed us to chat back and forth before switching into guide mode and relating the history of the area. At our first stop at Chenonceau we breezed by everyone waiting to buy tickets and got right into line to enter. Simon pointed out some of the animals and sights as we walked up to the chateau. He also took us on a tour inside of the building and grounds before setting us free to explore on our own. We then took a quick drive to the wine caves near Amboise. Our guide there took us through the history of the caves and the wine process. Though they do not produce their own wines, the program was informative and put us in a comfortable state of mind. Lunch out near the river was excellent and filling. Many smiles and laughs and I felt I could have easily stayed for a couple of more hours. Off to impressive Chambord next. I found it interesting the contrast between the female-centric Chenonceau and Francois I's hunting lodge. The architecture of the building and in particular the staircase boggled the brain. Again Simon talked us through many items we may not have seen on our own. It seemed we did not have as much time there, but the setting was less idyllic than Chenonceau. We had a relaxing ride back and a quick tour of Tours before being dropped at our starting point, with still enough time to catch dinner and explore the town. There were a few improvements to the tour that could be made. It seemed everyone in our group was confused as to where to meet. An email we received said to meet at the train station, whereas the website indicated the Tourist office. It is indeed the Tourist Office, which is located across the square from the train station, but the instruction seemed confusing. Also, we felt rushed to leave Chenonceau, I think an hour should be allowed to walk around on our own. Finally, guides are half of the tour. Simon brought his humor, knowledge, and experience to make our excursion as memorable as it was. I appreciated that he had and would share his opinions, and was open to ours. He seemed to be an insider wherever we went. I sensed he could adapt to any group he lead. And as agreed, I will give him the last word not necessarily mine, he was 'Sexy.' Thanks, Simon.
star-5
Wonderful day! Our guide was...
Jo Ann P
, Dec 2017
Wonderful day! Our guide was informative and our lunch was weather appropriate! Definitely recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Pésima experiencia
Jenny_A
, Aug 2022
Es increíble que se contrate un tour en Paris a los castillos , y la dirección del punto de encuentro quede a 2 horas desde Paris . La dirección coincide con una en Paris , tener en cuenta el código postal para saber que queda a dos horas desde parís . No me han querido hacer el reembolso del dinero
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Bonjour Jenny, We feel very surprised and sad about your review whereas you did not take part of it. Most of of our guests gave us five stars about their experiences and found the information about the meeting point : The description of this product does not mention that the tour starts from Paris but from the city of Tours. You can find this information in the tab "Meeting point & Pick up" with the address and even a link to Google Map. The tab 'Additional information" also mentions that “the tour does not start from Paris but from the city of Tours" Please also note that you received a voucher from Viator with all the information about the address and meeting point just after booking the tour. There is also a link to Google Map. The voucher mentions "Your guide will wait for you in a grey minivan in front of the Tourist Office of the city of Tours at 9.00 AM." To finish, few hours after your booking, we sent you a message through the Viator platform giving your guide's and pick up details. You only sent us a message at 11.00pm on the day before your tour. We always respond to our clients but as you can imagine, we are not at the office at 11.00pm. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible if you did not read the meeting point information. Thank you for your understanding. Best regards, France Intense team
star-5
Très belle journée
Bertrand_P
, May 2022
Journée avec météo radieuse; 2 très beaux châteaux avec une accompagnatrice très agréable et cultivée; belle dégustation: top!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bonjour Bertrand, Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous ne manqerons pas d'en faire part à Marion ! A bientôt sur les routes de France ! Bien cordialement, Arthur
star-5
Excursión muy completa y muy agradable
Carlos_A
, Jul 2019
Hicimos la visita el pasado martes 25 de junio de 2019. Todo perfecto, a las 9 en punto nos recogieron en el lugar indicado, nos tocó la guía Audrey. Hablaba perfectamente español. Compartimos viaje con 3 chicas americanas, iba explicando todo en inglés y en castellano. Pero fue muy amable ya que en los castillos nos quedamos solos con ella y fue íntegramente en castellano. Ella lo hizo perfecto, explicó todo lo relacionado con los lugares, con la historia y muchas anécdotas, siempre con una sonrisa y una amabilidad extraordinaria. Recomendamos 100% el tour.

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