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Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Paris

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Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris. First head to Chateau de Chambord—the inspiration for Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'—for a guided tour. The next stop is the town of Blois, home of the Château de Blois, one of most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France. where you’ll have just under two hours to enjoy some free time. Then, visit the elegant Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries, and intimate chapel.
  • Visit Chenonceau and Chambord châteaux in the Loire Valley
  • Get to taste different types of wine at the Château de Chenonceau
  • Entrance fees for each chateau are included
  • Learn about the history of each 16th-century castle from your local guide
  • Groups are limited to 25 people per guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris in a climate-controlled coach
  • Enjoy some free time for Lunch in the quaint town on Blois, home of the Château de Blois, one of most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France.

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes lunch and wine tastings served in a Loire Valley château.
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Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
Small groups of 25 people or fewer
Entrance ticket and reservation fee for all sites visited
All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance to Blois Castle

Departure Point

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Step out of Paris and into a fairytale, travelling in air-conditioned comfort to the beautiful Loire Valley. Live like French royalty for a day with a local wine tasting, and the freedom to explore three astounding châteaux.

Your expert, English-speaking tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chambord
From Paris, you’ll head first to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Having worked up an appetite, we'll get back on the bus and on to our next stop - the quaint town of Blois, where you’ll get some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII or grab a bite and visit the Royal castle of Blois on your own, notable for its unique mix of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical architecture. This Royal castle once was the home of kings Louis XII and François I and presents a tragic history, as the place where Joan of Arc went to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chenonceau
Last but not least is a visit to the elegant Château de Chenonceau for wine tasting. The chapel, bedrooms and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici – two of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname ‘the Ladies’ Château’. After a guided tour, you’ll have a choice: continue exploring, or indulge in a second wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Three uniquely beautiful castles, good food and wine, all amid the scenery of the Loire Valley: this tour is a feast for the senses.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is specifically crafted to respect safety measures and social distancing. Wearing masks is mandatory throughout the tour for all visitors from the age of 11, customers are requested to bring their own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied.
  • Please note that due to the pandemic, the wine tasting at Cave des Dômes is suspended until further notice.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Paris?
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
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What is the social distancing policy during Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Paris?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Paris?
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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  • "This was a full-day experience, and was definitely worth the price." See review
  • "While the drive was long, it was well worth it." See review
  • "The bus did not have air conditioning on a day with 90+ degree temperatures, which made traveling in between destination miserable." See review


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Definitely worth the day trip.
, Mar 2020
My girlfriend and I wanted to book a day trip from Paris to visit some of the famous Chateaus in the Loire River Valley. This tour was exactly what we hand in mind. Our guide, Adeola, was very knowledgeable and entertaining with the stories of the chateaus and history overall, but gave flexibility for folks to enjoy things at their own pace. Would definitely recommend.
Great tour!
, Mar 2020
Adie from City Wonders Paris did an excellent job as our guide! She did a great job keeping the bus rides to and from our stops entertaining with stories about the history of France and the people who once lived in the Chateaus. Each of the three stops were great, lunch at the second stop was delicious, and there was plenty of wine available.
Amazing tour! Go for the lunch and Chateau de Nitray!!
, Feb 2020
This tour is absolutely fantastic and worth every penny!! John and Addy, our tour guides, were absolutely phenomenal! They were very knowledgeable, engaging, and fun! The best part of the tour was lunch at Chateau de Nitray. The food was beyond excellent (and the wine plenty and strong!) and the owner of the castle was an absolutely joy. If you’re interested in buying wine in France, I recommend buying some here. I got 6 bottles for 41 euros. I cannot say enough good things about this tour!
Great daytrip for Couples
, Jan 2020
My partner and I had a great time on the castle/wine tour. Our tour visited the impressive Chambord and Chenonceau castles while stopping for lunch and wine tasting at a lovely family owned castle in-between. Plenty of wine to be had through the trip and the food was lovely. We had Michelle as our tour guide and she was great! Super knowledgeable about French history and told us many interesting stories about the region. She also spent time after the tour answering everyones general questions about Paris. So helpful!
A Great Day in the Loire
, Dec 2019
Fantastic tour of the Loire chateaux and superb lunch at chateau Nitray winery. Thank you Paris City Wonders for a great day. And our guide, Michelle, was wonderful. Couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. Do yourself a favour when you are Paris and book this tour.
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Good experience, lots of history
, Dec 2019
Overall we enjoyed the tour, however, we got a little lost trying to get to the pick-up point and were scolded when we arrived late. Thank goodness the bus driver saw us! One of the tour guides took advantage of the wine tasting too much. I enjoyed the history lessons.
Prof. Bruce Sun
, Nov 2019
Marvellous tour. Have recommended to many friends. Ade (our guide) did an excellent job. Thanks a lot!
Poor use of Time, Extremely Rushed, Lunch was so-so
, Nov 2019
We booked this excursion as it went to 3 destinations and included lunch and wine tasting which we were excited about. The tour guides were both very kind and informative. Our first visit was to Chambord Castle which was very pretty and very enjoyable but didn't need much time here as the castle is mostly empty of any furnishings. The second stop was to Nitray which is where we had our lunch and first wine tasting. It was nice and the outside was beautiful. You don't actually go into the structures as they are lived in by the family who own/run the winery. The wine was so-so and the food was ok. During lunch, we were asked to bus/clean our own tables during the lunch and get our own food which seemed a bit strange for other experiences we have had with European hospitality. We spent far too much time at this stop (which felt more like a sales pitch) that by the time we got to the largest and most in depth castle (Chenonceaux) we literally had 45 minutes to go through a massive and beautiful castle, view the gardens and labyrinth and do the second wine tasting. We were so stressed out and irritated that we did not get to enjoy the castle at all. My personal recommendation would be to either eliminate Nitray or find a closer location to Chenenceaux. For the high price I feel like we overpaid considerably.
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Great, even in the rain
, Nov 2019
My husband and I did this tour at the end of October. It rained pretty much all day which was a bummer, but what can you do. We went to Chambord, then lunch and wine at Chateau de Nitray, then Chenonceaux, where there was another wine tasting before entering the Chateau. I will say that there was a LOT of driving on this tour. With evening rush hour traffic, it took us 3.5 hours to get back to Paris. When we arrived at both chateaus, we had free time the whole time to explore.
Château visits
, Nov 2019
Had an amazing experience.. our guide was uptdated as regards her knowledge about the place. All in all it was a great experience.. One of the best from viator.

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