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Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

See and taste magnificence on this 11-hour tour from Paris that takes you to the Chambord Château and Loire Valley wineries. At Chambord, learn all about the French Renaissance castle during an audio tour. Then, spend time at two family-run wineries and savor white, red, rose, sparkling and sweet wines. With your appetite opened up, settle in at one of these wineries for a traditional gourmet meal. This small-group tour limited to just eight people includes hotel pick up and drop off in central Paris by air-conditioned minivan.
  • 11-hour guided tour of the Chambord Chateau and Loire Valley wineries
  • Visit Chambord and get to know its history with an audio-guide
  • Discover two family-run wineries and enjoy a tasting at each site
  • Pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray and Montlouis sur Loire
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting at a traditional, family-run estate
  • Hôtel Pick up and drop off in a central location in Paris
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
Pick up at your hotel (if located in Paris), drop off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville)
Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan (8 passengers max)
Guided visit of a Loire Valley Winery, followed by a wine tasting
Audio-guided visit of Chambord Castle
Gourmet lunch at a family-run winery with Loire Valley wine and food pairing
English-speaking driver guide, expert in wine, sharing knowledge and anecdotes
Stop in the vineyard for a vine growing introduction
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Hotels if located in central Paris - Otherwise, meeting point that will be decided with the customer
Return point: Drop off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville)

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Rise early for your hotel pickup by air-conditioned minivan, and travel with your guide about two hours south of Paris toward the Chambord Chateau. En route, hear about the winemaking region of Loire Valley as you bite into flaky croissants and pastries.

 

Arrive at Chambord, constructed by King Francis I of France, and admire its opulence inside, learning about its history through an audio-guide.

 

Back aboard your vehicle, pass through the vineyards of Montlouis sur Loire, Vouvray and Touraine. Admire the colorful landscapes made up of cabernet Franc, chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc grapes.

 

At the Vouvray Wine estate, meet the winemaker and settle in for a gourmet meal of traditional food, paired with a wine tasting.

 

After lunch, visit another family-run winery where you can taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world. Depending on availability, sample dry and sweet white wines, red and rosé wines, and sparkling white wines.

Your 11-tour ends with return transport to Paris, where you will be dropped off in central city..
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chambord
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
My Winedays
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Schedule and wineries visited are subject to minor changes depending on the season and on supplier availability.
  • Your guide will contact you one day before the tour to give you an exact pick up time (usually between 7-7:30 AM)
  • Not wheelchair accessible, some stairs to access the underground cellars
  • Wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you
  • Private tours (including for bigger groups) are possible upon request; please specify at the time of the booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Wine-Day Trip from Paris: Chambord Castle and Loire Valley Wines.

Traveler Tips


  • "Its a full day out of the city with a small group of fellow travelers."

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Beautiful French countryside, good food and delicious wine!
BinitaN6
, Dec 2019
The drive through the French countryside was very beautiful and peaceful. It was great to see the Chambord Castle from the inside. The gourmet meal with the wine selections for every course was amazing. The highlight was the winery tour at the end and the delicious Loire valley wines. Our guide was very knowledgeable about wine.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Binita, We are very pleased that this tour to the Loire Valley was such a hit ! Thank your for booking this experience and for enjoying this region through its vineyards ! Our guides are always striving to give you an experience as authentic and pleasant as possible ! Sincerely yours, Virgile
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Great day, but I could have skipped Chambord
Paula W
, Oct 2019
Loved the winery tours. Loved the lunch. Loved our guide — and wish I could have just heard her talk more about wine (she was very knowledgeable) rather than spending time at a castle. Just a personal preference.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Paula, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review ! It has been a pleasure for us to welcome you on tour, and we hope to see you again soon ! Best regards, Nicolas
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Fun day in Loire Valley
wflg
, May 2019
Just enough to get a great feel of the historic setting of Chambord and the wines of the region. Small group was wonderful. Our wine expert guide taught us a lot about the wines and was able to explain every aspect of our visit in easy to understand terms . Clement was a wonderful driver and made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed . Very welcoming!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear wflg, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We’d love to see you again at Wine Passport! Go to our website mywinedays.com, to book a new wine tour or for any enquiries whatsoever in the future :) Mathilde
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Perfect day in Loire Valley
E L
, May 2019
This was such a fantastic tour. I was sceptical booking but glad I did. There are only 8 people max on the tour which made it tailored and unique. Clement our tour guide was fabulous, highly educated expert in history and wine and knew all the family run estates to try wine. We had the best day and highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for the awesome review, EL! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! Mathilde
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We absolutely loved this tour! We...
Randi S
, Jun 2017
We absolutely loved this tour! We started the day with Victor picking us up at our hotel. He provided delicious butter croissants for breakfast and a bottle of water be sure to grab your own coffee from the hotel or something if you need caffeine in the morning. Victor drove us to Chateau de Chambord a gorgeous castle about 60-90 minutes outside of Paris. You get almost two hours to just explore on your own, but all admission and stuff is included in your overall tour package. After the castle, we drove to Vouvray in the Loire Valley. We went to this great little winery that is entirely organic and family run. The owner walked us around the property and explained their history and how they plant, treat, pick, make and store their wine. It was very informative and interesting! You do a small tasting of three different wines and then the owner takes the opened bottles to their back yard where they provide a three-course lunch. It was awesome to just sit and talk while enjoying great food and excellent wine. After that was done we went to one other winery and did a tasting. They explained their process they are a larger winery and we got to see their storage caves and how the caves were made. The tour is a full day commitment, but it is definitely worth it! Victor was an awesome guide and Juliette at le Clos de la Meslerie was a very gracious host!
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Victor was an amazing guide. It was...
Randi C.
, May 2017
Victor was an amazing guide. It was just the two of us in my party that were part of the tour and it was fantastic. Every part of the trip was amazing, from the castle, to the gourmet lunch, to the winery. Very enjoyable and would recommend to anyone.

Product code: 35428P2

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