LOIRE VALLEY TOUR
Enjoy a private Loire Valley tour and visit the castles of Chenonceau and Chambord : meet your driver and expert guide in the lobby of your hotel or at your accommodation in Paris.
Loire valley tours from Paris
Start your Loire valley tour from Paris by visiting the charming castle of Chenonceau, referred to as the "Castle of the Five Ladies" by historians, a unique Renaissance architecture masterpiece from the 16th Century. The first Chateau de Chenonceau was originally built over the Cher river in the 11th century and was a great place to entertain royal guests and noblemen. After being burned to the ground in 1412 by the order of French King, the castle was rebuilt twice, once in 1432 then again between 1515-1522 on the foundations of an old mill. At the time of Catherine de Medici Chenonceau was extended to span the river, adding also new gardens. King François 1st, Charles Quint and Henri II visited it in the past; like them you will be able to admire its authentic gardens, moats and beautiful residence rooms near the quaint village of Chenonceaux.
You will then have a guided tour of the castle of Chambord (the largest of the Loire valley castles) a sumptuous Renaissance Palace created for our King François 1st even though he will stay here only a few weeks during his reign ; its double revolution (helix) staircase was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci the famous artist/genius/inventor/architect. Completed at the time of Louis XIV, the Sun King will reside in the chateau several times, giving in the region hunting parties.
Loire castles guided tour
Enjoy a guided tour of the castles of the Loire River Valley with our expert licensed tour guide who will explain you the history and the anecdotes of the sites that you will visit (guided tour- no audioguide provided instead). Lunch in the historic town of Amboise (not included) where Da Vinci lived his last years and passed away. On request you can also visit the castle of Amboise, or the Clos Lucé (last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci where he died in France) or we can also arrange a wine tasting.
Private Loire valley tour rates
Our pricing is as follows (per car/party, not per person) :
7-seater Mercedes van with driver-guide
- 2 people 1100€
- 3 people 1125€
- 4 people 1180€
- 5 people 1240€
- 6 people 1270€
- 7 people 1295€
15-18 seater Mercedes Sprinter bus (with 2 drivers + 1 licensed tour guide)
• 2040 € flat rate (entrance tickets not included for this transportation option)
When you book a tour with us, we guarantee the following:
• Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Paris (hotel or apartment)
• Private transportation in a luxury air conditioned van
• Private guided tour with a licensed tour guide
• Skip the line tickets to the Chenonceau & Chambord chateaux
What is not included:
• Meal and personal expenses
• Gratuities (discretionary)
Tour duration : 12 hours from pick up to drop off
Upon request, we can provide a booster/baby seat
All tours and transportation are subject to availaility.
We only give private Loire castles day trips from Paris (no shared/semi-private tours).
Please contact us before booking online to make sure we have the availability.
If you have a special request or need more information:
You can call us at +33 624 892 412 / Toll-Free # (USA/Canada) 1 888 988 766
Usual departure time: 7:00am
The best of the Loire valley tours
Discover some of the best Loire castles in of the region. Please fee free to contact us in case you have a special request or if you would like to visit a Loire castle that is eventually not listed in our day tour program.