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Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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Travel in comfort on an air-conditioned bus to the Loire Valley and live like French royalty for a day. Visit two stunning castles and the quaint town of Blois. Taste local wine on a guided tour.

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Duration 13 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Paris Catacombs

  • 2 hours
  • Château de Chambord

  • 70 minutes
  • Blois (free time)

  • 20 minutes
  • Château de Chenonceau (wine tasting)

  • 3 hours
  • Paris Catacombs

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • See 3 fairytale Loire Valley castles in a day’s round-trip from Paris
  • Visit the most recognizable Renaissance French Chateau, Chambord
  • Listen as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary
  • Taste local wines at the "Ladies" Chateau of Chenonceau
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in the quaint town of Blois
Full description

Discover iconic castles on this bus day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and explore Château de Chambord on a self-guided tour. Have free time in the charming town of Bloise and have the chance to visit Blois Castle on your own. Visit Château de Chenonceau for a self guided tour and wine tasting experience.

From Paris, head 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.

Learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide before entering the castle. You can then visit the inside at your own pace on a self-guided visit. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci, enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views, and glimpse wild deer around the grounds.

Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue on to the next stop: the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII.

Alternatively, grab a bite and visit the royal Blois Castle on your own, notable for its unique mix of medieval Gothic and neoclassical Renaissance architecture.

Last but not least is the elegant Château de Chenonceau. 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 — 2 of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname "the Ladies’ Château."

After a your visit, continue exploring or indulge in a wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Your tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Three uniquely beautiful French castles and a wine tasting, all amid the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley — this memorable day trip from Paris will delight all the senses.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide for the whole day
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chambord
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chenonceau
  • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in Blois
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Blois Castle
  • Guided tour inside of the Chambord and Chenonceau castles
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance to the Catacombes de Paris. They will have a sign with the activity provider's name on it: City Wonders. The closest metro Denfert-Rochereau (Line 4 or 6). Exit “Sortie 1” and the entrance to the Catacombs will be directly across the street.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Caves des Dômes is fully closed from January 1st to February 3rd 2023. Therefore, you will visit another cellar allowing you to taste four regional wines
  • Unfortunately, the wine tasting is not available on Sundays during that period
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tips for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check and comply with the official COVID-19 travel advice and restrictions on each country's government website
  • The tour provider will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 336 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The coach ride was comfortable, the guide knowledgeable. The tours were short, but there is only so much you can do in the time allotted. The wine tasting was nice, but the glasses were filled a little bit. Would have been nice to have a bit more wine and have some cheese/meat paired with it….. especially for 150 euro a person for the trip. The person was super knowledgeable about the wine however.

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January 9, 2023

Bus was a little bouncy and Ricky, and baskets on back of seats were broken. Very, very hot most of the time, then freezing. Lady's voice was a little irritating and screechy, but she knew a lot of information and was nice. Man was nice too, although he did not speak about things. Far too rushed at the two castles though. Wine tasting was a waste of time. Very disappointing that our Skil The Line entry was not honoured, and about 200 people went inside and we had to go behind them, so it was EXTREMELY crowded in the second Castle, and we literally could not move around. We mostly rushed to get out where we could breathe again. Lovely gardens at both castles but no time to see any of them at all. Blois was a nice place, with 1.5 hrs being plenty of time there.

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December 30, 2022

Absolutely loved this trip. It's definitely an all dayer but they give us loads of time to stop for food and wc breaks. I was lucky enough to have made friends with the tour trainers who was over seeing the trip. And all I can say is , ask questions as their knowledge of the history of each place we went to was phenomenal! I learnt alot and the guides were so amazing that I'm recommending this tour to all of my friends visiting Paris. Thanks for a fab trip!

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December 28, 2022

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