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Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Combine visits to 2 major Loire Valley chateaux on this small-group excursion from Tours, France. With an intimate group of 8 people or fewer, visit le Clos Lucé, the Amboise Royal Castle, and Chenoceau for wine tastings. Skip-the-line entrance to the wineries is included.
  • Tour 3 of the Loire Valley's most impressive chateaux
  • Skip-the-line entrance to each chateau
  • Wine tasting is included
  • Enjoy the intimate experience of a small-group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off in Tours, France
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Professional driver-guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Guided visits as per the itinerary
Wine tasting
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Other drinks
Lunch

Departure Point

78 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the meeting point in the city Tours, France; the Tourist Office located at 78 rue Bernard Palissy. Meet your guide and small group of 8 people or fewer, then climb into an air-conditioned tour vehicle and depart for the Loire Valley.

Arrive at Chenonceau, where your group with get skip-the-line access and embark on a tour of the chateau's stunning architecture. Stroll through the Renaissance-style gardens surrounding the castle and learn about its history and relationship to famous women such as Catherine de Medici.

Descend into a cellar cave, dating from 1874, to have a guided tasting of mature Vouvray wines before continuing to a local restaurant for a traditional French meal. 

Enjoy priority, skip-the-line access to the Royal Castle of Amboise, an example of the transition of Gothic to Renaissance architecture. Learn the history of the castle on your guided tour, and stop by to see the grave of Leonardo da Vinci in the chapel. 

The day's final tour is at the Chateau of the Clos Lucé, where da Vinci spent the final years of his life. See models of some of his genius machines in the invention room. Depart the last chateau and head back to Tours for evening drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chateau de Chenonceau
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Caves Duhard
Cellar tour and tasting at Caves Duhard
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Guided tour of Chateau Royal of Amboise
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
Guided tour of the Chateau of Clos Luce
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY FRANCE INTENSE

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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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 Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard?
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, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Da Vinci Clos Lucé & Caves Duhard.

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IngridLitaR
, Sep 2018
The guide Simon was incredible nice, professional, courteous, funny and very knowledgeable. Marianne was also very helpful and arranged for us to intercept the tour in a different town as we mistakenly believed City Tours was an office not a city 2 hours from Paris. Once we joined the group it was a beautiful trip. Wished we had more time at Clos Luce.
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Our first chateau tour begun at...
ERDAL
, Jun 2018
Our first chateau tour begun at Chateau de Chenonceau. It was great. Very well kept garden, beautiful views! Manon, our guide, gave us a great lecture on history and social life of France. We appreciated very much. Second stop was at Amboise! What a great experience. We visited the grave of Leonardo da Vinci! Again very interesting history lecture and cultural experience. We then visited La Close Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last 3 years. It was an experience that we will not forget. The park was also great. We had a short stop for wine tasting and lunch in between the visits. Thank you for the great time.
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Recommended. Had a very enjoyable...
MHM
, Apr 2017
Recommended. Had a very enjoyable day with Cyril on the gorgeous castles, his profound knowledge on the history, the culture and the ppl in the stories! Would like to explore more on the area in next leisure chance. Thank you, Cyril.
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My sister and I went on this tour in...
Monica W
, Mar 2017
My sister and I went on this tour in early March, during the slow season. We opted for a small group tour because we felt we'd be lost in a larger group. Our tour guide Cyril was very knowledgeable about the histories, art and architecture of these three chateaux, and he also had a great sense of humor, which made the entire day entertaining. Of the three chateaux we visited, Chenonceau was definitely our favorite. We also enjoyed our wine tasting, which was paired with 3 different cheeses from the region!
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The castles, wine and food were...
Noopur P
, Oct 2016
The castles, wine and food were amazing and Manon was an awesome tour guide. Loved every minute!
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An excellent day with our guide...
John S
, Aug 2016
An excellent day with our guide Cyril who was amusing and very knowledgeable. A very tight schedule meant that it seemed a bit rushed at times and being August, it meant that it was very crowded in some of the very confined spaces. The wine tasting was also excellent and informative and I now know that I should not just neck the wine but savour it!! The group also became firm friends by the end of the day.
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Was very enjoyable even tho' the...
Heather EA G
, Jun 2016
Was very enjoyable even tho' the weather didn't cooperate. Nicholas was very personable and knowledgeable. He could and did answer any questions we had. .
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Tour recomendable.
Nomad63982137168
, Jul 2019
Desde todo punto de vista la excursión fuémuy buena. La atención recibida en el trayecto impecable y para destacar el profesionalismo, la simpatía y la disposición de la guía Audrey.
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Conforme contratamos, o guia também...
Dino T
, Nov 2017
Conforme contratamos, o guia também falava em português, muito atencioso, profundo conhecedor das histórias dos castelos, realmente valeu a pena fazer este passeio.
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