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Full-Day Tour of Chambord, Chenonceau with lunch from Tours

By A la Française
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Highlights

  • Guided Visits to Stunning Chambord and Gracious Chenonceau

  • Delicious lunch hosted by a countess at her own château

  • Guidance by a local and passionate A la Française guide

  • French aperitif with local food and wine at a great spot

  • Chance to learn about the local and historical anecdotes

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau

  • What's included

    Local home-cooked Lunch at a private Chateau in Loire Valley

  • What's included

    French pastry in the morning and aperitif with local food and wine at the end of the tour

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from the city centre of Tours

  • What's excluded

    Additional food and drinks

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Kids under 8 years old are not accepted on this tour

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in the royal splendour and Renaissance beauty of the Loire Valley on an outing to the celebrated châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau. Learn the fascinating history behind each place, savour lunch hosted by a French countess, and enjoy coffee and an aperitif in the stunning gardens.

Meet your guide in the centre of Tours and hop in a comfortable van for the scenic ride to Chenonceau, a must-see of the region, built on a bridge spanning the River Cher. Before entering, stop for a nice break in the park. Your guide then leads you through the elegant, manicured gardens and tells you tales of the château's most famous female residents—Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. Note the refined decor and feminine styling of the castle's lovely interior, which is filled with beautiful antiques and fresh flowers.

From there, make your way to a smaller château for a delicious lunch, hosted by the French countess who calls it her home. Soak up the cosy atmosphere during this only-in-France experience and experience what it's like to live in a 500 years old château today.

After this pleasant break, your guide drives you to Chambord, one of the grandest and most recognisable Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley. Follow your guide into this historic palace, travelling back in time as you hear stories and anecdotes about the royal happenings that took place within its halls. Seek out hidden details in the 16th-century rooms, and then stop for a picture in the park with a stunning view of the château's moat, towers, and decorative facades. Afterward, head to a quiet corner of the park to enjoy an aperitif of local gourmet products before your evening return to Tours.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Chambord

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Tours Tourist Office
  • 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy
  • Tours 37000
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