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Loire Valley Tour - Tour Up In Europe

2 Days Loire Valley Tour

Discover the French Renaissance in the royal castles


Overview

2 Days Loire Valley Tour. Immerse yourself in history and art: in royal intrigue and mind-blowing discoveries, in mysteries whose solutions are still missing to this day. And of course we haven't forgotten to include the wines of the region in our to-do list! DAY 1 *7:30 Departure from Paris Pick up from Your Hotel. The Guide will welcome you and give you some general Information about the Loire Valley and its history. The ride takes about 2 hours. *10:00 - 11:30 Château de Chambord. The building was constructed (1519–1547) by Francis I and is nowadays the biggest castle in the Valley. The castle is also known because of its open double-spiral staircase probably inspired by the Leonardo da Vinci's sketches. *12:30 - 13:30 Château de Amboise Known as the lullaby of Kings and the final resting place of the greatest Renaissance master, Leonardo Da Vinci, Amboise is the grand royal residence of the French kings in the 15th-century and an example of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance architecture. The Histopad will explain you the castle's history and help you to travel in time! *13:30 - 14:30 Lunch time *14:30 – 15:15 Wine Tasting Wine Tasting of minimum 7 wines at the local family winery existing since 1508. You will learn how the famous Loire Valley wines have been made over the centuries and have the wine tasting of the local wines with explanations. A visit to the wine cave is possible on request. *15:30 – 17:00 Château Clos Luce In this castle Leonardo da Vince spent last three years of his life. *18:00 Arriving at the Château-hotel in Amboise DAY 2 *08:30 Pick-up from your hotel *9:00 – 11:00 Château de Chenonceau Chateau de Chenonceau is the most visited and photographed chateau of the Valley. *11:30 – 13:00 Château de Chaumont sur Loire The castle was founded in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 15th century by Charles I d'Amboise. *13:30 – 14:30 Lunch time in Blois city *14:30 – 16:30 Château de Blois The best example of the changing architectural traditions: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque. Thanks to the 19th-century restoration, you can immerse yourself in the royal atmosphere of the 16th century. *19:30 Arrival in Paris. Drop off at your hotel. The 2 days full of castles and history are ending but we will be happy to meet you again.


Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure, we offer a full refund, less a 10% bank or payment service fee and a 15% handling charge. Service Details Each of our tours includes exclusive private transportation, complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off, a dedicated private guide, and amenities such as bottled water and Wi-Fi in the vehicle. Note The start time and content of the tour can be adjusted according to the clients' wishes. Our Vehicles For your comfort and luxury, we offer a selection of premium vehicles: * Comfort Cars: Hyundai Tucson SUV, Renault Talisman, Lexus IS * Luxury Cars: Mercedes E-class W213 restyling, BMW 5 Series * Mini-vans: Mercedes V-class Minivan Travel in style and comfort with our top-of-the-line vehicles, ensuring a sophisticated and seamless experience on every journey.


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