Loire Valley Castles & Wine Tasting Day Trip from Paris

Paris, France

From USD 161.56

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris. First head to Château de Chambord-the inspiration for Disney's `Beauty and the Beast´ for a guided tour. The next stop is the town of Blois, home of the Château de Blois, one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France, where you´ll have just under two hours to enjoy some free time. Then visit the elegant Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries and intimate chapel.
  • Visit Chenonceau and Chambord châteaux in the Loire Valley
  • Entrance fees for each château are included
  • Learn about the history of each 16th-century castle from your local guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris in a climate-controlled coach
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch in the quaint town on Blois, home of the Château de Blois, on of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France.

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour includes wine tasting served in a Loire Valley Château

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
  • Entrance ticket to Chambord and Chenonceau Castles
  • Return transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in the town of Blois
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Blois Castle (€14)
  • Lunch
  • Guided visit inside Chambord and Chenonceau Castles

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Catacombs of Paris
    1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

    Meet you at the entrance to the Catacombes de Paris. He/She will be holding a sign up.To arrive at the Catacombs by Metro please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop and exit using “Sortie 1”; the entrance to the Catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Step out of Paris and into a fairytale, traveling in air-conditioned comfort to the beautiful Loire Valley.
Live like French royalty for a day with a local wine tasting, and the freedom to explore three astounding châteaux.
Your expert, English-speaking tour leader will entertain you between stops with insight and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Loire Valley

Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Chateau de Chambord

From Paris, you’ll head first 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. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

This was a full-day experience, and was definitely worth the price.
While the drive was long, it was well worth it.
There is a lot of driving to get there and back, about a 3 hour ride, and there is a stop for lunch at a mini-castle with excellent sparkling wines.
1,093 reviews
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Nice Tour to the Loire Valley
Gena_M, Mar 2023
My daughters and I enjoyed this tour. The bus was comfortable. Our 2 tour guides gave us some background on the Chateaus on the way. The Chateaus were lovely. Unfortunately, by the time we got to Blois, we were able to get lunch but then the stores started to close for the afternoon. We enjoyed the wine tasting at Chenonceau. Overall, we were happy we took this tour.
keri_r, Mar 2023
fabulous tour guide (can’t remember her name) so much history and so worth the time and money. Thank you
Fantastic experience, just not enough time.
Kathrine_B, Mar 2023
The chateaus were amazing. Lunch in Bloise was fabulous (go to the crepe place). The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the driver did a splendid job. The only complaint is that there was not enough time at each location roughly 1 hour 15 min. For the money and amount of time we spent, I’m not sure I’d do it again.
Get to see and experience...
Christopher_S, Mar 2023
Get to see and experience a lot on in one day. The tour guides knew a lot and it was very organized.
What a place to be
Tammy_D, Mar 2023
Omg they are beautiful 😍 recommend this for anyone that don't want to drive in France . Even tho it rained . We loved ever minutes of it . It was a long day
Great day!
Teresa_K, Mar 2023
It was organized well. Ami was very well informed and shared a lot of stories and information to make the experience a little richer.
Great excursion out of Paris
Mark_D, Mar 2023
I loved the history the guides gave us on the drive when we were getting close to the castles. It was a long day but honestly did not feel long. Everything we got to do was great and nothing wrong with getting a little shut eye on the longer legs of the drive for a bunch of jet lagged tourists!! I didn’t particularly need the wine tasting part of it. But my family wanted to do it so we did. But I would have preferred more time on the grounds!
Fun day exploring the Loire Valley castles
Tracy_C, Mar 2023
Very enjoyable day. Met the bus at 7:30 am. Be on time as they leave promptly. Traveled a couple hours to Chateau Chambord with a brief rest stop of the way. Bus was very comfortable and many people napped on the way. Chateau Chambord was beautiful but under renovation and quite empty so not too much to see but interesting nonetheless. Then traveled to Blois for lunch. Choice of restaurants was good but being lunch time everything else in town was pretty much closed. Back on the bus for about an hour to Chateau Chenonceau for a wine tasting and tour. This was the highlight of the trip. The Chateau was amazing. Beautiful castle and grounds. Loved seeing all the artwork and flowers throughout. Three hour bus ride back arriving just past 7:30 pm. The tour guides on the bus were very informative and helpful over the course of the day. We had a good time and would recommend this tour.
Such a fun experience to...
Sydney_M, Mar 2023
Such a fun experience to explore other area of France. This was my favorite thing we did on our 6 day vacation. Can’t recommend enough!
Very informative, magical
Barbara_J, Feb 2023
Great guide, very interesting . I enjoyed the stories behind castles. Appreciated the individuality it afforded to guests
Great Day Trip Tour
Elizabeth_T, Feb 2023
Great tour! Left at 7:30am, arrived at the first castle at 10:30, arrived at the town for lunch at 1pm, arrived at the second castle at 2:30pm, left for the return to Paris at 4:30pm
Giovanna_D, Feb 2023
John was great and very knowledgable. The castles were beautiful! It was well worth the trip, I highly reccomend.
Great but late people suck!
Travel, Feb 2023
Great tour! Long day but you get to see a lot! The only bad part is if you have people on the tour that don’t respect the timetables and stroll back 15+ minutes late.
Never Again
Naira_D, Feb 2023
The places that we went to were beautiful but the tour was anything but. The tour guide was rude and patronizing, and filled with idiotic facts. The tour itself was very poorly planned. We were literally running around, missing a lot of what we were supposed to be enjoying, just to get back in time. It was very stressful and honestly a waste of our money.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Naira_D, We are deeply disappointed to read your feedback of your tour of the Loire Valley Castles with us. - We welcome your feedback as an invaluable source of improvement. We would appreciate if you could send us a private message with your booking reference number via email at in order to identify your guide and take the necessary actions. Your comments have been communicated to our product development team for review. We apologize for any inconveniences caused and wish that you could have enjoyed your time with us more. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Rohan_W, Jan 2023
Sensit was an amazing tour guide! Very kind and engaging, knew everything about the history of the valley and chateaus. The winery was charming as well. Overall an amazing experience!
Beautiful castles.
chanmeeing, Jan 2023
The castles were remarkable. Like the wine! However dampen by the rain! The guide was knowledgeable and the driver was fantastic.
Loire Valley not to be missed day trip from Paris
elisecarolforsyth, Jan 2023
This is a must do day trip out of Paris. You see such a beautiful display of architecture and history. It’s a long day but you get time to rest or nap on the bus plus stops for snacks along the way. The Loire Valley is special and spectacular. Day trip of a lifetime. Do not miss.
Great tour. It is a long day, but worth it.
Daniel_B, Dec 2022
Great tour. It is a long day, but worth it. The only downside was the bus seats are a little tight on leg room. The guides were great and plenty of comfort breaks and the walking parts were at a very easy pace.
Didn’t like it
ARMINE_Y, Dec 2022
The Gide was rushing and I was with my teenager kids and old mom! She was not able to go as fast as 27 years old hide and I didn’t hear the information. I could go by myself and sure will have more fun! We are going with tour for having more information!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello ARMINE_Y, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review on Viator. Our sincere apologies as the experience did not meet your expectations nor the high standard of excellence that we set for ourselves. Your guide should have tailored your experience to the different people in the group. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and wish you the best in 2023. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Once in a lifetime experience
Maria_E, Dec 2022
We had an amazing trip thanks to the wonderful guide (Sensi), who took us on a tour through French history even before we saw the splendor of the castles with our own eyes. It’s been three days and we’re still reliving the experience. Chenonceau was the highlight of the trip but the sheer size of Chambord was impressive on its own. We loved having a nice lunch in a quaint town on Blois next to the locals. The royal palace in Blois where Catherine di Medici died will be on our list for the next visit since we didn’t get a chance to go during this short trip. Overall our family of 4 with two kids (9 and 14) had an awesome experience on this tour despite the rain and lengthy ride back. We can’t thank Sensi enough for making this trip so entertaining, educational and deliciously memorable to our whole family! Our 9 year old is so much into history now thanks to him!