Day Tour of Chateaux of Chenonceau, Chambord & Caves Ambacia from Tours/Amboise

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Small Group Day Tour of Loire Valley Chenonceau and Chambord with Wine Tasting from Tours

From USD 207.50

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley, sample regional wines, and visit two magnificent châteaux on this full-day tour. Traveling in a small group ensures a more personalized experience as you visit Chambord and Chenonceau Castles, sample regional wines and cheeses at a local winery.
  • Skip-the-line tours of Chambord and Chenonceau: avoid the queues
  • Includes wine tasting: sample delicious wines
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Tours by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people

What's Included

  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided visits as per the itinerary
  • Tour and Wine tasting only in English
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Other drinks
  • Lunch

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What To Expect

Chateau de Chenonceau

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Caves Ambacia

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chateau de Chambord

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, the tour departs from the city of Tours and Amboise. If you are not staying in Tours or Amboise, 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 offices (address given on voucher)
  • Operated in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour and Wine tasting only in English
  • The tour will finish at approximately 6pm in Tours and 6.30pm in Amboise.
  • Not recommended for people with walking problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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.

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Traveller Tips

Also, we felt rushed to leave Chenonceau, I think an hour should be allowed to walk around on our own.


84 reviews
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Great tour!
Allison_D, Sept 2023
Our guide Christian was great-he had loads of great information and funny stories. The whole day was smooth and easy for us with nothing to worry about other than getting to the pick up location (which was easy)! It was the best way to see the Chateaux and Caves, as we could ask all the questions we wanted and didn't have to wait in any lineups. We would highly recommend this tour!
Perfect Pairing: Castles and Wine
Alissa_L, Sept 2023
We were visiting Loire Valley as part of a honeymoon trip to France. Our tour guide to Chenonceau and Chambord, Christian, was so entertaining and knowledgeable. We loved his stories and energy! The winery tour and lunch were a unique experience with the owner giving us unique insight.
Exquisitely intriguing. Poor acoustics for the back of the van and a very crowded van.
Derrick_J, Sept 2023
Chambord and it’s history. The charm of the Chateaus and their natural surroundings resonated in our sojourn. The picturesque French countryside piqued our interest and buoyed our spirits. The guide was talented and knew the history of the chateaux. Communication of the bus with our location for pick up was at best good
Tour with Christian
Louisa_E, Sept 2023
We had a super day with Christian and another couple from Florida. Christian did a fabulous job of explaining all the details of the chateaux and added some interesting fun facts about each. He is well-versed in historical facts and made the day fabulous for us. Thanks again Christian for a superb day
Wonderful day of new experiences in the Loire Valley
Kandis_F, Aug 2023
An excellent way to spend a day in the Loire Valley region. Our guide, Christien, made the trip much better than if we had visited places on our own, particularly with his knowledge of the history of France. So nice to have someone take care of driving, parking, and arranging tickets!
Great experience
Andrea_G, Aug 2023
Great experience our guide Christian was very knowledgeable and entertained us the whole experience. Only something outside the tour that was alway very carefully conducted is that you need more time in Chateau Chananceau it is too much to see it there 🥰 Great work Christian thank you for all the special attention and for make my teenager very interes the tour
Hitesh_M, July 2023
Instead of leaving us to have lunch in Amboise (after the wine tasting) and then rushing Chambord they should have let us have lunch at Chambord. Then we could have walked around outside the chateau which we did not have time to do !
good historical information but no photo time
Alva_H, July 2023
The trip was not as good as expected, the tour guide provided some history background of the tour, however had no photo time at the beginning and plan to leave the first site, chateau chenonceau after his historic stories, honestly, I only see the chateau the guide showed us. I made my complaint and he organised photo time after. I think the tour guide was too focus on the historical part of the chateaux which was good but I would be happy if I could have 15-30minutes to discover the chateau chenonceau by myself.
Response from Host, July 2023
Bonjour Alva, We feel surprised about your comment and your review. Our guides always give free time (approximately 20 minutes in each Chateaux) for photo time after his guided tours. It was the case when you joined this tour. Our guide made his best and even gave you extra time. This kind of tour includes a certified guide so she/he can give you historical explanations and anecdotes you would not have without a guide. As a consequence, the tour is more focused on the historic part than on photo time. But as you may understand, we cannot spend one hour for photo time. Thank you for your understanding. Best regards, France Intense team.
Amy_B, July 2023
So incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I had a wonderful experience with our guide meeting up with everybody was so easy.
worth it.
Timothy_B, July 2023
Totally worth it. I was a little apprehensive of an all day tour, probably b/c we just had a half day tour of versailles, and it was a group of 30+, and the guide was trying but it way...meh. This tour restored my faith in tours. The driver / guide, Christian was amazing. The pace of the tour was a perfect balance of chalet, wine, lunch, chalet. We got back at 1830, but I could easily have stayed longer at any one of the tours. The group was only 8, which was a nice size group. Again, our guide/driver was patient, informative and entertaining. We had several other tours, this was easily the best of our 1 week stay.
Great experience!
Adrian_N, June 2023
A fantastic day out. Amazing castles, an interesting lesson about wine during the wine testing session. The last but not the least, the guide, Jean-Georges, offered a lot of interesting details and stories that made the visits very attractive!
Good tour with a note
Chihhsi_W, June 2023
Tour guide Christian is knowledgeable and give a lot information though his statements on Bible saying earth is flat rather than circular is not correct. It’s medieval church’s interpretation on Bible was wrong. Overall the tour was good.
Great spot.
RENO_R, June 2023
What a great day touring fantastic historical sites. Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable of all of the areas that we covered.. The tours of the Chateaus were very interesting and the Wine tour was also a very cool experience. Money well spent.
Pam_F, May 2023
Overall the tour was good but we felt there was just too much packed into the day this making us feel rushed going through both the Chateaux.
A Must-Do when in the Loire Valley
caroline_f, May 2023
One of the BEST tours that we took during our stay in France! Our guide was fun and informative. She brought French history to life with some interesting stories and really got everyone involved in her tour. She held us spellbound while we explored the chateaux.
Incredible experience!
Skylar_G, May 2023
We had an amazing experience on this tour. Our guide Christian was so knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We got the perfect mix of culture and history at the chateaus plus a great sampling of local wine. We would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a full day taste of the Loire Valley!
Hearing stories with castles in the spring
Coralie_H, May 2023
Great trip to take when spring brings warmer weather. Our tour guide Christian kept us entertained with stories about who lived in the castles when. We had a wine tasting at the cave before sitting for a great meal.
Wonderful Loure Valley tour
Sandra_L, May 2023
Great tour - guide was extremely knowledgeable and brought the chateaus to life. Our lunch option with wine tasting was also top notch!
Fantastic Experience
Rachel_C, Apr 2023
Christian was a fantastic guide—very knowledgeable, wonderful at answering questions, and with a tremendous attention to detail. He was fantastic and the trip was well-paced for people who were discovering the chateaux and the history of Tours for the first time. I highly recommend him and this experience.
Good day out !
sonita_j, Apr 2023
Our guide Marion did an amazing job of making an enjoyable experience of what was a horribly cold and rainy day. Her historical knowledge was vast and she made the extra effort of having interesting things to verify on her ipad. Chenonceau is definitely worth the visit. Chambord is good but one must use their imagination a bit since the place is not as furnished or filled with the items that would provide the whole history. Of course, one can scan the QR codes to get the image but it’s not the same. The wine tour with lunch at the winery was enjoyable…. What’s not to like at a wine tasting ???

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