Loire Valley Tour Chambord and Chenonceau from Amboise or Tours

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Small Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau Chateaux with Lunch at a Family Chateau from Tours

From $181.66

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley are home to some of France’s most magnificent chateaux and this full-day tour from the cities of Tours or Amboise visits two of them in one day. The fairy-tale Chateau de Chenonceau with its famous stories and the marvel at the Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens of the Chateau de Chambord.
  • Full-day tour of Chambord and Chenonceau from the cities of Tours or Amboise
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley
  • Explore the 16th-century castle and gardens of Chambord
  • Tour the fairy-tale castle of Chenonceau
  • Great-value tour includes round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to the castles : Chenonceau and Chambord
  • Christmas enchantment
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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What To Expect

Make your own way to a central meeting point to meet your guide and small group of no more than eight people. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out on the journey to Chambord and soak up the scenery as you wind through the rolling countryside and lush vineyards of the Loire Valley.

Along the way, catch a glimpse of some of the region’s other castles, including Amboise, Chaumont, and Clos Lucé. Arrive at the Château de Chambord and take time to admire its grand façade, a masterpiece of French Renaissance architecture and one of the most photographed castles in France. Accompanied by your guide, head inside to explore the 16th-century castle; see architectural highlights such as Leonardo da Vinci’s staircase and the royal suites of François I; and enjoy spectacular views over Chambord Park.

After, enjoy free time to purchase lunch, which can be brought with you or purchased at a French boulangerie.

In the afternoon, head to one of the most iconic of all the Loire castles, the Château de Chenonceau is a fairy tale brought to life and you have plenty of time to take photos before heading inside. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic castle, marvel at priceless artwork and tapestries, then gaze out over the glittering Cher River and stroll around the magnificent gardens.

After a full day exploring the Loire Valley, return to your original departure point.

Chateau de Chenonceau

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Chateau de Chambord

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveler Tips

This tour is great for anyone who doesn't have their own transportation while in the area.
The small group tour is definitely the way to go if you’re interested in a quality tour.


35 reviews
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Lovely tour, excellent guide!
sameyck, Oct 2019
This tour is great for anyone who doesn't have their own transportation while in the area. Our guide for the day was Lara and she was lovely and very knowledgeable about everything we saw. Even though it was a rainy day we had a great time and were thankful for the thoughtful little touches Lara brought to our day, including the umbrellas! Thank-you again Lara, we had a wonderful time.
Great day in the Chateaux!!
PEDRO_A, Sep 2019
We found this tour on internet and we chose it because it was a small group tour. We were 5 person in the group. We’ve been picked up in Amboise a little late, but they give us the corresponding apologies (2 person never arrived at Tours). After 15 minutes driving we get to the Beautiful Château de Chenonceau. Then we have lunch in a private Château in Villesavin. The owner cooked for us an amazing french lunch!! Then we go to the stunning chateau De Chambord. After we leave, we take a petit picnic in the area. Agate was our Guide, and she was incredible!! She made the visit memorable and take care of everything that we needed. We totally recommend this trip.
Great day
Peter N, Sep 2019
Everythung was perfect about the day and the guide. We did feel a bit cramped though....four couples is a bit more than the van needs. But well worth it. Daphne is a fun, high energy guide!
Best tour in quite a long time
Cheryl K, Jul 2019
The small group tour is definitely the way to go if you’re interested in a quality tour. Our guide was extremely personable, knowledgeable and was able to navigate the large summer tourist crowds quite well. The tour included a stop at a small chateau for a fabulous French lunch—Pate, quiche, salad, cheese and dessert as well as wine The total group only numbered five so there was a lot of interaction. A very special day—am so glad I had reserved the small group tour with lunch!
Chambord and Chenonceau
Margaret_G, Jul 2018
We had a wonderful time! Vincent was a marvelous guide, the small group tour was informative and fun, and lunch at the private chateau was fabulous! Highly recommend.
The tour of Chambord and Chenonceau...
Ron W, Aug 2017
The tour of Chambord and Chenonceau in the Loire Valley was a memorable day for us. Agathe was our guide and she was exceptional in providing a very personal and informative visit to these historic sites. She also arranged a very special lunch at a smaller chateau in the area that added a nice touch to the tour. The ambiance and food provided contributed to just the perfect lunch. Agathe answered all of our questions and is an excellent guide for Olaloire and Viator Tours. Highly recommend you take this tour and ask for Agathe.
Agathe was a great guide. She took...
Linda_F, Apr 2017
Agathe was a great guide. She took us to 3 chateaus. We were offered brunch of croissants and coffee, a delicious lunch at a chateau, and afternoon wine and nibbles. Highly recommended.
The tour was through a fairly new...
David_v, Oct 2016
The tour was through a fairly new tour company. Our guide, Daphne, was super! We started the tour with coffee and rolls that she had packed and ended with wine and regional snacks. The Chateaus were beautiful and lunch at a family owned Chateau was very cool.

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