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Skip the Line Loire Valley Castles Day Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Location: Paris, France

Skip the Line Loire Valley Castles Day Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Witness the beauty of the famous Loire Valley and taste its sensuous wines. Explore the traditions and history of the area with a guided tour through two ancient castles - both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy a home cooked lunch made with local products.

Type: Tours in the Loire Valley from Paris
Duration: 13 hours
Available: 07:55
Supplier: Dark Rome Ltd
Prices from:

193,55 USD

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About Skip the Line Loire Valley Castles Day Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

The Loire Valley is a sensual heaven. From the sight of its magnificent castles and the smell of its blossoming gardens to the taste of its rich wines it is hardly a wonder that the area is best known as the Garden of France. Take in the beauty of the area as our English-speaking guide leads you through two of the regions most stunning chateaux marvel over the complexity of the Loire Valley wines in a prestigious local vineyard and then soak up the tranquility over lunch served amongst the vines. After leaving Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned coach our tour heads straight into the Loire Valley and towards Chateau Chambord. Construction of this beautiful chateau began in 1519 upon the orders of King Francis I who used it as a hunting lodge. Considering its spectacular architecture luxurious furniture ornamental ceiling vaults and astounding staircases however one of which is said to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci when he was a guest of King Francis I Chambord is every inch a castle. Be sure to keep an eye out for frolicking deer and wild boar as you stroll along the castles lush grounds! By now it must be time for lunch so its back to the bus and on to our next stop - the Nitray Vineyards. Here you will enjoy a great home-cooked lunch and sample some of the regions best wines including a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and a full-bodied Cabernet Rouge. Your guide will take you through the tasting flight pointing out the different noses and flavours that you will experience. You will end your visit with a tour of the vineyard . Our last stop is a tour of the Ladies Chateau Chateau de Chenonceau an elegant 16th century castle that is sure to steal your heart at first sight with its smooth white stone and intricate painted wooden door. Inside the castle is well-maintained with original stone carvings immense tapestries and an intimate chapel. Almost equal in beauty are the castle grounds and many gardens planted by the famous ladies who owned the Ladies Chateau and gave it its name. Itinerary - Tour of Chateau Chambord - Lunch and wine tasting at Nitray Vineyards - Tour of Chateau Chenonceau Lunch Menu - Fresh Salad - Chicken prepared Loire Valley style or vegetarian option of baked tomatoes with onions and oven roasted potatoes - Assortment of local cheeses - Dessert - Espresso and local wines Includes - Guided tour in English - Entrance fees to Chateaux Chambord and Chenonceau - Headsets - Vineyard tour and wine tasting at Chateau Nitray wine tasting of a Brut "M

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