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Loire Valley Castle & Wine Tour from Paris

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246.25 EUR

Spend an unforgettable day in the Loire Valley! Visit Chambord Castle and two family-run wineries, have lunch at a wine estate, and enjoy magnificent panoramas of the vineyards. From your departure to your way back, your guide will take care of everything for you.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Portuguese
It was a great pleasure to have Victor as our guide for a one-day tour to Loire Valley. He has great passion and knowledge in wine. The site and winery that we visited were perfectly arranged. I would highly recommend this tour/Victor to anyone who is interested in exploring Loire with a true expert.
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a small-group tour (max. 8 participants) with a wine expert as your guide
  • Discover the stunning Château de Chambord
  • Taste at least 6 exquisite wines during the day
  • Visit a world-famous wine estate for a traditional meal and wine tasting
  • Admire magnificent panoramas of the Loire Valley

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Description

After early morning hotel pickup in Paris, you’ll travel approximately 2 hours south of the city in the direction of Chambord Castle with a wine expert as your guide.

You’ll enjoy an audio-guided tour of Chambord Castle in the morning, and will come away knowing the secrets behind this magnificent château, constructed by Francis I of France 500 years ago.

Back in your air-conditioned minivan, you’ll pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray, and Montlouis-sur-Loire, admiring the colourful landscapes of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc grapes.

You’ll then visit a family-run Vouvray wine estate, where you’ll meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious traditional meal, paired with a wine tasting.

After lunch, you’ll visit another family-run winery and, depending on availability, taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, and red and rosé wines. Here, you'll get to taste authentic Loire Valley wines that are largely unavailable in the rest of the world.

During the day, if the weather allows it, your guide will take you into the vines to explain what’s being done at that very moment!

You'll be dropped off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville) in the early evening.

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What’s included & not included

  • Pick up from your accommodation in Paris
  • Transportation in a comfortable 8-seater minivan
  • Fluent English-speaking guide/wine expert
  • Croissants on the way to the Loire Valley
  • Château de Chambord visit with audio guide
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant or wine estate
  • Wine pairing with lunch
  • Visit to a boutique winery with tastings
  • Stop in the vineyards for an intro to vine growing
  • Drop off at your accommodation

Meeting point

Your accommodation in Paris

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

D
Relaxing yet informative tour
It was a great pleasure to have Victor as our guide for a one-day tour to Loire Valley. He has great passion and knowledge in wine. The site and winery that we visited were perfectly arranged. I would highly recommend this tour/Victor to anyone who is interested in exploring Loire with a true expert.
L
A wonderful day in the Loire
Our tour was with Victor and we got the luck of the draw and no one else booked on our day. The tour opened with a personal pickup complete with croissants and bottles of water. Victor took us to Château Chambord where we explored the castle and gardens at our leisure. Afterward we ate lunch at a fantastic restaurant carved into the face of a hill. The food was fantastically prepared and we got to chat, eat and have several wines of the region. Finally we visited an organic and biodynamic vineyard where we walked among the vines and Victor explained the uniqueness of the terroir. After the gorgeous walk and talk we got to sample several wines from the region and tour the caves with one of vineyard employees. Truly a wonderful day and quite a value.

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

M
Fantastic Trip
My wife and I enjoyed this day trip with Victor Chevrot of Wine Passport last week. I cannot overstate how much fun we had. Victor selected three Champagne Houses for us to visit--one very large, one small and one medium sized. Each was different but all greeted us with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had had a very nice lunch, paired with different champagnes at one, and tastings at the other two. We visited the extensive cellars of the large house and had a tour of the processing equipment and fermentation tanks at the other. We also visited the Chapel at the Abby of Hautvillers and Dom Perignon's final resting place. Victor is very knowledgeable. We could not imagine a better guide or better experience. Without hesitation, I recommend this excursion.
M
(I'm sure no one has ever said..) Champagne in Champagne!
If you're going to visit France, then you have to try champagne. And if you're going to drink champagne, what better place to drink it than at the wineries where it is produced!!

Our tour guides, Richard of Reunion Island (our driver) and Victor were fantastic hosts. Being an early start (7am ex Paris), Richard understood that, at that time of day, most hotel restaurants were not yet open for breakfast. As such, he stopped at a bakery and brought us fresh croissants for breakfast before heading off on the leisurely drive to Epernay.

On site we visited a major winery (in this case Moët & Chandon) and then two smaller wineries, one of which provided us with a sumptuous luncheon. A few other sights were taken in as well, not to mention the numerous, picturesque French villages we passed through.

All of us on the tour were from English speaking countries and this was neither a problem for the Wine Passport hosts nor the staff at all of the wineries we visited. This tour is a fantastic day out and I, for one, would highly recommend it. I would gladly do it again (this time making room in my suitcase for some takeaways)!!!
F
Great Experience
My wife & I enjoyed every minute of our trip to the Champagne region with Wine Passport. Richard, our guide, was very entertaining and taught us a lot about the area, history, and the process in making Champagne. The countryside was beautiful and each of the 3 different houses we visited offered something different which kept the tour fresh and exciting. Who doesn't love Champagne!

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246.25 EUR
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Tour operated by: Wine Passport