Discover the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci in the town of Amboise, as well as the stately castles of Chenonceau and Chambord!
Your minibus will collect you from your hotel in the morning and bring you back in the evening, so you can spend a day discovering the history, architecture and gardens of the Loire Chateaux.
Your day trip will begin with a visit to the Clos Lucé manor house in Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years under the patronage of King François I.
After lunch, you will be driven to Chenonceau to visit the Chateau of Chenonceau and its estate, once home to Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers.
Your last stop will be Chambord, where you will see the largest and most recognizable of the Loire region's chateaux.
The Loire chateaux date from the Renaissance period, when the court of the French kings was growing in importance. The Loire Valley is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a fitting status for this exceptional region steeped in history.