2-day Excursion to the Loire Châteaux

2-day Excursion to the Loire Châteaux

Cancellation Cancellations free of charge until 7 days before the activity

You would like

A combination of guided tours and free time

Dine in the town of Tours

Visit 3 different palaces: Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chambord

Visit the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci

Essential information *

2 days



Starting time
7:15 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Take a trip out of Paris with this 2-day tour of the major Châteaux of the Loire Valley!

Constructed during the Renaissance, the Châteaux of the Loire Valley played host to the French court and Kings until the dissolution of the monarchy in the late 18th century. These former royal residences are brimming with artistic and architectural treasures for you to admire.

The high number of remarkable monuments found in this region has resulted in the entire Loire Valley being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So come and see this exceptional historic region for yourself!

The itinerary for the 2-day excursion is as follows:

Day 1

Your coach will take the Aquitaine road as far as Amboise for a guided tour of the château. After free time for lunch, you will travel to Clos Lucé, the home of Leonardo da Vinci from 1516 to his death in 1519.

The trip will continue with a guided tour of the gardens of Villandry, which are split over three levels: the upper terrace, the ornamental garden and the kitchen garden. After this, you will head to Tours for a guided tour of the old town, famous for its medieval houses.

In the evening, your group will check in to the Mercure Tours Nord hotel (or accommodation of equivalent standing) where you will have dinner before retiring for the night. 

Day 2

The bus will set out bright and early to take you to the three most prestigious Loire Châteaux. You will start the day with a guided tour of the Chenonceau Château, famous for its fine art collections. Your journey will then continue to Cheverny, with a guided tour of the stately residence which inspired the Moulinsart Château in Hergé's Tintin. You will also have lunch at the site.

In the afternoon, travel to the royal palace of Chambord, the largest of the Loire Châteaux, where you will be taken on a guided tour of the grounds.

The bus will leave Chambord at around 4:30pm for the return journey to Paris. 

Departure place


When you book, you will be asked to choose from the following options:


  • English and Spanish: Saturday and Monday
  • French: Monday
  • Italian and Portuguese: Saturday

Room type

The advertised tariff is based upon 2 people sharing a double room. A supplement applies to single-occupancy rooms

Good to know

  • Availability: Saturday and Monday from April to October (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night
  • Departure time: 7:15am
  • Departure point: central Paris, 75001
  • Getting there: metro Tuileries (line 1)
  • The 3-star Mercure Tours Nord hotel is situated on the outskirts of Tours. It offers comfortable rooms and an indoor swimming pool
  • A supplement will be applied to single-occupancy rooms: 20 euros, payable to the agency
  • Children's tariff available for 3 to 11 year olds
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear recommended for travelling
  • Animals not permitted
  • To ensure the comfort and safety of customers, the organizers and partner organizations reserve the right to cancel or modify the itinerary without prior warning, including in the event of protests or strikes

Price includes

  • Coach transport for all journeys
  • Admission to all of the châteaux listed on the itinerary
  • The services of an official guide/interpretor
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel, in a double room with a bath or shower
  • Dinner and breakfast buffet
  • Lunch on day 2
  • The services of a luggage porter

Price doesn’t include

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Paris
  • Lunch on day 1
  • Food and drink not listed on the set menu
  • All other extras
  • Tips (optional)



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