Address: Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme de Tours
Excursion to CHENONCEAU/AMBOISE/CLOS LUCÉ - Pick-up: 09:00 AM, Tours Tourist Office. Châteaux entrance fees included. Lunch not included. (Tuesday & Friday)
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tour the Loire Valley Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau, wine tasting. From Tours Tourist Office.
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the château de Chenonceau.
The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher, is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.
Tour and wine tasting at a wine specialist’s in matured Loire Valley vintages.
Pascal and his team, welcome you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of 3 local wines.
Lunch at your leisure.
Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.
Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé.
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Chateau du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tour the Loire Valley Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau, wine tasting at a cellar cave. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, extra, lunch, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).
Drop-off: 05:30 PM Tours Tourist Office.