Loire Valley Castles private tour from Paris

Loire Valley region is renowned for its world-famous Renaissance castles, its history and its charming villages. During your unique getaway in the region, you will discover two prestigious castles and great masterpieces of Renaissance style with a private English-speaking guide: Chambord castle and its estate and Chenonceau castle.

Discover the French Renaissance style with the 16th century Chambord castle

Your dedicated chauffeur will drive you in our high-end vehicle to the Loire Valley, far from 2,5 hours drive from Paris. He will drop you to the Chambord Castle where you will meet your dedicated guide.
During two hours and a half, you will do a private guided tour in the largest and the most prestigious castle of the French Renaissance with its refined architecture imagined by the King of François Ist.

During your visit, you will discover the « Jewel of the Renaissance » with its unique architecture of 16th century, its renowned double helix staircase, the vaults rooms, its decor and its terraces with an amazing view over the gardens and the domain. You will be seduced by the unique architecture of the castle and also with its rich collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and art objects from 17th to 18th century.

  • Chambord castle
  • Chenonceau castle

A well-preserved castle with its largest enclosed forest in Europe

From the top of its terraces, the Château de Chambord also offers beautiful panoramic views over the gardens and the woods. After your visit of this emblematic castle, your dedicated guide will make you discover the beauty of the « French gardens » by foot. According to your wishes and the weather, it is also possible to explore the domain by bike, by Rosalie, by electric vehicle or you can also make a boat trip on the canal at the foot of the castle with their electric boats. With a total of 23 kilometers of footpaths and its 5.000 square kilometers, there are nice walks to enjoy in the surroundings.

The Château de Chambord can be visited all year long with a nice selection of events such as equestrian shows, horses and birds of prey show between April and September, etc.

A second visit in the impressive and stunning castle

After your lunch, your chauffeur will drive you to the Chenonceau castle located one-hour drive from Chambord. You will meet again yourguide who will share with you a plenty of other secrets of the French kings and this 500-year-old castle.

Chenonceau, the most visited historical castle in France

Your visit in the castle and its estate will last around two hours. You will take your time to discover the interiors of the castle with its beautiful antiques and collections, its paintings and tapestries of the 16th century, fresh flowers in each room, its unique Gallery, the kitchens and also the Queen bedroom. The Chenonceau Castle was the home of the greatest ladies of France, including for instance Diane de Poitiers. You will be surprised by the beauty of this castle built on a bridge across the Cher River and the beautiful gardens “à la Française”

Our private tour to Loire Valley is a perfect cultural getaway to organize as a couple, with family or friends during a full day or even a week-end!

Full day

12 hrs
Guided-Tour with a tour guideSelf-Tour with audioguide
1 to 21450€1150€
3 to 41600€1300€
5 to 61750€1450€
71800€1500€
Reservation request

Tour including

Private transportation

A private chauffeur (French and English-speaking) will be at your disposal to ensure you the best conditions to drive you to the Loire Valley. Enjoy a private ride in a high-end vehicle, adapted to your needs (sedan or up to 7-seater van) and fully equipped to provide the greatest comfort (air-conditioning, bottles of water to freshen up, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a child seat or booster seat if needed etc). Your pick-up and drop-off will be ensured at your hotel or in another place in Paris.

English-speaking licensed guide

If you choose the guided tour option, a fully licensed English-speaking guide (or other foreign language) will escort and accompany you during your tour in Chambord and Chenonceau domains. Your private guide knows perfectly both castles, the region, its heritage and its history and will share with you its knowledge.

Entrance tickets

We are in charge to book in advance your tickets in order to discover the two castles and its gardens mentioned in the program.

Castles of Chambord and Chenonceau

During 2.5 hours, you will visit the Chambord castle and its gardens with a private guide. Then, you will do a private tour in Chenonceau castle and its gardens (2 hours).

Options

Bike or rosalie rental

Thanks to a 15 km cycle route, you can do a nice stroll by bike or in a rosalie all around the castle of Chambord. The rental is from 31st March to beginning of November.

Electric vehicle rental

During 45 minutes, you can discover the surroundings of the Chambord castle and its park (not in the gardens) in one of the electric vehicles. A driving license is required to drive electric cars.

Electric boat rental

Between 30 minutes to one hour, you can do a boat ride on the canal at the foot of the castle in an electric boat. The rental is from 31st March to beginning of November.

Lunch at the gourmet restaurant in the Chenonceau castle

Instead of a lunch in Chambord, you can choose to have lunch in the fine-dining restaurant named l’Orangerie. This restaurant is located in the Chenonceau château’s former Orangerie. Your lunch will be prepared by a French Chef who will make you discover the French and refined cuisine. A booking is required before your tour.

Tour itinerary

7.45am : Pick-up in Paris or its suburbs (according to your wishes)
10am : Meeting with your guide at the entrance of the Castle
10am to 12.30pm : Chambord Castle
12.45pm to 1.45pm : Lunch
3pm to 5pm : Chenonceau Castle
5pm : Drive back to Paris
7.30pm : Drop off to Paris and its suburbs

Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on your preferences.

Our fleet of vehicles

All our vehicles meet our clientele’s highest expectations. They are serviced and maintained regularly to guarantee comfortable and safe trips with no compromises.

  • Sedan

    Mercedes C-Class

    A comfortable sedan with a sporty design, elegant and refined

    • 2
    • 2
  • Premium sedan

    Mercedes E-Class

    A luxury sedan combining style serenity and sporty elegance

    • 2
    • 2
  • Premium van

    Mercedes V-Class

    A senior minivan modular range for optimum comfort, up to 7 passengers

    • 7
    • 5

Onboard Services: Phone Chargers, Water Bottles, Refreshing wet towels, Child seat