Loire Valley Wine and Castle Tour

Loire Valley wine tasting and a three castle tour from Paris

Price: $235 ($366 with 2nd Class Rail, $441 with 1st Class Rail).

Visit three enchanting Loire Valley châteaux  paired with a Loire wine tasting. All admissions, lunch, and wine tasting included.

Tour runs every day except Sunday.  Daily castle schedules below.

Loire Valley Wine and Castle Tour Itinerary

Depart Paris via high-speed rail in the morning, bound for the city of Tours. An hour later, you’ll be over 145 miles away in the heart of the Loire Valley!  Upon arrival, you’ll proceed to the Tourist Office of Tours to meet your guide and begin a well-paced day discovering the Loire Valley’s wonderful castles.

An image of the great lawn and exterior of Chambord Castle on a sunny day.
An image of the great lawn and exterior of Chambord Castle on a sunny day.

Enjoy a detailed visit at three historic castles, and  a tasting with a Loire wine specialist.

You’ll return to Paris via the Tours rail station in the early evening and be back in Paris in time for a late dinner in the lively Montparnasse area.

Loire Wine and Castle Tour Schedule

The schedule of castles visited rotates each day.

Click on a link below for a description of each day’s châteaux.

 – Monday and Thursday: Blois, Cheverny and Chambord

 – Tuesday and Friday: Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Luce

 – Wednesday and Saturday: Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, and Rivau

What’s Included on this Tour?

  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned minibus
  • The entrance fees at all castles.
  • Wine tasting
  • Guided visit in the castles

Not included:

  • Transfers from your hotel or apartment in Paris to the Montparnasse train station
  • Rail from the Loire Valley to/from Paris.
  • Lunch. Time for lunch set aside.

Rail Information

Occasionally, last minute or high season rail prices will be higher than the prices listed above. We will always contact you before booking if this is the case. If you are not booking your rail through LinkParis.com, please do not book your train tickets until the correct rail times are confirmed by us. Rail tickets are emailed as a .pdf document for home printing.

Why we love the Loire Valley –  One of the best parts of this tour, regardless of which day you choose, is the wine tasting experience.  I learned a lot about Loire wines, for instance, the local gravelly soil is perfect for complex white wines and light reds. Why? I don’t know, but the wine is delicious. – John
*We always go green when we can