Chambord, Chenonceau Chateaux Small Group with Lunch

Duration: 9 hours

Location: Chenonceaux, France

9.00am: Start at the Tourist Office in Tours, and get into our minivan, off to Chenonceau! 
Once you arrive in 
Château de Chenonceau you will easily understand why it is the most visited private historical monument in France. Admire this unique 
château built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the beautiful gardens "à la Française" named after the famous ladies who lived there. Take your time to appreciate the feminine influence that prevails in each room of the château and admire the remarkable fresh flower decorations. 
For lunch, you will
enjoy tasty local food in a charming and private Loire Valley château. Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place ! On the way, get a good look at all the beautiful landscapes of Loire Valley, your guide will drive you through lovely typical villages and reveal you more hidden private châteaux. 
Next step is
Château de Chambord! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you all his knowleadge and memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the chateau. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! 
After this visit, your tour-guide will offer you to
share a nice aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, a spectacular day you will never forget.
7.30pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
Age Groups:
  • Youth: Age 6 - 17
  • Adult: Age 18 - 90
Photos submitted by travelers
5 star rating by Robert F on 11 Jul 2018

Great tour! Vincent was an excellent host, very informative and friendly. The lunch at the private chateau was superb. Then to top a magical day Vincent served wine and cheese on the lawn at Chateau Chambord. A very memorable day indeed.

5 star rating by Lori H on 10 Jul 2018

Outstanding day!!! Easy, comfortable and very informative. Would book again with no hesitation. Met so very nice people from other parts of the world.

5 star rating by David S on 30 Jun 2018

My wife and daughter had a really nice time. Daphne was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The lunch at the private chateau was just one of the highlights of this tour. Daphne helped us avoid crowds and made the day visiting these beautiful chateaus a pleasure. She was also quite helpful in rearranging the trip for me because of France rail strike. Thank you

5 star rating by Ellen S on 22 Oct 2017

A delightful day with Agathe, who was both competent and funny. Just seven of us. Chenonceau was the gem of the day. Lunch delicious, and so nice to be chauffeured throughout. You can take this tour from either Tours or Amboise, depending on where you are staying.

5 star rating by Charles E W on 14 Oct 2017

Excellent tour by Daphne She was a wonderful tour guide.The Family lunch and the snack after the tour were wonderful. Our group were remarkable. We had so much fun. This is the way to go, seven people in a group. Thanks Daphne

5 star rating by irishgal76 (USA) on 13 Oct 2017

Agathe was absolutely incredible! She had an awesome personality and really great stories about so many things concerning the Château. The wine and cheese that she brought for the
end of our day at Chenonceau was the perfect ending to a perfect day:) I would absolutely recommend this tour!

5 star rating by Christopher T on 8 Oct 2017

Our small group tour was amazing! Our guide Lara was fantastic and super thoughtful. She brought us coffee and croissants in the morning and had packed a picnic with snacks to have in the afternoon. Her knowledge of the history of the chateaux was awesome and in-depth and our lunch was wonderful. We had plenty of time at each location and we had engaging conversations during the drive to each location. The tour was one of the highlights of our stay in the Loire Valley. Thank you, Lara, for a wonderful tour - from Christopher and Michael-jon.

5 star rating by Roger J on 4 Oct 2017

Excellent Tour! One of the highlights of our trip to France. Small group and a great tour guide. The lunch at the family Chateau is something to be experienced. Worth EVERY dollar.

5 star rating by Ann S on 2 Oct 2017

This tour was the highlight and the gold standard of our trip. Lara our guide was awesome! She was knowledgeable and friendly and added a lot of lovely little extras to the day to make it special. She gave us lovely little breaks with picnic snacks she had brought with her. Our lunch at the Chateau was lovely, we sat outside in the shade of a lovely old tree and were treated to a delicious meal of local foods. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough, it was fantastic!

5 star rating by Barry C on 5 Sep 2017

What a wonderful tour! Lara our tour guide was so lovely.

Departure Point
  • In front of Tours City Tourism Office
Departure Time
  • 9:00 AM
  • 9 hours
  • Daily
Return Details
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Details
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Voucher Info
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Activity Terms and Conditions
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.