Wine tasting tour in Loire Valley with castle visits and lunch

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This is a private tour for you and your friends or family exclusively. The maximum number of passengers in a vehicle is eight.
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Due to the Olympics, hotel pick-up and drop-off services will not be available during this period from July 18th to 26th. However, we have arranged a centralized pick-up location that is convenient and easily accessible for all participants.
Metro station Saint-François-Xavier in the 7th Arrondissement is very central and allows us to skip all the morning traffic with direct access to the highway.
We will meet all the clients at Exit Number 1, where they will be met outside the metro station by the guide.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems with navigating, please send us an inquiry, and we will provide you with the right options. The station is also reachable by taxi.

12 hours (approx.)

Small group or private!

Mobile ticket

Offered in: English

Good for avoiding crowds

2,5 hours
2,5 hours
Château d’Ambois 40 min
Château d’Ambois 40 min
Wine tasting 1 hour
Wine tasting 1 hour
Wine tasting 50 min
Wine tasting 50 min
2,5 hours
2,5 hours


Bask in the glorious landscapes of the Loire Valley during this full-day wine-focused trip from Paris. Visit the historic Château d’Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci is buried, and the surrounding town. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant and sample local wines during a tasting at a local winery while you hear commentary from wine producers. Numbers are limited to six people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with like-minded wine lovers.

  • Visit the historic Château d’Amboise for an audioguided tour and explore the town
  • If Amboise is closed, similar castles like Chambord or Cheverny are visited instead
  • Feast on a multi-course lunch of regional specialties at a local restaurant
  • Tour a Loire Valley wineries and sample different wines
  • Small-group tour limited to six people for personalized attention
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your Paris hotel included

What To Expect

Uncork the flavors of the Loire Valley on this wine-soaked adventure from Paris! Get ready to indulge in the picturesque landscapes of the region, as you embark on a full-day journey filled with delicious wines and historic landmarks.

First, we’ll pay a visit to the iconic Château d’Amboise, the final resting place of the legendary Leonardo da Vinci. As we explore the town and take an audioguided tour of the castle, you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the area. If Château d’Amboise is closed, we’ll visit similar castles like Chambord or Cheverny instead.

Next, we’ll indulge in a mouth-watering 3-course lunch at a local restaurant, featuring regional specialties that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

After lunch, we’ll head to a local winery, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the finest wines the Loire Valley has to offer. Our expert wine producer will provide commentary on the different wines and the region’s winemaking history.

With a small group of only six people, this tour ensures a personalized and intimate experience for all. Hotel pickup and drop-off from your Paris hotel is included, so all you have to worry about is sipping, savoring and relishing the flavors of the Loire Valley. So, pack your bags, grab your wine glasses, and join us on this unforgettable wine-tasting journey!

What's Included

Includes a multicourse gourmet lunch of regional specialties

Tastings in different places!

Wine tasting


A small group of up to 8 people

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Cellars tour and tasting at one of famous champagne houses

Travel tips

Dress accordingly for the weather conditions outside

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Even if tours are private there might be additional groups which impact waiting times in certain places

Please note that the pickup time will be sent to you within 24 hours before the start of the tour

Cancellation Policy

• You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
• For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
• If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
• Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
• Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
• 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.
• Cancellation Insurance – For just 10% of the tour cost, our cancellation insurance provides you with peace of mind. This coverage allows you to cancel your tour up to 1 hour before the start time in case of an emergency. Whether it’s a sudden illness, an unexpected family issue, or any other unforeseen event, our insurance ensures that you won’t lose your investment. Enjoy your travels with the assurance that you’re protected against life’s unpredictability. The fee is non refundable.


Both Victor and Vincent were great hosts for our tour of 8 to the Loire Valley. We needed two vehicles, both of which were very comfortable and we learned a lot about French history and culture on our way from Paris. It was certainly a full day of great wine and food and the choice for lunch was absolutely fantastic. 2 wineries and 1 chateau proved to be a great balance for a day trip. Both hosts were prompt and safe drivers. I recommend not planning anything else for your day as it's a full 12-hours or so.
Diane B
Apr 2018
Excellent tour with amazing sites, food, and wine. Wonderful and engaging driver/tour host. Highly recommend.
Donald B
Nov 2016
Worth the time and money. The pick up and drop off at your hotel is a very valuable thing to have. Our guide, Larisa was the best! The drive out to the Chateau is about 2.5 hours, but the drive back into Paris is 3 hours since the vineyard you visit is a bit further away. The lunch is wonderful, the staff there was very friendly and helped us make decisions on the menu that you choose your food from for the tour. You will truly experience French cuisine here! Snails, souffle, duck liver, and plenty of wine. We had the catch of the day which they didn't tell us what that exactly was until we were done. I will leave it at that, but when we googled it in the car we thought - WOW, we ate that!? Have an open mind, enjoy the travel time and good wines at the vineyard.
Lori M
Oct 2016