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Loire Valley Tour from Paris - Family Escape

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Loire Valley Tour from Paris – Family Escape

New
Private

Loire Valley Tour from Paris - Family Escape

Why you shouldn't miss it ?

See the very best that the Loire Valley has to offer with this day-long tour

Visit Chambord, the most magnificent castle in all of the Loire Valley

Enjoy a picnic on a traditional wooden boat along the Loire river

Play with Leonardo da Vinci’s life-size inventions when you visit his home

In a nutshell

13 hours

Private

English

Wheelchair Friendly

What’s Included:

Kid-friendly guide for 13 hours / Private A/C van with chauffeur for 13 hours / Skip-the-line tickets for Chambord Castle and the Clos-Lucé / Cruise and picnic on a traditional wooden Loire boat / And of course- fun! 🥳

Milestones:

Chambord Castle / Chaumont sur Loire / Amboise / Clos-Lucé
Overview

Meet the Locals has crafted a magical tour in the Loire Valley to make the whole family feel like they are living out a fairytale!

The Loire Valley is the cradle of French castles. There are around 300 castles in this region alone! Not only are there a number of fortified castles from the Middle Ages, but by around the 15th century, French kings spent much of their time in the region. Therefore, noblemen who wanted to be close to the royals installed themselves there, bringing along with them the best architects in France. The result: a resurgence of outstanding Renaissance architecture in hundreds of castles, just waiting for you to visit!

So get ready for a fanciful day! Your kid-friendly guide and private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel or location of your choice in Paris. You’ll stop for a quick bite on your way out of town, the French way: munch on a buttery croissant or pain or chocolate. Yum!

After about 2 hours, you’ll arrive at your first destination: the Castle of Chambord. Likely a source of Walt Disney’s inspiration, this extraordinary castle will enchant you in real life! This is one of the most recognizable castles in the entire world, and for good reason: its distinctive French Renaissance architecture is simply breathtaking. Built in the middle of nowhere by Francois I, this outstanding castle was designed with no defense purposes, only aesthetic ones, and was created to be seen from afar. Castles like this one were constructed to symbolize royal power, and this one was certainly meant to dazzle its guests. It may have over 400 rooms and over 250 fireplaces, but its most recognizable feature is its famous double-helix staircase. While visiting the castle, your “Mary Poppins” guide will teach you all about French Renaissance architecture and daily life of this time. Be ready to be transported back to the splendor of the Renaissance!

Following your visit to this wondrous castle, you’ll head to Chaumont-sur-Loire. There you will board a traditional wooden boat from Loire called a ‘toue.’ Spend two hours sailing down the river as you enjoy a tasty picnic and take in the relaxing views with your loved ones. Disembark at the charming town of Amboise, where your private chauffeur will meet you.

Next up, you will visit the Chateau du Clos-Lucé. This manor was bought in 1490 by King Charles VII. Then his son, Francis I, owned the castle for several decades before gifting it to Leonardo da Vinci when he invited him to live in France in 1516. Da Vinci lived here during his last few years, and the castle has been transformed to exposé his life and show exactly how he lived. Visit his workshop, which is set up with brushes and sketchbooks, as if he had just stepped out the door. Admire his inventions inside that have been recreated from his numerous sketches. Then proceed outside to the gardens see the life-size replicas! From flying machines to catapults, these interactive recreations are both fascinating and amusing; the kids will love it and will be able to more easily understand why Leonardo da Vinci is considered as one of the most brilliant men in history.

After you have visited all of these impressive sites, you and your kids will be left starry-eyed. As your private chauffeur drives you back to Paris, hear more stories from your kid-friendly historian, reflect on your favorite sights of the day, or simply enjoy the company of your loved ones. And of course- live happily ever after!

And if you would like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can add a hot air balloon ride to your trip! The stunning views of the castles and the landscapes from above are sure to take your breath away. Just contact our superhero squad and we will arrange everything for you!

And if you’re looking for other day trips outside of Paris, check out our Champagne Tour or Normandy Tour.

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FAQ

Can we visit other castles while in the Loire Valley?

We’d be happy customize your itinerary for you, but unfortunately there won’t be time to see more than two in a day, so we may need to replace

Can we visit the Loire Valley for several days?

Sure thing! Just contact our superhero squad and we’ll start crafting it for you!

Will I get seasick on the cruise?

The Loire River is very calm, so there’s no need to worry.

Can we have a lunch in a regular restaurant instead of on the boat?

Yep, no problem! We can easily have lunch in Amboise instead of on the boat. Your guide will be happy to recommend some restaurants to you. Just  contact our team to let us know.

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€2150

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€2150

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€2150

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€2240

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€2330

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What if we have more than 6 people?? Or we want to customize our trip?? Oh no! Just kidding, no problem is too big for us! 
Leave us a message on our contact page, and a member of our superhero team will work some magic to make your dreams come true!

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  • Should the cancellation occur more than 72 hours before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation, apart from all the museum/palace activities on which we need to retain a 20% cancellation fee to cover the reservation cost of ticket.*
  • Should the cancellation occur between 72 hours and 24 hours before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 24 hours before the beginning of the Activity.

*The Eiffel Tower and the Catacombs activities are not refundable

For Workshops and Classes:

  • Should the cancellation occur between 7 days and 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 48 hours before the beginning of the Activity.

For cruises:

  • Should the cancellation occur 10 days before your cruise, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation.
  • Should the cancellation occur between 10 days and 5 days before your cruise, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 5 days before the beginning of the cruise.

Cancellation Policy

  • Should the cancellation occur more than 14 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you the full amount of the Reservation, apart from all the museum activities on which we need to retain a 25% cancellation fee to cover the reservation cost of ticket.
  • Should the cancellation occur between 14 and 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the Reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 6 days before the beginning of the Activity.

For Workshops and Classes:

  • Should the cancellation occur 7 days before the beginning of the Activity, we will refund you 50% of the reservation.
  • We will not make any refund for cancellations occurring less than 7 days before the beginning of the Activity.