Visit some of the most famous castles in central France with this Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Nantes. Discover their rooms and their interesting history.
Loire Valley Castles Day Trip
At 7 am, we will pick you up at your hotel in Nantes and head to the castles within the Loire region, one of the most visited areas in France! During the 2 hour journey, an English-speaking guide will reveal the history of these majestic buildings.
The first stop will be at Chenonceau, the "Château des Dames". Catherine de Medici and other illustrious women of the 16th century were involved in the decoration of this monument, which is notable for its characteristic arches over the Cher River. During the visit, you'll be able to appreciate both the luxurious furnishings of the rooms and the castle's beautiful gardens.
The tour will continue towards Amboise. In this beautiful town situated on the banks of the Loire River, we'll visit a local restaurant to allow you to recharge your batteries. You can choose a starter and a main course, or a main course and a dessert. Both options will include drinks and coffee.
After lunch, we'll go to the famous royal castle of Amboise. In this old palatial residence, you can see Leonardo da Vinci's tomb. The Florentine genius spent his last years of life in Amboise, in the service of King Francis I. This monarch was one of the main driving forces behind the French Renaissance which, as you'll see, is very much present in the Amboise castle.
Finally, we'll return to Nantes, arriving at 7:30 pm.
The tour includes pick-up from hotels in the centre of Nantes. If you're staying in other more remote areas, we'll pick you up at the time indicated at the Bacchus de Nantes Bus Station, located in avenue Allée de la Maison Rouge.
Visit with an audio guide
The visit to the Amboise and Chenonceau Castles will be done on your own, without a guide. However, in each castle, you can purchase an audio guide in English to learn about its interesting history.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Tour in English
Children between 3 and 7 years oldUS$ 158.20
Children under 3not permitted
12 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in english and other languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off (only for accommodation in the centre of Nantes).
Transport by bus.
English speaking guide on the bus.
Entry to the Amboise and Chenonceau castles.
Audio guides in English to visit the castles: from € 7 (US$ 8.50) per person.
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.