Chateaux of the Loire Valley
Loire Valley, France
The Loire Valley is steeped in history and is home to magnificent chateaux, pretty timber villages and the longest river in France. Enjoy a private guided visit of two of the region's most impressive chateaux and gardens on this private day trip.
Your guided tour will begin at the royal Château de Chambord, the former hunting lodge of King Francis I and the largest chateau in the Loire Valley with its distinctive French Renaissance architecture. Entering through the gardens you will truly appreciate the grandeur of this masterpiece as your expert guide regales you with colourful accounts of centuries gone by.
Accompanied by your guide, your next visit will be to one the icons of the Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle, first mentioned in writing in the 11th century and often referred to as the 'ladies castle'. Chenonceau is a supreme example of Gothic - Renaissance architecture, set on stone arches across the river Cher and surrounded by beautiful gardens, designed by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de’ Medici.