Loire Valley Tour
On our Loire Valley château tour, specially arranged by TRS Group, we will bear witness to French history. We will travel in time by visiting the palaces and gardens that inspired fairy tales, built by the French kings along the Loire Valley throughout the centuries.
Day 1: Azay-le-Rideau – Tours – Amboise
On our arrival at the airport in Paris, we will be picked up by our professional guide and we will set out towards the château valley. Our first stop is theChâteau d’Azay-le-Rideau. This château was built during the 15th century, set on an island in the middle of the Indre River, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After our visit to this very special château, we will head out to the city of Tours. We complete our city sightseeing tour by visiting the Tours Cathedral,the Saint Gatien’s Cathedral, built in the 12th century, and then set out to Amboise. Overnight in Amboise.
Day 2: Amboise – Chenonceau
After breakfast, we will visit the Château d’Amboise that had once been a favored royal residence of the French monarchs and the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. We will then head out to visit the Château de Chenonceau. After visiting this special château where French kings resided, and its gardens, we will head back to Amboise. Overnight in Amboise.
Day 3: Cheverny – Chambord
We will check out after breakfast and leave Amboise. Our first stop is the Château de Cheverny, which was the inspiration for the fictional “Château de Moulinsart” in the comic books of Tintin. Following this delightful journey in a fairy tale world, we will go to the Château de Chambord where we will be able to visit the ceremonial bedrooms of François I and Louis XIV, and the gardens that were built by Catherine de Medici. We will head out to Paris after our trips. On our arrival to Paris, we will take a panoramic city tour of Paris and then check in at our hotel. Overnight in Paris.
Day 4: Paris – Istanbul
We will have free time to travel around in Paris and do some shopping. We will then take a transfer to the airport, heading to Istanbul.