You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Paris / Starting Point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris at a convenient time of your choice.
The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Orléans and was built from 1278 to 1329 and 1601-1829.
Château de Chambord
Expansive, 16th-century, former royal palace with multiple towers and cupolas, surrounded by a moat.
Château de Blois
The Chateau of Blois is one of the most prestigious Renaissance monuments in France.
Paris / Starting Point
Château de Chambord
Château de Blois
Château de Cheverny
Château de Chenonceau
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Paris.
The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this experience is a personal tour, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.
To get a better picture of this 8-hour trip, we outline the preliminary route of the 'Day Trip From Paris To Loire Valley.'
After a 1.5 hour ride towards north-central France, you will reach the first town of the Loire Valley - Orléans. You will find many beautiful attractions here such as Orléans Cathedral or Parc Floral de la Source. You will be surprised to see the local museum of archeology and the fascinating Hôtel Groslot d'Orléans which was built in the 15th century.
A short ride from Orléans will take you to another historic town of the valley - Blois. Here you will find the famous Château de Blois, a magnificent castle which is a perfect example of the evolution of the French architecture. Founded in the middle ages, the castle was later rebuilt and finished as one the most prestigious monuments of the Renaissance era. You will also be impressed by the Blos Cathedral and La Fondation du doute where you will see unusual but fascinating artworks.
The next stop is the small town of Amboise. Years ago this little town was a place for the Frech Royal Court. Today Amboise attracts travelers from all over the world. Within a short time there, you will find many picturesque attractions such as Château d'Amboise or Tour de l'Horloge. One more location worth the visit here - Pagode de Chanteloup built by the Duke of Choiseul at the end of the 18th century.
Finally, you will reach the last town - Tours. It is the largest city in the central part of the Loire Valley. Here you will discover the beauty of Medieval buildings and have a chance to see the famous Tours Cathedral and Château de Tours. Of course, the wonders of Tours does not end with the center of the town. Natural surroundings all around the area, as well as the views of the river, will make you feel like in a fairy tale.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions and beaches
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments
When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
Accesibility & Special Neds
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost.
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions.
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws.
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