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    Day Trip From Paris to Loire Valley

    Visit historic villages of the Loire Valley, admire natural surroundings, be impressed by the beauty of castles, and the taste of the French wine.

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    About the ride

    Take a day trip from Paris to one of the most beautiful places in France - the Loire Valley which central part is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    During this experience, you will discover the beauty of French royal life. You will see magnificent castles with outstanding architecture, historic villages such as Orléans or Tours, and much more. This experience is even more special because you can customize every aspect of it. You are free to choose not only the places you would like to visit but also adjust the time spent at each location.

    On the day of the trip, the Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Paris and give the complete tour in an air-conditioned, spacious car. All Welcome vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi, water and light snacks, to ensure you stay hydrated and comfortable during the tour. During your ride along the coast, you will have a chance to stop at the most picturesque locations. Upon your request, it is possible to have a local wine tasting at the winery recommended by the Welcome Driver.  At each stop, your friendly driver will answer all the questions you may have, share the local knowledge and more tips about each destination.

    To get a better picture of this one day 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.

    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. 

    The Loire Valley has an amazing variety of extraordinary Châteaus. You are free to customize your trip and together with your driver to select the ones you would like to see. The route mentioned above is just recommended!

    Château de Chambord
    Château de Blois
    Château de Villandry
    Château de Chenonceau
    Château d'Ussé
    Château d'Azay-le-Rideau
    Château Royal d'Amboise and many more!

    The Loire Valley is also known as a region of one of the best French wines. Upon your request, the driver will recommend you local winery where you will have a chance to taste local wines and learn more about their culture.

    Once you have seen the most of central France, the Welcome driver will take you back to your apartment in Paris.

     


    Enjoy your travel to a maximum

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    Private

    You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

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    Comfortable

    Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

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    Customizable

    Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

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    Efficient

    Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

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    Professional

    We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

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    Reliable

    Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

    Included in the price

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
    • Free Wi-Fi on-board
    • Fuel and tolls
    • Water and snacks

    Not included

    • Tips and gratuities
    • Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
    • Lunch, other beverages and meals
    • Entrance fees for all attractions and beaches

    Frequently asked questions
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    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.

    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 hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

    Can i book my pickup from anywhere?

    Hey there! Just a quick note: our transfer pickups are set within the city (usually from a Hotel or residential address) to make your journey smoother. But no sweat! If you're arriving at an airport or port, you can book a transfer to the city center and share your transfer number with our support team so that we can combine the two, and we'll ensure a seamless transition to your destination so that you can start a great sightseeing ride. Let's make your travel experience a breeze!

    Useful tips
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    Summer Essentials

    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.

    Local Currency

    Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.

    Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

    We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.

    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.

    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.

    Terms of service
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    • 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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    Approximately 10 hours

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    1 to 3 people costs €740

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