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Renaissance Castles Getaway

Itinerary for Renaissance Castles Getaway

Sample Itinerary: Chambord to Blois (iti. 1) - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive on your own (train and taxi) to the wonderful Relais de Chambord for 2 nights. Today we meet and have dinner together. Briefing of the 2 days ride.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Relais de Chambord

Day 2: Chateau de Chambord
After a good breakfast, we leave the château on horseback towards Chambord. We ride along the "grand Canal" with spectacular views on the Château de Chambord. We then continue through the large alleys of Boulogne forest around Chambord, then back to Château de Chambord on horseback. We leave the horses at the Maréchal de Saxe écuries where they are watered and fed and have lunch at the Chateau. In the afternoon, we will visit the Château de Chambord (horse show in Chambord not included). Gourmet dinner and night at Relais de Chambord.
Riding approx. 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Relais de Chambord

Day 3: Chateau de Beauregard - Chateau de Cheverny
After a good night sleep we enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then, we leave on horseback for a ride through forests paths in the Forest of Boulogne. We enter the castle of Beauregard by the main entrance, an unforgettable experience! We visit the famous Galerie des Illustres, intact since the 17th century, which displays the painting that portrays of 320 great figures of the court and high-ranking foreign characters gathered around the two portraits of the King and the Queen. This long room has kept its beautiful old Delft tiles and its ceiling painted with lapis-lazuli powder. After the visit, we will have a picnic lunch with foie gras at the Chateau.
In the afternoon, we continue our ride through the countryside and along riverbanks or the Cheverny vineyards - our destination is Château de Cheverny. We will visit the Château de Cheverny and then transfer to Blois. Gourmet dinner in Blois, and night in a charming guest house in front of Loire river in Blois. Night light show of chateau de Blois in season.
Riding approx. 4-5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Coté Loire in Blois

Day 4: Departure
Breakfast at château de Blois - Departure (transfers not included).
Meals included: Breakfast


Sample Itinerary: Chenonceau to Amboise (iti. 2) - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival on own (train & taxi) to the Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau where we spend 2 nights. Today we meet and have dinner together - briefing of the 2 day ride.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau

Day 2: Chenonceau to Nitray
After breakfast we leave around 9:30 AM on horseback for a first marvelous ride to the north bank of the Cher River and discover Chenonceau across the river. Arriving around 10:30 AM in Chenonceau, we leave the horses and make our way to visit the Chenonceau Castle and have lunch. Through the very location and conception of the Chenonceau Castle emerges a feminine influence that makes it so peculiar. We leave around 2 PM for a superb ride along the river Cher to Chateau de Nitray. We enter on horseback and visit the outside of the castle's very fine renaissance architecture, the rose garden, and the newly restored dove cot. We then visit the caves and wine cellar and museum rounded off with wine tasting. Evening gourmet dinner at our chateau accommodation.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Chateau de l'Isle near Chenonceau

Day 3: Ride to Pagode de Chanteloup & Amboise
We leave around 10:00 AM from our castle to Pagode de Chanteloup for a 2.5 hour ride in the countryside, through vineyards and the Amboise forest. A great picnic with foie gras and cordial welcome wait for us in front of the pagode. Visit Pagode de Chanteloup and his little museum. Only remaining vestige of the sumptuous castle built by the Duke of Choiseul, minister of Louis XV after the model of Versailles. We leave at 3:00 PM after the visit of the Pagode of Chanteloup for a short ride through the forest and Amboise; ride in front of the last place of Leonardo da Vinci, Le clos Lucé, and arrive on horseback by the majestic old entrance of Amboise castle. Magic! We have a guided visit of the Amboise castle. Evening gourmet dinner outside in Château de Pray and overnight at this lovely establishment.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Château de Pray

Day 4: Departure
Breakfast at Château de Pray - Departure (transfers not included).
Meals included: Breakfast
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Renaissance Castles Getaway
Tour Code: IT-LOESC-2
4 days / 3 nights ~$1,575.00
Dates : May to Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 08/02 - 08/05 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Expired
B 2020 08/05 - 08/08 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chenonceau t... 5 /10 Expired
A 2020 08/30 - 09/02 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Expired
B 2020 09/02 - 09/05 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chenonceau t... 5 /10 Expired
A 2020 10/11 - 10/14 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chambord to ... 5 /10 Reserve
B 2020 10/14 - 10/17 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP- Chenonceau t... 5 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Itinerary # 1 and 2: Mixed Selle Franc...
Pace: iti 1&2: moderate - 2 riding days of 4...

Airport: Paris
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