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“Excellent day trip to see the Loire valley chateaux”

Acco Dispo Private Day Tours
Ranked #4 of 13 Tours in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

My friend and I were traveling in France by train. We had stayed in Amboise and booked a trip with Acco Dispo (mini van, all day) on a Monday. Our driver & guide was Pascal, who was very charming as well as knowledgeable.
The chateaus we saw on this trip were Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.

It was a wonderful day trip. Pascal would tell us about the chateau we were going to visit on our drive to the same. He would buy the tickets for the group (at a discounted price - so we paid less that full fair at each place) and then we would tour the place on our own and join back the group where the van was parked or where Pascal was going to pick us up.

We were very happy with Acco Dispo for the way this trip was designed. The only thing we felt while leaving each chateau was that we wanted more time at the place. But of course, with only one day to visit three chateaus, that was not possible.

I would highly recommend Acco Dispo for the Loire valley chateau trips.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My wife and I, seniors, were touring France by train and stopped in Amboise with a view to taking a minibus tour to see some of the Loire chateaux. Rick Steves' France 2011 Guidebook suggests Acco-Dispo and we signed up for a full-day tour. The tour guide for the morning (for just the two of us) was a young lady and the pick-up right on time and faultless, the minivan modern and comfortable. Acco-Dispo request that you pay in cash at the start of the tour which presumably saves them credit card fees and this was no problem (there was an ATM near the pick-up point in Amboise, likely this is also true for Tours, Acco-Dispo's other pick-up location). While tickets to the chateaux are not included in the (quite reasonable) tour price, they purchase entry tickets to the attractions for you at group rates and this is the price you pay them, a useful saving on the regular entry fees. We visited the gardens at Villandry (beautiful) and the chateau at Azay-le-Rideau (elegant). Our guide was fluent in English, pleasant and efficient. She dropped us in Tours near a lunch/sandwich counter and explained that for logistical reasons we would be changing vehicles and tour guides for the afternoon. The transition was smooth and our afternoon tour guide was Pascal. We visited Chambord (colossal) and Chenonceau (gorgeous) and had passing views of a number of other chateaux. Of our several guides on minibus tours in France, Pascal was the best: fluent in English, very well-informed with a dry sense of humour and well versed in idiom. He took excellent care for the safety of his charges, including an infant on the afternoon tour. Returning to Amboise at the end, he asked which hotel we were using, and since it was on a logical route, dropped us at the door. I recommend Acco-Dispo in general and Pascal in particular: six stars out of five!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Acco-Dispo is a tour company that provides all day or half-day tours in their clean, comfortable mini-vans. The price is extremely reasonable for an all day tour and you can buy discounted group tickets to the chateaus through the guide. We toured 4 chateaus including the beautiful gardens at Villandry and our guide drove us by several other chateaus as well. Our guide, Pascal, spoke excellent English, and provided wonderful historical information and interesting tidbits about the people who built and lived in the chateaus. We really appreciated the scenic route that he drove so we could enjoy the beautiful Loire Valley countryside.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Acco Dispo Tours is a great way to visit several chateau in one day. Pascal, our guide, was wonderfully informed and engaging. If we go again, I will ask specifically for him. This tour beats renting a car in Amboise by far.

Thank TravelingJulianne
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