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Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau

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Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

The sweeping vineyards, lush forests and fairy-tale castles of the Loire Valley are even more impressive from above and this 3-hour hot-air balloon experience is the ideal way to enjoy an aerial view. Float over the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire, Indre or Cher Valleys; spot landmarks like the Chateau of Chenonceau or the gardens of Villandry; then toast your safe landing with a glass of Champagne or sparkling grape juice.
  • Take to the skies for an exhilarating 1-hour hot air balloon flight
  • Choose between a sunrise or sunset flight
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and transfers
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalised experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (up to 15km or 9.3 miles from Amboise)
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Hot-air balloon flight
Glass of Champagne or Sparkling Grape Juice
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Camping Municipal de l'Ile d'Or , 4 All. des Mariniers, 37400 Amboise, France

In front the brasserie de l'Ile d'Or

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This activity will end right where it started.
Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your hotel and a transfer by 4x4 to the launch site, where you’ll have chance to watch the balloon being inflated. After a safety briefing, hop aboard and hold on tight as you take off and float up high into the sky.

Look down over the rolling hills of the Loire Valley as you soar overhead and snap photos of the patchwork of vineyards, orchards and forests, stretching along the banks of the Loire River. While in the air, listen to your pilot’s commentary as you fly over the over the Loire, Indre or Cher Valleys, then swoop over magnificent châteaux like Villandry, Amboise or Chenonceau, and watch the sunrise or sunset over the Loire.

As you come in to land, a glass of champagne and a personalized flight certificate will be waiting for you. After celebrating your safe landing with a toast, hop back in the 4x4 and end your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Balloon Revolution
Travellers will discover some of the magnificient castel of the Renaissance.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Amboise Montgolfière - Balloon Revolution
Travellers will discover some of the magnificient castel of the Renaissance.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BALLOON REVOLUTION
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley, from Amboise & Chenonceau.

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star-5
Exquisite morning balloon ride
Erin_L
, Aug 2022
We had such a wonderful morning gliding over the treetops and chateaus of the Loire Valley. We can’t recommend this company enough. They were friendly and everything felt safe and very comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Erin, Thank you for flying with us and giving your impressions ! Best regards Nicolas
star-5
Amazing views of the...
David_R
, Aug 2022
Amazing views of the Loire Valley Great experience Fabulous staff Excelent safety measures It was on my bucket list
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear David, Thank you for flying with us and giving your impressions ! Best regards Nicolas
star-5
Gorgeous sunset views
Olivia_C
, Aug 2022
Gorgeous sunset views and the perfect ending— winds allowed us to pass directly over Chenonceau before we touched down in a field.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Olivia, Thank you for flying with us and giving your impressions ! Best regards Nicolas
star-5
Early morning hot air balloon ride!
Kate_W
, Jun 2022
We got up at 5:30AM and met our tour in a campground when it was still dark. Watched them blow up the balloon and attached the basket. When we landed we where met with a champagne celebration!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sounds good, thank you for your feedback ! Nicely resumed of an hot air balloon flight ;) An adventure made for people without any « pré-jugés » ! Sincerely yours, NR
star-5
Beautiful!
Luisa_C
, Jun 2022
Beautiful views! Excellent experience and wonderful staff both on the ground and in the air. Would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Passengers, Thank you for flying with us and for your feedback ! All the best, NR
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!
Diana_B
, Jun 2022
They picked us up right from the hotel, were so kind and funny. They were also very experienced and we felt safe in their hands the entire time. Loved this experience! Definitely bring a jacket!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Great to read from you ! Yes it was funny ;) and of course better to take more clothes than less ! Best regards, NR
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Disappointed because castles overview were not made
Adriano_R
, May 2022
None Could see castles far away so gardens and overview were not made Few years ago the ballon run was much more nice
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Mr. Rodiriguez, Thank you for your message, although I am not sure I understand the exact meaning... Wednesday 18/05 morning, we made a superb flight with 2 balloons from Amboise where successively we flew over the Royal Castle of Amboise, Le Clos Lucé (Leonardo da Vinci's house), then the Castle Gaillard (Charles VIII's house) and saw from further away the Castle of Arpentis and the Pagoda of Chanteloup. In total, we were able to observe 5 major buildings of the French History (my passengers were witnesses of it with photos). Then the flight continued and we crossed the Royal Forest of Amboise at more than 3000 feet to allow us to go to the Castle of Chenonceau (Ladies' Castle and property of Catherine de Medici). We landed after crossing the Cher River a few hundred meters from the Chateau de Chenonceau property that no one could miss. I sincerely regret that you did not know how to take advantage of all this perhaps by simple ignorance. Your very sincere aeronaut, Nicolas Rodier p.s.: I'm sorry I can't add more photos, because this one alone speaks for itself. Cher Monsieur Rodiriguez, Merci pour votre message, même si je ne suis pas certain de bien comprendre le sens exact... Mercredi 18/05 matin, nous avons réalisé un superbe vol à 2 ballons au départ d'Amboise où successivement nous avons survolé le Château Royal d'Amboise, Le Clos Lucé (Léonardo da Vinci 's house), puis le Château Gaillard (Charles VIII's house) et vu de plus loin le Château des Arpentis et La Pagode de Chanteloup. Au total, nous avons pu observer 5 édifices majeures de l'Histoire de France (mes passagers en ont été témoins photos à l'appui). Puis le vol continua et nous traversâmes la Forêt Royale d'Amboise à plus de 3000 pieds pour nous permettre de nous diriger vers le Château de Chenonceau (Château des Dames et propriété notamment de Catherine de Médicis). Nous nous sommes posé après avoir traversé le Cher à quelques centaines de mètre de la propriété du Château de Chenonceau que personnes n'a pu manquer. Je regrette sincèrement que vous n'ayez pas su profiter de tout cela peut-être par volonté de simple ignorance. Votre très sincère aéronaute, Nicolas Rodier p.s: navrant que je ne puisse pas ajouter de photos car celle-ci, à elles seules ce passent de commentaires.
star-1
The fact that you...
Suzi_C
, Apr 2022
The fact that you canceled our flight, supposedly because you decided my husband was too old, was a huge disappointment to us. He is extremely healthy and fit, but just because he’s 80, you canceled without ever even meeting him.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Suzi, Sorry that you take it like this, and also very sorry that you judge our decision as a discrimination. Ballooning is a very different activity in compare to others. This flight would haven’t been possible either for young kids. We hope that you understand that our priority is to provide safety flight to our passengers. We are pleased to be in position to put forward a total of 100% of our flights completed without problems or «accidents ». Kind regards, Nicolas
star-5
Perfect timing of...
Paul_V
, Oct 2021
Perfect timing of sunrise. Friendly pilot. Wonderful, beautiful, romantic. I would recommend this to everyone.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much to fly with us ! All the best ! nicolas
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely AMAZING experience 😊
Jenny_D
, Oct 2021
Absolutely amazing experience!! Super professional and very friendly team. I loved that the basket was quite big which made us feel more secure. It was amazing that we could purchase pictures and videos of us on the flight taken by a drone and it was a fair price everyone was able to afford 😊👌 (not like in the States 🙄where they charge $50 for a single picture in front of a backdrop at the Empire State Building 🤦🏻‍♀️). We cannot recommend this experience highly enough!! Absolutely loved every second of it 💖
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Passengers, Thank you so much for flying with us and to take time to write your experience in details ! All the best & Kind regards, Nicolas
star-5
The dream come true
Aida
, Aug 2021
Excellent. It was my dream come true. The trip was great and the attention perfect. We tried before in Turkey but the climate wasn’t good so We couldn’t go. That was three years ago. Now everything was perfect. A trip with my daughter. It’s a little bit cold up there so take a jacket with you.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Passengers, Thank you so much for flying with us and to take time to write your experience in details ! All the best & Kind regards, Nicolas
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sunset over the Loire Valley
Wendy_M
, Jun 2021
The crew was simply amazing, Julian and the pilot couldn’t have been kinder. What a wonderful experience. There are a few of the companies that take off at the same time which is lovely to see them all in the air.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Wendy, Thank you very much to take time to give your feedback ! Always Good to hear ! All the best and wishing you a nice trip. Best regards, Nicolas
star-5
Great experience
Michael_S
, Jul 2020
We scheduled an evening flight but weather conditions were not good so we were offered a morning flight. It was great. The pilot got us off the ground smoothly and back to the earth in one piece. Absolutely fantastic. Other members of my family have already signed up for a flight in a couple of weeks.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear passengers, thank for your kind review ! All the best ! Nicolas
star-5
Excellent Flight
Angela L
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed our experience and it was a highlight of our time in France. There was inclement weather so the flight was delayed by one day however the tour operator provided updates via email and by contacting the hotel lobby staff and were very professional. We highly recommend this tour and this company.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear passengers, thank you for flying with us & taking time to give your feedback! All the best!
star-5
Amazing family memory
Alli_A
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed much from the event Kevin was a wonderful pilot. Our (7) young daughter loved the experience. The event started just on time. Organization was perfect. It is so exciting to see how the balloon gets its hot air, 5 ppl in a balloon plus pilot. Flight takes an hour. However preparations of before flight and after flight requires a total duration of 3 hours. You know where you begin and do not know where you land, but rest assured the team will follow the balloon and come over to take you. End of flight you receive a certificate which is also cool 😎
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Passengers, Thank you for your great feedback ! We are happy that you enjoyed your balloon expérience! All the best! Nicolas
star-3
This was a bucket list booking for...
Jennifer D
, Sep 2017
This was a bucket list booking for us. However we missed the sunrise as 2 people turned up 20 minutes late. Otherwise it was very nice with beautiful views and we had great Hot Air Balloon weather. My negative was that the pilot did not offer any commentary or point out any sights and therefore the trip was in silence most of the time. Silence is also good for such a peaceful sailing but some commentary or points of interest would have been helpful. We also thought we would be flying over a number of chateaux but this was not the case. Overall it was very nice but I feel the cost outweighed the experience.
star-1
It was very disapointing because our...
Tea H
, Aug 2017
It was very disapointing because our guide was to nervous (realy would not recomend) and during the all ride we were on the lowest high (baloons beside us were 10 times higher than us).
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What an amazing experience! The tour...
Thomas H
, Jul 2017
What an amazing experience! The tour leaders did a fabulous job and made the entire expereince enjoyable. Having never been in a balloon, this was something I will never forget!
star-5
This was a SUPERB experience which i...
stephen_p
, Apr 2017
This was a SUPERB experience which i would highly recommend. Nicholas and his team were so professional and engaging and we had the most enjoyable time as a family. We have done hot-air ballooning in South Africa and can say that this was far far better !! Nearly landing in Mick Jaggers Chateau gardens was a highlight ! If i could make one recommendation, please could we have a flask of coffee to start the early morning flights.Other than that, it was 5 stars. Stephen Pellerade
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Passengers, Thank you so much for flying with us and to take time to write your experience in details ! All the best & Kind regards, Nicolas
star-5
A must do when in the Loire...
Stephanie M
, Sep 2016
A must do when in the Loire Valley/Tours area. The staff were very nice and the balloon ride was smooth, relaxing, with beautiful views. They served champagne when we went up. Keep in mind they will ask for sown help setting up and packing up after but it doesn't take long and was part of the fun!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Passengers, Thank you so much for flying with us and to take time to write your experience in details ! All the best & Kind regards, Nicolas

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