Day tour "Beautiful Loire Valley"

Address: Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme de Tours Date: Wednesday 7 oct 2020 - Saturday 31 Oct 2020

Address: Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme de Tours

Excursion to AZAY LE RIDEAU / LANGEAIS / VILLANDRY. Châteaux entrance fees included. Lunch not included. From Tours Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday)

 

09:30 AM, Tours Tourist Office.

Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tour of the castle of Azay le Rideau, Rivau, gardens of Villandry, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave.

Guided tour of the chateau of Azay le Rideau.

This is one of the purest gems of Renaissance architecture in the Loire Valley. Financer Gilles Berthelot’s Chateau, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, still shines today thanks to the lightness and balance of its mullioned, pepper pots, dormers and above all its graceful staircase.

We will not forget to admire the Chateau under every angle with a stroll around the English style garden, a jewel case of greenness for what is considered today as one of the most beautiful stone diamonds in Touraine.

Wine tasting at an organic local domain.

The vines of this estate are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century.

Lunch at your leisure.

Guided tour of Chateau of Langeais.

Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture.

Guided tour of one of the most spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry.

By its diversity and originality (Love Garden, Kitchen Garden, Aromatic and Medicine Plant Garden, Water Garden and the brand new Sun Garden) and by its size (15 acres, 1150 linden trees), Villandry is the Loire Valley garden not to be missed. With your guide, learn to speak the language of a medieval and Renaissance garden, discover the power of thyme and basil on your health.

Drop off : 05:30 PM Tours Tourist Office .

This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tour of the castle of Azay le Rideau, Rivau, gardens of Villandry, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave.


8 passengers maximum per vehicle.

This tour does not include
Personal expenses, lunch, extra, other drinks, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person ( hotels located in Tours)

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