Address: Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme de Tours.
ONE DAY PRIVATE VISIT: THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAUX
EXPERT’S RECOMMENDATION :
Like kings! Let’s enjoy the Loire Valley listed on the worldwide heritage by UNESCO.
Just for you, a private day trip discovering 3 prestigious châteaux and Leonardo’s universe: Chenonceau, “the ladies chateau” enjoys the extremely rare privilege of having always belonged to women. Here you’ll feel: beauty, grace, and elegance; Amboise, the place for Renaissance Festivals; and Clos Luce-Leonardo da Vinci Park, the manor house where Leonardo de Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life and died.
Meet our chauﬀeur guide interpreter in Tours (at the tourist oﬃce or at your hotel in the city center) or St-Pierre-des-Corps station and start for a guided tour in a private minivan with airconditioned discovering:
GUIDED TOUR OF THREE PRESTIGIOUS CASTLES
THE CHATEAU OF CHENONCEAU Built in the sixteenth century, this is one of the purest early French Renaissance style works. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient fortiﬁ ed water mill in the river bed itself, the square main building forms the original château. On the “Pont de Diane” bridge stands the two-level gallery of Catherine de Medici. A stroll through the French gardens makes a pleasant end to your visit.
THE CHATEAU OF AMBOISE Built in the ﬁfteenth and sixteenth centuries on the orders of Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis the 1st , the Château d’Amboise was one of the ﬁrst truly “royal” residences. It is a prestigious example of combined Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Visit of the CLOS LUCE - PARC LEONARDO DA VINCI. A marvel of the Renaissance art, in red bricks and tuﬀ, pure happiness accentuated by the playful game of red brick with white stone, was the residence of Leonardo Da Vinci during the last years of his life.
End of our services in Tours or St-Pierre-des-Corps station
PRICES INCLUDE :
• The full-day private tour (9.00 am – 5.00 pm) including transportation in a minibus (8 seats maximum – departure from and return to Tours)
• Entrance tickets in 3 châteaux
• Guided services with a professional guide (LANGUAGES: French, English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Italian, German)
• VEHICLES: Pick up and drop oﬀ: Tours or St Pierre des Corps.
o SEDAN VOLVO XC60 (leather seats): 3 pax
o MINIVANS: Volkswagen Caravelle rallongés: 8 pax
o Mercedes Viano Ambiente (leather seats): 6 pax
o Ford Custom Tournéo (leather seats): 8 pax.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Extra charge for a pick up if it is not in Tours or St Pierre des Corps
• Personal expenses