Small group tour - Guaranteed Departure
Beautiful Loire Valley: Loire Valley Day tours, Chateaux & Wines, Villandry, Chinon and Langeais - Mondays & Thursdays.
This tour is available from March 1st to December 24th.
Castle of Chinon, lunch at a wine maker’s, Medieval Fortress of Langeais and Villandry, when gardening comes to art.
All inclusive Day tour.
Lunch & drinks in a cave.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 24th.
CHINON/ LANGEAIS / VILLANDRY
Pick up: 09:00AM Amboise Tourist Office. (Monday & Thursday).
09:30AM, Tours Tourist Office. (Monday & Thursday).
Guided tour of the fortress of Chinon.
The fortress was built in a remarkable area, standing on a defended spur overlooking the Vienne River and guarding the borders of Anjou and Poitou. Its remarkable fortifications are over 500 metres long and made up of three structures separated by moats: Fort Saint Georges to the east, Fort Coudray to the west and the Château du Milieu containing the royal living quarters in the centre.
Now, the fortress is a combination between a major historical monument (it is where Joan of Arc met the heir apparent Charles VIIth in 1429) and a very modern museography : increased reality systems, videos, interactive guide booklets, sonorous benches…
Lunch at a family estate or at a traditional restaurant.
Local products and great wine tasting of Bourgueil or Chinon wines.
A true authentic moment.
Guided tour of Langeais Fortress.
A tour of the interior not only gives a good idea of the day-to-day life in the Middle Ages,
but also provides reminders of a key event in French history: the marriage of Charles VIII and Duchess Anne of Brittany, which eventually led to her still-independent duchy becoming part of France. When Jacques Siegfried bought the Chateau of Langeais in 1886, he set out to recreate a model 15th-century residence, complete with furniture, tapestries and artifacts of the period.
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.
Your guide will drop you off in Tours at 5:30 PM or in Amboise at 6:15 PM
transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tour of the castle of Chinon, Langeais, gardens of Villandry, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at a winery or in a traditional restaurant, drinks included.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
personal expenses, extra, other drinks, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).
David White, Australia - 22 Septembre 2014 (D3)
Johanna, Australia - December 2014