Loire Valley Tours Day tour and over night at 4* hotel l’Univers In Tours Chateaux & Wines of the Loire Valley (SB1)
Visit three major sites of the Loire Valley, taste local wines during lunch in wineries, enjoy the superb location of your 4* hotel in the heart of Tours, capital city of the Loire Valley.Amplitude
This is the duration of the tour. 9 hours
Duration of the tour in the Loire Valley. Including Paris round trip 11 hours
Comfortable TGV transfer Minivan
Semi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus. Children
Reduced price for children under 12 years old.
Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
Semi private or private tour. This tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns. Lunch
Traditional wine maker lunch and drinks are included in the tour.
Lunches are hosted by winemakers to present you local specialties and good local wines.
(Specific diets have to be mentioned 72h in advance). Chateau
The tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour.
You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.
Licensed guide, entrance fees.
One night at 4* L’Univers in Tours.
Lunch & drinks at a local wine producer’s.
- Loire Valley Tours day tours and over night at 4* hotel l’Univers In Tours Chateaux & Wines of the Loire Valley
- Pick up:
- 9.35 AM 4* hotel de l’Univers (Offered, 14.00 € per person)
- 9 AM Amboise Tourist Office.
- 9.30 AM, Tours Tourist Office.
One visit in the morning, then lunch followed by two other guided tours.
Tuesday & Friday: BLOIS / CHAMBORD / CHEVERNY
Wednesday & Saturday: CHENONCEAU / AMBOISE / CLOS LUCE
Monday & Thursday: AZAY LE RIDEAU / CHINON / VILLANDRY
All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you a detailed historical and architectural visit of the highlights of the Loire Valley you wish to discover. He or she is qualified and entitled to take you through any indoor site (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny etc) or outdoor site (Villandry gardens, town of Chinon etc).
Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about our kings and castles and will tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region;
Lunch at a family estate’s, in the vineyards or in a cave.
Cheeses, charcuterie and organic wines.
You will come to taste AOC Cheverny red and white wines, AOC Azay le Rideau or matured Vouvrays.
A true authentic moment.
6.30 PM: return to Amboise or Tours tourist office or hotel.
Your hotel: 4* Hôtel de l’Univers in Tours.
Your hotel is set in a fashionable shopping area one kilometre from the Old Town. This hotel has been the most prestigious address in Tours since 1846. Many large personalities of the Europe and the New World stayed in this best hotel of Tours. In addition to its rich and historic past, as underlined by its celebrated portrait gallery, it offers all the comfort of a grand hotel established in the best traditions of hospitality and elegance “à la Française”.
Discover the area known as "Old Tours", pedestrian streets and numerous XVth and XVIth c. timber-framed houses, the famous place Plumereau, Charlemagne Tower, Saint-Martin collegiate church, and the new Saint-Martin Basilica.
Walk in the fabulous market on Tours, the largest food market in the Loire Valley. Open market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and covered market every day.
Discover our wines, cheeses, our fruits, vegetables, local meat dishes (charcuterie) and fish.
Tours is the largest city in the Loire Valley and its capital city. Located in the heart of the region, it is the best base for sightseeing. Historically and architecturally speaking, it is one of the cradles of the French Renaissance.
THE NIGHT: YOUR HOTEL NIGHT IS BOOKED FOR THE DAY OF YOUR DAY TOUR. AS AN OPTION, YOU CAN BOOK YOUR HOTEL NIGHT THE DAY BEFORE YOUR DAY TOUR.
This tour includes
transportation in a comfortable full option minivan, private English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets for the visited sites, visit and tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at the winery, drinks included, one night and breakfast in a 4* hotel.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include
personal expenses, extra, gratuities.