All inclusive Day tour.
Private guide, entrance fees for 4 days.
3 Nights at 4* hotel in Tours.
PRIVATE & LUXURY ESCORTED TOURS
The Loire Valley, Chartres, Versailles and Paris,
UNESCO ‘s world heritage are for those who look for a lifetime trip.
Those two days in the vineyards of the Loire Valley is for absolute wine lovers.
The ultimate cultural tour: the greatest chateaux & wines of the Loire Valley. Chartres: highest point of gothic art and 800 year old stained glass windows. Versailles: the ideal royal palace. Paris: a dream come true.
Day 1: Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Manor of Leonardo Da Vinci.
09.45 AM: your chauffeur welcomes you in a luxury Mercedes Van. Tours Saint Pierre des Corps TGV train station.
The entire tour and transfers are done in a comfortable van.
Visit of the Chateau of Chenonceau
A present of King Henry II to his mistress Diane de Poitiers.
Transfer to Amboise.
Lunch is at your convenience in Amboise.
Visit the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, this authentic royal castle, introduces Italian style to the Loire Valley. Relive the warmth of the past in this historical place thanks to the presence of an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furnishings. In the Saint-Hubert chapel, the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci has recently been elegantly restored.
At the end the afternoon your chauffeur takes you in a cave specialized in mature Vouvray wines. During the visit the owner presents you wines from 1945 to our days. You get to try the new vintages.
YOUR HOTEL IN TOURS FOR 3 NIGHTS
Check in at your hotel**** l'Univers-superior room
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.
Day 2: Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, Chateau of Villandry and wine tasting in Chinon.
Visit of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Necropolis of the Plantagenets and Richard the Lion Heart.
Transfer to Chinon.
Lunch is at your leisure in Chinon.
Walk in the old streets of Chinon in the steps of Joan of Arc and Richard the Lion Heart.
To end the afternoon, the Chateau de Ligre welcomes you for a visit of its vineyard in Chinon.
In their caves, you taste 5 red wines.
Visit of the Gardens of the Chateau of Villandry.
Villandry was the last Chateau built during the Renaissance period. It is today famous around the world for its unique French terrace gardens.
Return to your 4* hotel for the night. Dinner at leisure in the Tours.
Day 3: Chateau of Chambord, Cheverny and wine tasting in Cour Cheverny.
Chateau of Blois.
The Chateau de Blois is unique by its combination of four architectural styles: Gothic, Flamboyant, Renaissance and Classic. Built by Counts of Blois, Louis XII, Francois I and Louis XIII, this chateau keeps the souvenir of many well-known historical events.
Lunch is at your leisure in Blois.
Visit of the Chateau of Chambord.
It was the first Chateau of the Loire Valley to be listed by UNESCO a world heritage. The architecture was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Chateau of Chambord was only used as a hunting lodge, ordered by François the 1st in 1515.
Visit of Chateau of Cheverny.
Cheverny presents a magnificent collection of furniture and master paintings from the Renaissance period.
Return to your 4* hotel for the night.
Dinner at leisure in Tours.
Day 4: Departure to Paris, Chartres Cathedral, Versailles, hotel in Paris.
In the morning, check-out and departure from the Loire Valley. Transfert to Paris.
On the way, visit of Chartres Cathedral and the old town.
Chartres is famous around the world for its stain glass windows.
Lunch is at your leisure in Chartres or Versailles.
Visit of the most important Chateau of France, Versailles.
He was the main residence of King Louis 14th. Back in 1623, Louis XIII - father of Louis XIV - built a 'hunting lodge, a little gentleman's chateau' of brick, stone, and slate at Versailles. The king liked it so much that he soon had it enlarged by his 'royal engineer and architect'. Then from 1661 to 1668 the young Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, had his own architect, Louis Le Vau, embellish the residence. Yet this little house of cards', as the memorialist Duc de Saint-Simon called it, remained too small. Extensions were deemed necessary.
Transfer to Paris, end of the tour.
This tour includes
Transportation in air-conditioned van, English speaking guide, 3 nights in 4* hotel, accommodation in double rooms, entrance to the monuments mentioned in the itinerary, wine tasting.
This tour doesn't include
TGV transfer, lunches, drinks, extra and gratuities.