All inclusive Day tour.
Lunch & drinks in a cave.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 21st.
AZAY LE RIDEAU / RIVAU / VILLANDRY
Pick up: 09:00 AM Amboise Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday).
09:30 AM, Tours Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday).
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.
Lunch at a family estate or at a traditional restaurant.
Wine is always the fruit of a love story between vines and strong personalities. Since its creation in 1957, the Estate seeks to showcase the “terroir” of Chinon in the most beautiful way, with a simple idea: a wine is the expression of a “terroir”. Discover this local domain where you learn how to pair Chinon wines with local products (cheeses and meats).
Discovery and presentation of Rivau gardens and château.
Rivau offers a remarkable balance between architecture, gardens and contemporary art. Discovering this confidential place is a funny and original experience. You will be amazed by the majestic aspect of this XVth century fortress, contrasting with its quirky art exhibition. The masterpiece of Rivau is the huge garden, inspired by fairy tales and cartoons.
Laid on 14 acres, and integrally designed by Patricia Laigneau, owner of the château, they offer the best occasion to stroll and relax among trees,flowers and contemporary vegetal composition.
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
06.00 PM Amboise
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation.
From Paris to Tours
Departure: Paris Montparnasse to Tours 07.35 AM. Train n°8301
Arrival: Tours central city 08.48 AM
09.30 AM meeting point, Tours tourist office across the street from the train station.
Your guide will be parked in front of Tours Tourist Office (Mercedes grey minivan).
From Tours return to Paris
Departure: Tours to Paris Montparnasse 06.12 PM. Train n°8326
Arrival: Paris Montparnasse 07.26 PM.
You will be back to Paris just in time for aperitif.
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, lunch at a winery or in a traditional restaurant, drinks included.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, extra, other drinks, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley in Amboise and Tours).