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Loire Valley Day Tours and overnight at hotel l’Univers**** In Tours Chateaux & Wines of the Loire Valley
Small group

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Licensed guide, entrance fees.
One day of tour & one night at L’Univers**** in Tours.
Lunch & drinks at a local wine producer’s.

Available from March 1st to December 23rd.

Mercedes Class V


Pick up Monday & Thursday Tuesday & FridayWednesday & Saturday
Hotel**** de l’Univers9.35am*8.50am*8.50am*
Amboise Tourist Office9.00am09.30am9.30am
Tours Tourist Office9.30am9.00am9.00am

*(time to be confirmed; offered, 15.00 € per person)

One visit in the morning, then lunch followed by two other guided tours.

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).

Chambord Chenonceau Amboise

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.

 Winegrower lunch

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.



Check in at your hotel**** l'Univers - double occupancy

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”.

Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.

Hotel l'univers

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.

Tours cityCathédrale ToursTours market place


This tour includes

transportation in a comfortable full options 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 in in a 2* hotel on double occupancy, with breakfast.

8 passengers maximum per vehicle.

This tour doesn't include

personal expenses, extra, gratuities. Single supplement.

Duration of the tour1 day
Type of tourSmall group
Hotel addressHôtel de l’Univers**** - 5 Boulevard Heurteloup, 37000 Tours, France (+33 2 47 05 37 12)
MinivanSemi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
ChildrenReduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
GuideSemi 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.
LunchTraditional 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).
ChateauThe 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.
Want to customize your tour ?

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You like this tour but you do not want to share the minivan with other guests ? We have the perfect fit for you ! Enjoy this tour on a private basis !

  • The exclusivity of a private expert English-speaking driver guide.
  • Private transportation in a full option minibus comfortable Mercedes minivan.
  • Complementary pick up and drop off at your hotel.

Our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes ! The guarantee of having a tour completely adapted to your profile, your questions and your preferences !

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