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.
|Pick up|| Monday & Thursday|| Tuesday & Friday||Wednesday & Saturday|
| ||AZAY LE RIDEAU** / LANGEAIS/ VILLANDRY||BLOIS / CHAMBORD / CHEVERNY||CHENONCEAU / AMBOISE / CLOS LUCE|
|Hotel**** de l’Univers||9.35am*||8.50am*||8.50am*|
|Amboise Tourist Office||9.00am||09.30am||9.30am|
|Tours Tourist Office||9.30am||9.00am||9.00am|
*(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).
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 IN TOURS FOR 1 NIGHT
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.
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 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.