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Loire Valley Super stay Classic, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 2* hotel in Tours
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Day Tours available from Monday to Saturday, NO Day Tours on Sundays.

Registered guide, entrance fees.
3 days of tours & 2 Nights in 2* hotel in the heart of Tours.

Available from April 27th to October 31st.




Blois, Cheverny et Chambord : Monday & Thursday

Pick up: 08:50 AM at your hotel** or 09:00 AM at Tourist Office in Tours.

 

Chateau de Blois, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D2Guided tour of the Chateau of Blois

The chateau of Blois is unique by its combination of 4 styles: medieval, gothic, renaissance and classical. Home of kings Louis XII and François I, it keeps the souvenir of a tragic historical event.

 

 


Loire Valley wine tasting lunch, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D2Tour and tasting at an organic local winery

Enjoy an exclusive and convivial tasting of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny wines, king François 1st 's favourite wines at a local winery. Wines of the domain and terroir specialities.

Lunch at your leisure

 

Chateau of ChevernyGuided tour of the Château of Cheverny

He has been owned by the same family since the XIII. The Marquis Hurault de Vibraye, thanks to one of the most beautiful furniture in the Loire Valley, has succeeded in giving warmth and life to his chateau. The Chateau, which led to the creation of Moulinsart in the famous comic book Tintin, is also famous for the tradition of the horse-back hunt and its impressive pack of 100 dogs. You may have a chance to witness the spectacular daily event of "the dogs' soup".



Chateau of ChambordGuided tour of the Château of Chambord

Drive to the Estate of Chambord, a national game reserve as large as the town of Paris. The chateau de Chambord is a unique monument by its architecture and proportions. Leonardo da Vinci probably took part in the conception of the project. With more than 400 rooms and its double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley.




Drop-off: 05:40 PM at your hotel**, dinner at leisure or 05.30 PM at Tours Tourist Office

 

Chenonceau, Royal Castle of Amboise and Clos Lucé : Tuesday & Friday

 

Pick up: 08:50 AM at your hotel** in Tours or 09.00 PM at Tours Tourist Office

Chateau of ChenonceauYou'll start your day visiting the Chateau of Chenonceau

The "Chateau des Dames", bridge built across the Cher, is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis...) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.






LunchTour and wine at a wine specialist's in matured Loire Valley vintages

Pascal and his team, welcome you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of 3 local wines. 




Lunch at your leisure


Château AmboiseAfter lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise

Residence of Charles VII and young François d'Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.




Chateau of Clos LucéGuided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé

In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.

Drop-off: 05:40 PM at your hotel**, dinner at leisure or 05.30 PM at Tours Tourist Office

 

Azay le Rideau, Langeais, Villandry : Wednesday & Saturday

Pick up: 09:30 AM at Tours Tourist Office or 09.40 PM at your hotel**

Guided tour of the fortress of Azay le Rideau 

To start the day, guided tour of the Château of Azay le Rideau, 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.


 

Fortress of Azay le Rideau - Loire Valley Day tour around Azay le Rideau, Langeais and Villandry

 

Chateau of Langeais, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

Wine tasting at an organic local domain

The vines of this estate are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century.


Lunch at your leisure

Chateau of Langeais, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

Guided tour of Chateau of Langeais

Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture.


Chateau de VillandryGuided 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: 05:40 PM at your hotel**, dinner at leisure or 05.30 PM at Tours Tourist Office


 


YOUR HOTEL IN TOURS FOR 2 NIGHTS

Check in at your hotel** - double occupancy

Ideally located nearby the ancient "Place Plumereau" center, historical and cultural sites, two minutes from railway station, this hotel welcomes you in a cosy and warm atmosphere.

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


2 start hotel in Tours, Loire Valley Super Stay Classic


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 city   Cathédrale Tours   Tours market place

     

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 : to be advised shortly

From Tours return to Paris : to be advised shortly


This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tours for the Chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucé, Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Azay Le Rideau, Langeais and Villandry gardens, visits and tastings at a cellar caves (Vouvray, Cheverny, Chinon or Bourgueil), two nights in hotel** on double occupancy with breakfasts, taxes included. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.

This tour does not include

Personal expenses, extra, lunches, dinners and gratuities. 

 
Features
Duration of the tour3 days
Type of tourSmall group
LanguageWe authorize a maximum of 2 different languages per minivan. In that case, your guide will lead the tour in 2 languages.
Hotel addressHôtel Ronsard** - 2 Rue Pimbert, 37000 Tours, France (+33 2 47 05 25 36)
MinivanSemi private or private tour. The transportation of this excursion is operated in a comfortable full options minibus. Maximum 8 passengers per minibus.
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.
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.
 
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  • 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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