2-Day Loire Valley Culture and Wine

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.

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Oceania L'univers Tours
5 boulevard Heurteloup, Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FR, 37000

9:30 AM - 8 hr

This package will start a 9:30 AM in front of the Tours Tourist office (across the plaza from Tours main train station).

You'll meet your guide and the rest of the group for your full-day tour. There will be no more than 8 people in your group and your guide will be a local expert, perfectly fluent in English

On Mondays and Thursdays the tour will start with the visit of the castle of Azay-le-Rideau, followed by the Château de Langeais and the incredible castle and gardens of Villandry

At lunchtime, you'll delight in a local 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.

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Château d'Azay-le-Rideau
Rue de Pineau, Azay-le-Rideau, CENTRE, FR, 37190

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Château De Villandry
3 Rue Principale, Villandry, INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FR, 37510
http://www.chateauvillandry.com

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Château de Langeais
http://chateau-de-langeais.com

Day 2

9:30 PM - 8 hr

At 9:30 AM you'll meet your guide and the rest of the 8-people group for your 2nd day of touring in the Loire Valley.

Depending on your arrival day, on this second day, you'll be able to visit either:

On Tuesdays and Fridays, The castles of Blois, Chambord or Cheverny

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the castles of Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Luce

On either day, the program will be the same format as the first day: in the morning a castle visit followed by a local restaurant or winegrower's lunch, followed by the visits of 2 castles.

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Château Royal de Blois
6 Place du Château, Blois, CENTRE, FR, 41000

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Château De Chenonceau
Rue Chateau, Chenonceaux, INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FR, 37150
http://www.chenonceau.com

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Château De Chambord
Domaine national de Chambord, Chambord, LOIR-ET-CHER, FR, 41250
http://www.chambord.org

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Château de Cheverny
Cheverny, CENTRE, FR, 41700

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Château Royal D'amboise
Place Michel Debré, Amboise, INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FR, 37400
http://culturecommunication.gouv.fr

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan
  • 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
  • Private English speaking escort guide,
  • Entrance tickets for the visited sites,
  • visit and tasting at a cellar cave, 2 lunches at the winery, drinks included,
  • one night in a 4* hotel on double occupancy, with breakfast and taxes.

THIS PACKAGE DOES NOT INLUDE
Personal expenses,
Extras,
Tips and gratuities.
Single supplement.

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