Enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre with this delightful afternoon including the visit of three great castles. On your schedule, two must-sees in the Loire Valley: the elegant Chateau de Villandry and the majestic Azay-le Rideau. During this tour, you will also experience for real the chateau daily life of a French family who owns and still lives in a genuine castle dating back from the 16th century... Your passionate guide will stay with you all along sharing many anecdotes that will make you feel part of those royal days. An unforgettable afternoon!
Idiomas da excursão
- Excursão em grupo pequeno
- Conduzida por um guia local
- Grupos pequenos têm garantia de serviço pessoal
- Curta um dia longe do barulho e da agitação da cidade
- Guia profissional informativo e acessível
1:30 pm: Meet your guide in front of the Tourist office in Tours and get on your minivan, off to the Loire Chateaus!
During this afternoon, you will visit two stunning Chateaus of the Loire Valley, as well as a charming genuine family-owned castle in which you will instantly feel like home!
You will start your visit at Château de Villandry, a Renaissance jewel ranking high in French heritage. During the tour, you will time-travel from Renaissance to life in France back in the 18th century. Your tour-leader will guide you through all the rooms of the chateau, with plenty of thrilling anecdotes and just one mission: make your day a fun adventure that you will always remember! One of the highlights will be the exploration of Villandry gorgeous formal gardens, a beautiful and delicately-manicured landscape masterpiece. Your local expert will share all his knowledge of this garden à la française, and will show you hidden corners from where you will get the best views of this remarquable site. The ornamental kitchen garden, the Maze, the classical water garden...Don't miss any detail!
En route for the next stop! After a short drive, enjoy the amazing sight unfolding in front of you and discover Azay le Rideau, a real gem among all Loire Castles. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre river, its facade reflexion in the water adds to its beauty and makes it one of the most famous monument in the area. Once inside, you will be able to visit all the antique-furnished rooms of the chateau and easily imagine life over centuries of French history. Before you go, don’t forget to enjoy one more time the spectacular view of this architectural jewel set in excecptional green haven.
After this visit, your guide will drive you to Chateau de L’Islette, a private castle still inhabited by the French family who inherited this historical monument. Be prepared for a very unusual visit, as your guide will take you to all the rooms of the house, including the most intimate ones like the parent's bedroom, the kids’ corner, the family kitchen and even the bathrooms! If you are lucky, you may even get the chance to meet our charming French hosts and chat about their daily life in this house! A real genuine experience!
Before saying goodbye, share a friendly moment with our guide. He will set up a nice aperitif for your group near the bank of the river, in the park of the chateau. Enjoy a Loire wine, perfectly matching a selection of tasty local products... An amazing experience you will never forget! Cheers!
7:30 pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
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The beautiful Villandry's gardens
- Entrance fees
- Wine tasting
- Professional guide
- Small-group tour
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Política de cancelamento
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.