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Loire Valley Super stay Comfort, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 4* hotel in Tours
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Registered guide, entrance fees.
3 days of tours & 2 Nights in 4* hotel in the heart of Tours.

Available from September 1st to October 31st 2020.



Day Tours available from Monday to Saturday, NO Day Tours on Sundays. 



Blois, Cheverny et Chambord : Monday & Thursday

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

 

 

Guided 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.

Chateau de Blois, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D2

 

Tour 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.

Loire Valley wine tasting lunch, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

Lunch at your leisure

 

Guided tour of the Chateau of Cheverny.
It 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 Cheverny, guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

 

Guided tour of the Chateau of Chambord.
Drive to the Estate of Chambord, a national game reserve as large as the town of Paris. The chateau de Chambord (guided tour) 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.

Chateau of Chambord, partof the guided Loire Valley Day tour D2

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

 

Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the château de 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.

Chateau, castle, château, Chenonceau, Loire Valley

 

Tour and wine tasting 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.

Vouvray cellar, tour ans tasting, part of the guided Loire Valley Day tour D3

Lunch at your leisure

 

Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII 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.

Château, chateau, castle, Amboise, Loire Valley

 

Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé.
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Chateau 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.

Chateau, château, castle, Clos Lucé, Loire Valley

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 chateau of Azay le Rideau.

This is 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, Azay le rideau, Loire Valley, Langeais, Villandry

 

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.

Vouvray cellar, tour ans tasting, part of the guided Loire Valley Day tour D3

Lunch at your leisure

 

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 of Langeais, part of guided Loire Valley Day tour D1

 

Guided 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.

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



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**** 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 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 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, other meals 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 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.
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.
 
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 !

Please contact us at contact@france-intense.com or via this Form

Reviews

By on 22 May 2019 (Loire Valley Super stay Comfort, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 4* hotel in Tours) :
(5/5

Beautiful tour and guides

Loire Valley Super stay Comfort, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 4* hotel in Tours. My daughter and I took this tour a few weeks ago, this tour was the highlight of our holiday in France. Our guides Audrey and Vincent were wonderful, we really enjoyed learning so much history of France and had so much fun. We would both highly recommend these tours and guides.
Kim and Clare from Australia

By on 26 Oct. 2018 (Loire Valley Super stay Comfort, 3 Day Tours and 2 nights in 4* hotel in Tours) :
(5/5

Amazing holiday


Bonjour,

Last week, my mother, sister and I had the amazing holiday during our tour of the Loire Valley.

I would like to personally write to the agency to bring to attention how wonderful our guide Veronique Villalba was.

We started the tour as soon we arrived in Tours - after waking up at 5am to catch the train from Paris - yet because of Veronique's passion and enthusiasm, we were able to forget about our tiredness and focus on nothing but the fantastic castles.

I especially liked how at each castle Veronique made sure that we had free time to wander around and really absorb the grandeur and beauty the castle had to offer. This was only possible due to her amazing schedule and time management - as she was always on time! I would also like to add that she went the extra mile to give us extra information about each castle, their layout and the history of the French royals. Having studied history, my sister and I both found this very interesting.

Overall, Veronique really made our experience a great one and we all enjoyed her company.

I would like to thank the agency for giving us such an amazing guide, and because of this I will be sure to not only recommend the tour to friends, but will likely be taking another tour by France Intense the next time I am in France.

Merci beaucoup!

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