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Beautiful Loire Valley - Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Villandry

Beautiful Loire Valley - Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Villandry

9 hours From
AU$293 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    LVT-18-3504
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu
9 hours From
AU$293 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    LVT-18-3504
  • Capacity
    8 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Thu
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsAdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

Visit the elegant Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, enjoy wine tasting and lunch at a family estate or a traditional restaurant and guided tours of the Langeais Fortress and one of the most spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry.

Departure Time: 9:00 am (Amboise Tourist Office), 9:30 am (Tours Tourist Ofice)

Itinerary

Guided tour of the fortress 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.

Lunch at a family estatee or at a traditional restaurant. Includes local products and great wine tasting of Bourgueil or Chinon wines.

Guided tour of Langeais Fortress
A tour of the interior not only gives a good idea of the day-to-day life in the Middle Ages, but also provides reminders of a key event in French history: the marriage of Charles VIII and Duchess Anne of Brittany, which eventually led to her still-independent duchy becoming part of France. When Jacques Siegfried bought the Chateau of Langeais in 1886, he set out to recreate a model 15th-century residence, complete with furniture, tapestries and artifacts of the period.

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.

Your guide will drop you off in Tours at 5:30 PM or in Amboise at 6:15 PM.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan
  • English-speaking escort guide
  • Entrance tickets and guided tour of the castle of castle of Azay le Rideau, Langeais, gardens of Villandry
  • Tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave
  • Lunch at a winery or in a traditional restaurant, drinks included

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Other drinks
  • Hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours)

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