Morning Loire Valley Castles with Picnic Lunch from Tours

Morning Loire Valley Castles with Picnic Lunch from Tours

Enjoy three unforgettable experiences of a French life of luxury: Chateau de Villandry, Azay le Rideau and Chateau de L’Islette

Tour type: Group , Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Product ID: 37606
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Enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre with this delightful morning including the visit of the elegant must-see Chateau de Villandry and its unique gardens. 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 chateau dating back to the 16th century... The highlight of your tour will definitely be a restful picnic lunch, served in outstanding surroundings. An experience you will never forget! Your passionate guide will stay with you all along sharing many anecdotes that will make you feel part of those royal days.
During this morning tour, you will visit a stunning chateau of the Loire Valley, as well as a charming genuine family-owned chateau in which you will instantly feel like home!
We will start our visit at Chateau 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. Our 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...

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Enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre with this delightful morning including the visit of the elegant must-see Chateau de Villandry and its unique gardens. 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 chateau dating back to the 16th century... The highlight of your tour will definitely be a restful picnic lunch, served in outstanding surroundings. An experience you will never forget! Your passionate guide will stay with you all along sharing many anecdotes that will make you feel part of those royal days.
During this morning tour, you will visit a stunning chateau of the Loire Valley, as well as a charming genuine family-owned chateau in which you will instantly feel like home!
We will start our visit at Chateau 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. Our 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. Our 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 remarkable 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 Chateau de L’Islette, a private chateau 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 21st-century chateau!  A real genuine experience!
After the visit, you will share a friendly moment with your guide who will set up for you a lovely lunch, 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!

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Tour Timings
9:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Group size
1 - 8
Languages
English, French , Spanish
The meeting point
The town of Tours Tourism Office 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy 37000 Tours

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Includes
  • Discover Chateau de Villandry
  • Visit Chateau d'Islette
  • Picnic lunch with local wines 
  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Transfers by minivan

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Cancellation Policy

Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund     

Less than 7 days before tour = 50% refund 

Less than 48 hours before tour = no refund      

Organized by

Pierre-Jean

Having arrived from Paris 8 years ago to work in the wine business, Pierre-Jean is the former marketing director for a wine company in Bordeaux. Pierre-Jean spends his time organising wine tours to perfection and welcomes tourists to his wine region of choice!


Product ID: 37606

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