Enjoy a morning’s immersion into the Loire Valley visiting the spectacular Château Villandry and Château L’Islette. After, enjoy a typical French aperitif with Loire wine on the banks of the nearby river.
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist office in Tours and get on the minivan, off to the Loire Châteaux!
You will start the tour 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. You will be guided through all the rooms of the château, with hear plenty of thrilling anecdotes.
One of the highlights will be the exploration of Villandry gorgeous formal gardens, a beautiful and delicately-manicured landscape masterpiece. The 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, no detail can be missed!
After a short drive, enjoy the amazing sight unfolding in front of you and discover Château de L’Islette, a private château 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 the charming French hosts and chat about their daily life in this 21st century château!
After the visit, you will share a friendly moment with your guide who will set up for you a lovely French aperitif, near the bank of the river, in the park of the château. Enjoy a Loire wine, perfectly matching a selection of tasty local products.
- Friendly and professional local guide
- Entrance fees to two chateaux
- French aperitif with local wine and a local delicacy
- Transfers by minivan
Tourism Office of Tours
Fully refundable up to 24 hours before departure.