Day trip

From Tours: Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau & Vouvray Wineries

From Tours: Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau & Vouvray Wineries

Activity provider: A la francaise - Bordovino

From US$ 181.30 per person

Visit must-see the Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the remarkable gardens of Villandry . Make the most of a Loire Valley wine tour and meet wine producers of the Vouvray appellation.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the must-see Château de Villandry and its unique gardens
  • Visit the unforgettable Château of Azay-le-Rideau
  • Learn everything about Loire Valley wines and discover its vineyards
  • Explore two wineries in the Vouvray region and meet their producers
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours at 9:30 AM and board the minivan for an amazing day in the Loire Valley. You are going to live an unforgettable experience : in the morning, set off to discover two castles in the region: the "perfect" castle of Azay le Rideau and the beautiful castle of Villandry. You will start with a visit to the Château d'Azay le Rideau, a true jewel of Renaissance architecture built by a secretary of the King Francis 1st. Your passionate guide will accompany you on all the visits and will share with you the stories of the estate. Then, arrival at the Château de Villandry, a jewel of French heritage built during the Renaissance. Your guide will accompany you through the remarkable formal gardens of Villandry, of breathtaking beauty and delicacy. You will able to walk in the vegetable garden, the maze, around the water garden... Your guide will also show you the best spots to get the best view of this tremendous work. At 2.00PM, you're off to Vouvray, a beautiful wine area full of passion-driven winegrowers! Meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate! Visit the traditional wine cellar (bring your coat, it can get cold in the cellar !) . During the visits, your hosts will share their knowledge so you can appreciate the Vouvray wine and all the work and tradition that goes with it! The main grape variety of Chenin blanc allows the production of a great variety of white wines either dry, sweet or sparkling! Afterwards, you will be driven back to Tours, where your tour will end at 6:30pm.
Includes
  • Semi-private tour in English and French (max. 8 people)
  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Entrance fees to the chateaux and wine estates
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Wine tastings (8 glasses minimum)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (you will have free time to buy lunch in a bakery)
  • Tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Please meet at the Office de Tourisme - 78-82, Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • - This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
  • - This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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A wonderful day trip with an excellent guide!

September 24, 2019

Product ID: 152859