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Full-day tour to Villandry, l'Islette & Vouvray from TOURS

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Highlights

  • Discover the elegant Château de Villandry and its gardens

  • Visit and feel the intimacy of a private family chateau

  • Learn everything about the wine appellation of Vouvray

  • Meet the local producers and taste some Loire wines

  • Enjoy a French aperitif in outstanding surroundings

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Entrance fees and guided visits to Chateau Villandry and Chateau l'Islette

  • What's included

    Entrance fees and tastings at two wineries from Vouvray

  • What's included

    French aperitif with a glass of Loire wine and a local delicacy

  • What's excluded

    Lunch (free-time to buy it in city centre of Tours from 1.30PM to 2.00PM)

  • What's excluded

    Service

  • What's excluded

    Hotel Pick-Up // Drop-off

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Kids under 8 years old are not allowed

  • Minimum drinking age is 18

  • At least two people are required for this tour to operate

What you can expect

9.00AM: Pick-Up in front of the Tourist Office in Tours

You will first visit the elegant must-see Chateau de Villandry and its unique gardens. Your guide will lead you through the different rooms of the chateau before taking you to admire the unique gardens. Then, you will enjoy a unique experience by visiting Chateau l'Islette, a family-owned chateau, where the owners still live! Your tour guide will show you the intimate rooms of the chateau before serving you a local delicacy paired with a glass of local wine in the Park of the chateau.

After this friendly and restful moment, you will head back in direction of Tours. From 1.30PM to 2.00PM, your tour guide will park in front of the Tourist Office and will give you 30 minutes of free-time. He will help you with recommendations of great French Boulangeries (bakeries) around to eat an extra snack if you wish :) At 2.00PM, you're off to Vouvray, a beautiful wine area full of passion-driven winegrowers!

First, you will meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate! During this visit, you will improve your knowledge regarding wine-making and of course wine-tasting! The terroir of this wine area and its main grape variety of Chenin blanc allows the production of elegant white wines, dry, sweet or sparkling! All along the afternoon, your guide will help you to understand better the diversity of Loire wines and the different steps of wine-tasting.

Then, you will explore one of the famous underground caves and discover all the secrets of elaboration of the wines from one of the most ancient historical cellars, still using the “méthode traditionnelle”. Your passionate guide will stay with you all along the tour, sharing with you funny anecdotes and all his knowledge of the region!

6.00 pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Tours, France
  • 78 Rue Bernard Palissy
  • Tours Centre-Val de Loire 37000

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Tourist Office of the city of Tours
  • 78 Rue Bernard Palissy
  • Tours Centre-Val de Loire 37000