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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Entrance fees and guided visits to Chateau Villandry and Chateau l'Islette
Entrance fees and tastings at two wineries from Vouvray
French aperitif with a glass of Loire wine and a local delicacy
Lunch (free-time to buy it in city centre of Tours from 1.30PM to 2.00PM)
Hotel Pick-Up // Drop-off
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
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
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitiser provided
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