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

by À la française
per adult Price is £132
Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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

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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9:00 AM, Villandry & l'Islette châteaux and Vouvray wine tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English and French

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Total price is £131.14, taxes included

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

Activity Location

Tours, France

78 Rue Bernard Palissy

Tours 37000

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tourist Office of the city of Tours

    78 Rue Bernard Palissy

    Tours 37000


Description

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.


Inclusions

  • 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


Exclusions

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

  • Service

  • Hotel Pick-Up // Drop-off


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