Morning Tour to Villandry and Family Castle

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Key Details
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
What You'll Do
  • Discover the elegance of Chateau de Villandry, combined with the charm of its outstanding gardens.
  • Visit and feel the intimacy of a family castle owned by a lovely couple.
  • Feel the French Art de Vivre by having an aperitif composed of french delicacies and local wines.
Enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre with the visit of 2 great castles. After majestic Château de Villandry- a must-see in the Loire Valley - discover one of the rare genuine castles from the 16th century, which is still inhabited.
What to Expect
Enjoy the famous French Art de Vivre by visiting 2 great castles. After majestic Château de Villandry- a must-see in the Loire Valley - discover one of the rare genuine castles from the 16th century, which is still inhabited by a French family you may meet. 

9:00 am: Start at the tourist office in Tours and get into the minivan, off to the Loire castles.
Throughout the morning, you will visit two gorgeous castles: one must-see among the entire Loire Valley, and a charming family-owned castle. By the time you step in, this will just feel like home!
Your visit starts 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. The tour leader will guide you through all the rooms of the chateau, with plenty of thrilling anecdotes and just one mission: to make your day a fun adventure that you'll always remember! One of the highlights will be the exploration of Chateau de Villandry stunning formal gardens, a beautiful and delicately-manicured landscape masterpiece. Your local expert will share his knowledge of this garden, and will show you hidden corners from where you will get the best views of this remarkable site. You will appreciate the ornamental kitchen garden, the maze, the classical water garden and so much more.
Back on the road, be sure to keep your eyes wide open as you drive past Azay le Rideau, a real gem among all Loire Castles.
Now it's time for a different, more intimate atmosphere with the visit of a castle inhabited by the French family who inherited this historical monument. Your guide knows them well and is allowed to tell you everything about all the rooms of the house. He will take you to the most intimate corners like the parent's bedroom, the kids’ corner, the family kitchen and bathrooms. A real experience to tell your friends back home, especially if you get the chance to meet the charming French hosts.
Before leaving, do share a nice aperitif with a Loire wine, perfectly matching the careful selection of tasty local products.
1.00 pm: Back to the tourist office in Tours.
What's Included
  • Entrance to the castles
  • Aperitif with local wines and delicacies
  • Friendly and professional local guide
  • Semi private tour in English and French (max. 8 people)
  • Transportation by minivan
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips and gratuities
Meeting Point

Tours Tourism Office

What to Remember
• Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund
• Less than 7 days before tour = 50% refund
• Less than 48 hours before tour = no refund
Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
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