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Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour: Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry, Wine tasting lunch

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    What to Expect
    Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan in central Tours, France, then head into the countryside with your guide to begin your full-day tour. First, visit the 16th-century Château d'Azay-le-Rideau — nestled by the banks of the Indre River. As you explore, admire features including the Renaissance staircase and gain insight into the castle’s rich history.

    Continue on to a family-run wine estate and sample some of the bourgueil or chinon wines in production. After a traditional lunch here or in a local restaurant, visit the Château du Rivau and tour the award-winning landscaped gardens.

    In the afternoon, stop at the 16th-century Château de Villandry — famous for its beautifully tended herb and vegetable gardens. Here, admire the bold Renaissance architecture you find and enjoy sweeping views along the banks of the Loire River.

    Stroll along pathways lined with ancient linden trees, and discover the scents and colors for which the gardens are famous. Afterwards, return to your original departure point to conclude your tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Wine tasting
    • Lunch with drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
    • Entry/Admission - Loire Valley Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau du Rivau
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Villandry
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Other drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note, the tour departs from the city of Tours. If you are not staying in Tours, you will have to book and pay for your own transport to get there, this is not included in the tour. The tour departs from the local tourist office (address given on voucher).
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (up to 2 languages spoken in a group)
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Guaranteed departure
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    What an amazing day. It was everything we expected and more. Audrey our tour guide made it even more special. Her knowledge of history and her gift of telling the story was certainly a gift to us. Thank you.
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    This was the highlight of my stay in Tours. The guide, Lea, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The visits were the perfect amount of time, the drive also lovely. I cannot recommend this more!!!
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 9h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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