9:00 am: Departure from Amboise, the guide comes to pick-you up in front of the Tourist Office in Amboise.
9:30 am: Departure from Tours, meet your friendly guide in front of the Tourist office in Tours and get on our minivan!
Everybody's here? Off to the Loire Valley! On the road, admire the unique Loire Valley landscapes: the Cher river, the Indre river and the lovely towns situated all along. Your guide will explain you everything about the region and its history…
We will start our visit in the château of Azay-le-Rideau, a beauty of the renaissance architecture with its straight staircase (one of the first in the region in the 16th century!) and the reflection of its south facade on the Indre river. After a stroll in the park, let's head to the next château.
Welcome to the Château de Villandry, a Renaissance jewel ranking high in French heritage. This visit make your day a fun adventure that you will always remember! One of the highlights of your day will be the exploration of Villandry gorgeous formal gardens, a beautiful and delicately-manicured landscape masterpiece. Our local expert will share all his knowledge of this garden à la française, and will show you hidden corners from where you will get the best views of this remarquable site. The ornamental kitchen garden, the love garden, the Maze, the classical water garden...Don't miss any detail!
If you want to nibble on something, your tour guide will help you with recommendations of great French Boulangeries around :)
At 2.00PM, you're off to Vouvray, a beautiful wine area full of passion-driven winegrowers!
Meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate! Visit the traditional vat room (bring your coat, it is freezing in the vat room ;). 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 will get to know and understand better the diversity of Loire wines. « Intense color, fruity aromas, palate full of minerals… » Oops!! What is this all about?! Your guide will help you to learn the different steps of wine-tasting and train your nose to identify many wine aromas. Benefit from our tips and tricks and taste like a pro!
6.00pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Amboise.
6.30pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours