LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAUX SELF-GUIDED (3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS)

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Description From $ 594.44

DISCOVERING THE LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAUX BY MINIBUS - minimum 2 persons

 

 

DAY 1

Arrival in Tours in the morning.

Setting up at your chosen accommodation in the city centre of Tours. Lunch on your own.

Afternoon departure for a sightseeing of 3 prestigious Loire valley chateaux (free visits).

Sightseeing of the chateau of CHENONCEAU. Built in the 16th century, it is one of the purest Early French Renaissance style works. The square dwellings, built in the riverbed itself on the piles of a fortified mill, the square building is the original chateau.

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Sightseeing of the chateau of AMBOISE. Built during the 15th and 16th centuries by Kings Charles the 8th, Louis the 12th and François the 1st, Amboise was really the first royal residence. You will discover its French Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles.

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Then, visit the CLOS LUCE in Amboise: A Renaissance style manor house, where Leonardo de Vinci spent the last years of his life.

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Dinner in a city centre restaurant of Tours. Accommodation in the city centre of Tours.

DAY 2

Breakfast.

Morning on your own for shopping (many shops, flowers market, flea market…), or guided tour of the city visit of the museums of Tours (extra cost)

Lunch on your own in Tours.

Afternoon departure for a second excursion discovering the Loire valley chateaux (free visits). On your way, you will be able to admire the beautiful landscape of the Loire River which slowly flows between the golden sandy islets and which is now part of the UNESCO world heritage.

You will also have the best view on the chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire and you will visit the chateau of CHAMBORD.

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Then, the chateau of CHEVERNY. The chateau which was used as example by Hergé to draw Moulinsart will amaze you by the wealth and density of its furniture and the authentic and refined charm of its decoration.

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Return to Tours around 18h45.

Dinner in a city centre restaurant of Tours. Accommodation in the city centre of Tours.

DAY 3

Breakfast.

Morning departure for a third excursion to discover 2 other major monuments of the Loire valley chateaux (free visits).

Visit the CHATEAU OF AZAY-LE-RIDEAU. The chateau was built on an island in the middle of the Indre River and surrounded by greenery. It is a perfect example of the Early French Renaissance architecture.

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Visit the GARDENS OF VILLANDRY. They surround like, a jewellery box, the last great Early French Renaissance château built on the banks of the Cher River (1536).

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Return to Tours around 12:30

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Price per person 2* 3* 4*
Twin/Double share $594.44 $689.92 $796.18
Single $717.64 $867.02 $1061.06
Child – 10 y.o. sharing room $557.48 $663.74 $770.00

 

Included:

- Transportation in an air conditioned minibus with driver for 3 half day tours (afternoon days 1 & 2, morning day 3)

- Entrances to the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and the Clos Luce day 1

- Entrances to the chateaux of Chambord and Cheverny day 2

- Entrances to the château of Azay-le-Rideau & the gardens of Villandry, day 3

- Dinners (drinks not included) in a city centre restaurant of Tours, days 1 and 2

- Accommodation (depending on your choice) in Tours on the basis of one room for 2 people days 1 and 2

- Breakfasts, days 2 & 3

- Booking charges, local tax

Excluded:

- Lunches, days 1 and 2

- Guided tour of Tours.

- Transportation to and from Tours.

- Extra nights

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