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Discover 3 UNESCO World Heritage castles
Visit the Renaissance gardens of Villandry
What to expect
Start your day with a guided tour of the castle of Azay le Rideau. Located on an island, the harmony of its facades make it one of the best examples of renaissance architecture in the Loire Valley. Tour the 16th, 17th and 19th century apartments to see the legacy of the castle's successive owners.
Next, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery near Chinon, a former fortified farm and 16th century chateau, now owned by a Belgian couple specialized in organic wines of the cab francs variety. Discover a wide range of reds and a thirst quenching rosé!
After some free time for lunch in Langeais, you're headed to tour the Chateau of Langeais and its fifteen refined rooms, where you'll get a glimpse of the daily life of a medieval lord.
Your last stop is the beautiful gardens of Villandry, a large privately owned estate most famous for its Renaissance and vegetable gardens.
At around 5.30 pm and after a 30-minute drive, you will be back to the Tours tourism office.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Transportation in 8 seats minibus
Guided tour and wine tasting lunch at a Renaissance Chateau
Entrance tickets and guided tour of the Chateaux of Azay le Rideau, Langeais and the Gardens of Villandry
What's not included
Tourist Office of Tours, 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Tours 15 minutes before departure.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
- If needed, please bring your own baby seat