Day trip

Morning Tour to Villandry & Chateau de l'Islette

Morning Tour to Villandry & Chateau de l'Islette

From US$ 84.90 per person

Enjoy a delightful morning visit to the elegant Chateau de Villandry and its unique gardens as well as a lovely private family-owned château. Escape the crowds with a a glass of local wine paired with regional delicacies in an outstanding location.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit and feel the intimacy of the family-owned Chateau de l'Islette. Meet the owners who will be happy to share with you their daily life
  • Discover the elegance of Chateau de Villandry, combined with the charm of its outstanding gardens
  • Feel the French Art de Vivre sharing a light aperitif with a local delicacy and a glass of Loire Valley wine
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office in Tours and travel by minivan to the Loire Valley. You will start your day at Chateau de Villandry, a Renaissance jewel ranking high in French heritage. Time-travel to life in France back in the 16th century. Your tour-leader will guide you through all the rooms of the chateau, with plenty of funny anecdotes. After that, discover Villandry's beautiful gardens as your local expert shares all his knowledge of and shows you hidden corners from where you will get the best views of the château. Then, get back in the minibus for a short drive to the next stop: Chateau de l'Islette. This family-owned chateau is still inhabited today. Get ready for a very unusual visit, as your guide will take you to the most intimate rooms like the parent's bedroom, the kids’ corner, the family kitchen and even the bathroom! You may even get the chance to meet the owners who will share with their daily life in this house!  A unique souvenir! After the visit, share a lovely aperitif with your group, near the river in the park of the chateau. Enjoy a glass of local wine paired with a local delicacy. An experience you will never forget. Arrive back in Tours around 1:30 PM.
Includes
  • 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
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Office de Tourisme - 78-82, Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Entrance to the castles is included
  • Tips, gratuities, and lunch are not included
  • In case of food restrictions, please advise on booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    2.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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A wonderful fairy tale experience

More transportation means from Romania and from Tours to this place would be welcome.

May 28, 2019

It was a very nicely organized and pleasant outing

May 24, 2018

Good day tour in castles/wine/cheese with good guide Daphne

September 17, 2017

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