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France - Castles on the Loire

6 Day Tour. March to October
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€ 349.00
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5 Nights
Good 3-Star hotel
Group holidays
1. March - 15. October
  • DAY 1 – Arrival
Arrive in your hotel in the Tours area. Check-in and dinner.

  • DAY 2 – Castles & Gardens
Distance: about 75 km
After breakfast, start your journey with a visit of the historic centre of Tours, before going to Langeais, a fort built in the 15th century. Later that day, you reach Azay-le-Rideau, a pretty town by the river with a beautiful Renaissance castle. Finally, enjoy a quiet walk through the amazing gardens of the Castle of Villandry, before heading back to your hotel for dinner.

  • DAY 3 – Royal Life & Wine
Distance: about 180 km
Today, start with a visit of Blois. Get to see its beautiful villas and its powerful royal castle. Later, you reach the infamous castle of Chambord, a masterwork of Leonardo da Vinci with about 400 rooms, which was actually only used to host parties and hunting sessions. Continue to the castle of Cheverny, well known for its hunting hounds’ equipage. Finish with a tasting of delicious local wine, before heading back to your hotel for dinner.

  • DAY 4 – Historic & Unusual
Distance: about 205 km
After breakfast, leave to Ussé to see its fairy tale castle. Then, you go to Saumur, well known for its wines and its horse riding school “Cadre Noir”. Later that day, you visit Rochemenier, a small village built underground in the stone. And you finish your visiting day with the Abbey of Fontevraud, also known for being the biggest medieval abbey of the country. Head back to your hotel for dinner.

  • DAY 5 – Boat cruise & Castles
Distance: about 100 km
After breakfast, leave to the banks of the Cher, a smaller river springing into the Loire. There, you can enjoy a boat cruise (about 1 hour) with views on the beautiful Renaissance Castle of Chenonceau, built like a bridge over the water. Later that day, you participate one more wine tasting, before discovering the Castle of Amboise, which used to regularly host Katherina of Medici. Head back to your hotel for dinner.

  • DAY 6 – Departure
Breakfast, check-out and departure.


Our advice: Book one more day and visit Paris and / or Versailles, on your way to or back!
Services
  • 5 x Overnight accommodation with breakfast buffet
  • 5 x Dinner with 3-course menu
  • 2 x Full-day guide assistance
  • 2 x Wine tasting
  • 1 x Access fee Rochemenier
  • 1 x Boat-cruise (about 1 hour) on the Cher river

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5 Nights
Good 3-Star hotel
Group holidays
1. March - 15. October
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