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  1. France
  2. Centre-Val de Loire
  3. Tours, France
  4. Chateau de Villandry

From Amboise: Villandry, Wineries, & Family Castle Lunch

Product ID: 198088
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Visit the must-see Château de Villandry and its remarkable gardens. Make the most of a Loire Valley wine tour and meet the wine producers. For lunch, enjoy a break away from the crowds in an intimate family-owned château.
About this activity
Duration 9.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the must-see Château de Villandry and its unique gardens
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch of local delicacies in a private family-owned chateau
  • Learn everything about Loire Valley wines and discover its vineyards
  • Explore two wineries in the Vouvray region and meet wine producers
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office of Amboise at 9:00 AM and board the minivan for an amazing day in the Loire Valley. Begin with a visit to the Chateau de Villandry, which is a must-see château of the Loire Valley. Time travel to life in France back in the 16th-century. Your tour guide will take you through all the rooms of the chateau and tell plenty of funny anecdotes. Afterward, enjoy a complete discovery of the gorgeous gardens of Villandry. Your local guide will share all their knowledge of these gardens à la française and will show you the hidden corners where you can get the best views of the château. Explore the ornamental kitchen garden, the maze, and the classical water garden. 

Then, get back in the minibus for a short drive to your next stop, the Chateau de l'Islette. This is a family-owned chateau and is still inhabited today. Your guide will take you to the most intimate rooms of the chateau, like the parent's bedroom, the kid's corner, and the family kitchen. You may even get the chance to meet the owners who will tell you about their daily life in this home. After the visit, have lunch with your group near a river in the park of the chateau. Enjoy a glass of local wine with tasty food from the region. 

Finally, you are off to Vouvray to discover this beautiful wine area and its elegant sparkling and white wines. During the afternoon, you will visit a family wine estate and a grand wine house situated just along the Loire River. Your guide tell you about the diversity of Loire wines and its terroir. You will learn the different steps of wine tasting and train your nose to identify many wine aromas. You will also taste wines from the other wine appellations of the region. Share an aperitif of local products like cheese, rillettes, and fresh bread, which are the perfect match for Loire wines and the stunning view. 
Includes
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Professional local guide who speaks English and French
  • Entrance fees to the chateaux and wine estates
  • Picnic lunch at the chateau
  • Wine tastings of minimum 8 glasses
  • Aperitif with local delicacies
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Tourist Office, Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise.

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A la francaise - Bordovino

Product ID: 198088