Duration : 8h30Schedule : 09:30Price : 155 € per person

What is included

- Sommelier and Guide to the region
- Air-conditioned van
- Great wines of the Loire
- Lunch

excluded: travel from Paris to Tours

What will you taste

- Great Wines of Loire
- Lunch with locals products

What will you learn

- History, soil, climate, grapes of the Loire region
- Appellations system
- Tasting techniques
09h30: Departure from the Tourist Office of Tours by minibus. On the way to the Châteaux of the Loire!

You will start by visiting a must-see castles of the Loire then a charming family castle, full of charm and authenticity in which you will quickly want to feel at home! Your passionate guide will accompany you in all visits.

Arrival at the Château de Villandry, flagship of French heritage built during the Renaissance. Your guide will show you the main rooms of the castle through fascinating anecdotes. Its goal: to make you spend a day as relaxed as it is fascinating! You will then walk in the remarkable gardens of Villandry, a breathtaking beauty and delicacy. Your guide will give you all his knowledge on these French gardens, and will lead you to views to discover them as nobody. You will admire with him the kitchen garden, the labyrinth, the water garden ...

En route for the second leg of your excursion: the Château de l'Islette, a private castle in which the owners and their children still live. Once on site, an unusual visit awaits you as your guide will take you through all the rooms of the castle, from the living room to the kitchen through the rooms and bathrooms of the family! Perhaps you will even have the chance to shake hands with the charming owners who will be happy to share their daily life with you! Moment of authenticity guaranteed!

To finish this morning, a unique experience awaits you. Once comfortably installed in the park of the castle at the edge of the river, a picnic composed of good products of the soil and wines of Loire will be served to you. An unforgettable experience !

After this relaxing moment, take the road with your guide, direction: Vouvray! Discover this magnificent wine region which is full of passionate producers!

Go meet a character producer in a family farm full of charm! Visit the traditional vat room (remember to take a sweater, the vat is fresh;) and learn more about winemaking and wine tasting. The terroir of this region with its white Chenin grape variety, offers a great variety of elegant white wines, dry, semi-dry, mellow but also fine bubbles!

Throughout this afternoon, your guide will introduce you to the diversity of Loire wines and help you become an expert! "An intense robe, fruity aromas, a mineral mouth ..." Aie, Aie, Aie !! What does that mean ?! You will learn the stages of tasting and we will give you all our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!

Then explore a famous underground troglodyte cellar, dug in the Xth, which served as an extraction quarry for the construction of monuments in the region. Its long galleries are the ideal storage place for wine. Discover the secrets of wine making produced by this historic House of Vouvray, where we always use the "traditional method".

Finish this tour for a French-style aperitif consisting of good local produce (cheese, rillettes, fresh bread) to enjoy with a Chinon wine, another famous appellation of the region.

18h00: Return to the Tours Tourist Office
Office de Tourisme de Tours
78-82 rue Bernard Palissy
37000 TOURS
Until D-7: 100% refunded
Less than 7 days before the tour = non-refundable
Modification of the possible date according to our availability.
The minimum number of participants for a start of the tour is 2 people. Otherwise, À la FRANÇAISE - BOURGOGNE reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund the customer in full.