2 Night discovering the loire valley chÂteaux
2 Night Discovering the Loire Valley Châteaux Ref: 2TDLV
2 nights Best Western Central Hôtel 3* or similar, Tours
1 x Double/Twin Room
Day 1 & 2: Dinner at a Local Restaurant in Tours, (drinks not included).
Day 1 & 2: Afternoon Half day tours.
Day 3: Morning Half day tour.
Day 1: Châteaux de Chenonceau, Amboise and wine cellar.
Day 2: Châteaux de Chambord and Cheverny.
Day 3: Châteaux d’Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry Château Gardens.
LE CHÂTEAU DE CHENONCEAU
Built in the 16th century, this is one of the purest early French Renaissance style works.
Constructed on the foundations of an ancient fortified water mill in the river bed itself, the square main building forms the original Château. On the “Pont de Diane” bridge stands the two level gallery of Catherine de Medici.
A stroll through the French gardens makes a pleasant end to your visit.
LE CHÂTEAU D’AMBOISE
This medieval fortress gave way to a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The Court at Amboise was host to scholars and artists from around Europe, who came to stay at the invitation of the sovereign. One of these was no less than Leonardo da Vinci, whose tomb is to be found in the chapel.
After, your visit of the tomb, we then enjoy a wine tasting in the wine cellar in Montlouis sur Loire.
LE CHÂTEAU DE CHEVERNY
This Château, which became the model for Marlinspike Hall in Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin will surprise you with the richness and diversity of its furniture, and the authentic charm and refined decoration of its rooms.
LE CHÂTEAU D'AZAY-LE-RIDEAU
Built in the 16th century on an island in the middle of the river Indre in the most beautiful countryside, this Château is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture we have.
LES JARDINS DE VILLANDRY
Like a jewellery box, the fabulous gardens of Villandry surround one of the last great Châteaux built on the banks of the Loire during the Renaissance (1536). Walk through one of the most beautiful gardens in France, constructed on three levels.
* Transfer from Paris Airport / Station to Tours or vise versa. On request.
* Upgrade to Hôtel Oceania L'Univers Tours 4* Accommodation on request.
Additional Supplement of AUD $130.00 per person