The Gardens at Villandry
Châteaux and Gardens of the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley, with its historic châteaux, vineyards and gardens, is one of France’s most beautiful regions. Our hotel is centrally located in Tours, in the heart of château country. Tours has a wonderful old town, with many narrow alleyways, and a vast array of cafés and restaurants. Prices to include overnight stops or using Brittany Ferries western Channel crossings are available on request.
Azay le Rideau • Riveau • Chaumont-sur-Loire • Amboise • Villandry • Angers
Day 1 Channel crossing and on to the Loire.
Day 2 A morning visit to Château d'Azay le Rideau followed by lunch at Château Rivau after which there will be time to explore the gardens and Château.
Day 3 A full day excursion travelling through verdant château country. We recommend a visit to Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, which is noted, not only for its wonderful castle, but also for its beautiful gardens. In the afternoon continue to Amboise with time to explore.
Day 4 Today travel west to Villandry. Here visit the château and its magnificent gardens, which are located on 3 separate terraces. In the afternoon on to the lovely city of Angers.
Day 5 Depart Tours and return to Calais for a Channel crossing and home.
Festival International des Jardins Chaumont-sur-Loire
From late April to early November every year
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Best Western Plus L'Artist Hotel, Tours
This centrally located hotel is within a 15 minute walk of the cathedral. Facilities include a fitness centre and bar/lounge. All bedrooms offer minibar, and flat-screen TV.
• 3 star • 51 bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi
Your tour includes:
• 5 days coach services
• Return short Channel crossings
• 4 nights half board in Tours with:
3 course dinner
• Admission to Azay le Rideau
• Lunch at Rivau
• Admission to Chaumont-sur-Loire
• Admission to Villandry
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