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Loire Valley

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We operate both half day and full day trips from Tours France to the most famous landmarks of the Loire Valley region. Our private or shared sightseeing & wine tours of the Loire Valley will take you to the most famous Renaissance Chateaus such as Chambord and Chenonceau and will include delicious wines from Chinon, Vouvray or Saumur.

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Tours Travel Guide (Loire Valley, France) The town of Tours is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, a region known for its stunning Renaissance chateaux, beautiful countryside, and charming small towns. With its rich history and lively culture, Tours is the perfect base for exploring the region. Things to Do in Tours: 1. Visit the Cathedral Saint-Gatien, a stunning example of Gothic architecture with its impressive stained glass windows and soaring ceilings.Stroll through the Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé, a beautiful park with formal gardens and a lake. 2. Explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, which houses an impressive collection of art from the Renaissance to the ...

Tours Travel Guide (Loire Valley, France)

The town of Tours is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, a region known for its stunning Renaissance chateaux, beautiful countryside, and charming small towns. With its rich history and lively culture, Tours is the perfect base for exploring the region.

Things to Do in Tours:

1. Visit the Cathedral Saint-Gatien, a stunning example of Gothic architecture with its impressive stained glass windows and soaring ceilings.
Stroll through the Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé, a beautiful park with formal gardens and a lake.

2. Explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, which houses an impressive collection of art from the Renaissance to the present day.

3. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Place Plumereau, a picturesque square lined with restaurants and cafes.

Day Trips from Tours:

1. Château de Chenonceau - This stunning castle spans the Cher River and is known for its beautiful gardens and stunning architecture. You can book your Château de Chenonceau visit here!

2. Chateau de Chambord - The largest castle in the region, Chambord is famous for its double-helix staircase and impressive architecture. Book our half day trip from Tours to Château de Chambord here.

3. Amboise - This charming town is full of history and charm, with picturesque streets and a stunning castle overlooking the river. Visit Château d' Amboise on this day trip from Tours.

4. Vineyard Tours - The Loire Valley is known for its excellent wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Franc. Join our Loire Valley wine tour in Chinon & Bourgueil to visit local vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and of course, taste some delicious wines.

Where to Eat in Tours:

1. La Maison des Halles - This bustling market hall is full of stalls selling fresh produce, meat, and cheese, as well as cafes and restaurants.

2. Les Bocaux - This cozy restaurant serves up delicious homemade dishes using local ingredients.

3. L'Atelier des Augustins - Located in a beautiful 15th-century building, this restaurant serves up classic French cuisine with a modern twist.

Where to Stay in Tours:

1. Hotel Oceania - This modern hotel is located in the heart of Tours and offers comfortable rooms and a beautiful indoor pool. This is one of our selected 4* Hotel included in this Loire Valley Travel Package.

2. Hotel de L'univers - This historic hotel has been welcoming guests since the 16th century and offers comfortable rooms and a great location. This is one of our selected 4* hotel included in this Loire Valley Vacation Package.

3. Mercure Tours Centre Gare - Located near the train station, this hotel offers modern rooms and a great location for exploring the town.

With its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine, Tours and the Loire Valley are a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to France. Book your trip today and experience the best that this beautiful region has to offer.

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Reviews from our Tours trips

  • Teri B

    22, Jun 2021

    We spent four days touring Medoc, Cognac, Pomerol and St. Emilion. Fabulous guides (Alain and Isabella), good information, timely arrivals / departures,...
  • Zenia

    07, Jun 2022

    My experience working with Ophorus (pre and post pandemic) has been exceptional. Cecile and Nancy were skilled and professional in their dealings with...
  • Sam Stouffer

    08, Apr 2023

    Our group of four visited Tours in early April. We scheduled this tour and had the pleasure of being guided by Ilia, who is extremely friendly and knowledgeable....
  • Cliona Roche

    10, Apr 2023

    A super trip today visiting 2 Loire vineyards. Ilia was a perfect guide, spoke excellent English, was very informative and interesting.
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