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Gardens of the Loire Valley

  • Hotel Oceania L'Univers 5 Boulevard Heurteloup Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, 37000 France (map)

with Iain MacDonald

Cost: €999 per person sharing

This price includes:

  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Tours.

  • Transfer on arrival to your hotel by private coach.

  • 4 nights 4**** hotel accommodation in the Hotel Oceania L'Univers, Tours on a bed and breakfast basis. Evening meal included on first evening. Hotel website

  • Full day excursion visiting Château de Chenonceau (free time for lunch) and Château de Valmer for a guided tour of garden and wine tasting.

  • Morning visit to Château d’Amboise followed by a visit to Le Conservatoire International des Parc et Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

  • Morning excursion to Chateau Rivau and the garden of St. Cosme Priory. Afternoon at leisure in Tours to explore and sightsee at your own pace.

  • Morning visit to Chateau de Villandry with free time for lunch before transferring to Tours Airport for your return flight to Dublin.

  • Flight departs Dublin on Monday afternoon (1330) and departs Tours on Friday afternoon (1645).


Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide, escorts this tour; he will be available at all times to help and advise you.

For further information

Please contact Frances MacDonald on 053 938 3349 or

To book

Please ring Aideen or Jason on (01) 637 1635 if you wish to book.

Notes ...

  1. Price is inclusive of taxes and charges.

  2. Price is per person and based on 2 sharing, single room supplement €299.

  3. Optional insurance €29 available (conditions apply).

  4. Check-in 1 standard piece of luggage for a fee of €50 per person (max 15 kilos) or €70 per person (max 20 kilos).

  5. A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of €200 per person is required to book (2% surcharge if paid by credit card).

  6. Balances are due 10 weeks before departure (2% surcharge if paid by credit card).

  7. Prices, taxes, flight times & availability are subject to change. E&OE.

Itinerary subject to change

Earlier Event: June 18
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Later Event: July 5
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