School trips to Tours

School trips to Tours with Ardmore Educational Travel.

Ardmore Educational Travel is the leading supplier of bespoke school trips to Tours. It is one of the most popular choices from our extensive range of French destinations.

Our bespoke packages mean that your school trip will be tailored to suit your exact requirements. Our aim is to design the perfect trip for you, so with Admore Educational Travel, you can build your very own itinerary.

One of our friendly team will be delighted to talk you through all the options or simply send you more details.

Call us today on 01628 826699.

The ultimate bespoke language trip to Tours.

In a perfect location in the heart of an area of outstanding heritage, Tours is the great capital of the Loire Valley, but it is far more than just a gateway to the Loire Chateaux. Indeed, Tours delights in being charming and doesn’t think twice about playing a double game in order to do so.

Beautiful, vibrant and lively, Tours is a pretty stopping point on the route of the Loire Valley Châteaux. Wander around its historic quarters with their half-timbered houses, Saint-Gatien Cathedral and the bustling Place Plumereau, as well as the Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre.

Place Plumereau, the heart of Old Tours, in one of the largest conserved urban areas in Europe, where cafes and restaurants sit beneath and mansions and half-timbered houses from the 15th century, alongside the beautiful Romanesque and Renaissance façades. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful terraces to visit.

School trips to Tours: Let us take all the strain.

Crowned with its status of the International City of Gastronomy, Tours is packed with gourmet bistros featuring fresh, locally sourced produce on their menus. Genuinely unique!

First of all, there is its historical heritage. The birthplace of Balzac is proud of its historical quarters, which take visitors on a wonderful journey back in time.

The narrow, cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the stone façade of the monumental Saint-Gatien Cathedral give the city a charming medieval air. The architecture of the ‘Beaux Arts’ Arts Museum, the Hotel Gouïn, Tours castle, the ‘la Psalette’ cloister and the Saint Martin Basilica is of great interest.

Other popular activities within the town include shopping, visiting the exhibitions at the Olivier Debré Contemporary Creation Centre, and relaxing at the summer ‘guinguette’, situated along the banks of the Loire River from which you can see the traditional boats


Depart school and travel to Tours by coach and ferry

Day 2
School Integration
Guided tour of Tours (including Old Tours)
Free time in Tours

French Tuition
Villandry Chateaux and gardens
Valle Trogolodytique des Groupilleres, visit Cabri au Lait and Goat Farm visit

Day 4
French Tuition
Clos Luce and gardens, self-guided visit
Chenonceau Chateau, gardens and wax museum

Day 5
Visit to Futuroscope
Depart Tours for journey home

Prices from £499 per student

Price based on a 5-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders. All trips are subject to availability.


  • Cultural Excursions
  • School Integration
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Language Lessons
  • Work Experience
  • Hotel/Hostel Accommodation


  • Coach transfer from the school to the crossing and either a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing.
  • Coach for the duration of the trip.


  • Stay with local host families in and around Tours.
  • Hostel/hotel accommodation available with half board or full board options.


  • Language tuition with qualified French teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.


  • Your own personal Tours Manager to help tailor your bespoke itinerary.
  • We can help promote trip to parents, delivering a presentation and a Q&A session if
  • Local knowledge and insight from your Tours Manager on your chosen destination.
  • A login to our travel app which contains all aspects of your personal trip as well as a location
    map and weather forecasts.
  • Safety assured accommodation, transport and excursions.
  • An in-country Local Organiser to assist you on your trip.
  • 24-hour emergency support while you are away on your trip.
  • Qualified language teacher to deliver lessons tailored to the ability of the students.
  • Full travel insurance.
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