48 hours with your family in Tours!
All the info you need to organise a family holiday in Tours
Located in the Loire Valley, Tours is a fantastic destination for families wanting to explore the region's famous castles. Stay at Hotel Oceania L'univers de Tours for a holiday packed with fun activities.
Day 1 - Saturday: Stroll around Vieux Tours
Arrival in Tours
At only a stone's throw from the railway station, you can get settled in at Hotel Oceania L'Univers de Tours as soon as you arrive in town.
11 a.m. Cultural visits
You can then stretch your legs by visiting Vieux Tours' iconic landmarks. Before heading off to explore other parts of the Loire, take a stroll around Place Plumereau with its grand half-timbered houses.
12.30 Lunch or a drink on the terrace & shopping
The Place du Grand Marché is 5 minutes away and ideal for a spot of shopping or a relaxing drink on a terrace.
4 p.m. Exploring the region
Once you're ready, you'll find Tours is the perfect base from which you can explore the region. Prepare to be bowled over by the incredible architecture of Château de Chenonceau, which is on the banks of River Cher and home to gorgeous French gardens. You can also stop off at the castle of Amboise, a Renaissance masterpiece and final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.
End of the afternoon
And once back at base, you can put your feet up and enjoy Hotel Oceania L'Univers' cosy British-style decor. Book a table at La Touraine, the hotel's restaurant, for a tasty dinner featuring regional specialities and updated traditional dishes, served in a quiet, elegant setting.
And for a perfect end to your weekend on Sunday – A relaxing day for children and adults
10 a.m. - Family breakfast in room service to start the day before a wellness break
11 a.m. - Head to the hotel's spa
The hotel has a wellness centre with a hammam spa, swimming pool, hot tub and a range of treatments – not something to miss out! Why not get the day off to a great start with a pampering session? Do you have kids? Your partner can take them to the Natural History Museum while you treat yourself to a massage before they join you at the spa for some relaxing downtime.
12:30 a.m. - Lunch
You can savour a great meal with all the family at the hotel restaurant or in one of the local brasseries.
2:30 p.m. – A visit to the vineyards and Beauval zoo before heading home
Then continue your day with a bike ride through the region's vineyards. Meet enthusiastic winemakers who'll love to give you a tour of their cellars and let you taste their vintages. And so that all members of the family have an unforgettable time, a trip to Beauval Zoo is a must. Elected the world's 4th most beautiful zoo and set in stunning woody parkland, it's home to white tigers, lions and pandas.
Despite being little-known, Tours is a city where you can enjoy a family getaway that combines nature and history. Use your time at the Oceania L'univers hotel to share precious moments with your clan, relax and discover the Loire Valley's incredible heritage.
Good to know: for businessmen and families
With rooms that accommodate up to 6 people, the Oceania L'univers de Tours hotel is perfect for families. It's also an ideal location for business meetings and get-togethers. It has seven lounges and coworking spaces with the advantage of being just a few minutes from the railway station.