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The Sparkling Cruise

The Sparkling Cruise

From
AU$1,324
 

Sway to the music of free summer concerts, and experience Loire culture as you enjoy your vacation.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Nivernais Loire
  • Duration
    1 week
  • Itinerary
    Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize
From
AU$1,324
 

Sway to the music of free summer concerts, and experience Loire culture as you enjoy your vacation.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Nivernais Loire
  • Duration
    1 week
  • Itinerary
    Châtillon-sur-Loire to Decize
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Visit magnificent Gothic cathedrals and churches. TourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsActivityActivity Great destination for fishingMealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesItineraryItinerary Cruise from Châtillon-sur-Loire to DecizeTour Tour Visit the region's famous vineyards. Includes wine tastings. ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Vineyard tours and wine tasting are a favourite pastime in the Loire Valley, making French canal vacations almost essential to best see the historic sites. Pretty towns and larger cities like beautiful Montargis beckon. Vibrant and packed with superior restaurants and fascinating museums, the towns offer the best of both worlds on the Canal latéral à la Loire.

 

Choose to cruise in either direction.

 

Cruising time Number of locks Lock Type Waterways
 27 hours 26  Automatic operated by lock-keeper  Canal latéral à la Loire

 

Choose from our available boats.


Inclusions

  • Renting the boat and its equipment
  • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demo
  • Technical support
  • On-board cruising information
  • Free locks (except in Ireland & Holland)

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Itinerary 

Explore the following towns and villages:

  • Châtillon-sur-Loire
  • Beaulieu
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
  • Sancerre
  • La Charité sur Loire
  • Marseilles-les-Aubigny
  • Nevers
  • Plagny
  • Decize

Stop and savour the tasty wine in Sancerre. It comes from the adjacent vineyards.

Built in the sixteenth century, this former Ducal Palace is now open to the public. Visit it to observe the distinct architecture and numerous vestiges of the past.

Hiking in the ruins of the Comtés de Nevers Chateau in Decize makes for a pleasant outing.

Take a walk in the pretty Charité-sur-Loire to view the typical medieval architecture of the great Castle that overlooks the city. The bridge over the Loire is a great place to appreciate the scenery.

Sail along the Loire and observe quiet and preserved landscapes all along your trip.

Cycle along this beautiful work of the eighteenth century, and observe the pretty natural landcape all around.

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Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Enquire about this Cruise

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