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8-Day Loire Valley Cruise

8-Day Loire Valley Cruise

From
€1,729 Per Person
 

Known for its majestic chateaux and beautiful landscape, explore the Loire Valley region in this amazing, 8-day cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
From
€1,729 Per Person
 

Known for its majestic chateaux and beautiful landscape, explore the Loire Valley region in this amazing, 8-day cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary TourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsCruiseCruise Cruise the Loire River and discover the region's famous chateaux.DrinksDrinks Unlimited complimentary onboard beveragesDrinks Drinks Welcome CocktailMealsMeals All meals on boardActivityActivity Visit the region's famous vineyards. Includes wine tastings. InclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Cruise the Loire River and discover France's rich history through its magnificent castles and beautiful landscape.

 

Inclusions

  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages
  • All meals on board
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy tablet for guests' use
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system
  • Port talk
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • On board professional entertainment & crew team show
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees

 

Exclusions

  • All drinks on the wine list as well as all drinks taken while on excursions or transfers, including Champagne ordered at the bar
  • Insurance cancellation/luggages
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses

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Dates & Prices 

2018 Departures

Departure Date Arrival Date Ship Price per Person
13/04/2018 20/04/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,729 Euros
25/04/2018 02/05/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,729 Euros
07/05/2018 14/05/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
19/05/2018 26/05/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
31/05/2018 07/06/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
01/07/2018 08/07/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
23/07/2018 30/07/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
28/09/2018 05/10/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,859 Euros
10/10/2018 17/10/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,729 Euros
22/10/2018 29/10/2018 MS Loire Princese From 1,729 Euros

Note: Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees)

Itinerary 

Day 1, Nantes
Boarding in Nantes between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink.

Day 2, Saint Nazaire - Nantes
Optional excursions proposed: 

  • Classic: Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. Visit of Escal’Atlantic and the Saint Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. (This excursion must be pre-booked in advance. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport or identity card in order to gain access to the shipyard).  
  • Classic: Guided visit of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. And discovery of the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region and how the marshes work.
  • Discovery: Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike through the medieval city of Guérande and its salt marshes.

Afternoon spent cruising to Nantes. In the evening, optional cruise on what King Francois Ist called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.

Day 3, Nantes - Ancenis
Optional excursions proposed :

  • Classic: Guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
  • Discovery: Nantes, the machines de l’ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways.

Evening of entertainment.

Day 4, Ancenis - Bouchemaine
Optional excursions proposed :

  • Classic: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
  • Discovery: Helicopter ride(4), the Loire from above. Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River. The cruise continues to Bouchemaine.

Evening of entertainment provided by the crew. 

Day 5, Angers(1)
Optional excursions proposed :

  • Classic: Visit of the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region. You will visit the fortress from the 13th century and see the Apocalypse tapestry, which is the most important set of medieval tapestries still in existence in the world today.
  • Discovery: Visit of Chateau de Brissac and the castle cellars with a wine tasting.

In the afternoon, optional excursion common for both packages : Guided visit of Saumur and the Cadre Noir(2), which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and visit of the fortified city of Saumur.  Evening of music and dancing. 

Day 6, Bouchemaine(3) - Loire Chateaux
Optional excursion common for both packages: The day is spent on an excursion to visit the Castles of the Loire Valley. Entertainment on board.

Day 7, Bouchemaine(3) - Ancenis - Nantes
Optional excursions proposed :

  • Classic: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche, with pretty little villages and many viewing points along the Loire.
  • Discovery: Biking along the Loire. Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Maine and Loire Rivers including charming typical villages.

This afternoon is spent cruising the Loire. Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of music and dancing.

Day 8, Nantes
Disembark around 10:00 am.


(1)Optional excursions. (2)Guided visits do not guarantee that you will see the riders and horses at work during the visit, particularly if the Cadre Noir de Saumur is away, or during competitions. (3) Depending on docking availability, stopover in Bouchemaine may be replaced by Chalonnes-sur-Loire. In this event, order of excursions could be altered. (4)This excursion must be pre-booked in advance. Depending on availability and subject to favorable weather conditions.

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