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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
  • 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
06/04/2019 13/04/2019 MS Loire Princesse 1,729 Euros
18/04/2019 25/04/2019 MS Loire Princesse 1,729 Euros
08/10/2019 15/10/2019 MS Loire Princesse 1,899 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
You are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. The ship will start cruising towards Saint-Nazaire during the night.

Day 2, Saint Nazaire - Nantes
Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. We'll visit Escal'Atlantic, a museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience, and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard). OR
  • Classic: Guided tour of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. Discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region.
  • Discovery: Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike along the ramparts through the medieval city of Guérande and discover its salt marshes.

The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, join the group for an excursion for both packages: you will board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.

Day 3, Nantes - Ancenis
Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
  • Discovery: Nantes, the Machines de l'Île, secret courtyards and covered passageways.

Enjoy onboard entertainment as you ruise towards Ancenis this afternoon.

Day 4, Ancenis - Bouchemaine(2)
Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
  • Discovery: Helicopter ride(3), the Loire from above (This excursion must be booked in advance.)

Your cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5, Bouchemaine - Angers
Optional excursions proposed :

  • Classic: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry.
  • Discovery: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*.

In the afternoon, set out for an excursion for both packages: guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir(1), which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and visit of the fortified city of Saumur. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 6, Bouchemaine
Embark on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the castles of the Loire Valley. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 7, Bouchemaine - Ancenis - Nantes
Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche with its picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire.
  • Discovery: Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Loire River including charming typical villages.

The afternoon will be spent cruising the Loire towards Nantes. Tonight's the festive gala dinner and evening.

Day 8, Nantes
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of cruise.

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