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Nymphea

Nymphea

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€3,890 Per Person

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Nymphea is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and ideal for navigating the beautiful Cher River in the Loire Valley region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Itinerary
    Moulin de Nitray to Moulin de Nitray
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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Up to €1,556 per couple*
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From
€3,890 Per Person

Premier Class

 

Nymphea is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and ideal for navigating the beautiful Cher River in the Loire Valley region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Itinerary
    Moulin de Nitray to Moulin de Nitray
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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Up to €1,556 per couple*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Moulin de Nitray and Moulin de Nitray.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Nymphea has three comfortable cabins, all air-conditioned with en-suite facilities. It features a sun deck, TV, DVD player, WiFi (subject to local reception) and bicycles. Nymphea's interior features features a warm, classic décor of richly varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere.

 

Wi-Fi internet is available in the saloon for e-mail use only and for guests bringing their own appliances. This facility is subject to availability in some remote locations.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Excursion to the Château d’Amboise
  • Cruise under the famed Château de Chenonceau
  • Visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and see the silkworm nursery
  • Private tastings at Montrichard and Civray
  • Château visit to Valençay or Blois
  • Experience the colourful street markets
  • Optional: Hot air Ballooning

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Veau à la Bière et Moutarde; Selle d'Agneau au Romari; Saumon et Friture


Wine Cellar

Château de Fontenay; La Reserve de Jean; Château de la Grille; Chinon; Domaine de la Renaudi; Touraine Blanc; Château de Nitray; Cabernet Franc; Les Meuriers


Cheese Board

Valença; St Maure de Touraine; Selles sur Cher

 


Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 2 crew 
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles
  • iPod docking station
  • Digital TV
  • DVD player
  • Small library of books, DVDs & maps
  • Binoculars

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration to Nymphea is between 15 & 30 minutes.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: St Pierre des Corps TGV train station at 4:30pm OR for self-drive, the Nitray Lockhouse at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point:  St Pierre des Corps TGV train station OR to Nitray Lockhouse for self-drive at 9:45 am

 

For charter bookings:

In addition to the above, choice of 1 location in Tours for pick-up at 4:30 pm and drop-off by 9:45 am.

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2018

*20% off per cabin on September 23 and 30.

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 23,30 3,112 Euros 1,550 Euros 28 September 2018

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
September 23, 30 15,900 Euros 19,800 Euros 20,800 Euros 21,800 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Loire Valley Charter up to 6 ppl 500 Euros per passenger
Cycling Loire Valley Charter up to 6 ppl 2,500 Euros per charter
Family Loire Valley Charter up to 6 ppl None 
Honeymoon/Anniversary Loire Valley 2 people Refer to cruise rates 

Rates for 2019

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
June 23, 30 3,390 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 3,390 Euros 1,550 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 3,390 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3,390 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
June 23, 30 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available for Supplement
Cycling Charter 6 ppl 2,750 Euros per charter
Family Charter 6 ppl None
Golf Charter 6 ppl 500 Euros per golfer
Honeymoon Charter 2 ppl Refer to cruise rates

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Cycling cruises include daily cycling with a professional cycling guide and an upgrade of bicycle.

Families with children charter cruises are available on many of our hotel barges, with tailor-made itineraries that take into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. A wide range of activities can be arranged with us and some will incur a supplement e.g. go-karting. Other activities can be booked by the family group directly with the provider e.g. hot air ballooning. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes and helmets, car seats, cots, high chairs, etc. Children under 18 receive a discount on many vessels.

Honeymoon charters are available on all hotel barges but we highly recommend these 2 vessels for your special 6 night celebration.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

Moulin de Nitray to Moulin de Nitray

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to hotel barge Nymphea where the crew and a champagne welcome await you at our mooring opposite the 17th century Moulin de Nitray. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
A morning cruise through two locks takes us to the quaint town of Larcay where we moor under the weeping willows for lunch. In the afternoon, we enjoy an excursion to Château de Villandry, with its world-renowned Renaissance gardens. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After a morning cruise past no less than six private châteaux, we tie up opposite the hamlet of Vallet, a cluster of classic Tourangeau architecture grouped around its 18th century mill. From there, we drive to Amboise on the banks of the Loire, where we visit the Royal Château d’Amboise and the Château du Clos Luce, Leonardo Da Vinci’s home. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
Whilst cruising in the morning we may pull in to the tiny landing stage next to Domaine de Château de Fontenay. A two minute walk brings us to the courtyard where we can taste their range of Touraine wines as an aperitif before lunch while moored at Blere. In the afternoon we cruise under the 5 arch bridge of the impressive Château de Chenonceau and moor at Chisseaux. From there we take a short drive in the minibus to visit this magnificent château.

Upon our return, cruise upstream to Chissay-en-Touraine. We have dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants specializing in Loire regional cooking.

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise takes us towards the troglodyte village of Bourré and we moor near one of the more unusual dwellings, La Magnaneraie. The Coquillat family have grown up in this hillside troglodyte habitation, which has been in turn a wine cellar, a quarry for the tuffeau stone, and lastly, a silkworm nursery. After lunch we visit Valencay, one of the most splendid châteaux of the Loire. We then cruise to Montrichard where we moor for the night. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Following breakfast, a short stroll takes us to the heart of Montrichard, into the midst of one of the largest street markets in Touraine. We also explore the 11th century overlooking the medieval town square. Before lunch we can visit the local vineyard of the Meriau family, to taste the regional Touraine vintages.

After lunch, we enjoy another passage under Chenonceau and arrive at the hamlet of Nitray in time to visit the château and rose garden. Enjoy an aperitif from their vineyards before the

Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, disembark Nymphea and transfer to the designated drop-off point.

Cruise Details 

Nymphea Deck Plan

Nymphea deck plan

  • 80 feet long
  • 6 passengers
  • 2 to 3 crew
  • 3 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)

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Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

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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

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