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Cruise the loire valley

5 day cruise from 1325 Euros
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loire valley cruise from Nantes

The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy



ms loire princesse

96 passenger river crewship.

A Loire Valley River cruise is ideal to explore French history, France's scenic and untouched landscapes, and France's cultural heritage. CroisiEurope operates cruises on board a new revolutionary boat, the MS Loire Princesse, equipped with a paddle wheel, sailing the Loire river like never experienced before. A Loire river cruise is also the unique opportunity to explore the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, including the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Châteaux of Chinon, Villandry, and the Ussé Château. French national monuments, these estates comprise wonderful gardens, and will take you back to a time of legends and fairytales. Explore the Loire, a royal legacy rich in diversity and history. Tour the area in comfort, experiencing the best in French cuisine and the ultimate in hospitality.


Characteristics

Unique, hi-tech, paddle river ship.
Year built: 2014
Number of cabins: 48 cabins
Capacity: 96 passengers

Onboard amenities:
Lounge/bar with panoramic windows and dance floor, patio, restaurant wich sit down all passengers at once, vast sun deck with recliner seats, gift shop. Air-conditioning throughout the entire ship and in each cabin. Free Wi-Fi on board.




Upper deck: 30 cabins with private balcony
Main deck: 18 double-occupancy cabins

All cabins have private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat
screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to enjoy the scenery.





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Itinerary

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

DAY 1: NANTES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.

DAY 2: NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE

This morning, join us for the 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. In the afternoon, take part in our optional excursion for both packages : 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). We'll return on board in Saint-Nazaire. Enjoy an evening of dancing.


DAY 3: SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS

We'll spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC : The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency).


DAY 4: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE - Angers

We'll cruise towards Bouchemaine. Join us for the 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*. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.


DAY 5: BOUCHEMAINE - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS

Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. We'll return on board in Ancenis. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will start sailing towards Nantes.


DAY 6: NANTES

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change. For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.



6 day cruise from 1325 Euros

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Excursions


classic package
day 2 : Morning: Guided tour of Nantes / Afternoon: Tour of Saint Nazaire. Visit Escal’Atlantic museum and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard.
day 3 : Morning: cruise / Afternoon: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
day 4 : Morning cruise / Afternoon: Guided tour of Angers and visit of the famous Apocalypse tapestry.
day 5 : Full-day excursion to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley.

Discovery package
day 2 : Morning: Nantes, the Machines de l’Île & secret courtyards / Afternoon: Same as Classic package
day 3 : Morning: cruise / Afternoon: Helicopter ride: Experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River.
day 4 : Morning cruise / Afternoon: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars with a wine-tasting session.
day 5 : Same as Classic package.



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Price for MS Loire princesse includes:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.



These rates do not include:

Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.



To avoid currency exchange fees
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.