The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)
The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

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$4,842.00
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$4,842.00

CroisiCruise: NHN_PP

8 Days

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley.

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE:
    • Cruise on board a paddle steamer
    • Helicopter ride: the Loire from above(3)
  • Full-day excursion INCLUDED to the castles of the Loire Valley: Guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
  • Optional excursions:
    • Medieval city of Guérande, its salt marshes and salt-workers
    • Saumur,the Cadre Noir and age-old equestrian traditions
    • Picturesque villages along the Angevine Corniche
  • Itinerary

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. Our ship will start cruising towards Saint-Nazaire during the night.

Day 2: Saint-Nazaire - Nantes

Join us for the 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. We'll discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region. DISCOVERY: Guided tour of Guérande, discovering its history along the paved streets lined with prestigious monuments. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, join us on an 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 3: Nantes - Ancenis

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(5), secret courtyards and covered passageways. Enjoy onboard entertainment as we cruise towards Ancenis this afternoon.

Day 4: Ancenis - Bouchemaine

Join us on the 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 through your travel agency). Our cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Bouchemaine - Angers

Join us on the optional excursions proposed : CLASSIC: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry(4). DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle(6) and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*. In the afternoon, we'll 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 - The Chã¢Teaux Of The Loire Valley

Join us 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

Join us on the 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 our festive gala dinner and evening.

Day 8: Nantes

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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