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2018

Châteaux of the Loire Valley Chambord and Chenonceau and Cruise on the Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - NSN_CLRPP
# Description

Cruise

Paris - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers(1) - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

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All inclusive on board

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

  • ONLY WITH CROISIEUROPE: A luxury cruise on an authentic paddle riverboat
  • INCLUDED:1-night/2-day extended trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley including:
    • Accommodations at a 3- or 4-star hotel in Paris
    • Dinner in a typical French brasserie
    • Visit the Chambord and Chenonceau châteaux
  • Unforgettable moments:
    • INCLUDED: A full-day excursion through the Loire-Château d'Ussé, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, and the gardens at the Château de Villandry
    • Only with CroisiEurope: Helicopter ride over the Loire Valley(1-3)
    • Tasting of wines* in the cellar of the Château de Brissac(1)
    • Explore Nantes, and its secret courtyards and passages(1)
    • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, French excellence(1)
    • The Muscadet Wine Route, regional vineyards(1)

Cruise

Day 1

Paris

Our guide will greet you starting from 5:00 p.m. at the Villa Montparnasse hotel, 2 rue Boulard, 75014 Paris. At 6:00 p.m., you’ll be transferred by coach to the Noces de Jeannette restaurant, 14, rue Favart, 75002 Paris. After dinner, our coach will take you back to the Villa Montparnasse hotel for the night.

Day 2

Paris - Châteaux of the Loire - NANTES

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At 8:00 a.m., we’ll set off by coach for the Château de Chambord, one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinctive architecture blending traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. Enjoy a tour of this majestic castle and its grounds. We’ll then continue on to Chenonceau, stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Our afternoon will be spent visiting the Château de Chenonceau, one of the best-known and most-visited châteaux in the Loire Valley with an architecture mixing late Gothic and early Renaissance.

After our visit, we’ll head to Nantes, arriving in the evening. We’ll welcome our passengers on board upon your arrival. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Optional excursion for both packages: A boat tour on the Erdre, one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

Day 3

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 4

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(3), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency).

Day 5

ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - Angers(1)

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 6

BOUCHEMAINE(2) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS

Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Châteaux 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 7

NANTES - Paris(4)

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. Possibility of coach transfer(4) between Nantes and Paris. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 23/08/2018
Arrival 29/08/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
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Departure 07/09/2018
Arrival 13/09/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 04/10/2018
Arrival 10/10/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 28/10/2018
Arrival 03/11/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Coach transport on Day 1 and Day 2, dinner on Day 1, accommodations at a 3-star or 4-star hotel in Paris, the full-day excursion to the Châteaux de la Loire with visits to the Châteaux de Chenonceau and Chambord, lunch on Day 2 - 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) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - “Châteaux de la Loire” excursion - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

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 - transfer by coach from Nantes to Paris on the last day.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Tourist cruise on the Erdre River Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways Guided visit of Saint Nazaire Helicopter ride: the Loire from above Chateau de Brissac The...
Price per person 347.00 € Before departure 406.00 € On board
Discovery

The Loire Valley Châteaux

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is seen today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval...

Duration 11h00

Tourist cruise on the Erdre River

Transfer by coach to the Bateaux Nantais dock. At approximately 8:00 p.m., we'll leave for a cruise on what King Francis I called the "most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre. As the scenery rolls by, discover the history of the river and i...

Duration 2h45

Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways

Leaving from the dock in Nantes, you'll set out to discover the magical world of the Machines de l'île. This totally unprecedented artistic project is a cross between the imaginations of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci. After this exceptional tour,...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

We'll begin our visit with the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then we'll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowned in Europe....

Duration 4h30

Helicopter ride: the Loire from above

Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River. You'll soar above Ancenis, its hills and châteaux, the Oudon castle, the Châteaux de Clermont and Turmelière, etc.   Duration of the helicopt...

Duration 0h10

Chateau de Brissac

We'll leave by coach for a visit to the Château de Brissac, located about nine miles from the city of Angers. Known as the tallest royal residence in France, it contains 204 rooms, monumental staircases and never-ending hallways. Acquired b...

Duration 4h00
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Tourist cruise on the Erdre River Nantes Saint-Nazaire and its naval shipyard The Muscadet Region Angers The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Price per person 276.00 € Before departure 323.00 € On board
Classic

The Loire Valley Châteaux

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is seen today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval...

Duration 11h00

Tourist cruise on the Erdre River

Transfer by coach to the Bateaux Nantais dock. At approximately 8:00 p.m., we'll leave for a cruise on what King Francis I called the "most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre. As the scenery rolls by, discover the history of the river and i...

Duration 2h45

Guided tour of Nantes

You'll discover the small streets of the medieval Bouffay quarter and the beautiful Flamboyant-style Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. We'll visit the île Feydeau and its exceptional buildings dating back to the 18th century, and then on to the qu...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

We'll begin our visit with the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then we'll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowned in Europe....

Duration 4h30

The Muscadet Region

We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. Transfer to Clisson, a charming medieval city with 15th century vestiges and a slight Italian feel. We'll continue toward La Chapelle Heu...

Duration 5h00

Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. The immense walls of the famou...

Duration 4h00

Tourist cruise on the Erdre River

Transfer by coach to the Bateaux Nantais dock. At approximately 8:00 p.m., we'll leave for a cruise on what King Francis I called the "most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre. As the scenery rolls by, discover the history of the river and i...

Duration 2h45
Price per person 53.00 € Before departure 59.00 € On board

The Muscadet Region

We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. Transfer to Clisson, a charming medieval city with 15th century vestiges and a slight Italian feel. We'll continue toward La Chapelle Heu...

Duration 5h00
Price per person 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

Helicopter ride: the Loire from above

Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River. You'll soar above Ancenis, its hills and châteaux, the Oudon castle, the Châteaux de Clermont and Turmelière, etc.   Duration of the helicopt...

Duration 0h10
Price per person 119.00 € Before departure 132.00 € On board

Chateau de Brissac

We'll leave by coach for a visit to the Château de Brissac, located about nine miles from the city of Angers. Known as the tallest royal residence in France, it contains 204 rooms, monumental staircases and never-ending hallways. Acquired b...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 70.00 € Before departure 78.00 € On board

Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways

Leaving from the dock in Nantes, you'll set out to discover the magical world of the Machines de l'île. This totally unprecedented artistic project is a cross between the imaginations of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci. After this exceptional tour,...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € On board

Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

We'll begin our visit with the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then we'll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowned in Europe....

Duration 4h30
Price per person 71.00 € Before departure 79.00 € On board

Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. The immense walls of the famou...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

Guided tour of Nantes

You'll discover the small streets of the medieval Bouffay quarter and the beautiful Flamboyant-style Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. We'll visit the île Feydeau and its exceptional buildings dating back to the 18th century, and then on to the qu...

Duration 4h30
Price per person 55.00 € Before departure 61.00 € On board

The Loire Valley Châteaux

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is seen today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval...

Duration 11h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Loire Princesse

2 Decks

For optimal organization of your cruise, the order of the excursions can be modified according to the tides. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides; the order of the ship’s itinerary may be subject to change on the first two days.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) The stopover in Bouchemaine can be replaced with Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

(3) Subject to availability when booking and to favorable weather conditions when on site.

(4) Transfers guaranteed for a minimum of 25 passengers only. Under this amount, we will propose traveling on the train.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

Subject to CroisEurope’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale  -License IM067100025.

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