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DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1

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# Package

DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1

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Description

Included in tour package

  • Guided visit of the Saint Nazaire naval shipyard
  • Tourist cruise on the Erdre River
  • Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways
  • Helicopter ride: the Loire from above
  • Chateau de Brissac
  • Guided visit of Saumur and the Cadre Noir
  • The Loire Valley Châteaux
  • Biking along the Loire(1)

(1) Attention: children are under the responsibility of their parents and must be autonomous by bike.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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

Next departure: 28/09/2018
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

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. 

8 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 28/09/2018
Arrival 05/10/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/10/2018
Arrival 17/10/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 22/10/2018
Arrival 29/10/2018
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 13/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/10/2019
Arrival 27/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

Shore Excursions

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

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

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

Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir

Our visit will start with the discovery of the history of the Cadre Noir and the horse riding school (no training during weekends). We'll get to discover the history of a unique school in France, founded in 1815, where the teachers are no other than...

Duration 5h00

Biking along the Loire

Leaving from Bouchemaine, enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Maine and Loire Rivers. You'll run into some great surprises along the way, including charming typical villages and from afar, if you're lucky, the sandy banks of the Loire Islands....

Duration 3h00

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

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