DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Renaissance,’ moored in Châtillon-sur-Loire. After a welcome reception, there is time to explore the lovely village and admire its narrow streets and half-timbered houses. (Dinner)
DAY 2 MONDAY
The Sancerre wine region of France is known for its aromatic white wines. Visit a local, family-run vineyard for a tasting. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the canal. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3 TUESDAY
Cruise across Gustave Eiffel's magical aqueduct over the Loire River. Though completed in 1896, it is still one of the longest canal bridges in the world. Visit charming Château de la Bussière with its wonderful gardens. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
Experience market day in Gien and visit its renowned earthenware center where faïence (glazed ceramic pottery) is produced. Cruise to Montbouy with dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 5 THURSDAY
After a morning cruise, visit Château de Sully-sur-Loire, a medieval fortress that was home to the Dukes of Sully. Built in the 14th century, it has a massive keep with high towers and pepper-pot roofs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 6 FRIDAY
Cruise the "Little Venice" of Montargis. Visit the Château de Fontainebleau with its 130 acres of parkland and gardens. A former royal residence, it was continuously inhabited for seven centuries. Return to 'Renaissance' for a gala farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Paris, where your journey ends. (Breakfast)
Hosting just eight guests, 'Renaissance' cruises the lovely Canal de Briare in the Upper Loire. Disembark at a renowned family-run vineyard in Sancerre for a tasting, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant, cruise on Gustav Eiffel's famous canal bridge and visit the privately-owned Château de la Bussière. Unique itineraries can be created for groups with special interests, such as family, golf and wine.
All meals as indicated by the itinerary (BLD), and all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while onboard.
Sightseeing as indicated by the itinerary.
All onboard accommodations while on tour.
Arrival and departure transers.
Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary.
Bottled water supplied during Sightseeing.
Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights.
Services of a professional guide.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.