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The Loire, a Royal Legacy
(6 Day)

6 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Boarding in Nantes between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Cruise on what King Francois Ist called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
DISCOVERY: Nantes, the machines de l’ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways.
In the afternoon, excursion common for both packages : tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. Visit of Escal’Atlantic and the Saint Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. (This excursion must be pre-booked in advance through your travel agent. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport or identity card in order to gain access to the shipyard). We rejoin the ship in Saint Nazaire, followed by an evening of music and dancing. Overnight stop.
The vessel sets sail early this morning. The entire morning is spent cruising. We arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: the Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride, the Loire from above. Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River.
Set sail for Bouchemaine. The entire morning is spent cruising. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: visit of the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region. You will visit the fortress from the 13th century and see the Apocalypse tapestry, which is the most important set of medieval tapestries still in existence in the world today.
DISCOVERY: visit of Chateau de Brissac and the castle cellars with a wine tasting.
Evening of entertainment provided by the crew.
DAY 5: BOUCHEMAINE – The Châteaux of the Loire Valley – ANCENIS
Excursion common for both packages:
Full day's excursion: visit of the Castles of the Loire Valley. We return on board at Ancenis. Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of music and dancing. The ship sets sail during the evening for Nantes and continues through the night.
Disembark around 10:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Nantes – an authentic journey through time
  • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard
  • Angers, capital of historic Anjou
  • The wines of the Loire (the Muscadet region)
All This Included
You are invited to visit one of France’s most beautiful regions, where charm and authenticity unite.
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system
  • Port Talk
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Loire Princesse
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For US Citizens, a valid Passport is required for your travel. Non US Citizens but Resident in the US, please contact the local Embassies or Consulates for proper paperwork required before travelling.
  • The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and the order of the excursions may be changed to ensure the best organization of your cruise. For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change.
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* 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.

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