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The Loire, a Royal Legacy
(6 Day)

6 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise 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 before dinner. 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 2: NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE
This morning, join us for the 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 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 3: SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency).
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 4: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(1) - ANGERS
We'll cruise towards Bouchemaine. Join us for the 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 5: BOUCHEMAINE(1) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS
Join us on a full-day excursion for both packages to discover the Castles 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 6: NANTES
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley:  guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
  • Wine-tasting in the cellars of the Brissac castle
  • Secret courtyards and covered passageways in Nantes
  • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, embodiment of French pride
  • The wine route of the Muscadet through the vineyards of the Nantes region
All This Included
  • 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
Notes
  • 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.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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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