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The Loire Valley, a Royal Legacy

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Loire Princesse
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Discover a rich palette of colors in the magnificent landscapes around the Loire River. Explore this region committed to the legacy of its heritage and united by the royal river. Full of castles and unique heritage sites, this voyage gives you the chance to get a real journey through time. Visit The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, and the Château d’Ussé with its fortified towers which inspired Charles Perrault's "Sleeping Beauty". Discover why this is one of the most enchanting destinations in Europe.
Vineyards of FranceEnjoy a wine tasting in a local vineyardStroll charming French townsNantes CathedralSail past charming European cities as you sail through France
Highlights
  • Discover Nantes, the city of the Dukes of Brittany
  • Join an exeptional excursion along the Muscadet Wine Route
  • Explore Angers, a city distinguished by its legacy and its modern nature
  • Enjoy the most beautiful sites along the last untamed river in France
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Nantes

Board the ship in Nantes between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. Enjoy a crew presentation and welcome drink onboard. Cruise on what King Francois I called the “most beautiful river in France” 

Day 2: Nantes | Saint-Nazaire

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning 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.

The afternoon excursion is the same 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). 

Return on board in Saint-Nazaire. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 3: Saint-Nazaire | Ancenis

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The vessel sets sail early this morning. Arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon.

Excursion options:
CLASSIC: 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.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4: Ancenis | Chalonnes-sur-Loire | Angers

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We'll cruise towards Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

Excursion options:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry.
DISCOVERY: Visit of Chateau de Brissac and the castle cellars with a wine tasting.

An evening of entertainment provided by the crew.

Day 5: Chalonnes-sur-Loire| The Châteaux Of The Loire Valley | Ancenis

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive back in Nantes, and enjoy a buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 09:00 AM. 

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MS Loire Princesse

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18 double-occupancy cabins equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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6 double cabins 1 suite equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Main Deck- Cat C
23 double cabins 1 single cabin equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Upper Deck A
30 cabins (29 double-occupancy cabins, one cabin for persons with reduced mobility) equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
4 double cabins equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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