Day 1: NANTES
Boarding between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Dinner on board. Cruise on the Erdre, "the most beautiful river in France" according to the King Francois Ist. Overnight.
Day 2: NANTES – SAINT-NAZAIRE
Full board on board. Tour of Nantes. Nantes offers a stunning diversity of sites, including the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, several historical neighborhoods, and magnificent wharfs. Excursion to the seaside town of Saint-Nazaire, a city by the sea. (A valid form of identification (passport) will be needed to access the site). Evening of dancing. Overnight.
Day 3: SAINT-NAZAIRE – ANCENIS
Full board on board. We’ll arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon. Excursion to the Muscadet region. We’ll stop at the Château Cassemichère and the charming medieval city of Clisson. Evening of entertainment on board. Overnight.
Day 4: ANCENIS – ANGERS – ANCENIS
Full board on board. Tour of Angers, the capital of the historical Anjou province, distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Evening of entertainment provided by the crew. Overnight.
Day 5: ANGERS – The Châteaux of the Loire Valley – ANCENIS
Full board. Full day’s excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley : Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Villandry and Château d'Ussé. Gala evening. Cruise to Nantes through the night.
Day 6: NANTES - Cognac - BORDEAUX
Full board. Departure from Nantes to Cognac. Arriving in Cognac in the morning, guided tour of the city by tourist train and of a cognac merchants followed by a wine tasting. Visit of the 'musée des Arts du Cognac' (The Art of Cognac Museum), departure to Bordeaux. Boarding and crew presentation, welcome drink. Overnight.
Day 7: BORDEAUX – PAUILLAC
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. In the afternoon, excursion to the Médoc. Nestled between the ocean and an estuary, the Médoc is a renowned region where the most famous of all the red wines in the world is produced. Evening of entertainment. Overnight.
Day 8: PAUILLAC - Gironde Estuary- BLAYE
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising on the Gironde to the estuary. Arriving in Blaye, excursion on the Route de la Corniche. The narrow, picturesque road follows the Dordogne until arriving at the Gironde estuary. Evening of dancing. Overnight.
Day 9: BLAYE - CADILLAC (1) or LIBOURNE or BOURG - SAINT-EMILION
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. In the afternoon, excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of Saint-Emilion's underground monuments, discovering the rich history of this medieval city. We'll finish up with a wine tasting. Entertainment provided by the crew. Overnight.
Day 10: CADILLAC or LIBOURNE (1) - BORDEAUX
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. Guided tour of Bordeaux, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll be able to discover the main monuments, followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter. Gala evening. Overnight.
Day 11: BORDEAUX
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9:00 a.m.