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Classic
2019 2020

From the Châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley

7 Days - NSN_CLRAIP
# Description

Cruise

Paris - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES - Paris(3)

A taste of Paris linked with the history of France: discover the castles of the Loire between Chambord and Chenonceau before boarding the river boat for a cruise on the Royal Loire river whose beautiful landscapes are legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ONLY WITH CROISIEUROPE: A luxury cruise on an authentic paddle riverboat
  • EXTENDED STAY INCLUDED:
    • 1-night/2-day trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
    • Accommodations at a 3- or 4-star hotel in Paris
    • Dinner in a typical French brasserie
    • Visit the Chambord and Chenonceau châteaux
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • A full-day excursion through the Loire-Château d'Ussé, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, and the gardens at the Château de Villandry
    • Only with CroisiEurope: Helicopter ride over the Loire Valley(2)
    • Tasting of wines* in the cellar of the Château de Brissac
    • Explore Nantes, and its secret courtyards and passages
    • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, French excellence
    • The Muscadet Wine Route, regional vineyards

Route

Day 1

Paris

Our guide will greet you starting from 5:00 p.m. at the Villa Montparnasse hotel, 2 rue Boulard, 75014 Paris. At 6:00 p.m., you’ll be transferred by coach to the Noces de Jeannette restaurant, 14, rue Favart, 75002 Paris. After dinner, our coach will take you back to the Villa Montparnasse hotel for the night.

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Day 2

Paris - Châteaux of the Loire - NANTES

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At 6:30 a.m., we'll set off by coach for the Château de Chambord. King Francis I built this extraordinary castle as a hunting lodge. It is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinctive architecture blending traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. Enjoy a tour of this majestic castle and its grounds. We'll then continue on to Chenonceau, stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Our afternoon will be spent visiting the Château de Chenonceau. Once of the best-known and most-visited châteaux in the Loire Valley, it spans the Cher River. Its architecture is a fascinating mix of late Gothic and early Renaissance. The list of aristocrats and nobles that have lived in it is astounding: Thomas Bohier, Diane de Poitiers, and Catherine de' Medici, to name just a few.

After our visit, we'll head to Nantes, arriving in the evening. We'll welcome our passengers on board upon your arrival. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Excursion for both packages: A boat tour on the Erdre, one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

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Day 3

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.

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Day 4

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.

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Day 5

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(3).
DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 6

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.

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Day 7

NANTES - Paris

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. Transfer by coach from Nantes to Paris. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 04/14/2020
Arrival 04/20/2020
FROM $ 3,322 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/30/2020
Arrival 07/06/2020
FROM $ 3,575 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/05/2020
Arrival 07/11/2020
FROM $ 3,575 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/25/2020
Arrival 07/31/2020
FROM $ 3,575 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/13/2020
Arrival 09/19/2020
FROM $ 3,575 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/10/2020
Arrival 10/16/2020
FROM $ 3,575 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Coach transport on Day 1 and Day 2, dinner on Day 1, accommodations at a 3-star or 4-star hotel in Paris, the full-day excursion to the Châteaux de la Loire with visits to the Châteaux de Chenonceau and Chambord, lunch on Day 2 - coach transfer from Nantes to Paris on D7 - excursions included in the package selected - your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Tourist cruise on the Erdre River Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways Guided visit of Saint Nazaire Helicopter ride: the Loire from above Chateau de Brissac The...
Discovery

Tourist cruise on the Erdre River

Transfer by coach to the Bateaux Nantais dock. At approximately 8:00 p.m., we'll leave for a cruise on what King Francis I called the "most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre. As the scenery rolls by, discover the history of the riv...

Duration 2h45 Classic

Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways

Leaving from the dock in Nantes, you'll set out to discover the magical world of the Machines de l'île. This totally unprecedented artistic project is a cross between the imaginations of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci. After this exc...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

We'll begin our visit with the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then we'll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowne...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Helicopter ride: the Loire from above

We’ll take you to the airport in Ancenis. Upon your arrival, you’ll meet your pilot and head out for a helicopter tour of the Loire. You’ll enjoy a bird's-eye view of breathtaking landscapes. You’ll fly over the tower in O...

Duration 0h10 Discovery

Chateau de Brissac

We'll leave by coach for a visit to the Château de Brissac, located about nine miles from the city of Angers. Known as the tallest royal residence in France, it contains 204 rooms, monumental staircases and never-ending hallways. Acquired b...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

The Loire Valley Châteaux

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is seen today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to inco...

Duration 11h00 Classic
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Tourist cruise on the Erdre River Nantes Saint-Nazaire and its naval shipyard The Muscadet Region Angers The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Classic

Tourist cruise on the Erdre River

Transfer by coach to the Bateaux Nantais dock. At approximately 8:00 p.m., we'll leave for a cruise on what King Francis I called the "most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre. As the scenery rolls by, discover the history of the riv...

Duration 2h45 Classic

Guided tour of Nantes

You'll discover the small streets of the medieval Bouffay quarter and the beautiful Flamboyant-style Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. We'll visit the île Feydeau and its exceptional buildings dating back to the 18th century, and the...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

We'll begin our visit with the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then we'll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowne...

Duration 4h30 Classic

The Muscadet Region

We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. We'll travel to La Chapelle Heulin and stop at the Château Cassemichère (or similar site). This exceptional site invites you...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. The immense walls of the famou...

Duration 4h00 Classic

The Loire Valley Châteaux

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is seen today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to inco...

Duration 11h00 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change. For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

A minimum of 25 participants is requested to guarantee the departures of this itinerary, otherwise the services will be adjusted consequently.

(1) Depending on docking availability, the stopover in Bouchemaine may be replaced by Chalonnes-sur-Loire. In this event, the order of the visits could be altered.

(2) Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.

(3) Site closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, and December 25th.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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