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The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy (port-to-port cruise)

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - ANGERS - THE CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY - ANCENIS - NANTES

Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is 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. 

Trip code : NDN_PP2

Duration : 5 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

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

  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE the Loire from above(2-3)
  • 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(3)
  • The Saint-Nazaire(3) shipyard, embodiment of French pride
  • The wine route of the Muscadet(3) through the vineyards of the Nantes region
  • Cruise on board a paddle steamer

Passengers are welcome to board our ship.

In the afternoon, take part in our optional 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.

 

We'll spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join us for the optional 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).

We'll cruise towards Bouchemaine. Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry(4).
DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Join us on a full-day included 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 5

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

FAQ & Travel Blog

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) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2022

Included in tour package Guided tour of Saint Nazaire The Muscadet Region Guided tour of Angers

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 285 AUD

On-board : 333 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2022

Included in tour package Guided tour of Saint Nazaire Helicopter ride: the Loire from above Chateau de Brissac

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 389 AUD

On-board : 0 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
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-Naz

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 112 AUD

On-board : 125 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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 (o

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 93 AUD

On-board : 107 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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 breathtakin

DURATION 00:10 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 208 AUD

On-board : 232 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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, monumenta

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 112 AUD

On-board : 125 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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 Ho

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 91 AUD

On-board : 101 AUD

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Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.