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THE ROYAL LOIRE RIVER (PORT-TO-PORT CRUISE)

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - ANGERS - THE CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY - SAUMUR - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising  up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley. 

Trip code : NHN_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(2)

Travel Dates :2021

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:
    • Cruise on board a paddle steamer
    • Helicopter ride: the Loire from above(3)
  • Full-day excursion INCLUDED to the castles of the Loire Valley: Guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
  • Optional excursions:
    • Medieval city of Guérande, its salt marshes and salt-workers
    • Saumur, the Cadre Noir(1) and age-old equestrian traditions
    • Picturesque villages along the Angevine Corniche
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. Our ship will start cruising towards Saint-Nazaire during the night.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: 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). OR CLASSIC: Guided tour of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. We'll discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region. DISCOVERY: Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike along the ramparts through the medieval city of Guérande and discover its salt marshes. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, 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.
Join us for the optional 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. Enjoy onboard entertainment as we cruise towards Ancenis this afternoon.
Join us on the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(3), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency). Our cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us on the optional 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*. In the afternoon, we'll set out for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir(1), which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and visit of the fortified city of Saumur. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us on the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche with its picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire. DISCOVERY: Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Loire River including charming typical villages. The afternoon will be spent cruising the Loire towards Nantes. Tonight's our festive gala dinner and evening.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
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 - full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
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Pre-paid : 662.72 AUD

On-board : 774.34 AUD

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Pre-paid : 777.82 AUD

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PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 706.32 AUD

On-board : 826.66 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
The Angevine Corniche

We'll leave by coach to travel along the levees of the Loire Angevine. This route touches several of the overlooks on the great river in the Loire Valley, itself listed as a UNESCO World Heritage

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 122.08 AUD

On-board : 136.03 AUD

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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 : 122.08 AUD

On-board : 136.03 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
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

DURATION 02:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 94.18 AUD

On-board : 104.64 AUD

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Hiking in Guérande

Take a walk through the medieval city of Guérande. This historical city became part of the French national network of 137 Cities of Arts and History in 2004. A guide will take you around town p

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85.46 AUD

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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

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 90.69 AUD

On-board : 101.15 AUD

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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 : 123.82 AUD

On-board : 137.78 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir

Our visit will start with the discovery of the history of the Cadre Noir and the horse riding school (no training during weekends). We'll get to discover the history of a unique school in France,

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 101.15 AUD

On-board : 111.62 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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Guided tour of Guérande and its salt marshes

Leave for Guérande, where we'll begin with a guided tour. A fortified medieval city, Guérande overlooks the salt marshes and is entirely enclosed by ramparts. It is one of the rare c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 85.46 AUD

On-board : 94.18 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Helicopter ride: the Loire from above

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DURATION 00:10 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 207.54 AUD

On-board : 230.21 AUD

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The Muscadet Region

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DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 102.90 AUD

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Guided tour of Nantes

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PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 102.90 AUD

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Guided tour of Angers

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DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 95.92 AUD

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