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From the Châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley

PARIS - CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY - NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - ANGERS(1) - CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE VALLEY - ANCENIS - NANTES

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. 

Trip code : NSN_CLR

Duration : 8 days

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

Travel Dates :2020

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
  • INCLUDED:1-night/2-day extended trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley including:
    • Accommodations at a 3- or 4-star hotel in Paris
    • Dinner in a typical French brasserie
    • Visit the Chambord and Chenonceau châteaux
  • Unforgettable moments:
    • 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(1-3)
    • Tasting of wines* in the cellar of the Château de Brissac(1)
    • Explore Nantes, and its secret courtyards and passages(1)
    • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, French excellence(1)
    • The Muscadet Wine Route, regional vineyards(1)
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.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At 8:00 a.m., we’ll set off by coach for the Château de Chambord, 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, one of the best-known and most-visited châteaux in the Loire Valley with an architecture mixing late Gothic and early Renaissance. 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. Optional excursion for both packages: A boat tour on the Erdre, one of the most beautiful rivers in France.
This morning, 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. 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(3), 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. 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 Châteaux 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.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. Transfer by coach from Nantes to Paris. 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.

FAQ & Travel Blog

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 - 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 - “Châteaux de la Loire” excursion - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this itinerary 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 trip. 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. 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. 

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.

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

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

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 469.25 AUD

On-board : 549.12 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

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: t

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 579.07 AUD

On-board : 677.25 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

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: t

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 579.07 AUD

On-board : 677.25 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

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

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 470.91 AUD

On-board : 552.45 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Chateau de Brissac- 2020

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 : 116.48 AUD

On-board : 129.79 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Chateau de Brissac- 2020

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 : 116.48 AUD

On-board : 129.79 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2020

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2020

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2020

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways- 2020

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 : 86.53 AUD

On-board : 96.51 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways- 2020

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 : 86.53 AUD

On-board : 96.51 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2020

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2020

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2020

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Helicopter ride: the Loire from above- 2020

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 : 198.02 AUD

On-board : 219.65 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Helicopter ride: the Loire from above- 2020

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 : 198.02 AUD

On-board : 219.65 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
The Muscadet Region- 2020

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 : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
The Muscadet Region- 2020

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 : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Nantes- 2020

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 96.51 AUD

On-board : 106.50 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Nantes- 2020

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 96.51 AUD

On-board : 106.50 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Angers- 2020

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 : 91.52 AUD

On-board : 101.50 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Angers- 2020

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 : 91.52 AUD

On-board : 101.50 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2021

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2021

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Saint Nazaire- 2021

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 : 118.14 AUD

On-board : 131.46 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Nantes- 2021

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Nantes- 2021

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

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways- 2021

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 : 86.53 AUD

On-board : 96.51 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Nantes: the machines de l'ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways- 2021

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 : 86.53 AUD

On-board : 96.51 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
The Muscadet Region- 2021

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 : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
The Muscadet Region- 2021

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 : 98.18 AUD

On-board : 109.82 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Helicopter ride: the Loire from above- 2021

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 : 198.02 AUD

On-board : 219.65 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Helicopter ride: the Loire from above- 2021

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 : 198.02 AUD

On-board : 219.65 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2021

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2021

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Tourist cruise on the Erdre River- 2021

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 : 89.86 AUD

On-board : 99.84 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Chateau de Brissac- 2021

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 : 116.48 AUD

On-board : 129.79 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Chateau de Brissac- 2021

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 : 116.48 AUD

On-board : 129.79 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Angers- 2021

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 : 91.52 AUD

On-board : 101.50 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Angers- 2021

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 : 91.52 AUD

On-board : 101.50 AUD

SEE MORE