Come and cruise along the Loire River with CroisiEupore – the only cruise line that operate in the Loire River.
The Loire is the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in France. Unlike most rivers in western Europe, there are few obstacles to the Loire’s natural flow, few locks and dams to slow its progress. One of the few obstacles, the Villerest dam, built in 1985 just south of Roanne has played a key-role in preventing recent flooding, making the Loire a popular river for boating trips flowing through attractive countryside and beautiful chateaux.
Of the major cultural landscapes featuring river valleys in Europe, perhaps the Loire Valley is the most famous and it tells the story of a unique river of its kind. The only river in Western Europe that has never been canalised, which is why it is called “the last wild river in Europe”. The Loire Valley was beautifully nicknamed “Garden of France” by the nobles of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is full of gardens, orchards, vineyards that produce wines of great diversity.
A Loire Valley River cruise is ideal to explore French history, scenic and untouched landscapes, and cultural heritage.
CroisiEurope operates cruises with a new revolutionary boat, the MS Loire Princesse, equipped with a paddle wheel, sailing the Loire river like never experienced before. This unique boat can sail in a very low 50cm water level.
Onboard the MS Loire Princesse on your 8-day cruise, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, including the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, the Châteaux of Chinon, Villandry, and the Ussé Château, that will take you back to a time of legends and fairy tales.
Your included shore excursions will take you to explore the towns of Nantes, Clisson and to Angers to see the famous Apocalypse Tapestry. You will tour the Saint-Nazaire shipyards, one of the largest in all of Europe and visit the museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience. A guided tour of the Cadre Noir will give you the opportunity to discover the history of this unique horse riding school.
We will also drive along the Muscadet Wine Route and taste the local wines and through the Angevine Corniche with its many picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will be spoilt on board your cruise with fully exclusive traditional French cuisine, beverages, a welcome cocktail and a festive Gala dinner on your last night on board. Your experienced Tweet World Travel Tour director will be there to escort you on your memorable cruise along the Royal Loire River.
This itinerary is exclusive to Australian customers and only available at Tweet World Travel. Tweet World Travel is an Australian- owned wholesale company, fully accredited travel agent and the representative for CroisiEurope in Australia.
For exclusive Australian group departures please contact:
? 1300 859 861 or 1300 739 652
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