The Loire, A Royal Legacy - Croise Europe

The Loire, A Royal Legacy - Croise Europe

The Loire, A Royal Legacy River Cruise

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MS Loire Princesse

This Paddle-Riverboat was constructed in 2014 and drew inspiration from days past to build an unique, high-tech ship, with a capacity for 96 passengers in 48 cabins. The

boat’s public and social areas are warm and welcoming with LED lighting, thick and luxurious carpets and sumptuous materials. The ship has a lounge with central bar, dining room, library, gift shop and a large sun deck with deck chairs. The entire ship has heating, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Day 1

Following our Channel crossing we travel to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 2

Nantes Continue to Nantes where we board the MS Loire Princess. After comfortably settling into your cabins, get introduced to the
on-board crew at a welcome cocktail reception. Tonight enjoy dinner and an evening of on-board entertainment. We’ll leave for a
cruise on what King Francis I called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.

Day 3

Nantes - Antes - Saint-Nazaire Nantes - Saint-Nazaire
Morning Optional guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. Optional afternoon excursion: Saint-Nazaire, a seaside city, including a visit to Escal’Atlantic and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. (This excursion must be pre-booked in advance through Edwards Holidays. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport or identity card in order to gain access to the shipyard.) We’ll return to the ship in Saint-Nazaire and enjoy dinner followed by an evening of music
and dancing. We’ll remain in port overnight. For those of you not on the excursion, you will remain on board the ship as it sails to Saint-Nazaire.

Day 4

Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning. We’ll arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon. Optional
excursion: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval city.

Day 5

Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers Our ship will cruise to Bouchemaine. Optional excursion: Visit of the town of Angers,
capital of the Anjou region. Particularly rich during the Renaissance, it was home to the House of Plantagenet. The immense walls of the
famous Château d’Angers contain the extraordinary Apocalypse Tapestry. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew.

Day 6

Bouchemaine - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Ancenis Optional excursion: Visit the Castles of the Loire Valley. We’ll
return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. The ship will cruise through the night.

Day 7

Nantes Enjoy breakfast before disembarking We then continue to our overnight hotel for bed and breakfast.

Day 8

Travel to Calais and complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Door to door pick up

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation

  • en-route

  • 5 nights All Inclusive accommodation on the MS

  • Loire Princess

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception

  • Unlimited complimentary on-board beverages(beer, wine, water, fruit juices, coffee and tea)

  • On board Entertainment

  • Itinerary as described

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated.

Excursions described are optional and can be purchased

individually on board the ship or pre-booked with

Edwards Holidays

 

Single cabin supplement £494

Supplement Upper deck cabin £203pp

 

Deposit £200pp. Pre booked excursion package £225pp

 

Note: Supplements reflect the deck position and not the size of cabin.

 

For Door to Door terms and conditions please refer to Page 101.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE - Even though some of the ships may have lifts, unfortunately we are unable to take wheelchairs or electric scooters on cruise holiday. Due to the layout and access to the ships and excursions a certain level of physical mobility is advisable. Please note cruise itinerary may be subject to night time sailings.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16

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