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Loire Valley 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (NYM)

  • 7days
  • France

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This tour has special prices for the following periods :

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 29 2019 Oct 05 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€

Loire Valley 7-day Luxury Barge Tour

Stay for a week in a comfortable twin or double room with full ensuite facilities. Due to the boat’s shallow draft construction this is one of the few cruises navigating the incredibly beautiful sandy reaches of the river Cher.

A delicious cuisine of specialities of the region and a great selection of French wines produce some memorable dining experiences. This is a perfect place for cycling or walking along the towpath, or watching the scenery and the stunning chateaux as you drift by.

Included in the Loire Valley Tour:

6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges.
An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point.

Slow Tours offers a number of other Luxury Barge Tours in Europe

  • Day 1

    Moulin de Nitray.

    Guests are met in Tours and transferred to the barge at Moulin de Nitray where a welcome champagne precedes a dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Moulin de Nitray to Larcay.

    A morning cruise through two locks takes us to the quaint town of Larcay where we moor under the willows for lunch. In the afternoonwe enjoy an excursion to the Chateau de Villandry, known for its gardens. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Larcay to Vallet.

    After a morning cruise past 6 private chateaux we stop near the small village of Vallet. An excursion to Amboise where we explore the Amboise chateau and Leonardo da Vinci’s chateau du Clos Luce. Dinner on board.

  • Day 4

    Vallet to Chissay-en-Touraine.

    Whilst cruising in the morning we may pull into the tiny landing stage next to the Domaine de Fontenay. A two-minute walk takes us to the courtyard for a wine-tasting before lunch on board. Our afternoon cruise takes us to a stop at Chisseux to explore the Chenonceau chateau before cruising to Chissay-en-Touraine for the night. Dinner at a local restaurant specialising in Loire regional cooking.

  • Day 5

    Chissay-en-Touraine to Montrichard.

    Our morning cruise takes us to the troglodyte village of Bourre where we moor near one of the dwellings, Magnaneraie. . After lunch a drive to Valencay where we visit this splendid chateau, then on to Montrichard for the night. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Montrichard to Moulin de Nitray.

    Following breakfast, a short walk to Montrichard leads us to one of the larger street markets in Touraine, where we also have time to explore the 11th century chateau. Before lunch, a wine-tasting at a local vineyard and afterwards a short cruise to the hamlet of Nitray with time to visit the chateau and rose garden. Enjoy an aperitif before the Captain’s Farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Moulin de Nitray.

    Where you will disembark after breakfast and transfer to Tours.

    This is a sample tour and subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 23 2019 Jun 29 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jun 30 2019 Jul 06 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 07 2019 Jul 13 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 14 2019 Jul 20 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 21 2019 Jul 27 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Jul 28 2019 Aug 03 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 04 2019 Aug 10 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 11 2019 Aug 17 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 18 2019 Aug 24 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Aug 25 2019 Aug 31 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Sep 01 2019 Sep 07 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Sep 08 2019 Sep 14 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Sep 15 2019 Sep 21 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Sep 22 2019 Sep 28 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€
Sep 29 2019 Oct 05 2019 6 Single rooms 5,540€
Double rooms 3,990€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email info@slowtours.com for a competitive quote

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