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Loire Valley 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (NYM)

  • 7days
  • France

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Luxury Barge Tour in the Loire Valley

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.

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  • 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

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 06 2025 Jul 12 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 13 2025 Jul 19 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 20 2025 Jul 26 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 27 2025 Aug 02 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 03 2025 Aug 09 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 10 2025 Aug 16 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 17 2025 Aug 23 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 24 2025 Aug 30 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Aug 31 2025 Sep 06 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 07 2025 Sep 13 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 14 2025 Sep 20 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 21 2025 Sep 27 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 28 2025 Oct 04 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€
Oct 05 2025 Oct 11 2025 6 Single rooms 7,090€
Double rooms 5,090€

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Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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