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Loire Valley 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (NYM)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 28 2020||Jul 04 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Jul 05 2020||Jul 11 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Jul 12 2020||Jul 18 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Jul 19 2020||Jul 25 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Jul 26 2020||Aug 01 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Aug 02 2020||Aug 08 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Aug 09 2020||Aug 15 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Aug 16 2020||Aug 22 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Aug 23 2020||Aug 29 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Aug 30 2020||Sep 05 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Sep 06 2020||Sep 12 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Sep 13 2020||Sep 19 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Sep 20 2020||Sep 26 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
|Sep 27 2020||Oct 03 2020||6||Single rooms||5,540€|
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