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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Royal Legacy of the Loire

Discover the legendary beauty of the Royal Loire River and choose from a wide choice of optional excursions on this wonderful cruise from Nantes. Includes complimentary drinks throughout and onboard activities.

Cruise Only
5 nights from £1106pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Loire Valley
  • Nantes

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Cruise the royal River Loire on paddlewheeler Loire Princesse on this 5-night cruise from Nantes. See the highlights of the Loire valley region including Saint Nazaire, Ancenis, Bouchemaine and Angers.

A choice of optional excursions allow you to tailor your cruise. In Nantes, there is the option to visit The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery which recreates the imaginary world of famous writer Jules Verne or explore the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes. There is also the chance to visit the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire and immerse yourself in the history of the ocean-liner at the wonderful Escal'Atlantic museum.

Journey to the Muscadet Wine Region and perhaps discover the lovely medieval town of Clisson before enjoying a delicious wine-tasting or even get a birds-eye view of the Loire with an optional helicopter trip. Stroll through the historic districts of Angers and see the famous Apocalypse tapestry. Alternatively, perhaps tour the magnificent Brissac Castle, the highest castle in France with its impressive wine cellars before enjoying guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry during a full day optional excursion to the chateaux of the Loire.

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Day 1 - Nantes

Embark paddlewheeler ship Loire Princesse in Nantes from 6pm. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and meet your crew, before dinner and a welcome party on board. There is an optional excursion - board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River.

Day 2 - Nantes - Saint-Nazaire

This morning, choose between two optional excursions: a guided tour of Nantes and the remarkable Castle of the Dukes of Brittany or alternatively, explore Machines de l'Île with its secret courtyards and covered passageways. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to join a optional guided tour Saint-Nazaire and learn about the history of the ocean liner experience at the Escal'Atlantic museum before visiting one of the largest shipyards in Europe; Saint-Nazaire shipyard. Rejoin the ship in Saint-Nazaire and enjoy an evening of dancing. (Passport must be produced to gain access to the shipyard).

Day 3 - Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis

Arrive in Ancenis this afternoon and choose from two optional excursions. Travel along the Muscadet Wine Route and visit the medieval town of Clisson, or opt for the helicopter ride.

Day 4 - Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers

Cruise towards Bouchemaine this morning before joining one of the optional shore excursions. Enjoy a guided tour of Angers exploring its fascinating historic districts and visit the famous Apocalypse tapestry. Alternatively, tour the magnificent Brissac Castle and enjoy a wine tasting in the impressive wine cellars. This evening, enjoy entertainment on board the ship.

Day 5 - Bouchemaine - The Chateaux of the Loire Valley - Ancenis

Spend the full day on an optional excursion discovering the Castles of the Loire Valley which are built a small island in the middle of the Indre River. Return to the ship for the wonderful gala dinner before the ship sets sail for Nantes.

Day 6 - Nantes

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions.

Price Includes

  • 5-night full board cruise
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (some must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1106
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    • Apr 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1106
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      Blue Water Price from: £1106 Blue Water Price from: £1358 Blue Water Price from: £1673 Blue Water Price from: £1925
  • May
    • May 23rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • May 28th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Jun 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Jul 17th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Jul 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Jul 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Aug 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Aug 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Aug 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Aug 31st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
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      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Sep 20th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Sep 25th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1252
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1252 Blue Water Price from: £1504 Blue Water Price from: £1819 Blue Water Price from: £2071
    • Oct 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1106
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1106 Blue Water Price from: £1358 Blue Water Price from: £1673 Blue Water Price from: £1925
    • Oct 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1106
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1106 Blue Water Price from: £1358 Blue Water Price from: £1673 Blue Water Price from: £1925
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