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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 £1320pp

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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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 28th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1320
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1320 Cruise Only from: £1371 Cruise Only from: £1458
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1662
      Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1662 Cruise Only from: £1786
    • Jul 18th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1786
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1786
    • Jul 23rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1441 Cruise Only from: £1521 Cruise Only from: £1786
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1786
      Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1786
    • Aug 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1441 Cruise Only from: £1521
    • Aug 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C
      Cruise Only from: £1397
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1856 Cruise Only from: £1994
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1856
      Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1856 Cruise Only from: £1994
    • Oct 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1729
      Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1729 Cruise Only from: £1994
    • Oct 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1662
      Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1662 Cruise Only from: £1709 Cruise Only from: £1785
    • Oct 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1520 Cruise Only from: £1662 Cruise Only from: £1709 Cruise Only from: £1785
    • Oct 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1383
      Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1383 Cruise Only from: £1506

2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 5th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Apr 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Apr 15th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Apr 20th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Apr 25th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Apr 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1749
  • May
    • May 5th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
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      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • May 25th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • May 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1961
  • June
    • Jun 24th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Jun 29th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Jul 14th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Jul 19th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Jul 28th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Aug 12th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Aug 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1516
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      Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
    • Aug 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749
  • September
    • Sep 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Sep 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1642
      Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Sep 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Oct 6th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Oct 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1591
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1642 Cruise Only from: £1728 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £1875 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Oct 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1397
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1440 Cruise Only from: £1516 Cruise Only from: £1630 Cruise Only from: £1673 Cruise Only from: £1749

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £598
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