Loire River Cruises – The river of the Kings of France

Come and cruise along the Loire River with CroisiEupore – the only cruise line that operate in the Loire River. 

The Loire is the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in France. Unlike most rivers in western Europe, there are few obstacles to the Loire’s natural flow, few locks and dams to slow its progress. One of the few obstacles, the Villerest dam, built in 1985 just south of Roanne has played a key-role in preventing recent flooding, making the Loire a popular river for boating trips flowing through attractive countryside and beautiful chateaux.

Of the major cultural landscapes featuring river valleys in Europe, perhaps the Loire Valley is the most famous and it tells the story of a unique river of its kind. The only river in Western Europe that has never been canalised, which is why it is called “the last wild river in Europe”. The Loire Valley was beautifully nicknamed “Garden of France” by the nobles of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is full of gardens, orchards, vineyards that produce wines of great diversity.

A Loire Valley River cruise is ideal to explore French history, scenic and untouched landscapes, and cultural heritage.

CroisiEurope operates cruises with a new revolutionary boat, the MS Loire Princesse, equipped with a paddle wheel, sailing the Loire river like never experienced before. This unique boat can sail in a very low 50cm water level.

Onboard the MS Loire Princesse on your 8-day cruise, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, including the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, the Châteaux of Chinon, Villandry, and the Ussé Château, that will take you back to a time of legends and fairy tales.

 

Your included shore excursions will take you to explore the towns of Nantes, Clisson and to Angers to see the famous Apocalypse Tapestry. You will tour the Saint-Nazaire shipyards, one of the largest in all of Europe and visit the museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience. A guided tour of the Cadre Noir will give you the opportunity to discover the history of this unique horse riding school.  

We will also drive along the Muscadet Wine Route and taste the local wines and through the Angevine Corniche with its many picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will be spoilt on board your cruise with fully exclusive traditional French cuisine, beverages, a welcome cocktail and a festive Gala dinner on your last night on board. Your experienced Tweet World Travel Tour director will be there to escort you on your memorable cruise along the Royal Loire River.

This itinerary is exclusive to Australian customers and only available at Tweet World Travel. Tweet World Travel is an Australian- owned wholesale company, fully accredited travel agent and the representative for CroisiEurope in Australia.

 

View and book a Loire River cruise holiday with Tweet World Cruises today!

 

Why Choose CroisiEurope for your River Cruise Holiday

CroisiEurope aim to make river cruising affordable and accessible to all kinds of travellers, so they have built most of their ships. The well-priced trips starting about US$250 per adult per day covering all meals onboard, beverages including daily cocktails of the region, Wifi, a tablet for guest use, travel assistance and repatriation insurance.

CroisiEurope has designed these cruises with an intimate and charming setting along the routes they operate. CroisiEurope designs each energy efficient ship according to the river it will sail. Allow CroisiEurope to sail during droughts and often, high water periods, so that port cancellations are rare.

With trips ranging from three to 19 days in length, guests can spend their entire trip on a cruise or add a shorter itinerary to complement their on-shore adventures. CroisiEurope welcomes more than 200 000 passengers each year and more than 55 ships worldwide. Their ships and canal barges carry only 22 to 200 passengers

All cabins are above water level and offer panoramic views. Cabins are air conditioned and well equipped with a toilet, shower, washbasin, ample of amenities and storage space. CroisiEurope barges have been built in an optimal way, nicely arranged, decorated with a jacuzzi and bicycles on board.

Fresh produce and local ingredients. The best regional wine. Chef often prepares gourmet meals with produce sought out at local markets to prepare a big party-like dinner. Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus which pay homage to exquisite French gastronomy. A wide selection of wine is available.

CroisiEurope added new river and barge ships every year. CroisiEurope provides from deluxe ships (4 anchors) to premium ships (5 anchors) with comfortable and stylish cabins, innovative ships, knowledgeable and friendly staff. CroisiEurope’s multi-lingual team of 1,350 staff strive to make each guests’ stay with us as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. The staff and crew onboard speak French, English and a mix of other languages.

Pioneer in construction technologies and precursor on many rivers in respect of the environment and local cultures. And add more personal twist and accented the singular charm found on their barges.

Family-owned and operated CroisiEurope is Europe’s largest river cruise line of more than 55 boats worldwide with more than 40 years of experience in river cruising.

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