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7 Days / 6 Nights

Take in some beautiful French scenery as you drift past stunning Berry and the incredible Sologne region on this magnificent Loire Valley cruise. Along the way we'll tick off memorable sites, historic cities and prestigious vineyards.

Day 1 - Paris - Nevers
We'll begin our Loire Valley tour by meeting the group in Paris and travelling to the humble town of Nevers, where we'll board our private barge this afternoon. After settling into your cabin, there will be plenty of time to get to know your crew and fellow travellers with a round of welcome cocktails and an included dinner on board. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 - Nevers - Marseilles les Aubigny
This morning we'll embark on a romantic tour of Nevers, where we'll see the iconic Ducal Palace, stroll past the half-timbered houses of the old quarter and visit Nevers Cathedral, an impressive national monument. After that, we'll stop off at the Nevers Blue Gold pottery district (where we'll enjoy a local produce tasting session) before we continue along the river towards Marseilles-lès-Aubigny. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Marseilles les Aubigny - Chapelle Montlinard
After a hearty breakfast, our first stop of the day will be the historic Fontmorigny Abbey. Then, it's onwards to charming Apremont-sur-Allier, one of the most heart-stealing villages in France, for a photo opportunity or two. After we've had a look around the magnificent floral garden, we'll return to the barge and continue our journey towards La Chapelle-Montlinard – where we'll be treated to outstanding views of the Val de Loire Natural Reserve. After dinner, the evening will be yours to discover the unique nature, culture and heritage of the area. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Chapelle Montlinard - Menetreol sous Sancerre
We'll start the day with a tour of La Charité-sur-Loire and its beautifully restored, UNESCO World Heritage-listed priory. Afterwards, we'll visit a farm deep in the countryside, where we'll experience the rustic calm that can only be found in France. In the evening, we'll enjoy an included dinner as we cruise towards Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre, our home for the night. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Menetreol sous Sancerre - Lere
This morning we'll take a tour of Pouilly-sur-Loire, where we'll visit the impressive Tour de Pouilly-Fumé – a winery located in a beautiful setting. Here, we'll stroll the extensive vineyards, see the wine cellar and enjoy a delectable wine tasting session. Back on the water, we'll set off for Léré, where you can spend the evening at your leisure after dinner. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Lere - Briare
We have an exciting day ahead of us today, with a visit to Sancerre – a historic medieval hilltop town overlooking the Loire Valley – on the agenda. Afterwards, we'll visit an authentic goat farm, where we'll have the chance to taste some delicious cheeses and local Sancerre wine. This afternoon will be spent cruising through the Briare Aqueduct (one of the longest navigable aqueducts in the world) before we don our finest outfits for a gala evening dinner on board the barge. Accommodation: MS Deborah. Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Briare - Paris
After enjoying one last buffet breakfast on board, we'll bid a fond farewell to our barge around 9am. Then, it's all aboard the mini-coach back to Paris, where our tour will come to an end. Meals - Breakfast

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  Departure : May, Jul & Aug  
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  May 30 - 05 Jun, 2019 $4,300 $5,525
  Jul 25 - 31, 2019 $4,300 $5,525
  Aug 08 - 14, 2019 $4,300 $5,525
  • 6 nights aboard a boutique hotel barge
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Meals 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Tour de Pouilly-Fumé winery and traditional goat farm in Sancerre
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