Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park.
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.
This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed : CLASSIC : Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. DISCOVERY: Nantes, the Machines de l'Île, secret courtyards and covered passageways. In the afternoon, take part in our optional excursion for both packages : Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. We'll visit Escal'Atlantic, a museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience, and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard). We'll return on board in Saint-Nazaire. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC : The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency).
We'll cruise towards Bouchemaine. Join us for the optional excursions proposed : CLASSIC : Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry(4). DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session*. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. We'll return on board in Ancenis. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will start sailing towards Nantes.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 09:00 a.m. End of our services.
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