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Cruising the Landscapes & the Châteaux of the Loire Valley Explore the delights of the Loire with its pretty villages and charming châteaux. Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to the Rouen area for an overnight stay. Day 2 Honfleur Explore Honfleur and Deauville, before heading to our overnight hotel, near Dinan. B Day 3 st. Malo Spend the morning in the pretty fortified town of St. Malo. We later head to Nantes, where we board our cruise ship the MS Loire Princesse for five nights. See page 141 for details. Cruise along the Erdre, ‘the prettiest river in France’ according to Francis I. B,D Day 4 Nantes to st. Nazaire Join our guided visit of Nantes. You will walk along the little streets in Bouffay (the medieval quarter), through to the beautiful Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Next you will visit Feydeau Island, a former island now joined to the rest of the town. The tour then continues to the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. The last castle along the banks of the Loire before the river reaches the ocean, this Breton monument, is a magical and compelling part of Nantes’ history and heritage. Return on board for lunch. This afternoon we offer an excursion by coach to St. Nazaire visiting Escal’Atlantic which retraces the story of the two great liners (the Normandie and the France) in a quite ingenious way. Continue on to the Saint Nazaire shipyard. The tour gives you an understanding on the various stages of construction of these modern floating palaces. We rejoin the ship in Saint Nazaire. B,L,D Day 5 st. Nazaire to Ancenis We spend the morning cruising along the Loire. We arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon and set off for an optional excursion along the Muscadet Wine Route. Continue to La Chapelle Heulin and stop at a wine-producing châteaux. You will have the opportunity to learn about and taste the white wine. Next, head for charming Clisson. B,L,D Day 6 Ancenis to Bouchemaine to Angers We continue our cruise to Bouchemaine. Join our excursion of the town of Angers. Capital of the Anjou region, Angers has many artistic and historic treasures and has become famous for its rich heritage. B,L,D Day 7 Bouchemaine to Castles of the Loire to Ancenis Today, we offer an excursion to visit the castles of the Loire Valley. We head first to Azayle Rideau. Built on an island, the castle at Azay-le-Rideau has preserved all the refinement, elegance and grace of a Renaissance chateau. Continue on to Villandry, where there’s time to enjoy a stroll through the famous gardens of the castle at Villandry. Continue on to Rigny-Ussé to visit Ussé Castle. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, this quite magnificent castle looks just like a fairy tale castle with its fortified towers, turrets and steeples. We return on board at Ancenis. The ship sets sail during the evening for Nantes and continues through the night. B,L,D Day 8 paris We disembark in Nantes and head by coach to our overnight hotel in the Paris area. B Day 9 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner includes... • 5 nights cruising with full board • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast • Excursions & visits: ✓ Honfleur ✓ St. Malo ✓ Nantes ✓ St. Nazaire ✓ Castles of the Loire plus... • Optional excursions & visits: • Muscadet Wine Route • Angers • St. Nazaire • Local joining points (see page 195 for your nearest) Chateau Azay-le-Rideau Church of Saint Maurice, Angers Cabin Upgrades per person Upper Deck Cabin £75 Prices based on two persons sharing a Lower Deck Cabin. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, see page 4 for details; no single rooms/cabins available; Your Cruise ship & Hotels You will stay for five nights on the MS Loire Princesse, see page 141 for details. Overnight stays in Normandy, Brittany and Paris will be in city-style hotels. For full itinerary details visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/fcl 9 days from £1599 New FOr 2017 riVer CrUisiNg 156 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673 riVer CrUise extra Value Included onboard ship: All meals, tea or coffee after each meal; all drinks onboard (excluding Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines), entertainment, welcome cocktail. Silver Service Tour Code: 9FCLV Jul 29 2017 £1599 prestige CrUise


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