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11 Night - Discover the Loire Canal Package

Drift through France on a crewed canal barge!

Package Details


Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Drinks Fly Meals Package Tour Transfers Wi-Fi

From $6,799* per person

Package Provider: Croisi
Package Type: Fly Cruise
Region: Europe
Duration: 11 Nights


From Briare to Nevers, this cruise will take you to the heart of authentic terroirs and cities full of character and heritage.  You will explore unique places such as Nevers located in the heart of Burgundy. Discover wine and gastronomic cities such as Pouilly-sur-Loire and Sancerre.

Your Fly, Stay & Cruise package includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Paris
  • 2 night stopover in Dubai
  • Includes 2 nights accommodation, Dhow Dinner Cruise & Private car airport transfers
  • Private car transfer from Airport to hotel
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Paris including breakfast
  • Montparnasse Tower & Champagne tour
  • 7 night Loire Barge cruise onboard ms Deborah, Paris return
  • Includes all meals & drinks with meals and at the bar,  Free Wifi in lounge & bar, Gala dinner & evening, all shore excursions + more
  • Port charges, taxes & airline taxes

 Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options

 Other departure dates available: 04 July & 01 August 2019. Surcharges may apply




09 May 19

Paris - Briare

Transfer by coach from Paris to join our ship in Briare. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and dinner.

10 May 19

Briare - Lere

Join us on a visit of Briare and the Deux Marines Museum. We'll take a tourist train to discover the village of Briare and its hidden treasures, among them the Chateau de Trousse-Barriere - an imposing 19th-century brick castle - and the town hall, a modest castle. Traveling along the tree-lined canal, we'll also see locks and lock-keeper houses and the quaint bridges that cross the waterways. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Léré. The evening is free to do as you please.

11 May 19

Lere - Menetreol - Sous  Sancerre

Join us on an excursion to Sancerre and a goat farm. Set in the historic Berry region, Sancerre overlooks the gorgeous Loire Valley. You'll discover this beautiful medieval city by following the Fil d'Ariane: a red line painted on the streets taking you past the old wine-making neighborhoods, bakeries, fascinating buildings, and lovely art galleries.

Afterwards, we'll visit a goat farm and have a tasting of its trademark cheeses and the local Sancerre wine. The family on the farm is raising approximately 200 goats and 60 cows and will be happy to share their cheese-making secrets with you. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre. The evening is free to do as you please.

12 May 19

Menetreol - Sous - Sancerre - Herry

We'll leave by coach for a visit of Pouilly-sur-Loire, where we'll visit the Tour de Pouilly-Fumé: a wine-tourism center located in a beautiful setting. We'll visit the vineyards, the wine cellar and enjoy a tasting. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue towards Herry. The evening is free to do as you please.

13 May 19

Herry - Marseilles - Les - Aubigny

We'll leave by coach for a tour of La Charité-sur-Loire and an authentic farm. We'll begin our visit with the priory, one of the most important restoration sites in Burgundy for the past 15 years. We'll then visit a farm deep in the countryside, where we'll experience the rustic calm and authenticity that can be found only in France. Afterwards, we'll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Take advantage of this time to ride one of our onboard bikes or walk along the canal (5km-long). Tonight is our gala evening.

14 May 19

Marseilles - Les - Aubigny - Nevers

We'll leave by coach for the visit to the Fontmorigny Abbey, a privately-owned French historical monument. The contemporary stain-glass windows are not to be missed. We'll continue on to visit Apremont-sur-Allier and its floral garden. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this small medieval jewel on the bank of the Allier is an absolute must-see. The village offers a stunning point of view of the castle that overlooks it, also a nice stroll along the Allier river. We'll return on board at the end of the morning and cruise to Nevers through the afternoon. Take advantage of this time to ride one of our onboard bikes or walk along the canal (2km-long). At nightfall, we'll leave on a romantic tour of Nevers with lanterns.

15 May 19

Never – Paris

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. Transfer by coach from Nevers to Paris.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 18 December 2018 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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