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Nymphea - Golf Cruise

Nymphea - Golf Cruise

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€15,500 Per Charter

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Enjoy a fantastic golf cruise in the beautiful region of Loire Valley. The region is brimming with magnificent chateaux, lush vineyards and great golfing courses.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    NYMGOL0816
  • Itinerary
    Moulin de Nitray to Montrichard
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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From
€15,500 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Enjoy a fantastic golf cruise in the beautiful region of Loire Valley. The region is brimming with magnificent chateaux, lush vineyards and great golfing courses.

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    NYMGOL0816
  • Itinerary
    Moulin de Nitray to Montrichard
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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Up to €4,200 per charter*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Moulin de Nitray and Montrichard.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

If you are a golfer and planning on a cruising holiday, why not join our 6-night golf cruise in Loire Valley. Visit beautiful castles, quaint villages and play golf Golf de Touraine, Tours Ardree Golf Club and Chateau des Bordes.

 

Note: Golf themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Play golf at Golf de Touraine, Tours Ardree Golf Club. 
  • Enjoy golf at Chateau de Cheverny. 
  • Visit the beautiful Chateau des Bordes and play another round of golf.
  • Visit La Magnaneraie.
  • Cruise under the stunning Chateau de Chenonceau and visit the castle if time permits.


Inclusions

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 2 crew 
  • Use of barge facilities which includes bicycles
  • iPod docking station
  • Digital TV
  • DVD player
  • Small library of books, DVDs & maps
  • Binoculars

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration to Nymphea is between 15 & 30 minutes.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: St Pierre des Corps TGV train station at 4:30pm OR for self-drive, the Nitray Lockhouse at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point:  St Pierre des Corps TGV train station OR to Nitray Lockhouse for self-drive at 9:45 am

 

For charter bookings:

In addition to the above, choice of 1 location in Tours for pick-up at 4:30 pm and drop-off by 9:45 am.

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Veau à la Bière et Moutarde; Selle d'Agneau au Romari; Saumon et Friture


Wine Cellar
Château de Fontenay; La Reserve de Jean; Château de la Grille; Chinon; Domaine de la Renaudi; Touraine Blanc; Château de Nitray; Cabernet Franc; Les Meuriers


Cheese Board
Valença; St Maure de Touraine; Selles sur Cher

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Itinerary 

Moulin de Nitray to Montrichard

Day 1, Sunday
You are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to Nymphea where a “Champagne Welcome” awaits you at our mooring opposite the 17th century Moulin de Nitray. Dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
A morning cruise through two locks takes us to the quaint town of Larcay where we moor under the weeping willows for lunch. Afternoon spent at Golf de Touraine at the Chateau de la Touche, Ballan Miré. Return to Nymphea for dinner on board (18 holes Par 71 - length 5673 m).

Day 3, Tuesday
After a morning cruise past no less than six private chateaux, we tie up opposite the hamlet of Vallet, a cluster of classic Tourangeau architecture grouped around its 18th century mill. From there we leave for Tours Ardrée Golf Club. Laid out in 350 acres of park and woodland, the fairways thread their way through the trees and water hazards, leading to large but well protected greens. We take dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants specializing in regional cooking. (18 holes, par 72, 5734 metres).

Day 4, Wednesday
While cruising in the morning we may pull into the tiny landing stage next to Domaine de Fontenay. A two minute walk brings us to their courtyard where we can taste their range of Touraine wines as an aperitif before lunch moored at Civray. In the afternoon we play the golf on the estate of the Chateau de Cheverny. Winding round the Rousseliere Lake, home to mallard ducks, swans and grey herons. Before returning to the barge we can visit the Chateau if time permits. An evening cruise takes us under the famed Chateau de Chenonceau to the village of Chisseaux. Dinner on board. (18 holes par 71, 6272 metres).

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise takes us to Montrichard. After lunch, we drive to Chateau des Bordes, which was originally conceived by industrialist Baron Marcel Bich (Bic pens fame) and businessman Mr Yoshiaki Sakurai. The two friends decided to create a world class golf course with an international dimension for their own and their guests' pleasure. Robert von Hagge, Texan architect of more than 200 courses, was employed to bring American expertise to the project. With no expense spared and free from development constraints, von Hagge created a masterpiece of extraordinary beauty exploiting the abundance of the Sologne's lakes to present water hazards at 12 of its 18 holes as it winds its way through the forest. The golf here is in the same league as Valderama. In fact, along with the former Ryder Cup venue, Les Bordes is one of only two courses in Continental Europe to enjoy the highest rating in the Peugot Golf Guide to 1000 European courses. Dinner on board. (18 holes, par 72, 7062 yards).

Day 6, Friday
There is much to explore at the 12th Century Chateau of Foulques Nerra overlooking the mediaeval town square. Before lunch, we visit one of the more unusual dwellings in the Loire Valley, La Magnaneraie. The Coquillat family has grown up in this hillside troglodyte habitation, which has been in turn wine cellar, quarry for the tuffeau stone, and lastly a silkworm nursery. After lunch, Nymphea sets off downstream again, for another passage under Chenonceau with a chance to visit the castle, and arrives at the hamlet of Nitray. Enjoy a pre-Captain’s dinner aperitif grown in Nitray and Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast disembark, and return to the designated drop off point.

Barge Details 

Nymphea Deck Plan

Nymphea deck plan

  • 80 feet long
  • 6 passengers
  • 2 to 3 crew
  • 3 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 6 touring bikes
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

20% off per cabin on September 17

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 24 3,790 Euros 1,500 Euros  
September 17 3,032 Euros 1,500 Euros 15 September 2017
October 1 3,790 Euros 1,500 Euros  

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on September 10 & October 1

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl Book After
September 3, 17, 24 15,500 Euros 19,200 Euros 20,100 Euros 21,000 Euros  
September 10 12,320 Euros 15,360 Euros 16,080 Euros 16,800 Euros 29 September 2017
October 1 12,320 Euros 15,360 Euros 16,080 Euros 16,800 Euros 29 September 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
June 24 3,890 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3,890 Euros 1,550 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 3,890 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3,890 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
June 24 15,900 Euros 19,800 Euros 20,800 Euros 21,800 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 15,900 Euros 19,800 Euros 20,800 Euros 21,800 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 15,900 Euros 19,800 Euros 20,800 Euros 21,800 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 15,900 Euros 19,800 Euros 20,800 Euros 21,800 Euros

 Theme Cruise Supplement 

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Loire Valley Charter up to 6 ppl 500 Euros per passenger

Only those golfing will pay the supplement. Not all persons on a golf charter must play golf. Golf cruises include 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs. Individuals: Some departures are available for 1-2 people to book and join other golfers on board.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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