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Nymphea - Honeymoon Cruise

Nymphea - Honeymoon Cruise

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€15,500 Per Charter

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A romantic, 6-night cruise in Loire Valley, one of the most popular destinations in France. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    NYMHON0816
  • Itinerary
    Moulin de Nitray to Montrichard
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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From
€15,500 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

A romantic, 6-night cruise in Loire Valley, one of the most popular destinations in France. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    NYMHON0816
  • 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

The classic, 6-passenger Nymphea cruises in the scenic River Cher in Loire Valley capturing the region’s fabled chateaux and picturesque landscape. She offers three comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities, salon and dining room and relaxing sun deck. You can also bike along the beautiful towpaths and trails.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Candlelit dinner and Champagne welcome on board.
  • Tour of Chateau de Villandry and its gardens.
  • Experience a hot air balloon flight and admire the scenery.
  • Cruise past six private chateaux. 
  • Visit the beautiful Chateau d'Amboise and Clos Luce.
  • Wine tasting at Domaine de Fontenay.
  • Visit the trogolodyte village of Bourre.
  • Explore Montrichard and its weekly market.

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. While you unpack, enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne on ice in your cabin before your first romantic, candlelit 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 shady weeping willows, for lunch. Afternoon excursion to Chateau de Villandry, with its world-renowned renaissance gardens. Champagne cocktails before your romantic, candlelit dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, you will enjoy a romantic hot air ballooning flight above the beautiful Loire Valley. Return to the barge for a 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 our excursion by minibus to Amboise on the banks of the Loire, where we visit the Royal Chateau D’Amboise and the Clos Luce, Leonardo Da Vinci’s home. Champagne cocktails before your candlelit dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
While cruising in the morning we may pull in to 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 Blere. In the afternoon we cruise under the 5 arch bridge of the impressive Château de Chenonceau and moor at Chissay en Touraine. From there we depart by minibus to visit the Chateau. We take dinner tonight a Michelin starred restaurant where we have arranged for you the best seats in the house.

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise takes us towards the troglodyte village of Bourré. After lunch we drive east to Valencay, one of the most splendid chateaux of the Loire and the home of Napoleon’s foreign minister, Talleyrand. Once back on board we cruise to the next lock, a short walk from which is one of the more unusual dwellings in the Loire Valley, La Magnaneraie. The Coquillat family have grown up in this hillside troglodyte habitation, which has been in turn wine cellar, quarry for the tuffeau stone, and lastly a silkworm nursery. Returning to the barge we cruise to Montrichard where we moor for the night. Champagne cocktails followed by a candlelit dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Following breakfast, a short stroll takes us to the heart of Montrichard, into the midst of one of the largest weekly street markets in Touraine. There is much to explore at the 12th Century Chateau of Foulques Nerra overlooking the mediaeval town square. Before lunch we can visit the local vineyard of the Meriau family, to taste the regional Touraine vintages. After an early lunch, Nymphea sets off downstream again, for another passage under Chenonceau and arrives at the hamlet of Nitray in time to visit the Chateau and rose garden of Nitray. Enjoy a pre-Captain’s dinner aperitif from their vineyards. 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
Honeymoon/Anniversary Loire Valley 2 people Refer to cruise rates

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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