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Nymphea - Golf Cruise

Nymphea - Golf Cruise

From
€17,200 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
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€17,200 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
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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

  • Golfing sessions at:
        - Golf de Touraine (18 holes par 71 – length 5673 metres)
        - Tours Ardree Golf Club (18 holes, par 72, 5734 metres)
        - Chateau de Cheverny (18 holes par 71, 6272 metres)
        - Chateau des Bordes (18 holes, par 72, 7062 yards)
  • Tour and wine tasting in Touraine
  • Cruise under the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Visit La Magnaneraie located in the troglodyte village of Bourré


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 by private chauffeured minibus to Nymphea where the crew and a "Champagne Welcome" await you at the mooring opposite the 17th century Moulin de Nitray. Dinner on board.

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

Day 3, Tuesday
After a morning cruise past no less than six private chateaux, the barge will tie up opposite the hamlet of Vallet, a cluster of classic Tourangeau architecture grouped around its 18th century mill. From there you will leave for Tours Ardrée Golf Club (18 holes, par 72, 5734 metres). 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. You'll have your dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants specializing in regional cooking.

Day 4, Wednesday
While cruising in the morning you may pull in to the tiny landing stage next to Domaine de Fontenay.  A two minute walk brings you to their courtyard where you can taste their range of Touraine wines as an aperitif before lunch. In the afternoon you'll play the golf (18 holes par 71, 6272 metres) 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 you can visit the Chateau if time permits. An evening cruise takes you under the famed Chateau de Chenonceau to the village of Chisseaux. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise takes you to Montrichard.  After lunch you'll 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 (18 holes, par 72, 7062 yards) 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.

Day 6, Friday
There is much to explore at the 12th Century Chateau of Foulques Nerra overlooking the mediaeval town square. Before lunch, you will 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 turned into 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 2019

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
June 23, 30 3,990 Euros 1,550 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 3,990 Euros 1,550 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 3,990 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 3,990 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
June 23, 30 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 17,200 Euros 20,200 Euros 21,300 Euros 22,400 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Available for Supplement
Golf Charter 6 ppl 500 Euros per golfer

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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