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Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, charming cities reveal their secrets (port-to-port cruise)

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 18- yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method
  • Tour Code BM-17600
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Nevers, France
  • Ends Briare, France
  • +6
HIGHLIGHTS
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
  • Nevers, famous pilgrimage site with exceptional history
  • ApremontsurAllier, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Rustic authenticity in a farm
  • La Tour du PouillyFumé, a sensory travel in the middle of the vineyards
  • Briare Aqueduct, one of the most prestigious waterways in France
  • Stroll through history, authentic and wellpreserved sites, and traditional regions during this exceptional cruise
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The tour "Discover The Loire Canal In The Heart Of France, Charming Cities Reveal Their Secrets (port-to-port Cruise)" is cruise trip that boards in Nevers and disembarks in Briare. You will be cruising through France and visit Léré, Nevers, Briare and 3 other destinations. The tour "Discover The Loire Canal In The Heart Of France, Charming Cities Reveal Their Secrets (port-to-port Cruise)" takes 7 days and include cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and others. Please see the package includes section for specific details.

From Nevers to Briare, this cruise will take you to the heart of authentic terroirs and cities full of character and heritage. Cruise along the Loire Canal, the royal river with a legendary beauty. You will explore unique places such as Nevers located in the heart of Burgundy, but also the Fontmorigny Abbey, recounting 8 centuries of monastic history. Discover wine and gastronomic cities such as Pouilly-sur-Loire and Sancerre.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Paris(1) - Nevers
  • Day 2 : Nevers - Cours-les-barres
  • Day 3 : Cours-les-barres - Herry
  • Day 4 : Herry - Menetreol-sous-sancerre
  • Day 5 : Menetreol-sous-sancerre - Lere
  • Day 6 : Lere - Briare
  • Day 7 : Briare - Paris(1)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
Meals
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Gala dinner
Others
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Assistance from our onboard multi
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • The transfer(1) by coach Paris/Nevers and Briare/Paris
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Personal expenses.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, charming cities reveal their secrets (port-to-port cruise) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 December 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, charming cities reveal their secrets (port-to-port cruise) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, charming cities reveal their secrets (port-to-port cruise) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Tour Packages
The Discover the Loire Canal In the heart of France, charming cities reveal their secrets (port-to-port cruise) tour offers two separate excursion packages, DISCOVERY and CLASSIC, which are not included in the price and must be paid for separately. You have the option of purchasing either one of the packages once your booking has been confirmed.
Please note that you can also purchase these packages onboard, but at higher prices. COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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