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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

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Description

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval past alongside the latest architectural styles of the Italian renaissance. The chateau is a French national monument and possesses all the refinement found in the French Renaissance. We'll continue on to Chinon, where you'll discover an ancient underground quarry that has been transformed into a wine cellar. As we stroll through the impressive tunnels, you'll learn about the secrets of the most renowned Chinon wines. We'll finish with a wine tasting. After lunch, we'll visit the Château de Chinon. Overlooking the town, the castle was the site of key events involving the Hundred Years' War between England and France. We'll return on board for dinner. 

 

Duration : approx. 10:30

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.
  • Only through pre-reservation - minimum of 30 participants necessary
  • Return trip to Nantes from Chinon by coach: Approx. 2 hours 15 min

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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From Copenhagen to Berlin: The Baltic Sea and the Oder and Havel Rivers (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 22/08/2019
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Copenhagen - STRALSUND - Island of Rügen - GREIFSWALD - Island of Usedom - WOLGAST - SZCZECIN - STOLPE - ODERBERG - EBERSWALDE - BERLIN

From Copenhagen to Berlin, sail along the Baltic Sea, the Oder and the Havel on a cruise combining modernity and tradition, originality and simplicity. Visit the remains of Chorin Abbey, the finest example of brick architecture in Northern Germany. Discover spectacular coastlines with fine sandy beaches and limestone cliffs on the islands of Usedom and Rügen, but also cities with unique architecture such as Stralsund, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

8 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 16/08/2019
Arrival 23/08/2019
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 22/08/2019
Arrival 29/08/2019
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 03/09/2019
Arrival 10/09/2019
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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