European Waterways
Nymphea 6 Passenger Luxury Barge
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The 6 passenger Nymphea is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and is ideal for navigating the incredibly beautiful yet somewhat sandy reaches of the river Cher in the Loire valley. Refitted throughout, her traditional ship interior features a warm classic decor of rich varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere.

Nymphea has three comfortable cabins, two twin staterooms and one twin or double stateroom, all with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Six bikes are always available for you to enjoy rides along towpaths and trails. Her crew of Captain and Chef/Housekeeper are most knowledgeable about the history in this beautiful area and are excellent hosts for your luxury cruise.

Deck Plan
Interior Images
Cruise Highlights
Typical Cuisine
  • Cruise under the famed Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and see the silkworm nursery
  • Excursion to the Chateau d'Amboise and Chateau du Clos Luce
  • Private wine tastings at Montrichard and the Domaine de Fontenay
  • Visit to Chateau de Villandry and its magnificent gardens
  • Colourful street markets
  • Optional hot air ballooning
  • Regional Specialities
    Filet Mignon de Veau a la Biere et Moutarde, Selle d'Agneau au Romari, Saumon et Friture
  • Wine Cellar
    Chateau de Fontenay, La Reserve de Jean, Chateau de la Grille, Chinon, Domaine de la Renaudi, Touraine Blanc, Chateau de Nitray, Cabernet Franc, Les Meuriers
  • Cheese Board
    Valenca, St Maure de Touraine, Selles sur Cher