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Nymphea 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - France 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in Euros
Rates are for six nights on either Per Person
based on double occupancy per cabin or Whole Boat Charter basis
ACCOMMODATION
REGULAR RATE
Stateroom per person
€3,790
Single Supplement
€1,500
Charter 2 passengers Whole Boat
€15,400
Charter 4 passengers Whole Boat
€19,200
Charter 5 passengers Whole Boat
€20,100
Charter 6 passengers Whole Boat
€21,000
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


Nymphea
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
June - 25
Regular
July - 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Regular
August - 06, 13, 20, 27
Regular
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
Regular
October - 01
Regular
Classic Loire Valley Itinerary Cruise - Moulin de Nitray to Moulin de Nitray

Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(the approximate transfer duration is between 15 & 30 minutes)
  • a luxury 6 night cruise
  • all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • an 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
  • the services of 2-3 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles and spa pool.

Please note: Nymphea has a quirky layout and the Chenonceau stateroom is accessed from the outside main-deck by 7 steps to the cabin below.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Air Fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wine
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Communication charges or purchases

Cruise Map

Classic Loire Valley Cruise - Moulin de Nitray to Moulin de Nitray:
Sunday, Day 1 Moulin de Nitray
Guests are met near Tours and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to hotel barge Nymphea where the crew and a Champagne Welcome await you at our mooring opposite the 17th century Moulin de Nitray. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Moulin de Nitray to Larcay
A morning cruise through two locks takes us to the quaint town of Larcay where we moor under the weeping willows for lunch. In the afternoon, we enjoy an excursion to Chateau de Villandry, the last of the great Renaissance chateaux to be built on the banks of the Loire. The chateau is world-renowned for its amazing array of ornamental, water, vegetable and herb gardens. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Larcay to Vallet
After a morning 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 drive to Amboise on the banks of the Loire, where we visit the Royal Chateau d'Amboise, a royal residence of the Kings of France for 200 years. We also visit Chateau du Clos Luce nearby, Leonardo Da Vinci's home for the last 3 years of his life. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Vallet to Chissay-en-Touraine
Whilst 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 the courtyard where we can taste their range of Touraine wines as an aperitif before lunch. In the afternoon we cruise under the 5-arch bridge of the impressive Chateau de Chenonceau and moor at Chisseaux. From there we take a short drive in the air-conditioned minibus to visit Chenonceau, often called the ladies chateau, after those such as Henry II's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, who added the bridge over the River Cher and the beautiful gardens. Upon our return we cruise upstream to Chissay-en-Touraine and have dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants specializing in Loire regional cooking.

Thursday, Day 5 Chissy-en-Touraine to Montrichard
A morning cruise takes us towards the troglodyte village of Bourre and we moor near one of the more unusual dwellings, La Magnaneraie. The Coquillat family have grown up in this hillside troglodyte habitation, which has been in turn a wine cellar, a quarry for the tuffeau stone, and lastly, a silkworm nursery. After lunch we drive to Valencay, one of the most splendid chateaux of the Loire. We then cruise to Montrichard where we moor for the night. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Montrichard to Moulin de Nitray
Following breakfast, a short stroll takes us to the heart of Montrichard and into one of the largest street markets in Touraine. We also explore the 11th century chateau overlooking the medieval town square. Before lunch we can visit the local vineyard of the Meriau family, to taste the regional Touraine vintages. In the afternoon, we enjoy another passage under Chenonceau and arrive at the hamlet of Nitray in time to visit the chateau and rose garden. Enjoy an aperitif from their vineyards before the Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Moulin de Nitray
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the drop-off point near Tours.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
 

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