' NYMPHEA '

 
Cruising in Central France
The Loire Valley (between Larcay and Montrichard)

Cruise route map
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NYMPHEA Barge
  • 80 FEET LONG
  • 6 GUESTS
  • 2/3 CREW
  • 2 TWIN STATEROOMS, 1 TWIN OR DOUBLE STATEROOM, ALL WITH PRIVATE EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
  • 6 GOOD QUALITY TOURING BICYCLES
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • CENTRAL HEATING
  • WI-FI (SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECEPTION)
  • AIR CONDITIONED MINIBUS
The spectacular Loire Valley’s main tributary - the River Cher - has carried cargo and passengers for over 2000 years since Roman times, and you will follow in their footsteps on this romantic cruise route. Picture yourself floating past a fairy-tale castle with turrets and arches—just like in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ - and you are already aboard the Nymphea...This very different cruise route brings you into contact with the glorious rolling countryside, cuisine, vineyards and architectural heritage that make this region so enchanting.
Nymphea is of Dutch design and was adapted to navigate the very beautiful yet shallow waters of the River Cher. The traditional ship’s interior features a warm, classic décor of rich varnished hardwoods and stained glass, creating a very pleasant country house atmosphere. On board you will find she has a well-appointed saloon/dining area with large table and chairs for dining and a relaxing sitting area. There is also a bar and small library of books. Cabins are pretty but not fussy, and there is a spacious sun deck where guests may rest and watch the ever-changing panorama of river life. If you’ve ‘done’ Burgundy and the Canal du Midi it’s time to experience somewhere new!

2017 PRICES (USD) ALL SEASON
Stateroom per guest $ 4550
Single supplement $ 1850
Charter for 2 guests (H'moon) $18800
Charter for 4 guests $23100
Charter for 6 guests $25900

CRUISING DATES: June 25; July 02,09,16,23,30;
August 06,13,20,27; September 03,10,17,24;
October 01 2017

Nymphea Loire Valley Cruise highlights may include:

Cruise beneath and visit the fairy-tale Château de Chenonceau
Visit ancient Troglodyte cave dwellings and see the silkworm nursery
Visit the impressive Château d’Amboise
Private wine tasting at Montrichard and Civray
Visit the Chateau de Blois or 16th century Chateau de Valencay
Colourful street markets
Optional hot air ballooning (at extra cost)

The Nymphea will also be offering the following theme cruises in 2017. Please contact us for itineraries, supplements and availability:
- Family Cruises (Charter only, no supplement)
- Cycling Cruises (Charter only, $2850 supplement)
Includes daily cycling with a professional cycling guide and an upgrade of bicycle
- Golf Cruises (All bookings, $600 supplement per player)
Includes 4 pre booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs
- Honeymoon Cruises (2 guest charter only, no supplement)

For cabin bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday at 16:30 at St. Pierre des Corps TGV train station (just outside Tours) or at 16:00 at Nitray Lockhouse for clients travelling by car
DROP-OFF: 09:45 at St. Pierre des Corps TGV train station or at Nitray Lockhouse for clients travelling by car.

For charter bookings:
PICK-UP: Sunday at 16:30 at St. Pierre des Corps TGV train station (just outside Tours) or one other agreed location in Tours (or at 16:00 at Nitray Lockhouse for clients travelling by car).
DROP-OFF: 09:45 at St. Pierre des Corps TGV train station or one other agreed location in Tours (or Nitray Lockhouse for clients travelling by car.)

CRUISES START ON A SUNDAY AND END ON THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY

TO CONTACT US
Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245
Email: info@bargecompany.com
Web: www.bargecompany.com

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin
FRANCE