Loire Barge Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing week long cruise aboard Nymphea, a converted Dutch barge travelling through France’s chateau country. The cruise is equipped to accommodate small groups of up to six guests. Choose between our popular classic cruise or the themed cruises listed below.

Themed Cruises and our Classic Cruise

Discover The Loire Valley by Barge

The Valley of the Kings is as rich in history and legend as it is in beauty, and over the centuries, fortunately, little has changed.

The River Loire and its main tributary the River Cher have transported passengers and cargo for more than 2000 years.

There is much to discover in the Loire Valley, from the fabulous châteaux to the centuries old villages dotted along the river.

Wind your way through the narrow streets perhaps discovering hidden shops with hand-painted pottery or stumble across an open market. Meet a winemaker or a cheese maker and learn why his goats cheese is the most famous in France.

What’s Included?

Six nights aboard the hotel barge Nymphea.

Excursions by minibus

The use of on board facilities such as bicycles.

Crew services – An on board Chef and Captain.

All food and drink for the duration of the cruise.

hot air ballooning is optional (supplement)