Detailed below is our Classic Cruise day-by-day itinerary.
For families, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 of the detailed excursions with your preferred family activities from the list below.
Due to their nature, some activities may carry a supplement and must be booked directly by the customer with the activity provider. All activities are subject to availability. Please contact our Reservations Team to discuss your requirements.
The following activities can be included in your cruise fare without supplement and can usually be arranged on-board direct with the Captain:
Canoeing at Civray
Explore the Charente by canoe and you’ll see a wild and unique side to rural France, like a cross between the Amazonian rainforest and the French countryside! Glide along down hidden, other worldly inlets and past magnificent waterside châteaux.
Château de Chenonceau & Gardens
Immerse yourself in hundreds of years of royal history as you roam the beautiful halls of the Château de Chenonceau, get lost in the hectare sized maze designed by Catherine de’ Medici or discover the military hospital that was used in WWI.
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Set over more than 40 hectares of lush French countryside and home to almost 10,000 animals the Zoo Parc de Beauval has been named as one of the top 5 zoos in the world, and there’s so much to do, from birds in flight, to behind the scenes zookeepers tours.
Silkworms and Troglodyte Cave Dwellings
See the cosy cave dwellings of the troglodytes that have been hewn from the unique Tuffeau stone that surrounds them, the same substance that was used to build many of the Loire Valley castles. Discover the magnanerie where the silkworms have been reared since the 17th century