Cruising Down Europe’s Waterways
Jul 10, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
The various destinations on and off the water, the first-class accommodations when taking a river cruise, and the variety of itineraries that span all over Europe.Read more
2023 Tour code: GR-SIRA-23
About the tour
The verdant landscapes and exquisite châteaux of Northern France await your exploration on this tour of the Loire Valley and the Seine River. This journey is made by both high-speed rail lines and a river cruise vessel, the MS Renoir. Begin with a Eurostar ride to the charming French town of Blois, by way of London and Paris. Brimming with Renaissance architecture, Blois is lined with ancient stone streets and features a royal past that comes to life through its abundance of châteaux. We explore two - Château de Chenonceau and Clos Lucé - while here and enjoy time to sightsee through the region at leisure before returning to Paris to board our floating hotel. As the MS Renoir sets sail, ports of call include Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur. Our time on the ship is highlighted by magnificent French cuisine, fascinating entertainment and excursions to historic destinations. Select adventures such as touring the Palace of Versailles and exploring the beaches of Normandy.
Your vacation start or end can be tailored to meet your travel needs.
Meet your group and Tour Manager at our dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras International ahead of your journey to Paris on the Eurostar. Next we change for the rail service to Blois, situated on the banks of the River Loire. Here we check into the Mercure Blois for a three-night stay.
Hotel Mercure Blois Centre, Blois
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