Your Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Nantes

On arrival, transfer to your ship for embarkation. Perhaps join the optional cruise along the Erdre, ‘the prettiest river in France’ according to Francois I.Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception before dinner on board. (D)

Day 2: Nantes - Saint Nazaire

After breakfast, join an optional guided visit of Nantes. Stroll along the winding streets of the Bouff ay medieval quarter to the flamboyant Gothic cathedral of St Peter and St Paul. Next, visit Feydeau Island, a former island and a superb example of 18th century architecture. On the quays, explore the shopping area around the Graslin Theatre and the famous ‘Passage Pommeraye’ shopping mall before visiting the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. After dinner back on board, set sail for Saint-Nazaire. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Saint Nazaire - Ancenis

Begin with an optional visit to Escal’Atlantic, a museum housed in former German World War II submarine pens and enjoy a historic ocean liner experience. Head to Saint-Nazaire shipyard or visit the medieval city of Guérande. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Ancenis - Bouchemaine

Today, there is the option to visit a 13th-century fortress and see the Apocalypse tapestry. Alternatively, visit Chateau de Brissac and its cellars to enjoy some wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Bouchemaine - Chateaux of the Loire

A full-day optional visit to the chateaux of the Loire Valley. Drive to the elegant Château Azay-le-Rideau, a historic UNESCO monument, built on an island in the middle of the Indre. Visit the grand country house of Villandry and wander the incredible gardens. After lunch, head to Rigny-Ussé to visit the fairy-tale-like Chateaux Ussé, believed to have inspired
Charles Perrault to write ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Nantes - UK.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Note: Not all excursions are bookable on board and are subject to change. Please call for details and how to book.

Departure dates 2018 Loire River Cruise (6 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1399pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1302
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 20 April 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 2, 30

July 8, 18, 30

September 8, 13

June 7

August 4, 19, 24

October 5
Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

All holidays subject to Cosmos Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Cosmos Loire River Cruise

6 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1302

Hop aboard a purpose-built paddle steamer and cruise to the heart of the Loire Valley. You’ll discover opulent châteaux and wander through medieval towns along your journey.

This exciting 6 day Loire River Cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Optional excursion package

  • Erdre River Cruise - Admire the elegant Châteaux that line the banks of the river.
  • Nantes - Roam the Bouffay medieval quarter stopping at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul.
  • Feydeau Island - Stroll around this chic neighbourhood with its 18th-century mansions.
  • Saint Nazaire - Explore life in a German WWII submarine at this unique submarine-based museum.
  • Apocalypse Tapestries - Browse these stunning medieval tapestries illustrating the story of the Apocalypse.
  • Loire Valley - Castle-hop along the valley visiting the grand Château Azay-le-Rideau.

Your cruise ship

Loire Princesse Cosmos rating ♦♦♦

  • Only cruise ship sailing the Loire
  • 48 air-conditioned cabins
  • Lounge bar with dancefloor
  • Free Wifi on board
  • Paddle-wheel design

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available within 50 miles* of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick-up time. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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