France's Hidden Canals - Loire Valley

Imagine the pleasure of navigating through centuries old waterways on a luxurious slow moving barge with no more than twenty people in the heart of France, the beautiful and unspoiled Loire Valley. Villages mellowed by time, elegant chateaus, lush landscapes of vineyards, orchards and forests have inspired visitors for centuries and will spoil you too on this timeless journey fit for royalty.


Day 1 - Home - Paris, France

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight across the Atlantic to the capital of France - Paris! One of the most fascinating and visited cities in the world, Paris will not disappoint.

Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

2-Nights Accommodation Paris
6-Nights on the M/S Deborah

Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower Hotel

Our hotel offers comfort, simplicity and elegance at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. You can celebrate being in Paris in style, thanks to a dedicated and mindful team at the Pullman.

Barge M/S Deborah

The barge "Déborah” cruises along the Upper-Loire and provides an intimate setting with all the modern conveniences and attentive crew.

Auberge des Templiers

For those wanting a little extra time in France, the Auberge des Templiers, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, offers the perfect surroundings reminiscent of the cruise. This optional post-cruise night is $350 per room per night.


20 Passenger Canal Barge


9 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
7 Dinners


7 Shore Excursions
Bike Usage from the M/S Deborah
Paris City Tours
Full-Time Tours of Distinction Tour Director
Local Guides
Onboard Cabaret Show
Fine Selection of Wines Paired with Each Meal
Satellite Television
1 Evening Local Entertainment
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Locally Sourced French Cuisine
6-member Crew
*Airport Transfers Complimentary Within 50 Miles of Departure Airport

Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Mon July 20, 2020 - Wed July 29, 2020
7/20/2020 - 7/29/2020
  • JFK International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Other Departure Airports Available
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