River Cruise Specialist Orbital Travel Launches New Loire River Cruise

River cruise specialist, Orbital Travel, has launched a new Loire river cruise with departures available from April 2015 on the brand new paddlewheel ship, the 4* MS Loire Princesse.

The river Loire, the longest river in France, meanders through the beautiful Loire Valley, which is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ with its abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards along its banks. The Loire Valley has a temperate climate which is ideal for the production of wine, making the area the third largest wine region in France. Historic towns, medieval fortresses, magnificent chateaux and royal gardens adorn the banks of the river.

The seven night cruise starts and ends its journey in Nantes and travels as far as the wine producing area of Saumur. Nantes was originally France’s largest port and the historic centre of this quintessential French city boasts a cathedral and the Château of the Dukes of Brittany, as well as other fine historical sights.

There is a full programme of optional excursions whilst on the cruise to visit charming towns and cities along the great river’s banks including Saint-Nazaire which has a magnificent harbour with a long tradition of fishing and shipbuilding, picturesque Ancenis, Angers, a bustling old town, famous for its tapestries and the Chateau d’Angers, Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau and other magnificent Loire châteaux.

John McCallum, Orbital Travel’s Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to add this cruise to our programme and it’s the ideal way to discover the region’s history, charming towns, famous chateaux and wines. The MS Loire Princesse is a superb new vessel and the only one of its kind to cruise the River Loire. The cruise is on an All Inclusive basis, so exceptionally good value for money.”

Prices lead in at £1420 per person, including flights from London, transfers and seven nights All Inclusive accommodation in a twin share cabin. The cruise operates between April and October.

For more information contact Orbital Travel on 01763 274174

About Orbital Travel

Orbital Travel is an independent Tour Operator and has been operating since 2003. They are Nile Cruise specialists and also offer tailor-made holidays to the Indian Ocean and Cyprus. They have recently introduced Croatia coastal cruises and European river cruises.