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“Highly enjoyable, informative, and relaxing”

Croisieres Saumur Loire
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The best way to discover Loire Valley landscapes around Saumur. An outdoor activity.
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We thought this would be a fun (perhaps somewhat "touristy") way of spending 50 minutes in Saumur but weren't really expecting anything too special. However, by the end of the (generous) 50 minutes we felt we had seen Saumur from a different angle, while having an information-rich tour. Timothee was our host for the trip and he guided us as we went down the river, in French and English, pointing out the wildlife, the architecture and buildings, and the other craft on the river - having first handed out sets of binoculars. Then, to cap it all, we were treated to a glass of sparkling wine and a local biscuit (syrup for the children) on the way back. Excellent!

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi James. We are greatly honored by this apreciation writen from your own experience.
Let us wish you the best stay in Anjou.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We did this on a Sunday afternoon - gentle cruise up the river to see local sights with commentary in French and English. We also saw a number of egrets, terns and cormorants and enjoyed a glass of local sparkling wine on the way back. Binoculars were also provided.
Well worth the trip

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

And don't forget, the only boat that cruises on a river almost without water. There is no price for such an achievement ! We remain dedicated to your pleasure.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

What a wonderful experience. On boarding, we were handed an excellent pamphlet (in English) giving us loads of information about the history of Saumur and its river. As we progressed up the river the delightful young lady would give her commentary in French followed by the English version. The views of the chateau and the town were amazing, and there was a chance to do a bit of bird-spotting. Unfortunately we were a couple of weeks too early to see the ospreys, which stop over as they migrate south. We were also treated to a glass of the local crèmant from Bouvet Ladubay, accompanied by a tasty biscuit.

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Delihgted that you enjoyed he cruise. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This gentle cruise along the Loire river was a good way to see the valley around Saumur, but it's nothing special really. There is a guide offering info as you cruise along, but she was very quiet so was hard to hear over the sound of the boat's engine.
The views are lovely, but I think we were just expecting a little more...
Would I return? - probably not, but if you fancy meandering along for an hour or two viewing lovely countryside then this could be a good way to spend your time.

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Our tip for a better hearing : avoid to seat at the full rear of the boat.
We can also adjust the microphone power ; don't hesitate to ask for. Usually, we try to be not too loudy to respect the environment. And to cover all kinds of requests, we have also sometimes full silent cruises. Thank you for your photos and your appreciation on this "gentle cruise" and "lovely views".

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing very pleasant 50 min boat ride with Panoramic scenery both sides of the Loire. Recommend. With a taster of sparking local Saumur vino and cocktail biscuit very nice.

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Loire scenery around Saumur helps a lot to deliver you such a pleasant trip. Thanks a lot for your excellent recommendation.

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