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Scenic boat tours down the Loire River, affording spectacular views of the...

Scenic boat tours down the Loire River, affording spectacular views of the French countryside.

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River Loire cruise

Until this year, it has not been possible to cruise on the Loire as the river is so shallow that the usual screw-driven cruise boats could not pass. CroisiEurope have just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2015
Dennis S
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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charleston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a half day trip/tour by Touraine Evasion - a phenomenal experience. I discovered this company from the tourism office in Tours & they booked a half day (almost 6 hour) excursion for me to Chambord & Chenonceau. They departed from the Tourism office, which is opposite the train station. The cost was 37 Euro, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

First off, our driver was amazing. She got us from place to place quickly and carefully and delivered great local and historical tidbits all along the way. We took the four-chateau tour (Amboise, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord) and it made us wish we'd booked more of our trip in the Loire. Along the way she pointed out additional chateaux and tips... More 

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London
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258 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I've taken many tours in different locations and I always look for value in what a company offers, alongside good reviews. After using Touraine Evasion this is the only company I've ever experienced which I can 100% say DO NOT BOOK WITH. We booked an afternoon tour to see two chateaux and upon arrival at the meeting point they told... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I spent a weekend in Tours with my daughter and didn't want to hire a car, so picked up the Touraine Evasion brochure from our hotel and used their company to visit Chambord. Their service is very good value for money, the small minibus (7 or less) is clean, comfortable and punctual, the driver was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Benoit is hilarious and made our day of touring Châteaus great fun, so much that we booked a second tour the next day! They have planned some great routes to see gorgeous Châteaus, and the countryside. We were able to see 4 each day for 55 euro. They offer historical information for each place, and drive you around in a... More 

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Delta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We took an afternoon tour of two chateaux with Touraine Evasion Tours out of Tours, France. This was not so much a tour as transportation to and in between the chateaux to and from Tours. The driver was a very nice man and did a very good job of making everyone (5 of us) welcome and taken care of. We... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Until this year, it has not been possible to cruise on the Loire as the river is so shallow that the usual screw-driven cruise boats could not pass. CroisiEurope have just introduced a new paddle steamer, the Loire Princesse, which has a draft of only 70cm, which allows it to travel as far as Bouchemaine. My wife and I had... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Last April, my wife and I took the Royal Valley Tour with this company. It was booked through the Tours Information Office (TI), and here is where my surprise started. When I booked the tour, my belief was that the TI office ran the excursions, and that was not the case. I do not know how the TI office decides... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

I chartered the entire Feniks for one and two week tours seven times in seven years. The boat was clean, the staff and owners were excellent, and the food was very good. We did several tours in the Netherlands, rode from Amsterdam to Bruges, Bruges to Amsterdam, Paris to Bruges, and from Paris through Burgundy. If there was ever a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

We had a delightful trip cycling and traveling on the Feniks barge from Paris, France to Brugge, Belgium. The food was fantastic and tasted so good after a day on the bike. The staff was accommodating and our cycling guide, Sietsa, was fabulous. The small towns along the way were interesting, especially the ones where WWI was played out, Ghent... More 

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