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Croisieres Saumur Loire

quai Lucien Gautier | Au pied du théâtre de Saumur, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 6 63 22 87 00
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Lovely views of Saumur

We had been on this trip before a few years ago with friends. Decided to finish our week’s holiday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SusieeQ
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Too short, leaves you with an appetite for more

We took the only available option for a Thursday which was the 5.30 'wine-tasting'. It turned out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria A
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The best way to discover Loire Valley landscapes around Saumur. An outdoor activity.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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quai Lucien Gautier | Au pied du théâtre de Saumur, 49400, Saumur, France
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"local sparkling wine"
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"lovely boat trip"
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"gentle cruise"
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"binoculars"
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"herons"
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"commentary"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been on this trip before a few years ago with friends. Decided to finish our week’s holiday this year with another trip. Very nice views of Saumur and river banks. Commentary in French only this time -I think they also do English commentaries...More

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SusieeQ When passengers show fluent in French during payment, the crew may imagine they are all French native speakers or people eager to use French linguage. In such occasion, and without any other request, the crew may keep on a one linguage commentary. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the only available option for a Thursday which was the 5.30 'wine-tasting'. It turned out that this cruise is sort of sponsored by a local winery which offers 3 different wines to taste, rose, blanc and rouge. The wine was good, especially the...More

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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Among hundreds of yearly departures, we organised during summer 2018 six wine tasting cruises, with a slow sailing to fully enjoy tasting in the middle of the city and in the middle of the river. All three others previous departures the same Thursday at 2:00,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We went with two young children and all enjoyed it very much. We all got binoculars which the kids loved. The guide was great giving the history in both French and English. Was very interesting. Got to taste some local wine and biscuts. Would definatley...More

1  Thank kirsty m
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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you Kirsty for your so kind comment. We all love to please and help families. Enjoy your stay in Anjou !

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Reviewed 23 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...More

2  Thank James_C_S_H
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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 17 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....More

2  Thank Brian S
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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...More

2  Thank Winegum M
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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...More

1  Thank st321st
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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...More

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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.

2  Thank Minty D
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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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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

On one of the most hottest days in August we parked for free up at the Saumur Chateaux car park & walked into the centre, through the lovely windy streets. We popped into the office de tourism and purchased our tickets for the boat tour....More

2  Thank Steve B
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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks to passengers for handling adults binocular with care : they hardly survive a season! But we steadily buy new ones. Thanks a lot for your high recommandation writen with style.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were there only English people on the boat and the guide was very good. She would do her bit in French and then came over to us to talk in English, having already provided us with English pamphlets to help us out. The trip...More

3  Thank Al H
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Bernard H, Propriétaire at Croisieres Saumur Loire, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Many thanks. I fear to add words to yours that are so kind and accurate. The tiny shop Les Docks de la Loire we opened this year appears to be very helpful to give passengers the best infomartion regarding the boat.

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hawkesla
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Only kind ones :-) (i.e. those not dangerous for others passengers, according to our regulations).
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