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Activities in Saumur

Loire River Boat Tour

Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Set sail from Saumur and enjoy this leisurely Loire River Boat Tour. You can also take the trip at sunset or combine it with a wine tasting.

Set sail from Saumur and enjoy this leisurely Loire River Boat Tour. You can also take the trip at sunset or combine it with a wine tasting.

Loire River Boat Tour

When booking your boat trip on the river Loire from Saumur, you can choose one of the following options. All depart at the indicated time from the Quai Lucien Gautier quay and end at the same point.

Boat Trip (1 hour)

On this boat trip on the Loire, you'll enjoy a one-hour cruise and discover some stories related to the longest river in France. As we sail, we'll see the castle of Saumur and other important monuments of the city. These include Le Dôme theatre, St Peter's church and the Cessart bridge, the oldest bridge in Saumur.

The guide on board will tell us the history of these monuments, which have become an icon of the Loire Valley. This area of France was a favourite of kings and nobles, who chose to build their sumptuous châteaux and palaces on the banks of the river.

You'll also enjoy a drink during the trip, with a choice between a glass of sparkling Crémant wine or a fruit juice.

Timetable: 3 pm

Boat trip + Wine tasting (2 hours)

First of all, you'll enjoy a one-hour boat trip on the Loire. The trip also includes a glass of Crémant sparkling wine and Saumur Champigny red wine, one of the best in the region.

After disembarking at the quay in Saumur, we'll walk to the Bouvet Ladubay winery. There we'll take a one-hour guided tour, which will include a tasting of French wines. We'll taste different specialities produced in the Loire region, which stand out for their excellent quality.

Timetable: 3 pm

Sunset boat trip (2 hours)

On this two-hour cruise, you'll enjoy the romantic sunsets of the Loire Valley. From the boat, you'll see the sunset tinge the château of Saumur and the surrounding monuments with orange and scarlet tones.

The sunset will also allow us to contemplate the Loire from another perspective, watching the last rays of sunlight reflect on the waters of the river, under the arches of its bridges. To make the experience even more complete, you'll have two drinks on board, with a choice of sparkling Crémant or local wines. 

Timetable: 7.30 pm.

Basket of local products

If you choose the boat trip with wine tasting or the sunset trip, you can complete your experience with a basket of local products for two people. This hamper, which can be booked on the boat itself, is priced at 14 (US$ 15.30) and includes Loire fish rillettes, black pudding and baguette.

The rillettes will be prepared by chefs Delphine and Nicolas Herault, whose organic products are certified organic by the prestigious ECOCERT organisation. The black pudding will be prepared by the Michelin-starred Dallais restaurant.

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1 hour - 2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.


Boat trip on the river Loire.

English speaking guide.

A choice of a glass of Crémant or fruit juice (according to your choice).

A glass of Crémant and Saumur Champigny (according to your choice).

Visit to the Bouvet Ladubay wine cellar with wine tasting (according to your choice).

Two glasses of Crémant or local wines (according to your choice).

Not included

Basket of local products for two people: 14 (US$ 15.30).

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Muelle Quai Lucien Gautier.

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