Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans

CroisiEurope
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11 days
$ 287 / day
$ 3,155
From : $ 3,881
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • INCLUDED 2-DAY/1-NIGHT EXTENSION:
    • Lake Balaton and Varazdin
    • Visit to the Tihany Peninsula
    • One night's accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Balatonfüred
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Kopacki Rit Nature Park and Osijek
    • The medieval city of Ilok
    • The contrasting capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb
Visits:
Budapest, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Seine Valley

CroisiEurope
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8 days
$ 375 / day
$ 3,003
From : $ 3,694
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Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel through a superb valley whose changing light has inspired countless painters and poets of all ages
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny
    • The Landing Beaches
    • The Norman Abbey Circuit
Visits:
Paris, Rouen, France
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From the Canals of Venice to Renaissance-infused Mantua

CroisiEurope
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7 days
$ 277 / day
$ 1,937
From : $ 2,383
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique itinerary: cruise through the heart of the Italian regions
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Venice on day 7 FREE OF CHARGE
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • The region of Veneto, its treasures, arts and traditions
    • Venice, an abundance of history
    • Padua, the home of Saint Anthony
    • Verona, the City of Love
  • The region of Lombardy, its breathtaking and varied panoramas
    • Mantua, romantic city surrounded by lakes
    • Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace
  • The region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine
    • Visit Fratelli Spigaroli(2)
    • Enjoy a tasting of Culatello ham and authentic Parmesan cheese
Visits:
Italy
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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley ( ...

CroisiEurope
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8 days
$ 314 / day
$ 2,513
From : $ 3,091
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • Intoxicating getaway between vineyards and the river
  • Heritage, flavors, dances and traditional songs
  • Fado, flamenco, and traditional evenings on board
Visits:
Porto, Portugal, Spain
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A trip to admire the beautiful scenery of the Rh ...

CroisiEurope
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6 days
$ 339 / day
$ 2,035
From : $ 2,503
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cruise to admire the Provence and the beautiful scenery of the Rhône valley
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Les Baux-de-Provence: jewel of the Alpilles and one of the "most beautiful villages in France"
    • Arles and its vestiges of the Roman Empire
    • The Camargue: wild and unique
    • The Pont du Gard, architectural masterpiece
    • The Vercors Plateau and its "hanging houses"
Visits:
Lyon, Avignon, Arles, France
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The Jamón Ibérico Route and the Pueblos Blancos ...

CroisiEurope
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8 days
$ 280 / day
$ 2,238
From : $ 2,753
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

Highlights

ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

THE MUSTS:

  • Cádiz, the heart of flamenco
  • Pueblos Blancos: The white villages of Vejer de la Frontera and Conil de la Frontera
  • Visit a typical Andalusian hacienda in Isla Minima
  • Lively Seville, its cathedral, and the Palacio de las Dueñas
Visits:
Spain
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The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue

CroisiEurope
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5 days
$ 337 / day
$ 1,687
From : $ 2,075
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 days to discover the magic of the Provence and the Camargue
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Discovery in jeeps through the wild Camargue
    • Arles and its vestiges of the Roman Empire
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments
    • The Ardèche Gorges, the most beautiful canyon in Europe
Visits:
Lyon, Avignon, Arles, France
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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and ...

CroisiEurope
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7 days
$ 301 / day
$ 2,106
From : $ 2,590
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The magic of 4 different rivers: The enchanting Neckar, the romantic Rhine, the picturesque Moselle, and the natural landscapes of the Sarre
  • Charming villages appear on the banks of each river
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Luxembourg, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    • The underground wine cellars(1) of Remich
    • Trier and its Roman ruins
    • Heidelberg, the most romantic city in Germany
Visits:
Strasbourg, France, Luxembourg, Germany
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Southern Africa aboard the African Dream: travel ...

CroisiEurope
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9 days
$ 798 / day
$ 7,179
From : $ 8,830
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • An intimate experience on board a luxury 5 anchor ship, welcoming you in a refined and comfortable atmosphere
  • Enjoy the stillness of a magical, luxurious lodge with spacious bungalows and private swimming pool
  • Transfers by private plane, a unique view across on the savannah and Kariba lake
  • Unique cruise on Lake Kariba through emblematic and mysterious landscapes
  • Land and water safaris in Chobé and Matusadona National Parks
  • The grandness of Victoria Falls is waiting for you, on foot or on board a helicopter (optional)
Visits:
Amsterdam, Porto, Netherlands, Portugal
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Christmas on the Elbe

CroisiEurope
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7 days
$ 423 / day
$ 2,963
From : $ 3,644
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Celebrate Christmas during an unforgettable cruise full of joyful, enchanting surprises.

  • A true festival of colors and fragrances
  • Discover the oldest christmas markets in Germany
  • Closing symphony with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Dresden Frauenkirche
  • Midnight Mass in Dresden(1-2)
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)
Visits:
Meissen, Dresden, Germany
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Christmas in Alsace and show at the Royal Palace

CroisiEurope
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4 days
$ 197 / day
$ 787
From : $ 968
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the enchantment of Christmas Markets in Alsace
  • Strasbourg and its illuminations
  • Tour of the Potter villages
  • Exceptional show at the Royal Palace(1)
Visits:
Strasbourg, France
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From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Cel ...

CroisiEurope
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8 days
$ 343 / day
$ 2,743
From : $ 3,374
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • From Holland to the Three Countries Bridge, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(1)
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(2)
Visits:
Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Dusseldorf, Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland
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Delightful Christmas Markets in the Neckar Valley

CroisiEurope
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5 days
$ 309 / day
$ 1,543
From : $ 1,898
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A romantic holiday cruise along the enchanting Neckar River lined with medieval cities, majestic fortresses, and lovely countryside
  • Our stops include:
    • The Christmas market in Heidelberg, an exceptional setting in one of Germany's most romantic cities
    • The former medieval city of Eberbach
    • The poetic charm of Heilbronn
    • Historic Speyer and its Imperial Cathedral
Visits:
Strasbourg, Heidelberg, France, Germany
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From the Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta

CroisiEurope
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11 days
$ 267 / day
$ 2,933
From : $ 3,608
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Discover 3 historical cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
    • Crossing through the splendid Cho Gao canal
    • Visit 6 major temples in Angkor
    • Meet the locals and learn about their daily lives in Koh Chen, My Tho...
Visits:
Amsterdam, Porto, Netherlands, Portugal
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Cruise on the IJsselmeer, one of Holland's treasures

CroisiEurope
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6 days
$ 282 / day
$ 1,690
From : $ 2,079
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise along the most beautiful canals and lakes in Holland
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Fishermen's huts typical of the Dutch countryside
    • Amsterdam by coach or by bike for a tour of its most secret and unique spots
    • The ancestral know-how of cheese and clog makers in Zaanse Schans
Visits:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Top Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel Attractions & Experiences

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19,852 Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel Tour Reviews - Summary 91% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 15,734
Great 2,028
Average 410
Disappointing 277
Terrible 1,403
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Activities
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Lodging
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Great tours and food! Exceptional customer service

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

As a female solo traveller, I especially appreciated CroisiEurope's summer special waiving single supplements.
I am non-EU national, and very much enjoyed the international clientele .
My flight arrived later than the prescribed boarding time, the crew had my cabin ready, and held dinner. Both land side New York office and the onboard crew were very welcoming, and most attention to detail. Special recognition to Charina, my reservation agent, and Daniel the ship's purser.
The vessel's decor is very discreet, comfortable, and relaxing -- no neon, casino, etc. The elegance one would expect from a French company.
The land tours were very comprehensive, in comfortable coaches, with sufficient rest stops. Lunches ashore were included, as appropriate. As advertised, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were included. In-town shopping was available, but not forced.
In all, a delightful experience. I look forward to another voyage with CroisiEurope. The company offers so many unique intineraries, it may be difficult to select.

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A memorable four nights on the Seine - Le Havre to Paris

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We had never been on a European river cruise before and chose this one for its brevity, just four nights. We were very happy with our choice and heartily recommend Croisieurope to travelers seeking affordable luxury plus top-flight service. The Renoir was refurbished to a very high standard in 2018 and it shows—comfortable beds, a ship-shape bathroom, lots of clever storage, individual climate control, big picture windows that open to let in fresh air. From the moment we arrived on board, the staff handled everything with professionalism and aplomb. The food in the restaurant (three meals a day with wine) was generous and truly delicious, and the shore excursions were all excellent: Honfleur, Deauville, a noted Calvados estate, Rouen, and Versailles. In each location we had a different guide, all bilingual and well-versed in the particular site's history. We really didn't have to to do anything except show up each day! What a treat.
The Seine scenery was gorgeous and the boat was extremely comfortable—we loved that we could stay in our cabin, relax on various decks, or attend onboard activities, including a lively dance performance by a Normandy folk troupe. Even though we were the only English speakers on the cruise, the bilingual staff were always on hand to help us, and the other passengers (mostly French with a few Belgians/Swiss) were friendly and tolerant of our basic French. After our final night sleeping aboard the boat on Quai de Grenelle in Paris, we were rather sad to depart the beautiful Renoir.

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The food, tours and service on the Miguel Torga exceeded our expectations, and we felt very safe with the Covid precautions being taken on board.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The food, tours and service on the Miguel Torga exceeded our expectations, and we felt very safe with the Covid precautions being taken on board. Masks were universally worn by staff and passengers both on the boat and during excursions. There were many hand sanitizer stations. It was reassuring to see safety protocols being enforced, but the crew managed it without disrupting the relaxing atmosphere of our vacation.
We had such a wonderful time on our cruise and absolutely intend to travel with CroisiEurope again. I was especially pleased with the attention to detail regarding food preferences and requests. I have a shellfish allergy, and our kids didn’t always like what was on the menu. The chef and staff always made every effort to accommodate and please us.
Our guide Deborah on the excursions was so informative and made great suggestions for sightseeing and shopping. I liked the way the excursions were managed by touring in the morning with lunch and sailing in the afternoon. We were the only Americans on board with mostly French speakers, but everyone was friendly, and we had no communication issues with the crew. Entertainment was simple but fun with games or local talent coming aboard for flamenco or folk singing and dancing. There were only 62 passengers and no young children. Our kids were 12 & 17, and they were happy with the pool on board, which was small, but ideal for cooling off after a morning in port. They surprised our 17-year-old with a special dessert on her birthday.
We’ve been on several other riverboat cruises (Viking, Peter Dielmann, Vodohod), and they did not match the value and service provided by CroisiEurope.

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This barge hotel cruise on and along the Marne river was absolutely fantastic!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This barge hotel cruise on and along the Marne river was absolutely fantastic! It is by far the most relaxing way to travel I've ever experienced. Plenty of on board activities from which to choose during the cruising portion. Interesting daily excursions to learn of the local history, observe a different way of life and take in all that France has to offer.
The crew were very attentive and hospitable. One of the biggest, if not THE biggest, highlight of the trip was the food. Breakfast was a typical French style buffet with all the trimmings. Lunch and dinner were menus, in the French style, prepared by our Chef and paired with a variety of wines and cheeses from around France. Each meal was unique and full of variety culminating at the end of the week with our Gala Dinner.
One of the excursion highlights, and a major reason why we chose this particular cruise, was the falconry demonstration at Chateau Thierry. It was very well done and quite a moving presentation, which included an American Bald Eagle and, even more surprisingly, Storks.
If you are looking for a more intimate way to cruise, Passenger to Crew ratio was 17 - 6, consider barge hotel cruises. We are most definitely looking forward to our next barge hotel cruise experience.

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Operator CroisiEurope

It’s affordable, the atmosphere on board is unique, the routes can be very interesting.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Summary over a cruise on the Haute Seine and Yonne on a barge.
As seasoned cruisers, knowing well all aspects of cruising on seas and rivers, we had no experience about traveling on a barge in a canal. It was also time to overcome this lack.
A number of companies offer this kind of cruising on barge with 8 to 16 passengers, however very often at exorbitant prices. Luckily, we discovered that the company CroisiEurope offers one week cruise on various canals in Europe, at very decent price, especially considering that all is inclusive (full board, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and all excursions) on modern barges with a maximum of 22 passengers.
We opted for the barge Ms Deborah, which cruises on the canal de la Loire, with the Briare to Nevers’ route. We were looking forward to this itinerary because the proposed excursions particularly suited us. Unfortunately, only a few days before departure, we were informed that due of a lack of water in the Loire canal the Ms Deborah was switched over to the Haute Seine and Yonne for a new itinerary from Paris to Sens. Despites the fact that this new itinerary didn’t really meet our desires, especially the excursions, we decided to accept the change.
Our group of 6 persons from Switzerland was very warmly greeted by all members of the crew when arriving on the quai de Grenelle in Paris where we see the MS DEBORAH for the first time, our floating home for the week. With its two dominating colours blue and white, it is difficult not to fall in love with this beautiful small ship.
We were invited immediately for the welcome cocktail during which we met officially the crew and the other six individual passengers originating from New Zealand, England and the USA. With less time than it needs to tell, the relation between us was created, so that everyone felt part of a bunch of friends knowing each other for long time.
There is no need to present here the MS Deborah itself, as this is already thoroughly done on the Cruise Critic page.
The crew of 6 persons is composed of a captain, a sailor, a cruise director, a chef, a waitress and a cabin hostess who put all their efforts to satisfy the passengers and offer them the best possible service. The captain as well as the sailor are always trying to make passengers at ease, answer questions or even bring a drink. The lady cruise director is omnipresent, taking care of the passengers better than a mother hen would do. The talented young French chef aims to produce dishes which please everybody. His outstanding sauces and excellent desserts should be particularly praised. However, referring to comments we made during a cruise on the Seine Princess two years ago, we cannot understand that why today it is not possible to offer the choice of a light buffet at lunch instead a three or even four course menu! The always smiling and friendly Hungarian waitress was very caring and attentive, without forgetting the cabin hostess doing a great job in the cabins, the public spaces and even the kitchen. It wouldn’t be fair to name a single person as all members of the crew, without any exception, do all they can to make the cruise unforgettable.
Our one-week cruise on the barge Ms Deborah enables us today to make the following comments:
~ a cruise on a barge cannot be compared to any other kind of cruise
~ despite all the comfort offered on modern barge, one must be very aware that life on board happens at a restraint space, requiring therefore much flexibility and understanding in all aspects from all passengers
~ in our case, being only 12 passengers, we had the opportunity to take our meals on the terrace. We also never had the feeling that the boat was overcrowded. This can be different when the ship is full, especially by bad weather
~ the state of mind between the passengers who are mostly of foreign nationalities, who don’t know each other and don’t speak French, must function well right from the beginning
~ if the interrelation works, it is difficult to find a more relaxing and enjoyable way of travelling
~ the success on a barge is mainly due on the quality of its crew. Ms Deborah’s crew members have quickly created a family spirit on board, showing also that they genuinely like what they do
~ excursions can play a major role in choosing an itinerary. Not speaking French or English can be a handicap
Do we recommend to do a cruise on a barge? Yes, definitively! It’s affordable, the atmosphere on board is unique, the routes can be very interesting. In our case, this second try with CroisiEurope gives them a better note.

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Greatings

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Thanks for getting in touch and more importantly thank you for all your help running up to and during the week. Our guests had an amazing time, you can have a look at some of the video reviews on our instagram highlights @theluxeweek or see the written reviews on trustpilot https://www.trustpilot.com/review/

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