Have you ever fancied yourself as the captain of your own ship? Well this deal from Travelbird.co.uk could let you fulfil a lifelong dream as you and seven of your nearest and dearest cruise along the beautiful River Sarthe in your very own private boat. This is a holiday with a difference and one that is sure to create the best of memories.

If you have never boated before do not be concerned as this particular voyage is something that would be taken from the ‘boating for beginners’ handbook, if there was one! This trip is great because it allows you to plan out your own route. Your journey on boat will last seven nights and there are so many things to see and do. With many places along the River Sarthe to dock your boat, you will have plenty of chances to stop and take in the local culture.

Heading north or south are both equally good options, if you make your trip north you will journey into the city of Le Mans, where you can dock and take a stroll through the fabulous Old Town. If you decide to make your way south then you will find yourself in the beautiful city of Angers. Here you can dine at the fabulous La Creperie du Chateau which has received some very good reviews. Both cities have a very rich heritage and are fantastic on sunny summer’s day!

The Flights

The flights for this deal must be booked separately and will depart, with my example flights, from London Stansted on 29/05/2015 at 14:40, seeing you arrive in Tours at 17:00. The return flight will be departing Tours airport at 17:25 on 08/06/2015 and you will arrive back in London Stansted at 17:50 UK time.

Seeing as though your boat tour will start on the Saturday 30th May 2015, you will need to book additional accommodation in a hotel for the night on 29/05/2015. There are several fine hotels in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and I have linked a list of some of the best-value choices there are; here. The price starts from £134 per night and room, if you want to keep it on a low budget. Just check out the hotel ratings on TripAdvisor before booking to avoid disappointment.

This group holiday is the perfect way to relax with family and friends this summer so click below to book your boat and flights! Please note that the flights and dates that I have chosen are not set in stone and that you can create your own perfect trip with these deals :) Make it only a short trip of 2 or 4 nights for example or amend the party size. It’s up to you :)


  • French River Cruise: 7 Nights on private Boat + Flights for Group of 8 only £142 pp
    • Travel period: on selected dates from March – August 2015, my example dates: 29/05/2015 – 06/06/2015 (boat trip on 30/05/2015-06/06/2015)
    • Length of stay: 8 Nights (1 Night in a hotel of your choice + 7 Nights on the boat)
    • Airline: Ryanair
    • Airport of departure: London Stansted
    • Destination: Tours
    • Board basis: Self Catering
    • Airport transfer to Sablé-sur Sarthe not included: £31 – 38 by train
    • Booking fee included.
    • 2 night stay: pick-up Friday at 17:00, drop-off Sunday at 17:00
    • 4 night stay: pick-up Monday at 14:00, drop-off Friday at 09:00
    • 7 night stay: pick-up Saturday at 16:00, drop-off following Saturday at 09:00
    • Please note that you have to pay an €800 deposit for the Primo or €1000 deposit for the Riviera 920. Your deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay
    • Price: only £142 per person based on eight adults sharing
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