Published on May 11, 2017 by IBMT
Some say that France is the most romantic country in the world. And for those who already know, a France river cruise is the experience of a lifetime. From Normandy, to the Loire Valley, to the Bordeaux region, the beauty of France is best savored on a river cruise.
A river cruise through France incorporates everything in one package – from culture, to history, to cuisine, to viniculture. IBMT offers the very best in all-inclusive river cruising, with the finest dining, and all of the luxuries that a top-tier travel tour promises to deliver.
7-Day Cruise – The Camargue and gateway to Provence
Among the tour highlights, a special jeep excursion, exploring the wonders of the Camargue. Local tour guides will share their intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. As well, a coach tour to Loriol-sur-Drôme and Die for a visit a famous wine cellar. Included in this 7-day package is a guided foot tour of Vienne, which was once the capital of the Roman province.
6-Day Cruise – Admiring the beauty of the Rhône Valley
Cocktails, dinner, and on-board entertainment launch this tour, which cruises through the Rhône Valley. Amongst the highlights is a morning excursion to Les-Baux-de-Provence, renowned as one of the prettiest villages in all of France. Also included with this 6-day package is touring of the Ardèche Gorges and the Vercors. On the last night there’s a festive gala for all.
5-Day Cruise – The Magic of the Rhône and the Camargue
As one of the shorter cruises, passengers board ship in Lyon for an early evening departure. An excursion to the Camargue will explore the vast wetlands inhabited by an amazing variety of unique waterfowl. In Avignon, there’s a visit to the Papal Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is one of the largest, most important medieval buildings in Europe.
7-Day Cruise – From the city of Paris to the Côte Fleurie
A guided tour of Paris will explore all of the legendary landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Champs Elysées. Also included in the 7-day package is a guided city tour of Rouen, including the famous cathedral and some of the historic neighbourhoods. A visit to Jumiège will explore the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France.
8-Day Cruise – Cruising the three mighty rivers of France
First, cruising down the Garonne to the Gironde, then passing the islands of Cazeau and Patiras, and finally reaching Pauillac. Joining the Dordogne River, there are various tourist excursions daily. One night includes a special entertainment feature by the crew. Cruising back to Bordeaux, a guided tour of Bordeaux (and exploration of oyster farming and its history).
7-Day Cruise – The Gironde Estuary, Dordogne, and Garonne
Cruising along the Gironde to the estuary, then arriving in Blaye for afternoon excursions to the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel. At Saint-Emilion, a visit to the famous monolithic church, then followed by a special wine tasting. On the last day, one final buffet breakfast on board the ship, before bidding farewell, and disembarking.
Additional cruise information is available from IBMT Tours by visiting the company website at www.ibmttours.com or by calling 1.877.977.4268 .