Enjoy Your Next Vacation On A France River Cruise

Published on May 11, 2017 by IBMT

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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 .


Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


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We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



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Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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