If you’re searching for a spectacular French river cruise, look no further than Jules Verne – where you can travel in style on the MS Cyrano de Bergerac vessel. This premium ship launched in 2012 and boasts clean, fresh green-and-white livery, as well as bright décor. At 110m it can accommodate a total of 174 passengers, offering plenty of room to unwind, dine and drink. There truly is no better way to explore France.
On our Bordeaux & the Rivers of Wine tour, you will be taken from the stunning Bordeaux to Médoc, Royan, Rochefort, La Rochelle, Saintes, Talmont-sur-Gironde, Meschers-sur-Gironde, Libourne, Saint-Émilion and Cadillac. An adventure you’ll never forget, this eight-day trip will give you a glimpse of everything these beautiful areas have to offer.
You will begin this incredible French river cruise in Bordeaux, where you can enjoy tree-lined boulevards, classical façades, chic squares and fantastic museums. From there, you will have the opportunity to learn more about regional wine varieties and visit the famous Médoc Châteaux Route. After you have expanded your knowledge, you’ll cruise the Dordogne river and moor at Libourne.
Following on from this, you and your group will continue to cruise along the Garonne river to the ‘bastide’ town of Cadillac, where you will get the chance to visit its ancient houses. Back in Bordeaux, you can use your free time to explore the history and art of the region, should you choose to.
The light-filled interior features 87 cabins on the upper, middle and main decks, with air conditioning throughout. In each of the rooms, guests can make use of a hairdryer, safe and TV. After a busy day of exploring, the comfortable cabins offer the perfect retreat to rest before heading for dinner or bed.
The MS Cyrano de Bergerac vessel offers exceptional facilities. When it comes to dining throughout the Bordeaux river cruise, you can expect international and French cuisine and a choice of wines in the elegant dining room, with lunch and dinner waiter service.
As you cruise along, you can sip on cocktails at the lounge bar – which also boasts a dance floor and panoramic views – or sit on the terrace as you watch the sun set. For something a little more upbeat, you can also opt to head to the sun deck for a morning fitness session, or simply bask in the sunshine. There are plenty of entertainment options too, and if you’re looking to catch up with friends from home, you can take advantage of the Wi-Fi.
If you are ready to join us on one of our French river cruises on the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, simply click on ‘Book’ on the relevant page, or call us and one of our friendly personal travel experts will help you confirm your place onboard.
Bordeaux & the Rivers of Wine
Floating between famous vineyards, Médoc, Margaux and Saint-Émilion among the fine appellations, this is a tour to historic ports, wine châteaux and ‘bastide’ towns, cruising on the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers, from Bordeaux to the Bay of Biscay