Set sail along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers in all-inclusive luxury on Uniworld Boutique River Cruise's Brilliant Bordeaux itinerary and discover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France.
As you travel through the stunning Aquitaine region onboard the new S.S. Bon Voyage, there will be many opportunities to get out and go. Enjoy yoga in the heart of the historic Blaye Fortress, a bike ride along the Bordeaux, walking tours through quaint villages and more. You will also be delighted to learn this itinerary offers a wealth of wine-focused excursions in addition to the new wellness component. Be among the first to experience our newest Super Ship, inspired by the renowned wine and gastronomy of the region and featuring several onboard dining options, gorgeously appointed suites and a stunning outdoor pool.
AAA Vacations® Complimentary Inclusions
Complimentary one night pre-cruise hotel w/breakfast and transfers from airport to hotel/hotel to ship OR $300 per stateroom onboard spending credit.
DAY 1: Bordeaux (Embark)
Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
DAY 2: Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
Featured Excursion: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour Choice of Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or“Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress
Connoisseur Collection Excursion: Connoisseur Collection: Rémy Martin experience. This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
DAY 3: Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette
Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or Bunker archaeology tour or“Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards
DAY 4: Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne
Choice of Sauternes Vineyard with private artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve or The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé
DAY 5: Libourne
A full day in Libourne means you’ll have plenty of time to explore the majestic landscape of villages and vineyards. Nestled along the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers, the quaint town is as pretty as a postcard. On the outskirts of Libourne, you’ll find neighboring Saint-Émilion. Discover the wine-making town by foot on a tour of its most picturesque sights, such as the magnificent Monolithic Church, all capped by a wine tasting at a beautiful château.
Featured Excursion:Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting
DAY 6: Libourne, Bordeaux
The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market. Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market Bordeaux night stroll
Connoisseur Collection Excursion: Bordeaux open deck bus. This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
DAY 7: Bordeaux
There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’ port of Quai des Chatrons. The architecture is impressive, the wine is exquisite and the shopping is to die for. Explore La Cité du Vin, a one-of-a-kind cultural center and museum that brings the heritage of wine to life through interactive exhibits, shows, academic seminars and more. Do as the locals do and uncover Bordeaux’ unique heritage on a walking tour or choose to traverse the city by bike. Celebrate the end to a spectacular trip with a farewell dinner onboard. Featured Excursion:Cité du Vin Museum visitChoice of“Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets
Connoisseur Collection Excursion:Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting. This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
DAY 8: Bordeaux (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home. Or transfer by TGV to Paris for the Ultimate France or A Portrait of Majestic France itineraries.
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