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Save up to 30% on an indulgent, Brilliant Bordeaux river cruise with Uniworld
from $2,029 pp

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Destinations: France

Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way. Slow things down in Libourne and on your return to Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers’ market visit and Bordeaux heritage walking tour.

Special Offers and Member Benefits: 

  • Cruise Back in Travel! - Exclusive Deals (Valid now through April 30, 2021)*
    • Save up to 30% on select 2021 cruises
    • Save up to an additional $500 per person in savings
    • Private car transfer from the airport to your ship (upon purchasing flights through Uniworld)
  • PLUS, 2x the AAA member benefits - up to $1,000 per couple!*
    • Up to $250 per person savings (cruises 3 - 13 days)
    • Up to $600 per stateroom onboard spending credit (on select AAA Vacations dates) & more!
  • 24/7 Member Care
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners included

Where You Will Stay: S.S. Bon Voyage

We are excited to welcome one of our newest Super Ships to the rivers of Bordeaux—the S.S. Bon Voyage— designed to immerse guests in French culture, art and wine, from its stunning lobby clad in polished wood, subtle brass details and hand-crafted balustrade, to the stylish emerald tones found in bar Le Salon Champagne, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s personal abode, Villa Majorelle. The stunning Soleil Deck, awash in vibrant fabrics, features the only infinity pool on the rivers and spectacular views of the French countryside. Poolside service at Le Café du Soleil offers casual French cuisine as well as open-air cooking demonstrations from our chefs. In addition to the public spaces, the S.S. Bon Voyage features four new spacious suites, and every stateroom has received an exquisite redesign with cool marble bathrooms and unique features.

Call to Book 1-800-222-7448
Included With Your Trip

Tour Inclusions:

Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Excursions

  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Experiences

  • 1 country: France
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
Additional Information

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Itinerary: Brilliant Bordeaux- 8 days - Bordeaux Roundtrip - aboard S.S. Bon Voyage - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners - from $2,899

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

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, you’ll find your center with a unique and expertly led yoga session in the heart of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.

  • Bourg sur Gironde Walking tour
  • Choice of Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress
  • Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3: Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive through the storied Médoc wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII.

  • Fresh Médoc oysters tasting

Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or Bunker archaeology tour or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.

Day 4: Cadillac

The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV’s and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall. Choice of The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé or Sauternes vineyard visit with private wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve.

Day 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

  • Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

Day 6: Libourne, Bordeaux

France’s rich agricultural tradition is the heart and soul of the region’s exquisite cuisine—and what better way to get a taste for the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads and fruits than with a visit to Libourne’s lively farmers’ market?

  • Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market 

Day 7: Bordeaux

Discover Bordeaux’s many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels—the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Cité du Vin museum visit
  • Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets
  • Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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.

Departure Dates
Start: April 1, 2021
End: December 31, 2021
Price: $2,029 pp


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Rates vary by departure date. Price is valid on October 31, 2021 departure, in a Classic stateroom, aboard ship: S.S. Bon Voyage.

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