5 July 2020 – Brilliant Bordeaux – 8 days from Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
Direction

Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde

Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
33390 Blaye, France
Direction

Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette
33460 Cussac-Fort-Médoc, France
Direction

Cadillac, Libourne

Cadillac, Libourne
33410 Cadillac, France
Direction

Libourne, France

Libourne, France
33500 Libourne, France
Direction
Overview

Uncover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France.

Set sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, on one fascinatingly historical and invigorating journey. Explore the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures across the region in Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne and more. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks and magnificent vineyards where you’ll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences.

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. Join us on a showcase of the best Southwest France has to offer.

Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)

Explore the world of gourmet French cuisine with our Connoisseur Collection Program, which includes an assortment of culinary-inspired excursions and events, featuring visits to vineyards, orchards, restaurants, museums, culinary hot spots and more.

Note: To maximize your Venetian experience, plan to walk by foot whenever possible and avoid taking water-based transportation, which is slower, less-efficient and often costly.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

This itinerary is ideal for experienced travelers who enjoy walking to the many sights in Northern Italy. Many of these experiences are best discovered on foot. Romantics, connoisseurs of food & wine, and lovers of art & architecture will love this adventure.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the younger people traveling with you. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they are also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and curiosity.

Itinerary
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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

DAY 2: Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde

 

DAY 3: Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

 

DAY 4: Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne

 

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.

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.

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.

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.
Fares
 

CLASSIC

DE LUXE

FRENCH BALCONY

SUITE

GRAND SUITE

Published Price

€ 3,199

€ 3,699

€ 4,299

€ 6,199

€ 7,899

Sale Price € 2,189 € 2,489 € 2,899 € 6,049 € 7,789

Prices are per person based on two sharing a double or twin stateroom.

Ship Details

S.S. BON VOYAGE

Uniworld’s Newest Super Ship

We are excited to welcome our newest Super Ship 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 dining venues also capture the essence of France. The quintessential La Brasserie, with its natural green and pops of yellow décor inspired by the famous Bouillon Pigalle, serves traditional bistro fare. Le Grand Fromage offers menus reflective of the local cuisine, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. La Cave des Vins is an intimate space where connoisseurs can gather for expert food and wine pairing dinners upon request.

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.

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Cruise Line  Uniworld Luxury River Cruises 
Cruise Ship   S. S Bon Voyage
Date    5 July 2020
From   Bordeaux
To   Bordeaux
Duration    7 nights
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