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Brilliant Bordeaux

8 Day Cruise from Bordeaux to Bordeaux

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8 Days
1 Country

France

5 Cities

Bordeaux, Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne

17 Meals

4 Dinners, 6 Breakfast Buffets, 4 Lunchs, 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Continental Breakfast

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size 120 passengers

Uniworld River Cruises

If all-inclusive, luxury travel is your standard go-to, or are traveling to celebrate a milestone or special occasion, a boutique, luxury river cruise is the perfect choice. The world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line, for more than four decades, Uniworld has specialized in providing intimate and in-depth one-of-a-kind journeys for travelers seeking to explore the rivers of the world in exceptional style. On every all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise, you’ll be whisked away to a variety of destinations in one trip onboard a beautiful river ship. Along the way, you’ll enjoy five-star cuisine, unique local experiences, and exceptional service from the longest tenured crew in river cruising.

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S.S. Bon Voyage

The S.S. Bon Voyage is designed to immerse guests in French culture, art, and wine, starting with its stunning grand entrance—a signature Super Ship element—clad in polished wood, subtle brass details, and hand-crafted balustrade.

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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.

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S.S. Bon Voyage
Day-by-day itinerary

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.

Bordeaux (Embark)
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

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.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. Note: Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach.

Featured Excursions
Private Owner's Tour of Royal Château with Sauternes Toast

You’ll journey through the vineyards to Château Royal de Cazeneuve, a polygonal 14th-century fortress with a royal pedigree. A favored ...

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Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
The Colorful Life of Toulouse-Lautrec

Uncover the history of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Originally the home of his mother, Adèle, Château Toulouse-Lautrec would...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 3

Cussac Fort Médoc

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.

Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Fresh Médoc Oysters Tasting

Oysters have long been a beloved product of the Médoc—and for good reason. Discover why today as you join an oyster farmer at the Guar...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Médoc Châteaux Route with Private Wine Tasting

In 1855, when Napoleon III asked for a classification of the best wines in France to give visitors, some 60 Médoc wines were awarded Grand C...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Let’s Go: Bike in the Médoc Vineyards

Combine fresh air, gorgeous scenery and fine wine with a bicycle ride among the prestigious Médoc vineyards. Meet your guide and mount your ...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 4

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 discover the wonders of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.

Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions
Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

This little road between Blaye and Bourg-sur-Gironde winds through picturesque hamlets with equally picturesque names—Pain de Sucre, Marmisso...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Rendez-Vous Chez Rémy Martin

Not all wine remains wine: some of it is distilled into cognac. Rémy Martin has been making cognac for almost three centuries, refining the process...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture. 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.

Note: Today's lunch will be on your own; ask your Cruise Manager for recommendations on the best nearby restaurants.

Libourne (Saint-Émilion)
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Saint-Émilion Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Hilltop Saint-Émilion offers both exceptional architecture and historic vineyards. The Romans were the first to plant grapes here, and this ...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Château Cooking Class

Château Ambe Tour Pourret, with five hectares planted with merlot and cabernet franc vines, is a comparatively young wine house, dating to 1925 in ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Grand Cru Tasting

Meet the cellar master of an estate that produces one of St. Émilion's finest wines, Château Beauséjour Bécot. They'll take you on a full tour of t...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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?

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

Libourne, Bordeaux
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions
Village Day: Libourne with Farmer's Market

How could you visit this rich agricultural land without delving into a farmer's market? Libourne’s market is the heart and soul of the town; ...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Nights Out: After Hours at the Bassins des Lumières

Bordeaux’s Port de la Lune is home to a submarine base with a checkered past. Originally built during the German occupation of France in WWII...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

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.

Bordeaux
Included Meals Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner
Featured Excursions
Do as the Locals Do: Bordeaux Walking Tour

Catch a tram at the Quai des Chartrons to the Place de la Comédie, the heart of Bordeaux’ Golden Triangle. Though Bordeaux was the cap...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Let’s Go: Bike Bordeaux Backstreets

Hop on a bike and wheel with your expert guide along the Quai des Chartrons, a riverfront neighborhood that was the purview of British wine merchan...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Retro Sidecar Bordeaux Tour

Get ready to explore a medley of what's best in Bordeaux! Your gentleman driver will take you on a journey to the unmissable places of the city: Gr...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Retro Sidecar Romantic Tour

Watch the city come alive at night with a sidecar tour of brilliant Bordeaux. Wind through backstreets, lit-up avenues and, of course, the most ico...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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.

Bordeaux (Disembark)
Included Meals Continental Breakfast, Breakfast Buffet

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Featured Excursions
Private Owner's Tour of Royal Château with Sauternes Toast

You’ll journey through the vineyards to Château Royal de Cazeneuve, a polygonal 14th-century fortress with a royal pedigree. A favored ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
The Colorful Life of Toulouse-Lautrec

Uncover the history of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Originally the home of his mother, Adèle, Château Toulouse-Lautrec would...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Fresh Médoc Oysters Tasting

Oysters have long been a beloved product of the Médoc—and for good reason. Discover why today as you join an oyster farmer at the Guar...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Médoc Châteaux Route with Private Wine Tasting

In 1855, when Napoleon III asked for a classification of the best wines in France to give visitors, some 60 Médoc wines were awarded Grand C...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Let’s Go: Bike in the Médoc Vineyards

Combine fresh air, gorgeous scenery and fine wine with a bicycle ride among the prestigious Médoc vineyards. Meet your guide and mount your ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

This little road between Blaye and Bourg-sur-Gironde winds through picturesque hamlets with equally picturesque names—Pain de Sucre, Marmisso...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Saint-Émilion Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Hilltop Saint-Émilion offers both exceptional architecture and historic vineyards. The Romans were the first to plant grapes here, and this ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Village Day: Libourne with Farmer's Market

How could you visit this rich agricultural land without delving into a farmer's market? Libourne’s market is the heart and soul of the town; ...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Nights Out: After Hours at the Bassins des Lumières

Bordeaux’s Port de la Lune is home to a submarine base with a checkered past. Originally built during the German occupation of France in WWII...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Do as the Locals Do: Bordeaux Walking Tour

Catch a tram at the Quai des Chartrons to the Place de la Comédie, the heart of Bordeaux’ Golden Triangle. Though Bordeaux was the cap...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Let’s Go: Bike Bordeaux Backstreets

Hop on a bike and wheel with your expert guide along the Quai des Chartrons, a riverfront neighborhood that was the purview of British wine merchan...

See More
Included in Trip

Authentic 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

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

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Rendez-Vous Chez Rémy Martin

Not all wine remains wine: some of it is distilled into cognac. Rémy Martin has been making cognac for almost three centuries, refining the process...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Château Cooking Class

Château Ambe Tour Pourret, with five hectares planted with merlot and cabernet franc vines, is a comparatively young wine house, dating to 1925 in ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Grand Cru Tasting

Meet the cellar master of an estate that produces one of St. Émilion's finest wines, Château Beauséjour Bécot. They'll take you on a full tour of t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Retro Sidecar Bordeaux Tour

Get ready to explore a medley of what's best in Bordeaux! Your gentleman driver will take you on a journey to the unmissable places of the city: Gr...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Retro Sidecar Romantic Tour

Watch the city come alive at night with a sidecar tour of brilliant Bordeaux. Wind through backstreets, lit-up avenues and, of course, the most ico...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Cruise: Western & Central Europe

Dining  

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. 

Complimentary Beverages  

All beverages are included during your cruise. Complimentary beverages onboard include wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks, and mineral water.  

Gratuities 

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included. 

Curated Excursions 

Complementary and comprehensive shore excursions led by local English-speaking experts designed to provide the best possible experiences ashore. 

Scheduled Airport Transfers 

Complementary airport arrival and departure group transfers provided for flights that meet guidelines.

Uniworld sails rivers in several Western & Central European Countries, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland 

  • Official Languages: Croatian (Croatia), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), French (Belgium, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Luxembourgish (Luxembourg), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Spain), Romansh (Switzerland) 

  • Capital Cities: Vienna (Austria), Brussels (Belgium), Zagreb (Croatia), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy), Vaduz (Liechtenstein), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain), Bern (Switzerland).  

  • Time Zones: Western European Time (EET), UTC+0, and Western European Summer Time (EEST), UTC+1, Central European Time (CET) UTC+1, Central European Summer Time (CEST) UTC+2 during daylight saving time. 

  • Currencies: 
    Austria: Euro (EUR) € 
    Belgium: Euro (EUR) € 
    Croatia: Croatian Kuna (HRK) kn 
    France: Euro (EUR) € 
    Germany: Euro (EUR) € 
    Italy: Euro (EUR) € 
    Liechtenstein: Swiss Franc (CHF) CHF 
    Luxembourg: Euro (EUR) € 
    Netherlands: Euro (EUR) € 
    Portugal: Euro (EUR) € 
    Spain: Euro (EUR) € 
    Switzerland: Swiss Franc (CHF) CHF 

All Uniworld river cruises require a passport with at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Must be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.  

Visa Requirements: Access the latest entry requirements for all your destinations with our user-friendly Destination Entry Guide. Powered by CIBT, the leading authority in travel visas and US passports; check back as often as you like before your trip to ensure you have everything you need before you depart.  

  • Austria: Austria features a temperate continental climate with cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with more rain in the summer months. 

  • Belgium: Belgium has a temperate maritime climate characterized by mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year. 

  • Croatia: Croatia has a varied climate, with continental influences inland and a Mediterranean climate along the coast. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild along the coast but colder inland with snowfall. 

  • France: France experiences a variety of climates, ranging from oceanic and Mediterranean to alpine. Generally, it has mild winters and warm summers, but specific regions may have different weather patterns. 

  • Germany: Germany has a temperate seasonal climate with moderate rainfall throughout the year. Winters are usually cold, while summers are mild to warm. 

  • Italy: Italy has a diverse climate, with Mediterranean conditions prevailing along the coast and continental climates in the interior. Summers are typically hot and dry, while winters are mild in the south and colder in the north. 

  • Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Precipitation is moderate throughout the year, with slightly more rain in the summer months. 

  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg has a temperate maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. 

  • The Netherlands: The Netherlands has a maritime climate influenced by the North Sea, with mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is frequent throughout the year. 

  • Portugal: Portugal has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The southern region experiences hotter temperatures compared to the north. 

  • Spain: Spain has a diverse climate, ranging from Mediterranean in the south to maritime and continental in the north. Summers are typically hot and dry, while winters vary from mild to cold depending on the region. 

  • Switzerland: Switzerland has a temperate climate with distinct regional variations. The Alpine region experiences cold winters and cool summers, while the lowlands have milder temperatures with more precipitation throughout the year. 

Baggage Allowance 

Baggage storage space onboard is limited. For their own comfort and convenience, Uniworld requests guests bring one (1) suitcase per person and one (1) carry-on bag per person (excluding purses). Airline baggage restrictions change frequently. Guests should check on the specific air carrier’s website for limitations concerning baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations, and excess or overweight baggage charges.  

Packing Tips for a River Cruise 

Packing for a river cruise will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started: 

  • A valid and current passport. 

  • A copy of your travel insurance and any necessary travel documents. 

  • Your Cruise Travel Companion, easily accessible should you need to reference it. 

  • Prepare for a variety of weather conditions, depending on your travel season and the regions through which you will be cruising. Layering clothing items is always your best bet, as this allows you to adjust to most temperatures, by removing or adding items throughout the day.  

  • Comfortable, sporty, smart-casual daywear is fine both onshore and onboard. Everyday slacks, khakis, walking shorts and everyday skirts/dresses are recommended. For warmer months, bring lightweight clothing that can be layered. For early spring and late fall departures, heavier cotton or wool tops and long-sleeved shirts, and pants are perfectly suitable. 

  • Comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. You will participate in a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore.  

  • A lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably a hooded one) for all seasons, and a heavier weight jacket for colder temperatures and destinations.  

  • Evening wear: Resort-type wear is perfectly suitable. Men may want to bring a sport jacket for dressier venues and for special events onboard such as the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell festivities. Women may wish to bring a cocktail dress or two for finer dining or entertainment experiences.  

Laundry Services Onboard 

A launderette containing a self-service washing machine, dryer, and iron is available for your use while aboard the ship. The ship also provides washing, drying, and ironing services for a fee. There are no dry-cleaning facilities. 

Electrical Currency on European Ships 

Electrical current is 220V, the European standard. To accommodate guests’ needs, each stateroom or suite has one 110V outlet.  

Using a Hair Dryer Onboard 

Every stateroom or suite bathroom is stocked with a hair dryer, bath and body products, and a luxurious bathrobe for each guest. 

Air Conditioning  

Every stateroom and suite has an individual thermostat for air-conditioning and/or heat.  

Connecting to the Internet & Wi-Fi 

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.  

From visiting a museum without the crowds to an after-hours tour of a famous landmark, these included, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are arranged privately for Uniworld guests. All shore excursions are carefully coordinated to the ship’s daily schedule. Each motorcoach or walking group has its own English-speaking local expert.  

Masterpiece Collection (Additional, Optional Experiences) 

Uniworld’s curated Masterpiece Collection of optional excursions go above and beyond the included experiences and are available for an additional charge. 

We highly recommend having travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad. 

Spa Treatments & Massages While Cruising* 

Spa treatments and massage services are available onboard the ship. 

Special Dietary Needs 

Please notify GET or Uniworld if you have special dietary concerns or considerations that need to be considered while traveling. Uniworld staff will do their best to ensure that your request is accommodated, but GET cannot guarantee that requests can be met in all cases.  

Mobility Concerns 

Passengers must advise GET at time of booking of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.  

Uniworld does not employ staff nurses or doctors onboard its ships, nor can they provide personal medical or mobility devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or prescription eyeglasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. Please note, embarkation/disembarkation facilities may not be navigable using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or the like. As well, excursions often include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, or stairs. 

Traveling with Medications 

In accordance with international laws, no over-the-counter medications are available on Uniworld ships. Pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Click the link to learn more about traveling with medications 

*Available on select ships. Additional fee for spa services.  

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included during your cruise. 

Local Specialists & Coach Drivers 

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of €1-2 (Euro) per person per half day.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, May 3, 2024
Service
Excellent service. Very helpful. Mostly through our friends though. Very much appreciated the flexible service around picking us up from our hotel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your cruise. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Vacation
From the moment we stepped out of our taxi we were treated as if the staff had been waiting especially for us. We were looked after impeccably, invited to lunch even though we thought we had to wait for dinner and informed as soon as our room was ready. Everything was as perfect as it could be. Unbelievable standard of service and food. It was all fresh and delicious. A quality you would expect if you were a much smaller group of diners. The staff and tour manager Laura were outstanding never looking tired or bored or stressed. They all managed to look as is they were having just as much of a good time. It was so enjoyable we have already booked another French trip for next year with our friends. We are well travelled and our hobbies are travelling , cycling and eating good local, sustainably produced food and drink. This suited us perfectly. I was so upset to see one passenger berating the chef ( who by the way handled himself perfectly and with huge dignity) complaining about the food choices and quality. He was clearly showing off and the group of us made sure the deflated chef knew we certainly didn’t agree. I guess there will always be some who expect more whatever you offer them. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. For us all the little touches and gracious moments of extra care that the serving staff afforded us made the difference. I can’t wait for next April! thank you. Special mention to our outstanding , bright and super knowledgeable tour Manager Laura.. Also her assistant Grace who was very calm ,and helpful. Special mention to Ralitsa,l ( adorable) Andrè,( super star) Levente( hilarious quotes!) Milen ( cute, cheeky) Sofía(super sweet) and Klèon.( endearing) The Sommeliar Planen also charmed with his extensive knowledge and gentle manner! We will forgive his daily jokes!😂 All in all it was the best of times. Thank you all x
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Service
Vacation
Crew on Uniworld ship provided fabulous service. Outings were well planned. Guides on excursions were very knowledgeable.
Peter Mills
Review date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Service
Carried out via friends on our behalf. All straightforward.
Vacation
Excellent throughout - including price, administration of booking, update communications, transport arrangements to and from airport, welcome on board and all services on board. So good we are in the process of a new booking.
Sue Hilton
Review date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
Service
Randy was easy to communicate with, and very helpful. He made it easy for me to book for myself and my husband, as well as our two friends from England.
Vacation
The cruise was excellent! The food, staff service, and excursions were exemplary. As a group of four travelling together, we could not have wished for anything better. We are now already planning our next cruise for next spring!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It all sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo as well. We look forward to helping you plan that next trip when you're ready.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, November 6, 2023
Service
Good job explaining what the trip would be. Also helpful with obtaining flight and trip insurance. Answered questions promptly and respectfully.
Vacation
Excellent service, food, wine and excursions. Ship was luxurious. Availability of bicycles appreciated but could not be used because of the rainy weather. Travel advisor did not tell us ahead of time that our flight time changed from 2:30 in the afternoon to 6 am. Fortunately we discovered the time change when reading our travel documents.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Service
They worked with me to apply discounts and fine tune costs of the trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
So glad to hear you enjoyed your river cruise experience. Thank you for letting us help you plan and book this amazing vacation. We appreciate your business, review and feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
The Uniworld river cruise was a deluxe experience. The included amenities played the biggest part in our decision to go with GET and Uniworld.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Service
Received great service and representative found best deals/specials. Airplane seats were disappointment and would want to get seat choices earlier, probably will get our own air tickets next time. Will most likely use GET for next trip.
Vacation
Bon. Voyage was refurbished ship so staff only had one cruise before ours and there were minor problems to take care of but thought refurbished ship might have made staterooms a little larger, especially the one closet which had wooden hangers that did not fit, could have used smaller hangers for that closet as this was an issue on all the Uniworld ships we have been on. Also Occitane products were advertised in literature but was not in bathroom and had to request them, thought this was misleading.
P Ulrich
Review date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Service
Jake worked miracles to put this wonderful river cruise together for us in two days when our Rhine river cruise was canceled due to lack of water. We are loyal customers from now on and will always ask them first to handle our future travel plans.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for being flexible and working with us during this unexpected change. WE are so happy that everything went well and you enjoyed the cruise.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vacation
This river cruise was a great purchase.
Carol Maas
Review date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Service
After being told our original river cruise was being canceled, GET worked miracles to find us another river cruise we could take at the time our other cruise was to depart. This was important since I still work and taking planned time off at the busiest time of my business was not easy so rebooking for a later time would have been impossible. We were thrilled at the service by GET to get us back on track to have a wonderful vacation. Can't sing their praises loud enough, they were great!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for being flexible and working with us during this unexpected change. WE are so happy that everything went well and you enjoyed the cruise.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vacation
This was a wonderful cruise in a beautiful part of France. Loved the countryside, the wines and the experience of getting out into French life. All tours were excellent and well though out and tour guides were very knowledgeable.
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