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France ...more France

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Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Cadillac, Libourne ...more Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Cadillac, Libourne

Brilliant Bordeaux

2021
8
Days
From
$2,899
3 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

France ...more France

Locations

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Cadillac, Libourne ...more Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Cadillac, Libourne

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.

Meals Dinner

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.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress

“Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress

Featured Excursions: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour
Connoisseur Collection Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting

Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting

Bunker archaeology tour or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

“Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

Featured Excursions: Fresh Médoc oysters tasting

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.

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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

or Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner
Featured Excursions: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

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?

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market

Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market

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.

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

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour

“Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour

or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets

”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets

Featured Excursions: Cité du Vin museum visit
Connoisseur Collection Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

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.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
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
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (280 sq ft - 26 sq m)
  • Grand Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet area
  • Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
Suite
  • Luxurious riverview suite (210 sq ft - 19.5 sq m)
  • Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (140 sq ft - 13 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Bon Voyage Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Current Offers

Classic
  $3,199
Deluxe
  $3,799
French Balcony
  $4,599
Suite
  $6,799
Grand Suite
  $8,799
Cruise Itinerary: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Ship(s): S.S. Bon Voyage Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Current Offers

Classic
  $2,899
Deluxe
  $3,499
French Balcony
  $4,299
Suite
  $6,499
Grand Suite
  $8,499
Cruise Itinerary: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Ship(s): S.S. Bon Voyage Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Reviews
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Trusted Customer
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
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
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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