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

Brilliant Bordeaux

2022
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8
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Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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France ...more France
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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.

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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 discover the wonders 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.

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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 Intimate Experience with Local Wine & Art Connoisseurs
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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

“Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

or Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting

Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting

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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

or The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

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. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate.

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

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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?

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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.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets

”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets

or “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour

“Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour

Featured Excursions: Cité du Vin museum visit

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.

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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
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • 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.

Trusted Customer
Friday, December 2, 2022
Service
The travel specialists with whom I spoke were efficient and knowledgeable. They answered any questions I had and handled my flight details rapidly. Our Travel Director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast store of historical facts, and his ability to manage any situation were all wonderful.
Vacation
The trip my daughter and I took to Portugal was great. We were given excellent expert guides , who exhibited a a great fondness for their native country, as well as a vast knowledge of the history of Portugal. Our travel director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast knowledge of history, and his ability to manage any situation were admirable.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Service
good job!!
Vacation
great taste of the UK and Ireland. I would return for more concentrated tours. Guide was informative and congenial. Driver excellent. Group was too big -- 47. Too many add-ons, however.
Anthony Giannone
Monday, November 28, 2022
Service
Eve was really great! Very professional and socially gifted.Ive also made new friends and the places we went were fantastic. The only drawback was we were kind of of rushing around a bit. I would definitely use your services for future travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Spanish Wonder trip! It sounds like a very memorable vacation. Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to helping you plan and book your next vacation as soon as you are ready to travel again! Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful, Eve was a great host.The places we'ce visited were spectacular, and the shows/dinners were wonderful.
Gregory Szymanski
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
We were dropped off at the wrong hotel from the airport. The hotel in Dublin was not located where we could take advantage of shopping and dining in the city. This was especially bad since we stayed there 2 nights. I think every stop should include a free excursion or tour. Hardly any time to enjoy Belfast and the Titanic exhibits. I think an excursion in London itself should have been offered
Vacation
Too much time on the road, too little time at certain stops. Stopping at Bath but not including a tour of the Roman baths seemed chintzy
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
When booking, there were some errors and inconsistencies/disorganization in regard to information on file and on receipts, but employees quickly straightened it out.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Spain! We are glad we were able to help you plan and book this memorable vacation. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate your comments.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The sites and experiences were not only the perfect taste of the country, but they felt unique, comprehensive and special. The tour guide and driver from Trafalgar were fantastic. Professional, knowledgeable and pleasant... they made the experience unforgettable.
G. Gruber
Friday, November 25, 2022
Service
Had a flight change but wasn’t an issue. Did have to hoof it a bit to get through the passport check! Otherwise smooth travels. Thank you for honoring the initial cost since the trip had to be rescheduled!
Response from Grand European Travel:
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Scandinavian experience. Seeing the Northern Lights is nothing short of spectacular! Thank you so much for writing a review. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Good balance of free time and “managed” time. Our driver Tomas did a fantastic time keeping us safe. Our guide Gwen took care of our needs and this in spite is f Mother Nature. We had snowy days, clearer days and saw the northern lights our last day above the Arctic Circle. Because there wasn’t enough snow to do some of the optionals…we did not lack with the friendly folks in Finland and Norway. Each place had something special to it. So glad I made this trip.
Sandra Yoakum
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Randy Fay made the whole trip including the air travel very easy to book.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your European Whirl tour! Randy is an awesome travel specialist, so we love hearing that you enjoyed working with him. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Outstanding tour director and coach driver made the fast paced trip possible and enjoyable.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Designed an excellent tour with iconic sites and an informative tour guide who gave us personal attention. Historic background was excellent
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to London and Paris. So many sites to see and enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Well organized, very informed tour guide. Sits selected we’re iconic and representive of the countries and culture
Thomas Marshall
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Service
The guides and tour directors were excellent. The tour covered everything we wanted to see in Egypt.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you really enjoyed seeing the Best of Egypt. We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting us help you plan and book this amazing trip. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The customer service person worked with me to get the most out of our trip.
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