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Brilliant Bordeaux (2021)

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • France
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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.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

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

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.

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 Deck Details
Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
Sun 21 Mar 2021 £3,249 £3,749 £4,349 £6,249 £7,849
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 28 Mar 2021 £2,499 £2,999 £3,599 £5,499 £7,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 04 Apr 2021 £2,899
£2,029
£3,399
£2,379
£3,999
£2,799
£5,899
£5,899
£7,499
£7,499
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 11 Apr 2021 £3,099
£2,169
£3,599
£2,519
£4,199
£2,939
£6,099
£6,099
£7,699
£7,699
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 18 Apr 2021 £3,299
£2,309
£3,799
£2,659
£4,399
£3,079
£6,299
£6,299
£7,899
£7,899
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 25 Apr 2021 £3,499
£2,449
£3,999
£2,799
£4,599
£3,219
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 02 May 2021 £3,499 £3,999 £4,599 £6,499 £8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 09 May 2021 £3,499
£2,449
£3,999
£2,799
£4,599
£3,219
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 16 May 2021 £3,499 £3,999 £4,599 £6,499 £8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 23 May 2021 £3,499
£2,449
£3,999
£2,799
£4,599
£3,219
£6,499
£4,549
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 30 May 2021 £2,899
£2,609
£3,399
£3,059
£3,999
£3,599
£5,899
£5,899
£7,499
£7,499
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 06 Jun 2021 £3,699
£2,589
£4,199
£2,939
£4,799
£3,359
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 13 Jun 2021 £3,599 £4,099 £4,699 £6,599 £8,199
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 20 Jun 2021 £3,499 £3,999 £4,599 £6,499 £8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 27 Jun 2021 £3,499
£2,799
£3,999
£3,199
£4,599
£3,679
£6,499
£4,549
£8,099
£5,669
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 04 Jul 2021 £3,499
£2,799
£3,999
£3,199
£4,599
£3,679
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 11 Jul 2021 £2,899
£2,319
£3,399
£2,719
£3,999
£3,199
£5,899
£5,899
£7,499
£6,749
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 18 Jul 2021 £3,699 £4,199 £4,799 £6,699 £8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 25 Jul 2021 £3,799 £4,299 £4,899 £6,799 £8,399
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 01 Aug 2021 £3,599
£2,879
£4,099
£3,279
£4,699
£3,759
£6,599
£6,599
£8,199
£7,379
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 08 Aug 2021 £3,599
£2,879
£4,099
£3,279
£4,699
£3,759
£6,599
£6,599
£8,199
£8,199
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 15 Aug 2021 £3,599
£2,879
£4,099
£3,279
£4,699
£3,759
£6,599
£6,599
£8,199
£8,199
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 22 Aug 2021 £3,499
£2,449
£3,999
£2,799
£4,599
£3,219
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£7,289
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 29 Aug 2021 £3,499
£2,799
£3,999
£3,199
£4,599
£3,679
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 05 Sep 2021 £3,699
£2,959
£4,199
£3,359
£4,799
£3,839
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 12 Sep 2021 £3,699
£2,959
£4,199
£3,359
£4,799
£3,839
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 19 Sep 2021 £3,699 £4,199 £4,799 £6,699 £8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 26 Sep 2021 £3,699
£2,589
£4,199
£2,939
£4,799
£3,359
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 03 Oct 2021 £3,699
£2,589
£4,199
£2,939
£4,799
£3,359
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£7,469
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 10 Oct 2021 £3,699
£2,589
£4,199
£2,939
£4,799
£3,359
£6,699
£6,699
£8,299
£8,299
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 17 Oct 2021 £3,499
£2,449
£3,999
£2,799
£4,599
£3,219
£6,499
£6,499
£8,099
£7,289
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 24 Oct 2021 £2,499
£1,749
£2,999
£2,099
£3,599
£2,519
£5,499
£5,499
£7,099
£6,389
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Sun 31 Oct 2021 £3,199
£2,239
£3,699
£2,589
£4,299
£3,009
£6,199
£4,339
£7,799
£5,459
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage / Bordeaux to Bordeaux

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Brilliant Bordeaux (2021)

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.