Savour the flavours of Bordeaux and see beautiful chateaux, celebrated vineyards and traditional farmers markets

Set sail through the stunning region of Bordeaux, admire breathtaking landscapes and see cultural highlights along the banks of the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde.

Your cruise begins at Blaye - you'll then travel along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie to Bourg, taking in the majestic Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill. Look forward to several wine tastings, village tours, a farmers' market visit and a heritage walking tour Bordeaux.

Your comfortable, luxury ship will be the S.S. Bon Voyage, with elegant and refined French-style interiors. There are several great dining options available on board, from bistro fare in La Brasserie, to locally-inspired dishes in Le Grand Fromage.

Departs every Sunday until 27 October 2024, 2025 dates also available, offer available on selected dates, please call for details.
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Price includes

  • Seven nights on the new Super-Ship S.S. Bon Voyage, in a Classic Stateroom
  • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain's welcome and farewell reception and dinners
  • Six days of immersive, flexible and specially curated excursions
  • Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve and Blaye Fortress
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the Médoc region and a Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting
  • Go on a walking tour of Bourg sur Gironde
  • Visit Cité du Vin museum
  • Visit Libourne's lively farmers' market
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Return flights from a range of UK airports, or Eurostar option

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Jul 1, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 31, 2025
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,499*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a classic cabin with a 14 July 2024 departure date, subject to availability and includes savings. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. No single supplement on selected departures. Price includes up to £500pp saving, saving is capacity controlled, book by 31 May 2024. Deposit 15% plus flight supplements. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, France

    Today you'll arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Cadillac
    Cadillac, France

    The French phrase 'la douceur de vivre' or 'the sweetness of life' will accurately describe your time in Cadillac, known for its delicious dessert wines.

    You'll visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, once home to Henry IV and Queen Margot, where you'll meet the castle's current owner for a tour and a glass of Sauternes dessert wine in the reception hall. Alternatively, you can visit the nearby Château de Malromé to learn about the colourful life of Toulouse Lautrec.

    In the evening, a special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you on board S.S. Bon Voyage.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Cussac Fort Médoc
    Cussac-Fort-M, France

    The legendary Médoc region is dotted with prestigious wine châteaux in an array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching towards the horizon.

    Today you'll take a wonderfully scenic drive along the historic Médoc wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate before tasting some fresh oysters, a regional delicacy.

    You'll also have the option of taking a peaceful cycle ride through some of the area's vineyards.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
    Bourg-sur-Gironde, France

    The Route de la Corniche Fleurie is one of France's most beautiful roads. You'll see it for yourself today on a 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.

    You'll also take a walking tour of Bourg sur Gironde, a fairytale village with a tumultuous and fascinating history waiting to be discovered.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Libourne
    Libourne, France

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

    Wander this mediaeval town's cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city's streets.

    There's another treasure awaiting you underground: a wine tasting in the atmospheric cellars of a Grand Cru estate.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Libourne
    Libourne, France

    France's rich agricultural heritage 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, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, France

    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.

    You'll also visit the Cité du Vin museum, Bordeaux' excellent wine museum which educates visitors about the history of winemaking in the region with interactive exhibitions, sensory installations, videos, and, of course, wine tastings.

    In the evening, a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you back on board S.S. Bon Voyage.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, France

    Today you'll disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

SS Bon Voyage

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Cruise ship

Sailing with Uniworld is like cruising in a five-star hotel – you’ll enjoy industry- leading service throughout your journey through the beautiful countryside.

The SS Bon Voyage is a luxury river ship uniquely designed to immerse guests in French culture, art, and wine, from its stunning polished wood lobby to the staterooms with luxury marble bathrooms and Savoir beds. On board, you will find a choice of restaurants offering freshly prepared five-star cuisine and fine wines. There is nothing better than relaxing on the sundeck enjoying the ever-changing scenery or taking a dip in the only infinity pool on the world's rivers.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Jul 1, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 31, 2025
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,499*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a classic cabin with a 14 July 2024 departure date, subject to availability and includes savings. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. No single supplement on selected departures. Price includes up to £500pp saving, saving is capacity controlled, book by 31 May 2024. Deposit 15% plus flight supplements. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

Call now to book 08082587090
Quote ref: UWBORDEAUX