Brilliant Bordeaux River Cruise – Save up to $5,000 per couple

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8 days

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SALE 👉 $2,500 per person savings on select 2024 sailings ⏰ 

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Secure an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise in Bordeaux with Uniworld. Book now to save on select 2024 sailings when you pay in full at time of booking.

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.

SS Bon Voyage cruising in Libourne, France.

Included Items

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” program
  • 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 exquisite S.S. Antoinette, the regal River Queen or the elegant River Empress
  • 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
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • 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

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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 - 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.

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.

DAY 4 - BLAYE, BOURG SUR GIRONDE

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever travelled? 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sailing by river means enjoying all the convenience of a traditional cruise, along with all the benefits of land travel. Stopping in multiple destinations on every trip, you'll visit bustling cities and hidden gem villages, unpacking only once. River Cruising is the best way to cruise, and the best and most luxurious river cruises are with Uniworld.

ONE-OF-A-KIND BOUTIQUE SHIPS

One of the highlights of your river cruise will be the ship you sail on. Each of the Uniworld one-of-a-kind ships is like a floating boutique hotel; designed to immerse you in the destination and fully equipped with luxurious amenities, beautiful public spaces and multiple dining venues throughout.

ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENETIES

There’s all-inclusive, and then there’s the unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only Uniworld provide. To ensure truly carefree and effortless travel, they gone ahead and included it all–so the only thing you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. Everything you could ever need is included with Uniworld. From your meals to premium drinks, a host of onboard wellness opportunities, plus your daily shore excursions, they have even included the onboard gratuities.

INTIMATE & RELAXING EXPERIENCE

Compared to ocean cruising, a river cruise is smaller and therefore offers guests a far more intimate experience. With an average of just 120 guests onboard, you can get to know your fellow travellers and also receive better access to the incredible staff onboard.

UNMATCHED CONVENIENCE

By it's nature, cruising along rivers allows you to travel directly through the heart of countries, giving you access to some of the worlds greatest cities right outside your window. You'll travel to multiple destinations with ease, only unpacking once.

IMMERSIVE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Uniworld have selected culturally immersive experiences on every journey. These range from early access to the world's greatest landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, private after-hours visits to St. Mark's Basilica or receiving a breathtaking water blessing from a Cambodian Monk.

CONNECT & STAY CONNECTED

Unencumbered by large crowds, you'll effortlessly meet people who share your passion for travel and exploration, while staying connected with loved one's back home with complimentary shipwide Wi-Fi.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 30 June 2024 departure in a Classic cabin. Pricing is correct as of 2 April 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply.

*2024 Cruise Savings Event: Save $2,500 per person on all stateroom categories – book by 30 April 2024. Hurry, limited availability.

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