Brilliant Bordeaux 2019 with Uniworld - Our Best Offer

Brilliant Bordeaux 2019 with Uniworld - Our Best Offer

Set sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde, on one fascinatingly historical & invigorating journey. Explore the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines & cultural treasures across the region.Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks & magnificent vineyards where you’ll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences. Enjoy an exquisite wine tasting in Fort Médoc before discovering World War II in France from the enemy’s point of view with a visit to a defensive army camp and & of the Atlantic Wall.


FROM:R32 800


Package Information
DETAILS
Starting from R32 800
Package Validity Set departure dates between JUN 2019 - AUG 2019.  *** Book & pay between 01 NOV 2018 - 31 DEC 2018 & SAVE up to 30% - discount already included in the price ***
Duration 7 nights
Destination France
Starts in Bordeaux
Ends in Bordeaux

Description

- All schedules airport transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board S.S. Bon Voyages
- All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
- Captain's Welcome & Farewell Receptions
- 6 days of excursions including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English speaking local expert
- Assistance of an English-speaking local expert & experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- Guided "Let's Go", "Do as the Locals Do" & "Village Day" programs
- Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Free internet & Wi-Fi access
- On-board local entertainment
- Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Aquitaine Three Rivers, One Ocean, & a Unique Land”
- Port charges
- All gratuities, both on-board & onshore

 

** This cruise operates on varies dates between 14 APR 2019 - 03 NOV 2019. Please enquire with you Travel Agent regarding prices for other dates **

 


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

Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

Journey from Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” a famed wine-growing region, to the historical village of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, before arriving in coastal Pauillac later in the afternoon. Pauillac, once a crucial enemy stronghold during World War II, is still home to remnants of its war-torn past. Embark on an afternoon Bunker Archaeology tour, where you’ll begin to understand WWII from the enemy’s point of view. Led by a local guide, tour the remains of defensive army camps, wander inside bunkers and get up close and personal with the Atlantic Wall, an extensive coastal defense system and series of fortifications built by Nazi Germany that lies along the coast of numerous European countries.

Choice of Bunker Archaeology tour or Médoc Châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting

Day 3

Cadillac

Satisfy your sweet tooth in elegant Cadillac, a town known for its production of sweet dessert wines and perfectly situated in the center of an acclaimed international wine region. The town, which still holds on to its medieval structure, is home to a plethora of impressive wine estates, beautiful chateaus and trails perfect for enjoying the French countryside. We’ll treat you to an exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve prior to an appropriate photo stop at Château d’Yquem.

Choice of Sauternes vineyard with exclusive artisanal wine-tasting or Château de Cazeneuve

Day 4

Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde, Libourne

Spend your morning on a scenic drive along the Route de La Corniche Fleurie. Marvel at the spectacular homes etched into cliffs, sprawling gardens, Blaye Fortress and Lansac’s windmills along your way. Or, choose to experience it by bike, where you’ll cycle towards quiet roads, riverside paths and charming villages.

Featured Excursions:
Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress
"Let's Go" bike tour: Corniche Fleurie

Day 5

Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

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.

Featured Excursion:
Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting

Day 6

Libourne, Bordeaux, Cité du Vin

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.

Featured Excursion:
Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market

Day 7

Bordeaux (Quai des Chatrons)

There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’s 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’s 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.

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux Heritage walking tour or ”Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux backstreets

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 TGC to Paris for A Portrait of Majestic France itinerary.

 
 
 

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