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Brilliant Bordeaux Boutique River Cruise in a Deluxe Riverview Stateroom

Embark on a Bordeaux river cruise, immersing in the region's history, landscapes, and wine culture. Sail the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde, exploring architectural marvels and vineyards. Disembark to wander historic sites and picturesque villages, indulging in wine tastings and local experiences. Discover Bordeaux's rich heritage on a guided tour. This journey showcases Southwest France's natural beauty, culinary traditions, and captivating history.

Brilliant Bordeaux Boutique River Cruise in a Deluxe Riverview Stateroom

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BOOK BY MAY 30, 2024 AND SAVE $4,000 CAD PER COUPLE
DEPARTURE DATE: September 29, 2024
Countries Visited: France
Departure Port:Bordeaux, France

OVERVIEW

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.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
September 29, 2024from $4,799 CAD - (compared to $6,799)Per Person

What's Included

  • 7-night All Inclusive cruise in a Deluxe riverview stateroom round trip from Bordeaux
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 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
  • 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 portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Sep 29Bordeaux
2Mon Sep 30Cadillac
3Tue Oct 1Cussac Fort Médoc
4Wed Oct 2Blaye, Bourg Sur Gironde
5Thu Oct 3Libourne
6Fri Oct 4Libourne
7Sat Oct 5Bordeaux
8Sun Oct 6Bordeaux

Day 1 – Bordeaux

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.

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.

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 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.

Day 5 – Libourne

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

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?

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 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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