Uniworld Brilliant Bordeaux

Brilliant Bordeaux 
8 Days from Bordeaux To Bordeaux

 

Highlights

☑️ Uncover the legacy and heritage of Southwest France

☑️ Admire the country’s stunning emerald-green backdrops

☑️ Take a sip of fine vintage wines in quaint French towns

☑️ Marvel at the Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill

 


Sailing 03 April 2022

8 Days From

USD2999 / person

inclusive of accommodation, dining, excursions & experiences.

 

 


 

DINING

✔ All meals on board

✔ 7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

✔ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

✔ Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions

✔ Unlimited beverages onboard including fine wine, beer and spirits

 

EXCURSIONS

✔ 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

✔ Guided "Let's Go" and "Do as the Locals Do" and "Village Day" programs

✔ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system

✔ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughtout your cruise

ACCOMMODATIONS

✔ 7 night curise in a riverview stateroom onboard the majestic S.S. Bon Voyage

✔ 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

✔ Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

✔ All transfers on arrival and departure days

✔ Gratuities for onboard personnel

✔ Captivating onboard local entertainment

✔ Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures

 

 


 

Itinerary

Start in Bordeaux and end in Bordeaux! With the River Cruise tour Brilliant Bordeaux, you have a 8 days tour package setting sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde. Brilliant Bordeaux includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and 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

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 find your center with a unique and expertly led yoga session in the heart of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.

Excursions included:

  • Bourg sur Gironde walking tour

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress
  • "Let's Go" yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress

Connoisseur Collection Excursion:

  • Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

 

Day 3 - Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzyling array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevices stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive through the storied Médic wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII.

Excursions included:

  • Fresh Médoc oysters tasting

Excursions to choose - pick 1: 

  • Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting
  • Bunker archaeology tour
  • "Let's Go" bike in the Médoc vineyards

 

Day 4 - 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. 

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé
  • Sauternes vineyard visit with private wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve

 

Day 5 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

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 street. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region's history and wine culture. 

Excursions included:

  • Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

 

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 farmer's market? 

Excursions included:

  • Libourne "Village Day" with farmer's 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 selected of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Excursions included:

  • Cité du Vin museum visit

Excursions to choose - pick 1:

  • "Do as the Locals Do" Bordeaux walking tour
  • "Let's Go" bike Bordeaux backstreets

Connoisseur Collection Excursion:

  • Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

 

Day 8 - Bordeaux (Disembark) 

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

 

DATES & PRICING

 Departure  Classic  French Balcony  Deluxe Balcony  Suite  Grand Suite
 03 Apr 2022  USD2999  USD3699

 USD4499

 USD6599  USD8599

 

Current Offer

Save USD750 per person. Offer expires 30 November 2020. Pricing shown before savings. 

 

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