Brilliant Bordeaux

8 DAYS FROM BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX
July 7, 2019

Prices quoted are cruise only.
Classic Room

$3849 CAD per person

SAVE 30%: SAVINGS OF $3300 PER COUPLE

Deluxe Room
$4339 CAD per person

SAVE 30%: SAVINGS OF $3720 PER COUPLE

BONUS: Exclusive $400 shipboard credit per couple
+ A complimentary Virtuoso Voyages custom excursion 

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.

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ITINERARY

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
Featured Excursion:
Bourg sur Gironde Walking Tour
Choice of “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress or Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

DAY 3: Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette, Bordeaux
Featured Excursion:
“Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc Vineyards

DAY 4: Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne
Choice of Sauternes vineyard with private artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve or The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

DAY 5: Libourne
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
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 Excursions:
Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market
Bordeaux night stroll

DAY 7: Bordeaux
There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’ 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’ 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” bike 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 TGV to Paris for the Ultimate France or A Portrait of Majestic France itineraries.

Terms & Conditions:

All fares are per guest in CAN dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. Prices include additional port charges.

Our Best Offer Ever:  Our Best Offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2019 itineraries and departure dates only, made between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. All fares and savings listed are in CAD. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

Virtuoso Exclusive Amenities: Shipboard credit listed in US dollars. Exclusive Amenities and Virtuoso Voyages offer are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions and the American Express Cruise Privileges Program for Platinum and Centurion cardmembers; if forfeited, no cash reimbursement will be given. Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor.