Brilliant Bordeaux with Uniworld

8 days from only
R33 000
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 3560
Valid: 30 Oct 22 to 06 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
Includes 50% savings! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 night cruise in a classic river view stateroom onboard the S.S. Bon Voyage
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • 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 Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Includes compulsory port charges of R 3 000 per person.
  • ​​You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Standard Uniworld booking conditions apply. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person, and does not apply to airfare or other optional holiday add-ons. Package Excludes flights. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Reduced pricing for select departures only.2022 Friends & Family Sale is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2022 itineraries and departure dates only. Offer is valid until 31 July 2022 and requires payment in full at time of booking. Sale applies to full-fare bookings only and is not valid on suites, grand suites or royal suites. All fares and savings listed are in South African rand. Savings featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only and do not apply to airfare or other optional vacation add-ons. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Friends & Family Two-for-One promotion applies to double occupancy bookings; single occupancy bookings will receive 50% off the current single price. Offer is not combinable with any other public offers. 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. All savings has already been applied to advertised price.Offer expires 30 June 2022. May be modified or withdrawn at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

​Vaccination Requirement: ALL guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation. With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. Requirements may change without prior notice, please enquire with one of our consultants.

SHIP DETAILS

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CRUISE 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

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.

Featured Excursion:
​Bourg sur Gironde walking tour Choice of Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress 

​In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 3: Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

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. 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.

Featured Excursion:
Fresh Médoc oysters tasting Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or Bunker archaeology tour or “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.

Choice of The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé or Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

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 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 streets. 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.

Featured Excursion:
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 farmers’ market?
Featured Excursion:
Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market

DAY 7: Bordeaux

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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.

Featured Excursion:
Cité du Vin museum visit
Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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.