Tour overview

Uniworld-River-Cruise-Specialist-Logo-300x81 BRILLIANT BORDEAUX

Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage   /   8 Day Bordeaux to Bordeaux

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.

Pricing displayed above is Double Occupancy Pricing.  Please contact Us For Single Occupancy prices.

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
March 21, 2021 $2,899 $3,499 $4,299 $6,499 $8,499
March 28, 2021 $2,899 $3,499 $4,299 $6,499 $8,499
April 04, 2021 $2,899 $3.499 $4,299 $6,499 $8,499
April 11, 2021 $3,799 $3,799 $4,599 $6,799 $8,799
April 18, 2021 $3,399 $3,999 $4,799 $6,999 $8,999
April 25, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
May 02, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
May 09, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
May 23, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
May 30 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
June 06, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
June 13, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
June 20, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
June 27, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
July 04, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
July 11, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
July 18, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
July 25, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
August 1, 2021 $3.799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
August 8, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
August 15, 2021 $3,799 $4,399 $5,199 $7,399 $9,399
August 22, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
August 29, 2021 $3,599 $4,199 $4,999 $7,199 $9,199
September 05,2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
September 12, 2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
September 19, 2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
September 26, 2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
October 03, 2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
October 10, 2021 $3,899 $4,499 $5,299 $7,499 $9,499
October 24, 2021 $3,199 $3,799 $4,599 $6,799 $8,799
October 31, 2021 $2,899 $3,499 $4,299 $6,499 $8,499

Included

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 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
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures

Not Included

  • International Air
  • Visa

Full 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.
Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

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
Connoisseur Collection Excursion:
Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
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, Libourne
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 Sauternes vineyard visit with private wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve
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
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
Connoisseur Collection Excursion:
Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
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.