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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux on Uniworld


Cruise ID 3598
Book By 17Oct17
Embarkation Bordeaux, Western Europe
Disembarkation Bordeaux, Western Europe
Multiple Departures 01Oct17-11Nov18
Duration 7 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple departures from 08Oct17 to 18Nov18
Region Europe
Cruise Line Uniworld
Cruise Ship River Royale
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Bordeaux, Libourne, Cadillac, Bordeaux

Discover the proud legacy of one of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions. From its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveller’s dream. Sail three stunning rivers—the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde—on one amazing journey.

 


Highlights
  • Waived Single Supplement applies to select dates and itineraries only
  • Pay in full at the time of booking for an 2018 cruise and save 10%
  • Eligible Royal Hertiage members-only savings of A$625 per person on select voyages up to 13 nights in length, and A$1,250 per person on select voyages 14 nights or longer.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Valid Until: 31Oct17
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name Price
Category 1 $2,795 Book
Category 2 $2,795 Book
Category 3 $2,795 Book
Category 5 $2,795 Book
Category 4 $2,795 Book
Suite $9,595 Book

 

 

Please note: Advertised rates are based on the lowest possible rate for each category across all all departure dates. Certain departure dates may be at an additional supplement. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

 

SOLO TRAVELLERS SPECIAL

Waived Single Supplement applies to select dates and itineraries only; does not apply to suites; not combinable with other current savings or promotional offers. Category upgrade charges apply.

*This offer is valid on select 2017 & 2018 cruise departures only. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

 

2018 CRUISE EARLY BOOKING BONUS

Pay in full at the time of booking for an 2018 cruise and save 10%

*This offer is valid on select 2018 cruise departures only. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

  

RIVER HERITAGE CLUB SAVINGS

For us, your loyalty means the world. For you, your loyalty means you’re eligible for members-only savings of A$625 per person on select voyages up to 13 nights in length, and A$1,250 per person on select voyages 14 nights or longer.

*This offer is valid on select 2018 cruise departures only. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

 

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



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Day One

Bordeaux (embark)

Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Your ship is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city, so if time allows, stroll to the nearby food markets or visit the popular Saint-Michel antique market.

 

Day Two 

Cruising the Garone River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Médoc panoramic tour with exclusive wine tasting or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting
Set sail on the Garonne for the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route. In Pauillac, you’ll begin a panoramic tour of the heart of the Haut-Médoc AOC (or appellation d’origine contrôlée, a geographical designation that denotes where grapes are grown) before enjoying a visit to a winery where you’ll get a chance to taste the celebrated Médoc wines. Or experience the terroir in an entirely different way: with a guided bike ride through the beautiful Médoc vineyards. You’ll get an up-close look at the vines and a real feel for the atmosphere—the earth, the sunshine—of this famous wine-growing region. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

 

Day Three 

Blaye, cruising the Gironde Estuary and Dordogne River, Libourne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress and exclusive private evening tour of Bordeaux
Be treated to a scenic drive alongside limestone cliffs on a little road called the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. The road winds through the picturesque hamlets of Pain de Sucre, Marmisson, and Roque de Thau, where you’ll find charming stone houses built by 19th-century ship captains. Return to Blaye for a guided walk through the 17th-century citadel built by famed military engineer Vauban. Its fortress and tunnels are a UNESCO monument. Board the ship to sail back to Bordeaux. Upon returning to Bordeaux, enjoy an exclusive evening tour. Bordeaux under the stars—what could be more magical? After Paris, Bordeaux has more protected buildings than any other French city. From the alleyways of the Saint-Pierre district to the avenues of the Place des Quinconces, you’ll see why Queen Elizabeth II deemed Bordeaux “the essence of elegance.”

 

Day Four 

Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting
Saint-Émilion offers exceptional historic architecture, and historic vineyards, too. The Romans were the first to plant grapes here, and this was the first vineyard region to be protected by UNESCO. The town, built atop limestone hills, offers many interesting shops, but what makes it extraordinary is what exists below the cobbled streets—Saint- Émilion’s Monolithic Church, which dates back to the 12th century. After touring Saint-Émilion, you’ll visit the cellars of a Premier Grand Cru estate where you’ll taste some of the world’s most highly rated wines.

 

Day Five 

Blaye

FEATURED EXCURSION:  cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

 

Day Six

Cadillac, Bordeaux

FEATURED EXCURSION:  Chateau de Cazeneuve 
Today, you’ll embark on a study of Sauternes, the sweet wine which is named for the region. Sauternes is made from grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot, a fungus that causes a raisin-like decay, resulting in a concentrated and distinctly flavored sweet wine.  This wine not only pairs well with desserts—it also proves an exciting match to smoked salmon and beautifully balances a spicy meal.
You’ll visit Chateau de Cazeneuve, where you’ll learn more about the characteristics of Sauternes: the flavors that result from the different terroir and the different personalities of the wine makers. The tour concludes with an opportunity to see the grounds of the legendary wine estate, Château d’Yquem, a Premier Cru Supérieur and producer of some of the world’s most sought-after and exclusive wines.
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

 

Day Seven

Bordeaux

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride through the city
See Bordeaux à pied on a fascinating walking tour of the Golden Triangle, where you’ll encounter the very best the city has to offer. Explore luxury food halls, sample Bordeaux’s famous canelés and chocolates, discover marvelous 18th-century architecture, and visit an elegant wine bar popular with locals. If you’re looking for something more active, enjoy the “Pearl of Aquitaine” from the seat of a bike on a guided ride. You’ll have plenty of free time to further enjoy Bordeaux on your own. Revisit some of the places you saw on your tour, explore new sights, or indulge in a little shopping. The choice is yours!

 
Day Eight

Bordeaux (disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux– Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.





River Royale Suite
River Royale Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (217 sq ft – 20.2 sq m) with French Balcony. 

Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water. Bathroom features L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes and slippers. Many more additional special amenities and services



River Royale Category 1
River Royale Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (140 sq ft – 13 sq m) with French Balcony.

Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryers, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water. Bathroom features L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes and slippers.



River Royale Category 2
River Royale Category 2

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft – 14 sq m) with full picture windows.

Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water. Bathroom features L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.



Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft – 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water. Bathroom features L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.


River Royale

The River Royale

The River Royale was remodeled in 2014 to capture the essence of the Bordeaux region, with a timeless style that emphasises elegance and comfort as you sail through southwestern France. Carrying no more than 130 passengers, this intimate ship is a wonderful place to savour the scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and relax with friends over drinks in the Salon Gascogne’s Aquitaine Bar and other richly appointed public areas.


River Royale

 

River Royale Deck Plan


Uniworld

Whether you've visited Europe once or a dozen times, you haven't really experienced the best of Europe until you've sailed with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Uniworld offers an exceptional vacation experience free of the stresses associated with today's travel. It combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Uniworld, the pioneer in elegant river cruising, has been cruising the waterways of the world for more than 30 years. A Uniworld Boutique River Cruise combines the charms and landmarks of different des tinations with exquisite accommodation, award-winning hos pitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Cruise the historic waterways of Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Vietnam & Cambodia.

Why Uniworld?

Uniworld offers the highest level of comfort, quality and service in river cruising with an unparalleled variety of vacation choices. You’ll cherish this world of benefits designed just for you. CHOICE  

  • Over 500 departures
  • More than 40 itineraries
  • Sail 12 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • Choose from over 20 countries throughout Europe, China, Egypt and Russia

  QUALITY  

  • Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • Condé Nast Traveller's “Gold List”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Cruise Poll Winner for “Top Small Cruise Ships”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award for “World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines

  HOSPITALITY  

  • Over 98% guest service satisfaction rates
  • One crew member for every three guests
  • Professionally trained all English-speaking staff
  • Condé Nast “Gold List” winners with highest honours in hospitality
  • Meet and Greet transfers on arrival and departure days

  COMFORT  

  • Staterooms offer beautiful river views, modern amenities and luxury hotel-style beds
  • Meals prepared with the regions’ freshest ingredients by a gourmet culinary staff
  • Intimate ambiance of 130 guests on average
  • Local English-speaking experts leading shore excursions to the hidden treasures of each port

 

Six Star Experience

Uniworld’s “Six-Star Experience” represents our core value: delivering the highest standards of EXCELLENCE in the six most important aspects of luxury river cruising. EXPERTISE—As a luxury river cruise line, Uniworld handles all aspects of our onboard operations— nautical, hospitality, and culinary. And with the synergy Uniworld shares with their award-winning sister company Red Carnation Hotels, which has over 50 years of experience owning and operating luxury boutique hotels, they have created the world’s ONLY floating luxury boutique hotels. SERVICE—“No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Uniworld staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for their guests. LUXURIOUS SHIPS UNIQUELY DESIGNED—Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed river cruise ships are each a work of art, designed to be as unique as our guests, and as inspiring as the destinations they visit. CULINARY—Uniworld has crafted a culinary experience for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining experience exceeds their expectations. With every meal onboard, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. CHOICE—Uniworld offers more European itineraries than any other river cruise line, and more options for guests to personalize their Uniworld river cruise with innovative onshore programs, including “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” options. TRULY ALL INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING—Uniworld’s true all-inclusive European river cruises are perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury river cruise experience.

Dining Experience

Uniworld has crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest's river cruise dining experience exceeds expectations. Menus honour regional and seasonal specialties, in addition to offering old-fashioned comfort foods and lighter fare. You'll delight in the wonderful flavours of impeccably prepared meals on our river cruises by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients from farmers' markets and other local sources. And with every meal, be treated to a rich selection of craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. EPICUREAN ADVENTURER PROGRAM™ Uniworld offers lovers of good food, craft beer, and wine the exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which is included at no extra charge in your cruise fare. This program is designed to take you deeper into the wonderful world of craft beer and wine, and expand your knowledge of its relationship with food. The Epicurean Adventurer Program is offered on 17 itineraries and includes a host of sumptuous treats.  

  • Savour different wines poured throughout the course of dinner during a special wine and food pairing event
  • Partake in an onboard culinary demonstration and tasting
  • Be treated to a private wine tasting onshore—only available to Uniworld guests