Brilliant Bordeaux (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux, France
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Bordeaux, France

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
Bordeaux, France
Fort Médoc, France
Pauillac, France

Journey from Bordeaux, the "Pearl of the Aquitaine", a famed wine-growing region, to the historical village of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, before arriving in coastal Pauillac later in the afternoon. Pauillac, once a crucial enemy stronghold during World War II, is still home to remnants of its war-torn past. Embark on an afternoon Bunker Archaeology tour, where you'll begin to understand WWII from the enemy's point of view. Led by a local guide, tour the remains of defensive army camps, wander inside bunkers, and get up close and personal with the Atlantic Wall, an extensive coastal defense system and series of fortifications built by Nazi Germany that lies along the coast of numerous European countries.

DAY 3
Cadillac, France
Château de Cazeneuve, France
Château d'Yquem, France
Cadillac, France
Bordeaux, France

Satisfy your sweet tooth in elegant Cadillac, a town known for its production of sweet dessert wines and perfectly situated in the center of an acclaimed international wine region. The town, which still holds on to its medieval structure, is home to a plethora of impressive wine estates, beautiful chateaus and trails perfect for enjoying the French countryside. We'll treat you to an exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve prior to an appropriate photo stop at Château d'Yquem.

DAY 4
Blaye, France
Bourg, France
Libourne, France

Spend your morning on a scenic drive along the Route de La Corniche Fleurie. Marvel at the spectacular homes etched into cliffs, sprawling gardens, Blaye Fortress, and Lansac Windmill along your way. Or, choose to experience it by bike, where you'll cycle towards quiet roads, riverside paths, and charming villages.

DAY 5
Libourne, France
Saint-Émilion, France
Libourne, France

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.

DAY 6
Libourne, France
Bordeaux, France

Before making the journey back to Bordeaux, you'll have plenty of time to continue exploring Libourne's Gothic architecture, splendid chateaus, and charming streets. Stroll around the main square which is flanked by medieval buildings, restaurants and cafés, shops and town hall. Get a feel for the local life with a pit stop at the town's farmers' market. Arrive back in Bordeaux that night, just in time for an exclusive tour of the city as seen under the glow of the night sky.

DAY 7
Bordeaux, France

There's so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux's port of Quai des Chartrons. 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's 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.

DAY 8
Bordeaux, France

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 A Portrait of Majestic France itinerary.

Brilliant Bordeaux map

About the Ship

Uniworld's S.S. Beatrice
S.S. Bon Voyage

The S.S. Bon Voyage is inspired by the renowned wine and gastronomic expertise of the region, the S.S. Bon Voyage will represent the bountiful destinations from the beautiful design on the ship's bow to the enhanced culinary opportunities onboard.

What's Included

Included

  • All inclusive experience aboard any vessel of the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection fleet.

About Us

The moment you step onboard any of Uniworld's luxurious, one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll experience the care that went into the beautiful design. With outstanding service that comes from the heart, a choice of personalized and exclusive excursions, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is included, and is as unique and special as each guest. U by Uniworld is innovating the travel industry with a fresh approach to river cruising. Our sleek ships give you access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Insider Tip

As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are per guest in US 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. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour, plus port charge, plus pre and or post land extensions, less applicable discounts), per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. For all guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate non-refundable airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the airfare deposit or the total amount paid for air if paid in full at time of booking

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