Sail with Paso Robles’ JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery for an incredible Bordeaux River Cruise aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage. Please join us on this special journey as we 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.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Justin Vineyards & Winery
Destination: Bordeaux (Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde Rivers)
To & From: Round-trip Bordeaux
Dates: June 2 – 11, 2023
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Bon Voyage
Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. You will be greeted by your group’s personal driver and transferred to your hotel
Exclusive JUSTIN Food & Wine Experience
Uniworld Featured Excursions: Borg sur Gironde walking tour plus your choice of: Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress
Onboard Evening Event: Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner
Uniworld Featured Excursions: Fresh Médoc oyster tasting plus your choice of: Bunker archaeology tour or Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards
Uniworld Featured Excursions, Choice of: Private owner’s tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast or The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé
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.
Uniworld Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting
Uniworld Featured Excursion: “Village Day” with farmers market
Uniworld Featured Excursions: Cité du Vin museum visit plus choice of: “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets
Onboard Evening Event: Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception & Dinner
Return to the U.S.
Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom and include shipboard accommodations, round-trip economy class airfare from SFO or LAX, 1-night pre-cruise hotel, estimated port charges of $210 (subject to change), all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include premium wine and spirits, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.
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SS Bon Voyage
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S.S. Bon Voyage— designed to immerse guests in French culture, art and wine, from its stunning lobby clad in polished wood, subtle brass details and hand-crafted balustrade, to the stylish emerald tones found in bar Le Salon Champagne, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s personal abode, Villa Majorelle.
The dining venues also capture the essence of France. The quintessential La Brasserie, with its natural green and pops of yellow décor inspired by the famous Bouillon Pigalle, serves traditional bistro fare. Le Grand Fromage offers menus reflective of the local cuisine, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. La Cave des Vins is an intimate space where connoisseurs can gather for expert food and wine pairing dinners upon request.
The stunning Soleil Deck, awash in vibrant fabrics, features the only infinity pool on the rivers and spectacular views of the French countryside. Poolside service at Le Café du Soleil offers casual French cuisine as well as open-air cooking demonstrations from the talented chefs. In addition to the public spaces, the S.S. Bon Voyage features four new spacious suites, and every stateroom has received an exquisite redesign with cool marble bathrooms and unique features.