Overview

 

Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by Rebecca Robinson of ZAP and top Zinfandel vintners and winemakers
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program
  • Onboard welcome reception, tastings and group dinners with wine hosts
  • Exclusive optional Food & Wine Trails Basque Country pre-cruise land program, curated exclusively for ZAP guests
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed Bordeaux shore excursions
  • $150 per person River Heritage Discount (past Uniworld guests)
  • $100 per person shipboard credit bonus if booked by July 31, 2020
Includes:
  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Shipboard gratuities
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

 

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) invites you to explore Spain’s Basque Country and the”Brilliant Bordeaux” region of France in 2021 aboard award winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ S.S. Bon Voyage!

Kick off the 7-night cruise with Food & Wine Trails optional Basque Country pre-cruise land program.  This NEW 3-night land program has been curated exclusively for guests of ZAP, with an in-depth discovery of Basque cuisine, regional wine tours & tastings, and a unique “Txoko” gastronomical experience.  This optional program is chocked full of extraordinary opportunities for the discriminating wine and food enthusiast.

In Bordeaux, board your luxurious river vessel and travel three rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde through some of the most beautiful scenery in all of France.   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.  Enjoy an exquisite wine tasting in Fort Médoc, take a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourge along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way.  Uniworld’s All-Inclusive experience includes multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmer’s market visit, a Bordeaux Heritage walking tour and so much more!

While onboard your luxury river-ship, experience ZAP’s unrivaled University of Zin activities, including receptions, seminar & tastings and group dinners with your onboard hosts as they share their passion for winemaking and some of their favorite Zins’.

For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.

Click here to download ZAP Cruise Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Roundtrip Bordeaux, France

Experts

Doug & Nancy Beckett

Proprietors & Founding Vintners, Peachy Canyon

Itinerary

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) 2021

Destination: France
To & From: Roundtrip Bordeaux, France
Dates: May 2 – 9, 2021
Length:  7 Nights
Ship: recently renovated S.S. Bon Voyage

Note: Itinerary based on 2020 schedule and subject to change

April - May 29 - 02
2021
Bilbao, Spain

F&WT Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Program: Exploring The Best of Basque Country

May 02
2021
Bordeaux
Embark
Depart Evening

Transfer from Bordeaux airport to ship (approx. 25 minutes)

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception with ZAP hosts

May 02
2021
Blaye
Arrive Evening
Overnight
May 03
2021
Blaye
Depart Early Afternoon

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress (AM) OR “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress (AM)

Uniworld’s Welcome Dinner

May 03
2021
Bourg Sur Gironde
Arrive Afternoon
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour (PM)

May 04
2021
Bourg Sur Gironde
Depart Morning

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: The Rising Reds of Bordeaux – Left Bank

May 04
2021
Cussac Fort Medoc
Arrive Late Morning
Depart Just After Noon

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Fresh Arcachon oyster tasting (AM)

May 04
2021
Pauillac La Fayette
Arrive Afternoon
Depart Evening

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Médoc Château route with private wine tasting (PM) OR Bunker Archaeology tour (PM) OR “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc Vineyards

F&WT Onboard Event: Dinner with your Hosts (Group 1 of 3*) 7pm in Le Grand Fromage (main dining)  *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise

May 04
2021
Bordeaux
Arrive Late Evening
Overnight
May 05
2021
Bordeaux
Depart Before Dawn
May 05
2021
Cadillac
Arrive Before Dawn
Depart Around Noon

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Sauternes vineyard with private tasting at Château de Cazeneuve OR The Colorful Life of Tourlouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP University of Zin Seminar & Tasting & Dinner with your hosts (Group 2 of 3*) 7pm in Le Grand Fromage (main dining)  *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise

May 05
2021
LIbourne (Saint Emilion)
Arrive Evening
Overnight
May 06
2021
Libourne (Saint Emilion)
Overnight

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting (AM)

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: The Rising Reds of Bordeaux – Right Bank

May 07
2021
Libourne (Saint Emilion)
Depart Early Afternoon

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers market (AM)

May 07
2021
Bordeaux (Cite Du Vin)
Arrive Evening
Depart Evening

F&WT Onboard Event: Dinner with your Hosts (Group 3 of 3*) 7pm in Le Grand Fromage (main dining)  *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise

May 07
2021
Bordeaux (Quai Des Chartrons)
Arrive Evening
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bordeaux night stroll

Uniworld Farewell Dinner

May 08
2021
Bordeaux (Quai Des Chartrons)
Overnight

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour (AM) OR “Let’s Go” biking in the Bordeaux backstreets (AM) AND Cite du Vin Museum visit

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Toast

May 09
2021
Bordeaux
Disembark

Transfer from ship to Bordeaux airport (approx. 25 mins)

Per Per Pricing

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANCYSINGLE OCCUPANCY
Classic River View$3,649$5,449
Deluxe Standard River View$4,249$6,349
French Balcony$5,049$7,549
Suite$7,249$14,439
Grand Suite$9,249$18,448

  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, port charges of $200 per person, onboard meals, gratuities, unlimited beverages of select wines beers and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and teas, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host wineries, onboard wine program and limited travel management services.  Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional pre-cruise program and shore tours, 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.

About the Ship

Voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2018 & 2019
by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

The NEW S.S. Bon Voyage

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Award-winning Uniworld—the world’s ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.

Uniworld elevates all-inclusive river cruising in Europe to an entirely new level. As we see it, our guests deserve the absolute best of everything and the difference is truly in the details. Included with all Uniworld cruises: all gratuities, airport transfers, in-suite butler service, all dining onboard and unlimited beverages, complimentary excursions, ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access, and onboard entertainment and signature lectures.

Soleil Deck & Infinity Pool

Suites & Staterooms

Suite 315


Suite 302


Deluxe Stateroom

Ship’s Interior

Reception


Corridor

Restaurants & Lounges


La Cave du Vin

Le Salon Champagne


Le Salon Champagne


Le Grand Fromage

Terms & Conditions

  • REGISTRATION FORM
    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com.

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    PAYMENT METHODS
    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    DEPOSIT
    Deposit: $1,050 per person is due at time of booking for all categories.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: December 23, 2020

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
    All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.

    ZAP MEMBERSHIP
    Please note that at least one individual traveling in a couple must have a valid ZAP membership as of the dates of travel. The price of an annual ZAP membership starts at $50.00 For more information or to join ZAP visit: www.zinfandel.org

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.

    FAQs


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.

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