Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) invites you to explore Spain’s Basque Country and the”Brilliant Bordeaux” region of France in 2021, hosted by Zin experts Randle & MaryLee Johnson, 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’.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Roundtrip Bordeaux, France
Winemaker, Calafia Cellars
To & From: Roundtrip Bordeaux, France
Dates: October 17- 24, 2021
Length: 7 Nights
Ship: recently renovated S.S. Bon Voyage
Note: Itinerary based on 2020 schedule and subject to change
F&WT Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Program: Exploring The Best of Basque Country
Transfer from Bordeaux airport to ship (approx. 25 minutes)
F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception with ZAP hosts 5:00pm in Le Café du Soleil
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
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour (PM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Dinner with your Hosts (Group 1 of 3*) *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: The Rising Reds of Bordeaux – Left Bank
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Fresh Arcachon oyster tasting (AM)
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 2 of 3*) *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise
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: Zinfandel Beauty Contest Blind Tasting with your host 3:00 – 5:00pm in Le Cafédu Soleil
Dinner with your hosts (Group 3 of 3*) *Each guest will dine with a host on one evening during the cruise
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
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers market (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Private Winemaker’s Dinner with your hosts 7:00pm in Le Café du Soleil
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bordeaux night stroll
Uniworld Farewell Dinner
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 5:00pm in La Brasserie
Transfer from ship to Bordeaux airport (approx. 25 mins)
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.
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
Restaurants & Lounges
La Cave du Vin
Le Salon Champagne
Le Salon Champagne
Le Grand Fromage
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The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2019 itinerary – please note it is likely this will change and be updated a few months prior to departure. Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Adelman Travel/Food & Wine Trails, 6980 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
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.
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.
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
F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.