This program is postponed until further notice.

Program Highlights:
  • 14-night combination cruise personally hosted by Rebecca Robinson of ZAP and top Zinfandel vintners and winemakers
  • $500 – $600 per person combination cruise savings for back-to-back 14-day journey  (savings already reflected in cruise fares shown)
  • $300 per person River Heritage Discount (past Uniworld guests)
  • $200 per person shipboard credit bonus
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program
  • Onboard welcome receptions, tastings and group dinners with wine hosts
  • Exclusive optional Food & Wine Trails’ 3-night Basque Country pre-cruise and 3-night Loire Valley post-cruise land programs, curated exclusively for ZAP guests
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed shore excursions
Includes:
  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage  through Bordeaux and S.S. Joie De Vivre through Paris & Normandy
  • Complimentary transfer from Bordeaux to Paris
  • Shipboard gratuities
  • All meals & entertainment onboard the ships
  • 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

You’re invited to join Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) for a culinary & wine extravaganza with the ultimate adventure through the rivers of France with Zin experts Doug & Nancy Beckett and Randle & MaryLee Johnson.  During this 14-night back-to-back river cruise you’ll explore the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers and some of the most magnificent wine regions in the world aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Bon Voyage. Then at mid-cruise, transfer to Paris and embark S.S. Joie de Vivre for a Seine River cruise through sprawling vineyards and historical sites, including the infamous Normandy Beaches.

Want more!  Food & Wine Trails has arranged for exclusive pre and post-cruise land programs to enhance your experience.  Consider reserving our optional 3-night pre-cruise Basque Country and post-cruise 3-night Loire Valley programs, curated exclusively for ZAP guests.

Of course, while onboard your river ships, you can expect 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.

NOTE:  If you wish to join only the 7-night Bordeaux ZAP cruise, click here for details.  If you wish to join only the 7-night Paris & Normandy ZAP cruise, click here for details.

Download ZAP 14-night Portrait of France Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Bordeaux to Paris

Experts

Doug & Nancy Beckett

Proprietors & Founding Vintners, Peachy Canyon (Hosting Bordeaux Cruise)

Randle & MaryLee Johnson

Winemaker, Artezin Wines (hosting both cruises)

Itinerary

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) 2021

Destination: France
To & From: Bordeaux to Paris
Dates: May 2 – 16, 2021
Length:  14 Nights
Ship:   S.S. Bon Voyage &S.S. Joie De Vivre 

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 S.S. Bon Voyage
Depart Evening

Transfer from Bordeax 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 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 (PM0

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 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 Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Sauternes vineyards 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 07
2021
Libourne (Saint Emilion)
Depart Early Afternoon

Uniworld 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 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 S.S. Bon Voyage

Complimentary Uniworld transfer from Bordeaux to Paris via TVG to join S.S. Joie De Vivre (see terms & conditions for more details)

May 09
2021
Paris
Embark S.S. Joie de Vivre

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Welcome Toast

May 10
2021
La Roche-Guyon

Uniworld Shore Tour, Choice of: Château La Roche-Guyon OR “Let’s Go” hike on the Crests trail OR Monet’s Gardens at Giverny OR “Let’s Go” bike ride to Giverny

Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner

May 10
2021
Vernon Giverny

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP University of ZIN Seminar & Tasting

May 11
2021
Rouen

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Rouen walking tour or the Dukes of Normandy’s capital

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: In Development

May 12
2021
Caudebec-En-Cauz (Honfleur or Etretat)

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Honfleur walking tour OR “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers Village OR “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Pays d’Auge:Calvados, Cider & Camembert

May 13
2021
Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Uniworld Included Shore Tour:  FULL DAY tours with Omaha Beach & American cemetery: Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne Museum, Pointe du Hoc OR Arromanches, Bayeux & Tapestry Museum or Juno Beach and Centre Juno Beach Museum

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Wine Paired Dinner

May 14
2021
Mantes-La-Jolie (Versailles)

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Versailles Palace secret apartments OR Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet or “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride along the Seine River to La Butte Verte Parc

Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception & Dinner

May 15
2021
Paris
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Paris city tour OR “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour OR Heart of Paris Seine river cruise OR “Lets Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Farewell Cocktail Party

May 16
2021
Paris
Disembark S.S. Joie de Vivre

Uniworld Ship to Airport transfer included

May 16-19
2021
Loire Valley

F&WT Optional 3-night Post-Cruise Program: Loire Valley Program In Development

Per Person Pricing

CategoryDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
Classic River View$7,599$9,949
French Balcony$9,999$13,549
Suite$14,999$27,587

  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy, already reflect $500-$600 per person back-to-back cruise savings and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, transfer from Bordeaux to Paris, port charges of $400 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.  Please note: S.S. Bon Voyage & S.S. Joie de Vivre differ in overall ship schematics and stateroom locations.  Your shipboard accommodations will be made in the same category type booked for each ship.  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 Ships

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

This is your opportunity to experience two unique river ships in Uniworld Boutique River Cruises ‘ fleet.

The first 7-nights of your journey through Bordeaux will take place aboard 130-guest S.S. Bon Voyage.  Click here for ship details

The 2nd part of your journey visiting Paris & Normandy will take place aboard 128-guest S.S. Joie de VivreClick here for ship details

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Terms & Conditions

  • Click Here for Food & Wine Trails’ complete Terms & Conditions


    ITINERARY:
    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.

    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.

    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

    TRANSFER FROM BORDEAUX TO PARIS
    The transfer at the end of the first cruise from S.S. Bon Voyage in Bordeaux  to S.S. Joie de Vivre in Paris will be provided complimentary by Uniworld via France’s TVG high-speed rail service.  Guests will receive final details once onboard S.S. Bon Voyage from Uniworld’s cruise manager.  The train usually departs around 9:00am and guests will be transferred from the ship to the train station.  Upon arrival in Paris guests will be transferred from the train station to the S.S. Joie de Vivre for embarkation.  A Uniworld representative will accompany the group for the duration of the transfers and train ride.

    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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