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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventure Through Southwest France

The Journey:

Set sail along the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde rivers on this exclusive, all-inclusive itinerary and discover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France. As you travel through the stunning Aquitaine region onboard Uniworld’s new S.S. Bon Voyage, there will be ample opportunities to get out and go. Of course, this uniquely designed itinerary offers a wealth of wine-focused excursions in addition to the wellness component.  Destinations include Bordeaux, Blaye, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac-Fort-Medoc, Pauillac la Fayette, Cadillac, and Libourne. 

Cruise Snapshot:

  • 8-day journey / 7 nights cruising
  • 14 included excursions, including 2 Private Experiences, all led by English-speaking local experts
  • Visits to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 19 meals, including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Experiences:

These excursions are unique to sailings in Connoisseur Collection program! Experience Bordeaux unlike anyone else!

  • Rémy Martin Experience: Discover how this centuries-old cognac is made from fine champagne with cognac tastings and complimentary bites
  • Bordeaux open-deck bus tour
  • Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

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For the Wine Connoisseurs and the Wellness Enthusiasts

Featuring experiences such as hiking through the massive pine forest up Dune du Pilat, cancan lessons inspired by the Parisian cabaret show at Moulin Rouge, and biking through the Médoc vineyards, this journey is crafted for both the aspiring sommelier and the health-conscious outdoorsman alike. Whether you desire to reconnect with nature or find a new community to break bread with, this getaway has something for everyone.

You’ll be treated to the heart and soul of French cuisine on board, with options including traditional bistro fare, wine- pairing meals, and locally sourced ingredients. Dine whilst overlooking the sunset on the river or learn about traditional French gastronomy with open-air cooking demonstrations. With a glass of crisp Semillon or a left bank Bordeaux straight from a winery in the Médoc appellation, you’ll experience Bordeaux through all five senses, having experienced the region first-hand.

This is a uniquely procured getaway that will serve up a lifetime of memories

 

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The Uniworld Experience:

  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Choice of excursions curated exclusively for Uniworld guests
  • Five-star farm-to-table cuisine
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • Outstanding service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise lineIn-suite butler service
  • Elegant and well-appointed riverview staterooms and suites, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds
  • Onboard fitness center, plus exercise and wellness classes
  • Shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use

The S.S Bon Voyage:

  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products (Hermès products for Suite & Grand Suite categories)
  • Built-in closets, flat-screen TVs, individual climate-controlled thermostats, and more

Total Package Pricing*:

  • Starting at $3,099 per person + port fees for a double occupancy Classic cabin
  •  Starting at $4,949 per person + port fees for a single occupancy Classic cabin

*For suite category pricing inquiries, speak with your advisor.

 

Submit your information to one of our Privileged Journeys advisors to get started today! 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Bordeaux (Embark)

DAY 2: Bordeaux → Pauillac 

DAY 3: Cadillac 

DAY 4: Blaye → Bourg → Libourne 

DAY 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion) 

DAY 6: Libourne → Bordeaux 

DAY 7: Bordeaux (Quai des Chartrons) 

DAY 8: Bordeaux (Disembark)

About Uniworld

Award-winning Uniworld—the world's ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt 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.

The Highest Standards in Luxury River Cruising

In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), a highly successful international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has more than 30 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties.

TTC has made major investments in Uniworld's ships, crew, and staff, with an eye towards providing guests with all the elements of an unforgettable Six-Star Experience: Expertise; Service; Luxurious Ships, Uniquely Designed; Culinary; Choice; and Truly All-Inclusive. Combining the tour planning and hotel management expertise of TTC’s sister companies with Uniworld’s decades of superior nautical experience has created an entirely new category of luxury river cruising.

The Boutique Experience, Onboard & Onshore 

The renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection was founded in the early 1980s by Beatrice Tollman, who has many years of experience as a chef, cookbook author, and hotelier in South Africa, Europe, and the US. The family-run business now spans four generations—including her husband Stanley and three children—and owns and operates 17 boutique properties in five countries. Mrs. Tollman was named Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards in 2012.

Boutique hotels are known for their destination-specific interior décor, gracious service, and carefully selected amenities, all of which provide an intimate, elegant, and relaxed experience. Similarly, Uniworld’s boutique river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cosy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on every company-owned ship, including Uniworld’s six stunning Super Ships—the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Beatrice, S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S. Maria Theresa and S.S. Bon Voyage.

Gracious and Attentive Service

In partnership with its sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” Uniworld employs a professionally trained, dedicated, English-speaking staff, so guests never have to worry about communication.

Note: Beverage policy varies in Russia, Asia, India and Egypt.

Travel Insurance

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel insurance from Travel Insured International trip protection plans and/or MedjetAssist.

Travel Insured International® Travel Insurance

For more than 20 years, Travel Insured International has led with a passion that is based on a “do it better, do it smarter” mentality. They take pride in their mission, which built upon trust, innovation, and treating each and every customer like they are part of the family. As a principal provider of travel insurance, Travel Insured International helps our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem.

As a leading travel insurance provider, their goal is to help each individual travel confidently. They aim to keep their customers informed every step of the way, and most importantly to be there to help when things go wrong.

Whether it's business related, a long awaited cruise vacation, or a trip back home to see family and friends, traveling with a protection plan helps you relax and enjoy your travel experience to the fullest.

CLICK HERE to buy Travel Insured International Travel Insurance online now or talk to one of our travel advisors about adding Travel Insured International Travel Insurance to your vacation!

MedjetAssist

MedjetAssist is the premier global air-medical transport membership program in the U.S. As a member, if you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will arrange comprenhensive medical transportation to the hospital of your choice, not just the nearest adequate facility. Peace of mind every time you travel!

Domestic air-medical transports average $25,000 and internationally, it can exceed $100,000 but not with the protection of Medjet. Annual memberships are only $260 for an individual or $395 for a family, and Short-Term membersgips start as low as $99. Multi-year, Corporate and Group memberships are also available.

The MedjetAssist Difference

  • Air-Medical transport is to the member's hospital of choice, including home hospital.
  • No "medical necessity" - Neither the attending physician nor the capability of the existing facility determines the merit of a transport.
  • No healtth questions for those under the age of 75. Diamond applications are available for individuals ages 75 to 85. Applications must be approved prior to departure.
  • For individuals age 85 and up, Platinum memberships are available. This program is available to AARP members only and protects the member while they travel internationally. A Platinum membership application is required and must be approved prior to departure.
  • No adventure travel exclusions; No natural disaster exclusions; No terrorism exclusions.
  • No dollar limits on evacuations; No deductibles; No co-pays; No claim forms.
  • Domestic as well as international protection.

MedJet Q&A:

Q: What would happen if you became hospitalized because of illness or injury during your next trip? How would you manage getting back to your home hospital or another hospital of your choice… close to your family, trusted physicians, and in-network insurance?

A: With Medjet it would be easy because you would have the peace of mind knowing you have an unsurpassed team of professionals that would arrange for an air-medical transport back to the hospital of your choice, regardless of medical necessity. All you pay is your membership fee for this comprehensive protection.

Terms & Conditions

Price is for cruise fare only. Port taxes and airfare are not included. All fares are per guest and based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are for cruise or cruise/tour only for travel in the lowest category stateroom on select itineraries and departure dates. Fares do not include airfare or port charges. All fares, itineraries, shore excursions and policies are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Uniworld is not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional restrictions may apply.

Reservations and Payments: A deposit of 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour plus port charges plus pre/post land extensions, less applicable discounts) per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Air deposit of $450.00 per person is due at time of deposit in addition to the 10% deposit if air has been booked. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Full information on deposits/final payments can be found on our website at www.uniworld.com