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