Uniworld SS Bon Voyage
UNIWORLD S.S BON VOYAGE

BRILLIANT BORDEAUX
8 DAYS FROM BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX


Uncover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France.

Set sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, on one fascinatingly historical and invigorating journey. 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.

Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way. Slow things down in Libourne and on your return to Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers’ market visit and Bordeaux heritage walking tour. Join us on a showcase of the best Southwest France has to offer.

Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)

Explore the world of gourmet French cuisine with our Connoisseur Collection Program, which includes an assortment of culinary-inspired excursions and events, featuring visits to vineyards, orchards, restaurants, museums, culinary hot spots and more.

INCLUSIONS

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

 

EXCURSIONS

  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: France
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

 

DAY 1: Bordeaux (Embark)
Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Note: For Arrival, Departure, Transfer and Port Location details, please contact us for details. 

 

DAY 2: Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, you’ll discover the wonders of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.

Featured Excursion:
Bourg sur Gironde walking tour
Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin (Connoisseur Collection)*
Choice of Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or Intimate Experience with Local Wine & Art Connoisseurs
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:
Rendez-Vous Chez Rémy Martin
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
(
Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even "above and beyond" our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.)

 

DAY 3: Cussac Fort Médoc
The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive through the storied Médoc wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate.

Featured Excursion:
Fresh Médoc oysters tasting
Choice of “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards or Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting

 

DAY 4: Cadillac
The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV’s and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall.

Choice of Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast or The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé
Note: Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach.

 

DAY 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion)
With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture. The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate.

Featured Excursion:
Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting
Note: Today's lunch will be on your own; ask your Cruise Manager for recommendations on the best nearby restaurants.

 

DAY 6: Libourne, Bordeaux
France’s rich agricultural tradition is the heart and soul of the region’s exquisite cuisine—and what better way to get a taste for the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads and fruits than with a visit to Libourne’s lively farmers’ market?

Featured Excursion:
Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market

 

DAY 7: Bordeaux
Discover Bordeaux’s many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels—the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Featured Excursion:
Cité du Vin museum visit
Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting (Connoisseur Collection)*
Choice of ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets or “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour
*Only available on sailings that belong to the Connoisseur Collection program.
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:
Retro Sidecar Bordeaux Tour
Retro Sidecar Romantic Tour
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
(
Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even "above and beyond" our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.)

 

DAY 8: Bordeaux (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

 

8 DAYS BRILLIANT BORDEAUX

 

Cruise: S.S. Bon Voyage
Port of Call: 
Bordeaux - Bordeaux (France)
Sailing Date: 30 October 2022
Excludes port tax: RM 900 per person

FROM RM
7,870
PER PERSON
(NP FROM RM 13,495)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Offers are valid for new bookings made by 10 June 2022.
  • Rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia based on per person twin sharing.
  • Prices shown above are after discount, applicable to sailins in 2022.
  • Ringgit Malaysia prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation. 
  • Non-refundable deposit RM 1000 per person is required upon booking and full payment by 30 June 202 or 4-months before sailing, whichever is earlier. 
  • The offers are not combinable with any other saving offers, except Uniworld & TTC Past Guests (USD100 per/person). 
  • Offers do not apply to Solo Travellers, Single-supplement applies at 80% for all staterooms and at 100% for all Suites. 
  • Uniworld brochure booking conditions apply. 
  • Confirmation is subject to cabin availability. 
  • Uniworld reserves the rights to withdraw or change offers at any time. 
  • Other Leisure Holidays, Holiday Tours and TTC's conditions may apply. 

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TRAVEL NOTE

Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions vary by ship and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.

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