Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux (2018) : River Royale
8 Days From Bordeaux To Bordeaux
Discover the proud legacy of one of the world's most acclaimed wine regions
From its noble chateaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile's paradise and every traveller's dream. Sail three stunning rivers-the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde-on one amazing journey.
Savor the unique heritage of southwest France, from delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the storied Medoc wine route, to elegant Bordeaux, the "Pearl of the Aquitaine," as the region is also known. Explore Saint-Emilion's astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church, and enjoy the beautiful Medoc vineyards on a bicycle.
Throughout your journey, you'll be treated to a grand display of culinary magic. Taste regional delights and delve deeply into the region's exalted wines. Taste lovely Medoc vintages; visit the cellars of Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Emilion, where you'll savor the world's most highly rated wines; and embark upon a study of Sauternes, meeting the winemakers and enjoying a wine-pairing lunch at Chateau de Cazeneuve. Discover the douceur de vivre (sweet life) for which this region is known.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Nature lovers and those interested in epicurean pursuits, winemaking (and tasting!) and culture.
Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)
Experience the joie de vivre of French life with world-class wines, rich cognacs and sunset cocktails. Behind medieval walls lies the famous Renaissance Chateau de Roquetaillade, neighbor to Chateau de Cazeneuve, where you'll enjoy an artisanal wine-pairing lunch. Rendezvous at the House of Remy Martin, which has been producing premium cognac since 1724 for the world's most discerning connoisseurs. And celebrate sunset on Patiras Island in the heart of the Gironde Estuary with cocktails and a view of Pauillac, known for its world-famous wines. These are only a few highlights you'll be treated to on your culinary journey.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 6 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
6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day," "Go Active" and "Gentle Walking" programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
1 country: France
3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Aquitaine: Three Rivers, One Ocean and a Unique Land"
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
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|Day 3||Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary|| || |
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|Day 7||Bordeaux|| || |
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|All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.Prices exclude additional port charges of $140 per person|