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    Brilliant Bordeaux river cruise
    8 days | 7 nights
    from $5,599* pp
    Exclusive $100*pp discount + fly Free in economy class to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999*pp^¹
    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.
    Your cruise package includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise package includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise package includes:

    Your cruise package includes:

    • Return economy class airfare to Europe¹
    • 7-night cruise in a Classic Stateroom on the breathtaking S.S Bon Voyage
    • All meals on board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
    • Captain’s welcome gala and farewell dinner
    • 6 days of excursions including “Choice is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
    • Guided “Let’s Go”, “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
    • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
    • Captivating onboard local entertainment
    • Cultural enrichment including Signature Lecture
    • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection
    • Return airport transfers
    • All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Bordeaux, Pauillac, Cadillac, Blaye, Bourg, Libourne (Saint-Emilion), Bordeaux (Quai Des Chartrons)
    • Venture into the remnants of WWII bunkers and portions of the Atlantic Wall in Soulac
    • Sip the region’s premier win in a Saint-Emilion chateau after a guided tour of the local village
    • Delight in a Masterpiece Collection cooking lesson and lunch at Chateaux Ambe Tour Pouret

    About your bonus:

    • Receive a $100* exclusive TravelManagers discount
    • Fly Free in economy class to Europe
    • Or upgrade to business class from $3,999* pp
    • Or, if you do not require flights, receive a $1,000*pp discount off your cruise fare
    Valid for travel
    12 Apr 2020, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    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.

    Day 2

    Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde

    Featured Excursion: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour

    Day 3

    Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette

    Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or Bunker archaeology tour or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

    Day 4

    Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne

    Choice of Sauternes Vineyard with private artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve or The colourful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé

    Day 5

    Libourne (Saint-Emilion)

    A full day in Libourne means you’ll have plenty of time to explore the majestic landscape of villages and vineyards. Nestled along the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers, the quaint town is as pretty as a postcard. On the outskirts of Libourne, you’ll find neighbouring Saint-Émilion. Discover the wine-making town by foot on a tour of its most picturesque sights, such as the magnificent Monolithic Church, all capped by a wine tasting at a beautiful château.
    Featured Excursion:
    Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

    Day 6

    Libourne, Bordeaux

    The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market.

    Day 7

    Bordeaux

    There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’ port of Quai des Chatrons. The architecture is impressive, the wine is exquisite and the shopping is to die for. Explore La Cité du Vin, a one-of-a-kind cultural center and museum that brings the heritage of wine to life through interactive exhibits, shows, academic seminars and more. Do as the locals do and uncover Bordeaux’ unique heritage on a walking tour or choose to traverse the city by bike. Celebrate the end to a spectacular trip with a farewell dinner onboard.
    Featured Excursion:
    Cité du Vin Museum visit

    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. Or transfer by TGV to Paris for the Ultimate France or A Portrait of Majestic France itineraries.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus offers are included in the advertised price. The offer is based on fares to the nearest available online European city to the cruise embarkation point or an available alternative as advised at time of booking. Participating air carriers are Qatar Airways and Singapore Airways, and are selected at the discretion of Uniworld, based on available fare classes at the time of booking. Departure from Australia can be taken when convenient for the guest and not prior to 1 March 2020, subject to availability. The airfare cannot be sold in isolation and is subject to availability. Airfares are valid departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and arriving into selected European cities, subject to selected carrier and routing. Surcharges apply if the required booking class is not available and a higher booking class is required and for select arrival cities. Payment terms economy airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 per person additional deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Payment terms business class airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 payment towards business class airfare is due within 5 days. Final payment of cruise fare and balance of any airfare is due 120 days prior to cruise departure. Guests who do not wish to book airfares under this air offer may receive a $1,000pp discount off their cruise fare. Our partner airlines reserve the right to advise an earlier airfare ticketing time limit date, subject to booking conditions and restrictions. Stopovers are subject to an additional surcharge and flight restrictions apply. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees apply. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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