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2020 Air Offer

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Brilliant Bordeaux with Uniworld


Cruise ID 29960
Book By 22Oct19
Embarkation Bordeaux, Western Europe
Disembarkation Bordeaux, Western Europe
Multiple Departures Multiple departures 27Oct19-01Nov20
Duration 7 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 03Nov19 to 08Nov20
Region Europe
Cruise Line Uniworld
Cruise Ship S.S. Bon Voyage
Cruise Type River
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Bordeaux, Cussac Fort Medoc, Pauillac La Fayette, Bordeaux, Cadillac, Blaye, Bourg Sur Gironde, Libourne, 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. Enjoy an exquisite wine tasting in Fort Médoc before discovering World War II in France from the enemy’s point of view with a visit to a defensive army camp and portions of the Atlantic Wall.

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. Or, choose to experience that same impressive scenery from the seat of a bike. 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.


Highlights
  • Uniworld has waived or reduced the Single Supplement on a select number of 2019 itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo.
  • Save 5% on all Suite category staterooms or Save 10% on all other stateroom categories on select 2020 voyages.
  • Uniworld has reduced the Single Supplement by 50% on a select number of 2020 itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo. Book early, as these fares sell out quickly.
  • Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp*. Plus, enjoy private chauffeur transfers to and from the airport in Australia.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Classic
$5,099
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Deluxe
$5,999
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French Balcony
$6,899
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Suite
$10,799
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Grand Suite
$13,799
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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON based on twin share in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable). Advertised rates are based on the lowest possible rate for each category based on the 05Apr20 departure. Certain departure dates and embarkation points may be at an additional supplement. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

 

2019 Solo Traveller Savings

Uniworld has waived or reduced the Single Supplement on a select number
of 2019 itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo.
Book early, as these fares sell out quickly.

 

2020 Early Payment Savings

Save 5% on all Suite category staterooms or
Save 10% on all other stateroom categories on select 2020 voyages.
Book by 31Oct19 and pay in full at time of booking to be eligible for this offer.

 

2020 Solo Traveller Savings

Uniworld has reduced the Single Supplement by 50% on a select number of 2020 itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo. Book early, as these fares sell out quickly.

 

2020 Air Offer – A World of Luxury Awaits

Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp*.
Plus, enjoy private chauffeur transfers to and from the airport in Australia.

 



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 – Bordeaux, Pauillac

Journey from Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” a famed wine-growing region, to the historical village of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, before arriving in coastal Pauillac later in the afternoon. Pauillac, once a crucial enemy stronghold during World War II, is still home to remnants of its war-torn past. Embark on an afternoon Bunker Archaeology tour, where you’ll begin to understand WWII from the enemy’s point of view. Led by a local guide, tour the remains of defensive army camps, wander inside bunkers and get up close and personal with the Atlantic Wall, an extensive coastal defense system and series of fortifications built by Nazi Germany that lies along the coast of numerous European countries.

Featured Excursions:
Wine passion in Médoc: intimate château visit and wine tasting
Bunker Archaeology tour

Day 3 – Cadillac

Satisfy your sweet tooth in elegant Cadillac, a town known for its production of sweet dessert wines and perfectly situated in the center of an acclaimed international wine region. The town, which still holds on to its medieval structure, is home to a plethora of impressive wine estates, beautiful chateaus and trails perfect for enjoying the French countryside. We’ll treat you to an exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve prior to an appropriate photo stop at Château d’Yquem.

Day 4 – Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde, Libourne

Spend your morning on a scenic drive along the Route de La Corniche Fleurie. Marvel at the spectacular homes etched into cliffs, sprawling gardens, Blaye Fortress and Lansac’s windmills along your way. Or, choose to experience it by bike, where you’ll cycle towards quiet roads, riverside paths and charming villages.Featured Excursions:

Scenic drive along the Route de la Cornice

“Let’s Go” bike tour: Corniche Fleurie from Blaye to Bourg or Bourg walking tour

Day 5 – Libourne

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 neighboring 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 Excursions:

Landscapes of Saint-Emilion village discovery tour with wine tasting.

Day 6 – Libourne, Bordeaux Cité du Vin

Before making the journey back to Bordeaux, you’ll have plenty of time to continue exploring Libourne’s Gothic architecture, splendid chateaus and charming streets. Stroll around the main square which is flanked by medieval buildings, restaurants and cafés, shops and town hall. Get a feel for the local life with a pit stop at the town’s farmers’ market. Arrive back in Bordeaux that night, just in time for an exclusive tour of the city as seen under the glow of the night sky.

Featured Excursions:
Exclusive “Bordeaux under the Stars” tour

Day 7 – Bordeaux (Quai des Chatrons)

There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’s 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’s 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 Excursions:
“Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux Heritage walking tour
“Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux backstreets

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 TGC to Paris for A Portrait of Majestic France itinerary.





Grand Suite

Luxurious riverview grand suite (280 sq ft – 26 sq m)

Grand Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center

Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet area

Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service



Suite

Luxurious riverview suite (210 sq ft – 19.5 sq m)

Suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center

Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service



French Balcony

Luxurious riverview stateroom (140 sq ft – 13 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers



Deluxe

Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft – 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers



Classic

Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft – 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes and slippers


S.S. Bon Voyage

Uniworld’s Newest Super Ship

Uniworld are excited to welcome their newest Super Ship to the rivers of Bordeaux—the S.S. Bon Voyage— designed to immerse guests in French culture, art and wine, from its stunning lobby clad in polished wood, subtle brass details and hand-crafted balustrade, to the stylish emerald tones found in bar Le Salon Champagne, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s personal abode, Villa Majorelle.

The dining venues also capture the essence of France. The quintessential La Brasserie, with its natural green and pops of yellow décor inspired by the famous Bouillon Pigalle, serves traditional bistro fare. Le Grand Fromage offers menus reflective of the local cuisine, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. La Cave des Vins is an intimate space where connoisseurs can gather for expert food and wine pairing dinners upon request.

The stunning Soleil Deck, awash in vibrant fabrics, features the only infinity pool on the rivers and spectacular views of the French countryside. Poolside service at Le Café du Soleil offers casual French cuisine as well as open-air cooking demonstrations from our chefs.

In addition to the public spaces, the S.S. Bon Voyage features four new spacious suites, and every stateroom has received an exquisite redesign with cool marble bathrooms and unique features.

 

Staterooms

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England draped in high-thread-count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

 

Deck Plans

This meticulously designed ship features enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and Soleil Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.

 

Quick Facts

River Garonne River, Dordogne River
Guests 124
Staff 50
Suites 2 Grand Suites (280 sq ft); 2 Suites (210 sq ft)
Staterooms 58 (140-151 sq ft)
Length 361 ft
Width 37.5 ft

 


S.S. Bon Voyage


Uniworld

Whether you've visited Europe once or a dozen times, you haven't really experienced the best of Europe until you've sailed with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Uniworld offers an exceptional vacation experience free of the stresses associated with today's travel. It combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Uniworld, the pioneer in elegant river cruising, has been cruising the waterways of the world for more than 30 years. A Uniworld Boutique River Cruise combines the charms and landmarks of different des tinations with exquisite accommodation, award-winning hos pitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Cruise the historic waterways of Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Vietnam & Cambodia.

Why Uniworld?

Uniworld offers the highest level of comfort, quality and service in river cruising with an unparalleled variety of vacation choices. You’ll cherish this world of benefits designed just for you. CHOICE  

  • Over 500 departures
  • More than 40 itineraries
  • Sail 12 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • Choose from over 20 countries throughout Europe, China, Egypt and Russia

  QUALITY  

  • Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • Condé Nast Traveller's “Gold List”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Cruise Poll Winner for “Top Small Cruise Ships”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award for “World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines

  HOSPITALITY  

  • Over 98% guest service satisfaction rates
  • One crew member for every three guests
  • Professionally trained all English-speaking staff
  • Condé Nast “Gold List” winners with highest honours in hospitality
  • Meet and Greet transfers on arrival and departure days

  COMFORT  

  • Staterooms offer beautiful river views, modern amenities and luxury hotel-style beds
  • Meals prepared with the regions’ freshest ingredients by a gourmet culinary staff
  • Intimate ambiance of 130 guests on average
  • Local English-speaking experts leading shore excursions to the hidden treasures of each port

 

Six Star Experience

Uniworld’s “Six-Star Experience” represents our core value: delivering the highest standards of EXCELLENCE in the six most important aspects of luxury river cruising. EXPERTISE—As a luxury river cruise line, Uniworld handles all aspects of our onboard operations— nautical, hospitality, and culinary. And with the synergy Uniworld shares with their award-winning sister company Red Carnation Hotels, which has over 50 years of experience owning and operating luxury boutique hotels, they have created the world’s ONLY floating luxury boutique hotels. SERVICE—“No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Uniworld staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for their guests. LUXURIOUS SHIPS UNIQUELY DESIGNED—Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed river cruise ships are each a work of art, designed to be as unique as our guests, and as inspiring as the destinations they visit. CULINARY—Uniworld has crafted a culinary experience for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining experience exceeds their expectations. With every meal onboard, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. CHOICE—Uniworld offers more European itineraries than any other river cruise line, and more options for guests to personalize their Uniworld river cruise with innovative onshore programs, including “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” options. TRULY ALL INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING—Uniworld’s true all-inclusive European river cruises are perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury river cruise experience.

Dining Experience

Uniworld has crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest's river cruise dining experience exceeds expectations. Menus honour regional and seasonal specialties, in addition to offering old-fashioned comfort foods and lighter fare. You'll delight in the wonderful flavours of impeccably prepared meals on our river cruises by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients from farmers' markets and other local sources. And with every meal, be treated to a rich selection of craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. EPICUREAN ADVENTURER PROGRAM™ Uniworld offers lovers of good food, craft beer, and wine the exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which is included at no extra charge in your cruise fare. This program is designed to take you deeper into the wonderful world of craft beer and wine, and expand your knowledge of its relationship with food. The Epicurean Adventurer Program is offered on 17 itineraries and includes a host of sumptuous treats.  

  • Savour different wines poured throughout the course of dinner during a special wine and food pairing event
  • Partake in an onboard culinary demonstration and tasting
  • Be treated to a private wine tasting onshore—only available to Uniworld guests

 



 
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #29960
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #29960