SOLD OUT! Join Selector Magazine and Wine Selectors in Bordeaux!
Bordeaux is at the top of world’s three most defining wine regions. Cruise through this renowned wine paradise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
You’re invited to join Selector, Wine Selectors and Uniworld for an exclusive wine and food voyage!
Uniworld’s incredible ‘Brilliant Bordeaux’ itinerary will be further enhanced by a collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, expertly curated by Selector Publisher Paul Diamond.
This journey coincides with The biennial, 2020 Bordeaux Wine Festival – considered the greatest regional wine festival in the world.
Priced from $4,769 per person and setting sail 21 June 2020, this 8-day cruise will take in the stunning Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers aboard Uniworld's newest Super Ship - the luxurious S.S. Bon Voyage.
- 7 nights sailing the Dordogne. Garonne and Gironde rivers and estuary on the new S.S. Bon Voyage
- 2 Private Château' excursions including wine tastings
- Private on-board dinners and masterclasses
- 19 meals including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner
- On-board French Cancan lesson and performance
- Curated excursion to Lilbourn farmers’ market
- Guided walking tour of UNESCO-designated Fort Medoc
- Optional Cycle/ Yoga excursions (equipment provided)
- Bordeaux Night Stroll with local guide
- Guided walking Tour of UNESCO-designated Saint-Émilion with wine tasting
- On-board signature lectures and performances
- All inclusive meals, wines etc
- Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms
- Outstanding personalised service
- Five-star farm to table onboard dining
- Unlimited premium wine and spirits
- 14 included excursions + 2 private experiences
- All gratuities, both onboard & onshore
Your Exclusive Wine Selector Uniworld Cruise Itinerary
8 Days | 21 June 2020
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.
Exclusive Selector Experience: Pre-dinner welcome cocktail party
DAY 2: BLAYE » BOURG SUR GIRONDE
The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever travelled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, you’ll find your centre with a unique and expertly led yoga session in the heart of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.
Featured Excursions: Choice of panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress, and Bourg sur Gironde walking tour.
Back Onboard: Delight in the chance to partake in an exhilarating French cancan lesson.
Exclusive Selector Experience: Wine Selector Masterclass
DAY 3: CUSSAC FORT MÉDOC » PAUILLAC-LA-FAYETTE
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. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting or bunker archaeology tour or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.
Exclusive Selector Experience: private visit to Chateau Mouton Rothschild
DAY 4: CADILLAC* » LIBOURNE
The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavoured dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Sauternes vineyard visit with private tasting at Château de Cazeneuve or the colourful life of Toulouse-Lautrec at Château de Malromé.
Exclusive Selector Experience: private sunset dinner at Le Café du Soleil
DAY 5 LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION)
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. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.
Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting.
Exclusive Selector Experience: private Chateau visit
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 Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market and Bordeaux night stroll.
Exclusive Selector Experience: Wine Selector Masterclass
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 Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux’s backstreets, and Cité du Vin Museum visit.
Your Call: Choose to participate in an optional “Masterpiece Collection” hike up the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune. As the sun rises, take in the energy; feel on top of the world while embracing the views over the massive pine forest, Atlantic Ocean, Arcachon Bay and beyond.
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.
*Itinerary and ‘Exclusive Selector Experiences’ subject to change.
A World of Luxury Awaits
For a limited-time, the luxury begins as soon as you leave home, with private chauffeur transfers* to and from the airport in Australia. Plus, save $1,000pp* on the cruise price and up to an additional 10% Early Payment Saving^ when you pay in full within three days of booking.
A world of luxury awaits with the most all-inclusive river cruise finely tailored just for you.
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