Pont de pierre in Bordeaux - Aquitaine, France

Uniworld River Cruise in Bordeaux, France, with Pam, June 2021

Join Pam from June 6-13, 2021 in beautiful Bordeaux, France! Aboard Uniworld’s luxurious S.S. Bon Voyage, we’ll spend a week traveling along three rivers in the French countryside: the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde. At each stop, we’ll enjoy new and quintessentially French experiences, from tasting wine, sampling incredible cuisine and exploring medieval architecture to riding bicycles through vineyards and shopping at farmer’s markets with the locals. Magnifique!

The itinerary

Starting in the port city of Bordeaux, we’ll set sail for charming Bourg sur Gironde in Blaye. We’ll explore the quaint streets on a walking tour, and then opt for either a scenic drive or a yoga class (set in a 17th-century fortress!). Next, we head for Cussac Fort Médoc, choosing between a wine tasting, an archeology tour or a bicycle ride among vineyards. Then it’s a full day in Libourne, soaking up majestic landscapes on a walking a tour—capped off with a wine tasting at a château

We wrap up back in Bordeaux with a full day in the port of Quai des Chartrons, where the architecture is impressive, the wine is exquisite and the shopping is to die for! We’ll pay a visit to La Cité du Vin museum, where the heritage of wine comes to life, and then see more on a walking tour or cycling tour.

The luxurious S.S. Bon Voyage

This vessel is Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, redesigned in 2019 to offer the best of French culture, art and wine. It’s truly exquisite, from the polished-wood lobby to the green-toned champagne room, inspired by the home of French designer Yves Saint Laurent.

The ship features four spacious new suites (210-280 sq ft), and every stateroom (150 sq ft) has been redesigned with marble bathrooms and unique touches such as handcrafted Savoir Beds of England. The stunning Soleil Deck boasts the only infinity pool on the rivers, not to mention spectacular views of the French countryside. The elegant dining venues capture the essence of France, serving traditional and modern French cuisine prepared from the finest local ingredients.

Exclusive deal!

Cabins start at $3,499 per person, double occupancy—which includes a $300 exclusive discount for The Art of Vacationing guests, as well as $100 onboard spending money per person. Space is very limited, so contact us today to request more information or to secure your spot!

New! Learn more in our trip webinar:

Pam recently gave a detailed webinar on what to expect from this cruise, the itinerary and the incredible excursions. She also gives a detailed rundown on our ship, the S.S. Bon Voyage, including cabin types and amenities. If you’re thinking of joining us, be sure to check out this 40-minute video!

Access the webinar recording here.

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