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A Portrait of Majestic France - Bordeaux to Paris

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 03 Oct 2021
  • Sails from Bordeaux, France
  • Ship S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1730412‍

Your Itinerary

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France Sun 03 Oct 2021

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ultra-luxurious river ship for your 14 night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Bourg-sur-Gironde

Blaye - Bourg sur Gironde, France Mon 04 Oct 2021

Bourg-sur-Gironde

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, you’ll find your center 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. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Bourg sur Gironde walking tour

Optional Excusions: Choice of Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress

Medoc

Cussac Fort Médoc - Pauillac la Fayette, France Tue 05 Oct 2021

Medoc

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. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Fresh Médoc oysters tasting

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

Cadillac, France

Cadillac - Libourne, France Wed 06 Oct 2021

Cadillac, France

The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV’s and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé or Sauternes vineyard visit with private wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve

Libourne, France

Libourne (Saint-Émilion), France Thu 07 Oct 2021

Libourne, France

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. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

Libourne, France

Libourne - Bordeaux, France Fri 08 Oct 2021

Libourne, France

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? (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France Sat 09 Oct 2021

Place de la Bourse 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. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Cité du Vin museum visit

Optional Excusions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets

Cruises to France

Bordeaux (Disembark), Transfer to Paris Sun 10 Oct 2021

Cruises to France

Disembark and transfer to Paris via high-speed, first-class TGV train. Your next ship awaits to carry you along the Seine on the next leg of your adventure.  (B,L,D)

La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon - Vernon - Giverny, France Mon 11 Oct 2021

La Roche-Guyon

Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Or take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or "Let's Go" hike on the Crests trail or Monet’s gardens at Giverny or “Let's Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen, France Tue 12 Oct 2021

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied—Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them. (B,L,D)

Featured Excursion: Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy’s capital

Cruises to France

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat), France Wed 13 Oct 2021

Cruises to France

Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on the right bank of the Seine Estuary, is your base for one of two very different excursions. You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Honfleur walking tour or “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

Cruises to France

Rouen (Normandy Beaches), France Thu 14 Oct 2021

Cruises to France

There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection. The Normandy beaches certainly have that effect. On your full-day outing, you’ll visit Normandy’s beaches, including Utah Beach and Ste-Mère-Église, with a choice to venture to either the American, British and Australian or Canadian beaches. After, you’ll go to the American cemetery and partake in a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial—a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites or Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Australian sites or Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites

Mantes la Jolie

Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles), France Fri 15 Oct 2021

Mantes la Jolie

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet”

Cruises to France

Paris, France Sat 16 Oct 2021

Cruises to France

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights. (B,L,D)

Optional Excusions: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter or “Let's Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride or “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise

Cruises to France

Paris, France - Disembark the ship Sun 17 Oct 2021

Cruises to France

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book a Balcony cabin or above by 8pm 26th July 2021 and receive a case of World Wines

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

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

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

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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 centre 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

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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 centre 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

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The Ship - S.S. Bon Voyage

  • Occupancy124
  • Length361 ft (110.03 m)
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The S.S. Bon Voyage is 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 du Vin 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 river 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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling with Uniworld, you will need to provide proof of one of the following:
1. Vaccination certificate showcasing you’re fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel
2. A verified and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
3. A verified and negative rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Guests can change or suspend their Uniworld cruise up to 60 days prior to their departure date for Europe and Exotic programs departing in 2021 (without penalty) and can rebook on any future cruise through 2022 OR choose to receive a Future Travel Certificate equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. Please note: All Flexible Cancellation Policies exclude all exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 

We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

Case of World Wines is based one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 26th July. 

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