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14-Night Cruise Paris to Bordeaux (or reverse)
UNI Bordeaux Vineyards and Chateaux
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2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Paris to Bordeaux - 15 days

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Bordeaux to Paris - 15 days (not offered in 2020)

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Detailed Itinerary: Paris to Bordeaux

Skip to Bordeaux to Paris itinerary

Day 1: Paris (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: La Roche-Guyon, Vernon Giverny

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau 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 Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Featured Excursion: Troubled history at Château La Roche-Guyon

Choice of “Let's Go” bicycle ride to Giverny or Monet’s gardens at Giverny

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3: Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life on today’s excursion to the beaches of 1944. Or travel even further into the past with an up-close look at the thousand-year-old Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest.  Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches, each of which was assigned a code name by the Allies as they planned their attack.

Choice of Full day Normandy Beaches with Bayeux and Arromanches or Full day Normandy Beaches with Juno Beach or Full day Normandy Beaches with Utah beach, Sainte-Mère-Église and Pointe du Hoc

Day 4: Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast. In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists. Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, 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.

Choice of “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat or Honfleur old port walking discovery tour

Day 5: Rouen

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 to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. 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.

Featured Excursion: Rouen capital of the dukes of Normandy

Day 6: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

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.

Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or "Lets Go" biking: Versailles Gardens and the queen's hamlet

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 7: Paris

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. You have a host of options for exploring incomparable Paris: See all the important sights via boat and motorcoach, explore the heart and soul of the city on a walk from Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter, or bike along the quays with a knowledgeable guide.

Choice of of Paris city of lights panoramic tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or “Heart of Paris” Seine river cruise or “Let's Go” Seine riverbank bike ride

Day 8: Paris (Disembark), transfer ro Bordeaux via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Disembark the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and transfer to Bordeaux via high-speed, first-class TGV train. Your next ship, the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage, is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city. If time allows, why not stroll to the nearby food markets or take the tram to the popular Saint-Michel flea market, which is just a few stops away? Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.

Day 9: Blaye, Bourg Sur Gironde

Featured Excursion: Bourg sur Gironde Walking Tour

Choice of “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress or Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

Day 10: Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette, Bordeaux

Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc Vineyards

Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour

Day 11: Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne

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

Day 12: 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 Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting

Day 13: 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.

Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market, Bordeaux night stroll

Day 14: 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.

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux heritage walking tour or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux' backstreets

Day 15: Bordeaux

Disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Biarritz.   (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

 

Detailed Itinerary: Bordeaux to Paris (not offered in 2020)

Skip to Paris to Bordeaux itinerary

Day 1: Bordeaux (Embarkation Day)

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. Your ship is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city, so if time allows, why not stroll to the nearby food markets or take the tram to the popular Saint-Michel flea market, which is just a few stops away? Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.

Day 2: Blaye, Bourg Sur Gironde

Featured Excursion: Bourg sur Gironde Walking Tour

Choice of “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress or Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

Day 3: Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette, Bordeaux

Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc Vineyards

Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour

Day 4: Bordeaux, Cadillac, Libourne

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

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 Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery 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.

Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmer's market, Bordeaux night stroll

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.

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux heritage walking tour or ”Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux' backstreets

Day 8: Bordeaux (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Disembark the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage and transfer to Paris via high-speed, first-class TGV train. Your next ship, the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre, waits to carry you along the Seine on the next leg of your adventure.

Day 9: La Roche-Guyon, Vernon Giverny

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau 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 Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Featured Excursion: Troubled history at Château La Roche-Guyon

Choice of “Let's Go” bicycle ride to Giverny or Monet’s gardens at Giverny

This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 10: Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life on today’s excursion to the beaches of 1944. Or travel even further into the past with an up-close look at the thousand-year-old Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest.  Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches, each of which was assigned a code name by the Allies as they planned their attack.

Choice of Full day Normandy Beaches with Bayeux and Arromanches or Full day Normandy Beaches with Juno Beach or Full day Normandy Beaches with Utah beach, Sainte-Mère-Église and Pointe du Hoc

Day 11: Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast. In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists. Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, 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.

Choice of Honfleur old port walking discovery tour or “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

Day 12: Rouen

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 to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. 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.

Featured Excursion: Rouen capital of the dukes of Normandy

Day 13: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

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.

Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or "Lets Go" biking: Versailles Gardens and the queen's hamlet

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 14: Paris

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. You have a host of options for exploring incomparable Paris: See all the important sights via boat and motorcoach, explore the heart and soul of the city on a walk from Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter, or bike along the quays with a knowledgeable guide.

Choice of Paris city of lights panoramic tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or “Heart of Paris” Seine river cruise or “Let's Go” Seine riverbank bike ride

Day 15: Paris (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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2019 and 2020 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.

From Paris

Cruise Start Date
Classic
French Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
Apr 7, 2019
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 14, 2019
$5,999
$7,899
$12,399
$16,399
Apr 21, 2019
$5,999
$7,899
$12,399
$16,399
Apr 28, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 5, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 12, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 19, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 26, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jun 16, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jun 30, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 7, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 14, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 21, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 28, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 4, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 11, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 18, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Sep 1, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
Sep 22, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
Sep 29, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
Oct 6, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Mar 22, 2020
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Mar 29, 2020
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 5, 2020
$5,899
$7,799
$12,299
$16,299
Apr 12, 2020
$6,599
$8,499
$12,999
$16,999
Apr 19, 2020
$6,799
$8,699
$13,199
$17,199
Apr 26, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
May 3, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
May 17, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
May 24, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
May 31, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jun 7, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jun 14, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jun 21, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jun 28, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jul 5, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jul 12, 2020
$7,699
$9,599
$14,099
$18,099
Jul 19, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Jul 26, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Aug 2, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Aug 9, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Aug 16, 2020
$7,299
$9,199
$13,699
$17,699
Aug 23, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Aug 30, 2020
$8,099
$9,999
$14,499
$18,499
Sep 6, 2020
$8,099
$9,999
$14,499
$18,499
Sep 13, 2020
$8,099
$9,999
$14,499
$18,499
Sep 20, 2020
$8,099
$9,999
$14,499
$18,499
Sep 27, 2020
$8,099
$9,999
$14,499
$18,499
Oct 4, 2020
$7,699
$9,599
$14,099
$18,099
Oct 11, 2020
$7,499
$9,399
$13,899
$17,899
Oct 18, 2020
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Oct 25, 2020
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
 
From Bordeaux (not offered in 2020)
Cruise Start Date
Classic
French Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
Mar 31, 2019
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 7, 2019
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 14, 2019
$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 21, 2019
$$5,599
$7,499
$11,999
$15,999
Apr 28, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 5, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 12, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
May 19, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jun 9, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jun 23, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jun 30, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 7, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 14, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 21, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Jul 28, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 4, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 11, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 18, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Aug 25, 2019
$6,999
$8,899
$13,399
$17,399
Sep 15, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
Sep 22, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
Sep 29, 2019
$7,599
$9,499
$13,999
$17,999
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $340 per person (2019 departures); Additional $380 per person (2020 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please inquire.
Prices Include:
▪ 14 nights Cruise in selected riverview stateroom
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
▪ 2 Captain’s Welcome Gala and 2 Farewell Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days.Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Personal expenses

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