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Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Bordeaux 8 Days

Uniworld River Royale - Andance, River Rhône
Uniworld River Royale - Andance, River Rhône

From noble châteaux to breathtaking Bordeaux, the region is also known as a wine connoisseurs paradise and every traveller's dream. We sail three rivers on this journey - the Garonne, the Dordogne, and the Gironde - offering exceptional landscape of historic architecture and even more historic and virtually untouched Roman vineyards - savour the unique heritage of southwest France including the delectable fois gras, duck confit, oysters and of course the famous regional wines.

What's Included

  • Duration 8 days, 7 night cruise
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • 7-night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water*
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights or Rail available on request

*Unlimited drinks excludes premium wines and spirits

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection (Selected Sailings)

Experience the joie de vivre of French life with world-class wines, rich cognacs and sunset cocktails. Behind medieval walls lies the famous Renaissance Château de Roquetaillade, neighbor to Château de Cazeneuve, where you’ll enjoy a food and wine pairing lunch. Rendezvous at the House of Rémy Martin, which has been producing premium cognac since 1724 for the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. And celebrate sunset on Patiras Island in the heart of the Gironde Estuary with cocktails and a view of Pauillac known for its world-famous wines.

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Uniworld Cruise Companion

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Day 1: Bordeaux

Map of the Gironde, Garonne & Dordogne Rivers
Map of the Gironde, Garonne & Dordogne Rivers

Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Cadillac. Bordeaux

Included Excursion: Cadillac, châteaux and Sauternes vineyards with exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve

Embark today on a study of Sauternes, the golden-hued dessert wine that takes its name from the region. Meet local winemakers, sample a variety of vintages and savor an elegant lunch with paired wines at a centuries-old manor house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: Sailing on this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be taken to your destination via motorcoach.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 3: Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Included Excursion: Choice of Médoc panoramic tour with exclusive wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting

Cruise the Garonne to Pauillac, gateway to the fabled Médoc wine route. You’ll have a panoramic tour of the celebrated Haut-Médoc wine region and taste wines at a local winery. Or, experience the local terroir in an entirely different way, with a wine tasting and a guided bike ride through lush Médoc vineyards.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Blaye, cruising the Gironde Estuary and Dordogne River, Libourne

Included Excursion: Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

Head ashore for a wonderfully scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie, which winds its way through picturesque hamlets filled with old stone houses. Later, you’ll have a guided walk through the imposing 17th-century Blaye Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Dordogne River, Bordeaux

Included Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting

Saint-Émilion was the first UNESCO-designated wine-growing region, with vineyards dating from Roman times. The quaint city of the same name is known for its 12th-century Monolithic Church, carved out of limestone and extending partially underground. After your tour, visit a Premier Grand Cru estate for a wine tasting.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Libourne, cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

Included Excursion: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers' market, and exclusive private evening tour of Bordeaux

Libourne’s sprawling farmers' market is a food lover’s paradise, with stands selling fresh produce, cheeses, charcuterie and more. Explore its bounty with a local expert and take a peek inside the workshops of talented local artisans. Later, enjoy an exclusive evening tour of the city of Bordeaux.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Bordeaux

Included Excursion: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride through the Bordeaux back streets

Discover Bordeaux on a special tour featuring luxury food halls, local delicacies, grand 18th-century architecture and a popular wine bar. Or, see the sights on a guided bike ride. You’ll also have time to explore this charming and historic city on your own. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Bordeaux, London

Disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Uniworld River Royale


Overview

The River Royale was fully remodelled for the 2012 season with luxurious style and beautiful signature touches common to the entire Uniworld fleet. Large, comfortable sofas and leather armchairs are waiting for you in the Renior lounge whilst the Cézanne restaurant

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suite have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. The staterooms and suite on the Azure Deck have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to French balconies.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 65 lavishly decorated outside staterooms with French Balconies on the Azure Deck
  • Individually decorated suite with French Balcony
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Renoir lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Elegant Cézanne Restaurant
  • Outdoor jaccuzi on the sun deck
  • Fitness center with Sauna & Serenity River Spa
  • Library
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Uniworld River Royale - deck plan
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World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you'll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld - as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. Every evening, you'll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L'Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Suite

Uniworld River Royale - Suite Uniworld River Royale - Suit Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 217 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • French Balcony & Full balcony that encloses with glass to create a conservatory at the touch of a button
  • large Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival & a special dinner in the l'Orangerie Sky Lounge
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Category 1 Staterooms

Uniworld River Royale - Cat 1 Stateroom Uniworld River Royale - Cat 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • French balcony with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms

Uniworld River Royale - Cat 2 Stateroom Uniworld River-Royale - Cat 2 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Large picture window

Category 4 & 5 Staterooms

Uniworld River Royale - Cat 3 Stateroom Uniworld River-Royale - Cat 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Twin porthole windows

World Class Dining

Uniworld goes above and beyond with everything they do, including providing you with a truly remarkable dining experience. That's why Uniworld is the only river cruise company to be honored by Zagat Survey® as Top Dining.

An award-winning dining experience with Uniworld includes:

  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of style, unique culinary creations, and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary
  • Menu selections that change every day and are designed for each region you visit and tailored to the season
  • All meals flawlessly prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers' markets
  • A distinctive, international menu of wines developed by Red Carnation Hotels' acclaimed sommelier from their Relais & Ch&acric;teaux hotel
  • Award-winning Signature Dishes from Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld's sister company and partner
  • Relaxed open seating, so you can dine where and with whomever you wish
  • The refined and intuitive service of a professionally trained, caring staff standing ready to fulfill your wishes in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and elegance
Gourmet Dining onboard a Uniworld Ship

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more.

Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients-local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with lunch & dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco under the stars and light-lunch dining-both on the sun deck; Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savoury dish, Uniworld's dining experiences have been designed to delight you.


Cultural Highlights

Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.

  • Signature lectures
  • Intriguing onboard entertainment
  • Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-ofthe-art Quietvox audio systems immerse you in the history, tradition, and culture of each stop on your itinerary.
  • With Uniworld's included Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking, programs, you can customize your travel experience even more.

Complimentary Bicycles & Nordic Walking Sticks

If you would like to get around the ports a little more easily, or even adventure a little further afield bicycles and nordic walking sticks are available on board.


Uniworld Staff &Service

The Uniworld Standard

At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one's best friends and family, which means no request too large, no detail too small.

Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests-and our team of staff members-as an extension of our family comes naturally.

Providing truly personalized, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organization. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry and providing them with ongoing training.

In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognized by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests and our staff.

DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Aug 20 Connoisseur CollectionRiver Royale£3119£3399£3619£3869£4269£6089OFFER
Aug 27River Royale£3039£3319£3539£3789£4189£5929OFFER
Sep 3River Royale£3359£3639£3859£4109£4509£6249OFFER
Sep 10River Royale£3359£3639£3859£4109£4509£6249OFFER
Sep 17River Royale£3359£3639£3859£4109£4509£6249OFFER
Sep 24River Royale£3359£3639£3859£4109£4509£6249OFFER
Oct 1River Royale£3359£3639£3859£4109£4509£6249OFFER
Oct 8River Royale£3279£3559£3779£4029£4429£6169OFFER
Oct 15River Royale£3039£3319£3539£3789£4189£5929OFFER
Oct 22River Royale£2959£3239£3459£3709£4109£5849OFFER
Oct 29River Royale£2649£2929£3149£3399£3799£5539OFFER
Nov 5River Royale£2489£2769£2989£3239£3639£5379OFFER
Nov 12River Royale£2329£2609£2829£3079£3479£5219OFFER

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection Sailings

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DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1Suite
Mar 18River Royale£2299£2399£2899£3099£3499£5099
Mar 25River Royale£2299£2399£2899£3099£3499£5099
Apr 1River Royale£2599£2699£3199£3399£3799£5399
Apr 8River Royale£2599£2699£3199£3399£3799£5399
Apr 15River Royale£2599£2699£3199£3399£3799£5399
Apr 22River Royale£2599£2699£3199£3399£3799£5399
Apr 29River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
May 6River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
May 13River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
May 20River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
May 27River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jun 3River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jun 10River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jun 17River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jun 24River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jul 1River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jul 8River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jul 15River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jul 22River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Jul 29River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Aug 5River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Aug 12River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Aug 19River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Aug 26River Royale£2999£3099£359£3799£4199£5799
Sep 2River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Sep 9River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Sep 16River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Sep 23River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Sep 30River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Oct 7River Royale£3199£3299£3799£3999£4399£5999
Oct 14River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Oct 21River Royale£2999£3099£3599£3799£4199£5799
Oct 28River Royale£2599£2699£3199£3399£3799£5399
Nov 4River Royale£2299£2399£2899£3099£3499£5099
Nov 11River Royale£2299£2399£2899£3099£3499£5099

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection Sailings

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Extend Your Stay

Why not extend your stay with a few extra days Bordeaux and further explore this fabulous region.

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