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Thursday April 25th, 2019

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Bordeaux to Bordeaux | 8 Days

Program offerings are subject to change.

Day 1: Bordeaux
Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. If you’re arriving by air today, your transportation to SS Bon Voyage is included. You’ll be met by a Uniworld representative at the airport.

Your ship is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city, so if time allows, stroll to the nearby food markets or visit the popular Saint-Michel Flea market. We’ll be hosting an introduction this evening immediately following dinner. (D)

Day 2: Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Cussac Fort, Médoc, Pauillac la Fayette
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour

Journey from Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” a famed wine-growing region, to the historical village of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, before arriving in coastal Pauillac later in the afternoon. Pauillac, once a crucial enemy stronghold during World War II, is still home to remnants of its war-torn past.

Embark on an afternoon Bunker Archaeology tour, where you’ll begin to understand WWII from the enemy’s point of view. Led by a local guide, tour the remains of defensive army camps, wander inside bunkers and get up close and personal with the Atlantic Wall, an extensive coastal defense system and series of fortifications built by Nazi Germany that lies along the coast of numerous European countries. (BB, L, WD)

Day 3: Cadillac
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Sauternes vineyard with exclusive artisanal wine-tasting or Château de Cazeneuve

Satisfy your sweet tooth in elegant Cadillac, a town known for its production of sweet dessert wines and perfectly situated in the center of an acclaimed international wine region. The town, which still holds on to its medieval structure, ishome to a plethora of impressive wine estates, beautiful chateaus and trails perfect for enjoying the French countryside.

We’ll treat you to an exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve prior to an appropriate photo stop at Château d’Yquem. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde, Libourne
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress "Let's Go" bike tour: Corniche Fleurie

Spend your morning on a scenic drive along the Route de La Corniche Fleurie. Marvel at the spectacular homes etched into cliffs, sprawling gardens, Blaye Fortress and Lansac’s windmills along your way. Or, choose to experience it by bike, where you’ll cycle towards quiet roads, riverside paths and charming villages. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting and private evening tour of Bordeaux.

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. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Libourne, Bordeaux, Cité du Vin
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market

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. (BB, L, FD)

Day 7: Bordeaux (Quai des Chatrons)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux Heritage walking tour or” Let’s Go” biking in Bordeaux backstreets

There’s so much to discover with a full day in Bordeaux’s 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’s 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. (BB, L, D)

Day 8: Bordeaux (disembark)
Disembark the ship. If you’re flying onward from BDX today, you’ll be provided with transportation to the airport. You may want to consider staying longer in the City of Bordeaux, or traveling on your own farther up the Dordogne River. An extension tour to Normandy will be offered following the cruise. (CB/BB)

Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018