Bordeaux, Vineyards and Châteaux

Resort: Bordeaux, Vineyards and Châteaux
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: Europe
Price From: £3499.00

Overview

Join us on a showcase of the best southwest France has to offer. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks and magnificent vineyards where youll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences. Embark on a scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie, marvel at the Blaye Fortress, and slow things down in Libourne. On your return to Bordeaux enjoy multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers market visit and Bordeaux heritage walking tour.

Whats Included

  • 7 nights cruise on S.S. Bon Voyage
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

8 excursions and visits

  • Bourg-sur-Gironde walking tour and choice of Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or Lets Go yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress
  • Fresh Médoc oysters tasting and choice of Médoc châteaux route with private wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour or Lets Go bike in the Médoc vineyards
  • Choice of The colourful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé or Sauternes vineyard visit with private wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve
  • Saint-Emilion walking tour with wine tasting
  • Libourne Village Day with farmer's market
  • Cité du Vin Museum visit and choice of Do as the Locals Do Bordeaux walking tour or Lets Go bike Bordeaux backstreets

Plus

  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captains welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Bordeaux

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Bordeaux. Meet your Uniworld representative and transfer to the port to embark your ship.

Day 2 Blaye – Bourg-sur-Gironde

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie could be the most beautiful road youve ever travelled. Find out on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, youll find your centre 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.

Day 3 Cussac-Fort-Mdoc – Pauillac la Fayette

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.

Day 4 Cadillac – Libourne

The French phrase la douceur de vivre is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavoured dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IVs and Queen Margots tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall.

Day 5 Libourne (Saint-milion)

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 citys streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground, is 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 regions history and wine culture.

Day 6 Libourne – Bordeaux

Frances rich agricultural tradition is the heart and soul of the regions exquisite cuisine – and what better way to get a taste for the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads and fruits than with a visit to Libournes lively farmers market?

Day 7 Bordeaux

Discover Bordeauxs many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels – the locals preferred way to navigate the citys charming backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Celebrate the end to a spectacular trip with a farewell dinner on board.

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