Ultimate France

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Ultimate France

  Avg. Trip Rating 5.0 Based on 1 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 13,868 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,708 Per Person
 Trip Length
22 Days
 Trip Starts
Bordeaux
 Trip Finishes
Avignon
22 Day Ultimate France Itinerary (Uniworld)
Countries Explored: France
Our Price From 13,868 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 1,708 Per Person
 Trip Length
22 Days
 Trip Starts
Bordeaux
 Trip Finishes
Avignon
22 Day Ultimate France Itinerary (Uniworld)
Countries Explored: France
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
UNIPHE
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
UNIPHE

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Uniworld's 22 Day Ultimate France. The perfect journey for travelers seeking the crème de la crème of France.

This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such...read more as Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld’s extraordinary excursions, you’ll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Ultimate France is a combination of Paris & Normandy, Brilliant Bordeaux and Burgundy & Provence.
Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Uniworld's 22 Day Ultimate France. The perfect journey for travelers seeking the crème de la crème of France.

This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such...read more as Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld’s extraordinary excursions, you’ll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Ultimate France is a combination of Paris & Normandy, Brilliant Bordeaux and Burgundy & Provence.

Itinerary

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. (D)

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 discover the wonders of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea. (B/L/WD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bourg sur Gironde walking tour OR Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress OR Intimate Experience with Local Wine & Art Connoisseurs OR Rendez-Vous Chez Rémy Martin OR Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

Note: In the evening, a special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Fresh Médoc oysters tasting OR Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting OR “Let's Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

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)

Featured Excursions: Choice of The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé OR Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

Note: Note: Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach.

With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region's history and wine culture. 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. (B/D)

Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

Note: Note: Today's lunch will be on your own; ask your Cruise Manager for recommendations on the best nearby restaurants.

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

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/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Cité du Vin museum visit OR “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour OR ”Let's Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets OR Retro Sidecar Bordeaux Tour OR Retro Sidecar Romantic Tour OR Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

Note: In the evening, a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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.  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. (B/D)

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. (B/L/WD)

Featured Excursions: 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

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

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 Excursions: Choice of Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy's capital OR Mont-Saint-Michel - Wonder of the Western World

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)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking tour OR “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

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/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites OR Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Australian sites OR Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites

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. (B/L/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments OR “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet”

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

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)

Featured Excursions: 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 Moulin Rouge OR Retro Sidecar Illuminations Tour OR Retro Sidecar Montmartre Discovery OR “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise

You'll transfer from the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre in Paris to the striking S.S. Catherine in Lyon via high-speed, first-class TGV train for the final leg of this fabulous grand tour. Once you've settled into your new home, you'll have some time to explore delightful Lyon, which is nestled alongside the Saône River. (B/D)

The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region's wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. (B/WD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Mâcon walking tour OR Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices OR Wine tasting at Burgundy Estate OR Château de Rully Wine Tasting & Lunch

Note: A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There's much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers' secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals' favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour OR Silk weavers walking tour OR “Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

If you love fine wine, you'll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You'll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you'll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting OR “Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting OR Premium Wine Tasting on the Hermitage Hill OR Wine brotherhood ceremony at Château des Seigneurs de Tournon

An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Truffle hunting & village of Grignan OR Valrhona chocolate and wine pairing OR Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You'll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting and Theater Visit OR "Let's Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River OR Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes OR Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain. (B/L/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Arles walking tour OR Olive Farm with Carrières de Lumières Light Show

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

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 Marseille International Airport for your flight home. (B)

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. (D)

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 discover the wonders of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea. (B/L/WD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bourg sur Gironde walking tour OR Panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress OR Intimate Experience with Local Wine & Art Connoisseurs OR Rendez-Vous Chez Rémy Martin OR Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin

Note: In the evening, a special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Fresh Médoc oysters tasting OR Médoc Châteaux route with private wine tasting OR “Let's Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards

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)

Featured Excursions: Choice of The colorful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé OR Private owner's tour of Royal Château with Sauternes toast

Note: Note: Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach.

With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region's history and wine culture. 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. (B/D)

Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting

Note: Note: Today's lunch will be on your own; ask your Cruise Manager for recommendations on the best nearby restaurants.

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

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/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Cité du Vin museum visit OR “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour OR ”Let's Go” bike Bordeaux backstreets OR Retro Sidecar Bordeaux Tour OR Retro Sidecar Romantic Tour OR Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting

Note: In the evening, a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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.  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. (B/D)

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. (B/L/WD)

Featured Excursions: 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

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

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 Excursions: Choice of Rouen walking tour, the Dukes of Normandy's capital OR Mont-Saint-Michel - Wonder of the Western World

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)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking tour OR “Let's Go” golfing in Étretat

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/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Normandy Beaches: highlights of American sites OR Normandy Beaches: highlights of British & Australian sites OR Normandy Beaches: highlights of Canadian sites

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. (B/L/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments OR “Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet”

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

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)

Featured Excursions: 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 Moulin Rouge OR Retro Sidecar Illuminations Tour OR Retro Sidecar Montmartre Discovery OR “Heart of Paris” Seine River cruise

You'll transfer from the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre in Paris to the striking S.S. Catherine in Lyon via high-speed, first-class TGV train for the final leg of this fabulous grand tour. Once you've settled into your new home, you'll have some time to explore delightful Lyon, which is nestled alongside the Saône River. (B/D)

The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region's wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. (B/WD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Mâcon walking tour OR Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices OR Wine tasting at Burgundy Estate OR Château de Rully Wine Tasting & Lunch

Note: A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There's much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers' secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals' favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour OR Silk weavers walking tour OR “Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

If you love fine wine, you'll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You'll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you'll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting OR “Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting OR Premium Wine Tasting on the Hermitage Hill OR Wine brotherhood ceremony at Château des Seigneurs de Tournon

An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Truffle hunting & village of Grignan OR Valrhona chocolate and wine pairing OR Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You'll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. (B/L/D)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting and Theater Visit OR "Let's Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River OR Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes OR Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain. (B/L/FD)

Featured Excursions: Choice of Arles walking tour OR Olive Farm with Carrières de Lumières Light Show

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

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 Marseille International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • 1 country: France
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • First class TGV train between Lyon and Paris, and Paris and Bordeaux
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Program on select summer departures

  • 18 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners
  • 3 Captain's Welcome and 3 Captain's Farewell Receptions
  • 3 Welcome and 3 Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

  • 21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage, the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the striking S.S. Catherine
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

  • 1 country: France
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • First class TGV train between Lyon and Paris, and Paris and Bordeaux
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Program on select summer departures

  • 18 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners
  • 3 Captain's Welcome and 3 Captain's Farewell Receptions
  • 3 Welcome and 3 Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

  • 21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage, the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the striking S.S. Catherine
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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Our Uniworld River Cruise was amazing but there were a lot of optional tours which we think should be included for all passengers when you have already paid top dollar for the river cruise.
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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Classic
Beaujolais Deck (Level 1)
 
Deluxe
Medoc Deck (Level 2)
 
French Balcony
 
Grand Suite
 
Suite
Bordeaux Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy 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
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy 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

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Classic
Beaujolais Deck (Level 1)
 
Deluxe
Medoc Deck (Level 2)
 
French Balcony
 
Grand Suite
 
Suite
Bordeaux Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy 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
  • 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 center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy 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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Flights included (Economy Class) to Europe in 2023. Or upgrade to Business Class from $4700pp, or Save $1500 pp. Terms & Conditions apply.
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Classic  (Prices Shown) $ 0
French Balcony $ 6,000
Suite $ 16,700
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

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Suite $ 16,700
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