freephone9am - 10pm

0808 202 6105

Uniworld River Cruises logo

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

1st May 2022 FOR 21 NIGHTS | S.S. Bon Voyage

Freephone9am - 10pm

0808 202 6105
river cruise
Loading ...

This fly cruise holiday is financially protected by UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISES under ATOL 10975

Freephone9am - 10pm

0808 202 6105

Concierge expertise

First-class service

Check you are ready to travel

Please check that you can meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise

1) All guests need to be in possession of a valid UK passport. This is also the case on any British Isles cruises. Please click here to check your passport will still be valid on your dates of travel.

2) Please check your travel insurance meets any criteria as specified by your cruise line. You can check your cruise line requirements here. For a travel insurance quote click here. Proof of travel insurance may be required on boarding.

3) Please check the vaccination and testing requirements from the FCDO, your cruise line and any destination countries here

WHY WE RECOMMEND Europe CRUISES

On a European cruise, you could discover the Gallic charm of the Channel Islands, experience Ireland's ancient sights and welcoming towns, or see the misty highlands and rich clan heritage along Scotland's rugged coast. Cross the North Sea to Iceland on your cruise and you'll find one of the world’s most unique and secluded landscapes – a land of volcanoes, thermal springs, geysers and boiling lakes.

See all European Luxury Cruise Deals


Alternatively, you could tour beautiful cities and rolling countryside on cruises to France, Belgium and Holland, or see Portugal's striking city ports and Spain's milder northern coast. Further afield you could visit the beautiful Canary Islands too, where clear seas wash against bright white beaches – the perfect place to relax in style on a luxury trip ashore.

Europe is one of the world's most popular continents for cruise holidays and is home to an incredible collection of iconic cities, each brimming with a fascinating heritage, vibrant cultures and plenty of intriguing sightseeing opportunities. Every destination on a European cruise itinerary will boast a long and interesting past, with plenty of cultural experiences and ancient landmarks on offer to showcase this rich history.

On a luxury European voyage, travellers will have the opportunity to head ashore and explore on their own, or enjoy one of many exciting shore excursions offered by their cruise line, providing the perfect chance to delve into the sights and sounds of each destination they visit and discover even more in port.

Take a look at the fantastic range of luxury European itineraries available to book now at SixStarCruises™, with the world's finest luxury cruise lines. Once you've found your ideal voyage, call our expert Cruise Concierge team to secure your place on-board and start looking forward to an unforgettable escape across this diverse and captivating continent.

what's included on-board?

Loading...

itinerary

1

Bordeaux

Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.

01 May 2022

2

Blaye

Blaye is a commune and subprefecture in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. For centuries, Blaye was a particularly convenient crossing point for those who came from the north and went to Bordeaux or further south, to Spain and Portugal.

02 May 2022

3

Pauillac

03 May 2022

4

Cadillac

Cadillac is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

04 May 2022

5
6

Libourne

05 May 2022 - 06 May 2022

7
8

Bordeaux

Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.

07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022

9

Vernon

La Roche-Guyon is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located in the Vexin regional nature park. The commune grew around the Château de La Roche-Guyon, upon which historically it depended for its existence. The commune's population in 2015 was 464.

09 May 2022

10

Rouen

Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, is a port city on the river Seine. Important in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches, such as Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen, and a cobblestoned pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Impressionist Claude Monet.

10 May 2022

11

Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Rives-en-Seine.

11 May 2022

12

Rouen

Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, is a port city on the river Seine. Important in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches, such as Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen, and a cobblestoned pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Impressionist Claude Monet.

12 May 2022

13

Mantes-la-Jolie

Mantes-la-Jolie is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region of north-central France. It is located to the west of Paris, 48.4 km from the centre of the capital. Mantes-la-Jolie is a subprefecture; in 2016, it had a population of 44,231.

13 May 2022

14

Paris

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

14 May 2022

15

Lyon

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

15 May 2022

16

Mâcon

Beaune is a walled town at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Surrounded by the Côte d'Or vineyards, the cobbled town is renowned for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu (Hospices de Beaune). Recognized by its colorful, geometric-patterned tile roof, this 15th-century former hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum, showcasing works like "The Last Judgement" altarpiece by Van der Weyden.

16 May 2022

17

Lyon

Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its center reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

17 May 2022

18

Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tournon-sur-Rhône is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.

18 May 2022

19

Viviers

Viviers is a commune in the department of Ardèche in southern France. The administrative and religious capital of Vivarais, the town of Viviers, on the right bank of the Rhône, in southern Ardèche, retains an important heritage from its rich past, including many listed monuments.

19 May 2022

20

Avignon

Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts.

20 May 2022

21

Tarascon

Tarascon, sometimes referred to as Tarascon-sur-Rhône, is a commune situated at the extreme west of the Bouches-du-Rhône department of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Inhabitants are referred to as Tarasconnais or Tarasconnaises.

21 May 2022

22

Avignon

Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts.

22 May 2022

(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).

ACCOMMODATION

Alternative sailing dates

Flexible with departure dates? Alternative sailing dates for this itinerary are available in the list below

undefined logo

8th Oct 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329888

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

CALL

undefined logo

24th Sep 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329732

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

27th Aug 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329810

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

13th Aug 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329947

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

30th Jul 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329838

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

16th Jul 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329830

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

2nd Jul 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329720

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

18th Jun 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329715

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

4th Jun 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329921

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

undefined logo

21st May 2023

- 21 Nights

S.S. Bon Voyage

Ultimate France - Bordeaux to Avignon

ID: 329945

Bordeaux, Blaye, Pauillac, Bourg Sur Gironde, Cussac Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Libourne, Saint-Émilion, Paris, Vernon, Giverny, La Roche-Guyon, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Mantes La Jolie, Lyon, Macon, Beaune, Tournon, Tain L’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Tarascon

most popular sailings

read advice from our cruise experts

Our Award-Winning Service

explore

  • about us
  • contact us
  • news
  • advice
  • privacy policy
  • terms of use
  • how to pay
  • careers

sign up for exclusive offers

© 2022 SixStarCruises

follow us

This website will provide you with information on the financial protection that applies in the case of each holiday and travel service offered before you make your booking. At the time of booking, our Cruise Concierge will also confirm the financial protection applicable to your specific holiday. Please ask us for further information should you require it. The flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. The cruise-only holidays on this website are financially protected by ABTA. Please see our booking terms and conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, click here. SixStarCruises acts as a retail agent to you and also as a disclosed agent of the holiday provider (the Organiser of the holiday).