Journey from glittering Paris to the Norman countryside and on to the lush vineyards of Bordeaux. From the beaches of Normandy to amazing cities like Paris and Bordeaux, and so many places in between, this voyage gives you the best France has to offer. Cruise four noble rivers, the Seine, Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne, on this grand journey that explores both large cities and charming local towns as you sample the good life—full of world-class art, vibrant culture, and culinary wonders. The perfect itinerary for lovers of life’s finer things.
This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture, and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of picturesque French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris, and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny and Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. Board a high-speed train to Bordeaux, and explore a land of noble wines as you glide along the Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne rivers tasting the flavors of the regions—truffles, oysters, and famous wines. You’ll even be treated to an onboard dinner—along with a signed menu—inspired by the world-famous, award-winning owner of the two-Michelin-star-rated Hostellerie de Plaisance in St. Émilion, French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest, whose cooking is pure culinary poetry.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Gourmets, oenophiles, and lovers of the many fine things in life.
A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of:
Paris & Normandy
Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Wine tasting at Château d’Arsac and a Saint-Émilion wine estate
Epicurean dinner menu set by award-winning French Master Chef Philippe Etchebest
Cannelé-making demonstration and tasting
Arcahon oyster tasting onboard
SPECIAL EXCURSIONS: In 2014, join Uniworld as we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day with exclusive excursions available in Normandy during this itinerary.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
Information is subject to change.
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