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A Portrait of Majestic France (2024)

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 2-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method
  • Tour Code BM-24005
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Bordeaux, France
  • Ends Paris, France
TOUR OVERVIEW
You will set out in Bordeaux and end in Paris. With the cruise tour "A Portrait Of Majestic France (2024)" you will be sailing through La Roche-Guyon, Versailles, Caudebec-en-Caux and 10 other destinations in France. The trip "A Portrait Of Majestic France (2024)" takes 15 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the ship and other things, per the package includes section.

This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of lovely French landscapes. Travel from beautiful Bordeaux and delight in the countryside of southwest France. Explore Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey through a land of noble wines, tasting the flavors of the regions as you go.

Sail the Seine to marvel at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, tour the former smugglers’ harbor in Honfleur and follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny. And, of course, your majestic France experience ends with an exploration of the romance and magnificence of Paris.

Enjoy the best France has to offer with Uniworld’s plethora of private excursions (including a private wine tasting of famous Médoc wines) as you visit charming locales and sample myriad culinary delights.

A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of Brilliant Bordeaux and Paris & Normandy.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bordeaux (Embark)
  • Day 2: Cadillac
  • Day 3: Cussac Fort Médoc
  • Day 4: Blaye, Bourg sur Gironde
  • Day 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion)
  • Day 6: Libourne, Bordeaux
  • Day 7: Bordeaux
  • Day 8: Bordeaux (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)
  • Day 9: La Roche-Guyon, Vernon, Giverny
  • Day 10: Rouen
  • Day 11: Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
  • Day 12: Rouen (Normandy Beaches)
  • Day 13: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)
  • Day 14: Paris
  • Day 15: Paris (Disembark)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the breathtaking S.S. Bon Voyage
  • 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
Meals
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 2 Captain's Welcome and 2 Captain's Farewell Receptions
  • 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Transport
  • Cruise Ship
Excursions
  • 12 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
Experiences
  • 1 country: France
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection Program on select departures
  • TGV train between Bordeaux and Paris
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bordeaux and from Paris are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this A Portrait of Majestic France (2024) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this A Portrait of Majestic France (2024) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 121 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 120 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 April 2023, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 120 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

A Portrait of Majestic France (2024) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this A Portrait of Majestic France (2024) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This trip requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 atleast 14 days before embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated will be required to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • Which month is ideal to travel to France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How long do you need to stay in France?

    The variety of things to do in France, from city sightseeing to riviera stays and vineyard visits, means that we recommend a vacation lasting at least ten days. This is a good amount of time to crisscross the country and tick off highlights without having to dash from place to place. However, if you can only spend one week in France, it is better to limit your trip to a region such as Normandy in the north or Alsace on the western bank of the River Rhine. If you have more questions, read our travel guide on how many days to spend in France.

  • Do people in France speak English?

    There is a stereotypical view of the French as people who refuse to speak English. However, most people in towns and cities – and particularly the younger generation – speak good levels of English. Despite this, it is always better to start your conversation with a few words in French and allow the other person to switch to English after hearing your accent. A phrasebook of the French language is therefore a useful addition to your packing list, and using it will massively enhance your understanding of the country and its culture.

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