O'Brien Estate
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise


Overview



2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
"Brilliant Bordeaux
"

WAITLIST ONLY!

September 8 - 15, 2019 | 7-nights
Round-trip Bordeaux, France

Uniworld's Boutique River Cruises'
Newly upgraded S.S. Bon Voyage

Fares starting at $3,344 per person

Early Booking Bonus:
Guests already booked receive $100 per person shipboard credit! 

 


(800) 367-5348  |  info@foodandwinetrails.com


Food & Wine Trails is excited to bring you the opportunity to cruise the Dordogne and Garonne rivers with O'Brien Estate and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. 

This 7-night cruise through the Southwest of France is hosted by winery owners, Barb and Bart O'Brien.  Together you will explore France's breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures across the region of Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne and more.  Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks and magnificent vineyards where you'll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences.  

Just in time for the fabulous adventure, Uniworld's ship River Royal will be upgraded and transformed to a Super Ship, as the new S.S. Bon Voyage!  A fantastically French floating boutique hotel, she will emerge from design renovations and extensive upgrades with a dazzling new look and we can't wait to share the details as they are announced.
 
And because you’re traveling with O'Brien Estate, you also will taste their impeccable wines at select dinners on the ship, plus enjoy a seminar and private tasting with Barb & Bart. Great wine, food, and scenery is the hallmark of any O'Brien Estate hosted trip, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some past O'Brien cruise guests said about their 2017 wine cruise:

 
"Bart and Barb were fabulous hosts and the wine was wonderful!"

"The experience was World Class.  The entire trip and everything involved was planned well and provided such a wonderful time"

"Bart and Barb were excellent hosts.  Enjoyed meeting the other wine club members and sharing the experience with them"


 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by O'Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O'Brien
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Brien Estate 
  • Onboard events including O'Brien welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, dinner with the winemaker and farewell toast
  • Exclusive optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed Bordeaux shore excursion  
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise aboard Uniworld's newly upgraded S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell reception and dinner 
  • Visit to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Médoc wine tasting
  • Guided World War II Bunker Archaeology tour
  • Wine-paired lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve
  • "Village Day" with farmers' market in Libourne
  • Free time to explore La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux wine and cultural museum

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Government taxes
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program 
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Bart and Barb were fabulous hosts and the wine was wonderful!

M. Gaffney (Los Altos, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS




96 pts.
2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
Unrestrained Reserve

94 pts.
2012 Chardonnay Reserve