Ultimate France
26 Apr - 17 May
21 Nights
18 Ports
Uniworld River Cruises

Ultimate France

26 April - 17 May 2020
From £12,599 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

26-27 April

Setting sail from Avignon

The former papal stronghold of Avignon cuts a dramatic figure, perched above the Rhône and ensconced behind towering walls. The Palais des Papes was home to a succession of 14th century pontiffs, and still looms large over Avignon's atmospheric old town. The cobbled streets that surround the palace are a joy to explore, and you'll also find the ruins of the bridge that gave rise to the famous song. Avignon is more than just an open air museum though, and there is a real buzz about the place during July's popular theatre festival, when the city's hotels are full to bursting.

Our tip

Try a papaline d’Avignon – two coats of chocolate enclosing l’Origan du Comtat, a honey and herb-based liqueur. It looks like a neon-pink thistle but is more delicious!

28 April

France: Tarascon

29 April

France: Viviers

30 April

France: Tournon

Tournon sur Rhone, France

1 May

France: Lyon

2 May

France: Mâcon

3 May

France: Lyon

4 May

France: Vernon

5 May

France: Rouen

6 May

France: Caudebec

7 May

France: Rouen

8 May

France: Mantes la Jolie

9-10 May

France: Paris

11 May

France: Blaye

12 May

France: Pauillac

13 May

France: Cadillac

14-15 May

France: Libourne

16-17 May

Arriving in Bordeaux

Bordeaux sits at the centre of the world's most famous wine region, and is home to a beguiling blend of beautiful buildings, sophisticated gastronomy and high culture. What's more, the city has been transformed over the last few years: the grandiose 18th century facades have been scrubbed clean, a shiny new public transport system has been installed, and a wonderful new promenade has been created alongside the river Garonne. We think Bordeaux is a marvellous place to spend some time, whether it's a day sampling wines, an evening at the opera or a night on the tiles.

Don't miss

You have to see the Water Mirror, which you will find by the Place de la Bourse. Who would have thought that two centimetres of water on a huge granite slab could create such an amazing effect?

The Ship

Your home from home

Uniworld - S.S. Catherine
Uniworld - S.S. Catherine - Van Gogh Lounge
Uniworld - S.S. Catherine - Suite

Uniquely designed and decorated, with an exceptional attention to detail, S.S. Catherine has been crafted to reflect the specific area in which she operates.

What we love

Introduced in 2014, the S.S. Catherine was the second of Uniworld's 'Super Ships' to join the fleet. Individually decorated suites with cleverly designed French balconies open the rooms to the outside, and the outrageously over the top décor of the public spaces combines brilliantly with modern touches like the indoor heated pool at the back of the ship.

Capacity 159 Guests
Crew 57 European Staff
Style Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea, specialist coffees and soft drinks
  • WiFi on board
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • All gratuities
More about S.S. Catherine

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel La Mirande, Avignon

Our favourite hotel in Avignon

La Mirande – intimate, great location and classically French style.

Glanum Roman ruins

Around Avignon

If you are interested in Roman antiquities, visit the archaeological site of Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Yndo Hotel, Bordeaux

Where to stay in Bordeaux

At the heart of the historic centre, the quirky Yndo Hotel is a great choice.

Dune du Pyla, Arcachon

Take a day trip from Bordeaux

The nearby coastal town of Arcachon is renowned for its oysters, and is home to the towering Dune du Pyla, Europe’s largest sand dune.

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Ultimate France

26 April - 17 May 2020
From £12,599 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

Ship

S.S. Catherine of Uniworld River Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP