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Ultimate France
11 Oct - 1 Nov
21 Nights
18 Ports
Uniworld River Cruises

Ultimate France

11 October - 1 November 2020
From £10,099 pp

Duration

21 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

11-12 October

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.

Don't miss

The Palais des Papes is impressive but do visit early as it’s easy to get held up on the narrow staircases behind large groups.

13 October

France: Tarascon

14 October

France: Viviers

15 October

France: Tournon-sur-Rhône

16 October

France: Lyon

17 October

France: Mâcon

18 October

France: Lyon

19 October

France: Vernon

20 October

France: Rouen

21 October

France: Caudebec

22 October

France: Rouen

23 October

France: Mantes la Jolie

24-25 October

France: Paris

26 October

France: Blaye

27 October

France: Pauillac

28 October

France: Cadillac

29-30 October

France: Libourne

31 October - 1 November

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.

Our tip

Bordeaux is ringed by vineyards and châteaux, and a wine tasting tour is an absolute must. Saint-Emilion, Pauillac, Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol… You really are spoilt for choice!

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

11 October - 1 November 2020
From £10,099 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
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

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