Pick up cooking tips from James Martin in Bordeaux this autumn

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Glorious chateaux, delicious wines, mesmerising scenery, a luxurious ship and the company of one of Britain’s best-loved chefs are all the ingredients you need for the perfect river cruise this autumn.

On Prima's exclusive foodie-themed holiday in October 2021, you'll get to know celebrity chef James Martin.

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The Bordeaux region is where it all began for James as a trainee in the Michelin-starred Hostellerie de Plaisance, Saint-Emilion. He’s been coming back to this beautiful part of France ever since and now we're inviting you to join him, along with TV wine expert Susy Atkins, in the breathtaking region.

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Prima's exclusive eight-day trip will give you the chance to try first-growth clarets, including tastings with wine expert Susy. You'll also join James at an oyster tasting, hear about his life in a talk, learn how to cook French classics and enjoy a dinner designed by James himself.

You’ll take in farmers’ markets, go on guided tours and do yoga at Blaye’s historic fortress – it's set to be as relaxing as a river cruise gets.

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The SS Bon Voyage will be your floating home for seven nights and is one of the newest and most luxurious ships operating in France. It has been uniquely designed to immerse guests in French culture, art and wine.

Why you'll want to join Prima in Bordeaux

Meet our special guests

James Martin is one of the nation’s favourite chefs, over the past 21 years, James has presented popular TV shows, including James Martin: Home Comforts, Saturday Kitchen and James Martin’s French Adventure.

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Susy Atkins regularly appears on Saturday Kitchen and is a wine writer, broadcaster and newspaper columnist. She is also winner of the Glenfiddich Food & Drink and Prix du Champagne Lanson awards.

Ultimate luxury

Experience the finest aspects of a floating five-star hotel, with Savoir beds, a plunge pool, a choice of restaurants and an on-board spa.

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Private events with James and Susy

Join James for exclusive events, including an oyster and wine tasting at Cussac-Fort-Médoc, a cooking demonstration and a gala dinner prepared by James and the Uniworld team. Susy will accompany you for wine tastings at Château Beau-Séjour Bécot and Château d’Abzac. She’ll also be on hand to answer questions on board.

Amazing excursions

You’ll tour the finest chateaux, including Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve, once owned by King Henry IV. When travelling with Uniworld, your daily choice of excursions are included as part of its premium all-inclusive service.

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Peace of mind

Uniworld is ABTA-bonded and your trip is ATOL-protected, so you can book this voyage with confidence as it’s 100% protected.

How to book

Prima has a departure for Bordeaux with James and Susy on 31st October 2021, from £2,249 per person. To book call 0808 239 2967 quoting reference Prima James Martin or get all the details here.

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