Hearst Ranch Winery
The Legacy of Quality™ en route to Burgundy & Provence in 2019
An exquisite journey for wine connoisseurs, gastronomes, art lovers and history buffs!
Join Debi and Jim Saunders aboard the luxurious S.S. Catherine, a Uniworld Boutique River Ship
7 Night / 8 Day – June 23-30th 2019
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Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.
Lyon is France’s culinary capital and home to Chef Paul Bocuse, considered an ambassador of modern French cuisine. Experience some of the Bocuse magic at l’Institut Paul Bocuse. Go in search of the “black diamond” at a truffle farm, where you’ll walk through the truffière with the owners and their trusted dog, learning how they cultivate the “black diamond.” Celebrate the tradition of winemaking at an induction ceremony by Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage Winemakers Brotherhoods. Wine, truffles and a taste of history are only a few of the highlights of your culinary journey.
A true All Inclusive 8 Day River Cruise
• 7 nights in a finely appointed riverview stateroom
• All meals on board, each a culinary feast
• Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits
• 6 days of excursions, including winery tours and tastings
• All gratuities on board and onshore