|Date:||Sun, Jul 21, 2019 - Sun, Jul 28, 2019|
|Venue:||Lyon to Avignon, France|
|Phone:||707-942-2100 ext. 107|
Join Barry and Jennifer Waitte for a seven-day cruise along the Rhône River aboard the SS Catherine. The adventure starts in Lyon, considered France's culinary capital and home to many restaurants specializing in modern French cuisine. As you glide through southern France along the Rhône, you'll discover vineyard-covered plains, medieval sites, picturesque villages and some of the finest wines anywhere. Ports include Macon, Tournon, Chateauneuf du Pape and Avignon. Barry and Jennifer will be hosting a welcome reception, a Tamber Bey Vintner's Dinner, and several wine-centric day trips on shore.
Pre-Cruise Trip "A Journey Through Burgundy’s Côte d’Or" July 18-21
Thursday, July 18: Arrive in Dijon by train. Private transfer to Chateau Gilly. Barrel making workshop with a Kir aperitif (Crémant de Bourgogne + Aligoté wine, named after the mayor of Dijon). Dinner in the 13th century monk’s cellar at Chateau Gilly.
Friday, July 19: Vineyard visit to Romanée Conti, Domaine Rene LeClerc. Lunch at La Rotisserie de Gevrey. Visit Domaine Magnien. Guided visit of Dijon.
Saturday, July 20: Truffle hunt in Vosne-Romané then wine tasting at Domaine Rion. Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. Lunch at La Toute Petite Auberge with truffles from the hunt. Visit Domaine Joseph Drouin. Dinner at Le Fleury.
Sunday, July 21: Burgundian breakfast in the vineyard with winemaker Alain Billard in Monthélie. Then depart for the ship.