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2015 Rhône River Wine Cruise
August 2 - 9, 2015
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise's
Based on the great success of last year’s, first-ever Tablas Creek wine cruise, we’ve decided in 2015 to do a river cruise through France’s Rhone Valley, our winery’s ancestral home. This will be a seven-night cruise from Avignon to Lyon, hosted by Tablas Creek’s founders Robert and Barbara Haas, and our personable winemaker Neil Collins.
During the voyage, you will visit charming villages, dynamic cities and cruise past five of France’s most storied appellations: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and Burgundy.
Our home-away-from-home for the trip will be Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ new ship, the SS Catherine. We selected Uniworld for their reputation for excellent dining and luxury accommodations. They are the only river cruise company named by the Zagat Survey as among the "best dining" in the cruise industry, and has been voted the “#1 River Cruise Line in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, in addition to being named to Condé Nast’s prestigious Gold List and Platinum Circle.
The Catherine is the largest and most deluxe ship on the river, only carrying 159 passengers. Her cabins are larger than other river ships and she features multiple restaurants, a swimming pool, a small gym, bicycles and walking sticks for exploring the nearby towns, complimentary daily shore tours and complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner.
Uniworld is an all-inclusive experience, and we have decided to upgrade the wine package to include wines from Tablas Creek, Beaucastel and the Perrin family with dinner every night. Once again your trip will include a private group excursion to our sister winery Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Neil and members of the Perrin Family will welcome you and take the group on a tour of the vineyards and cellar before serving a wine-paired lunch in the estate gardens, prepared by their Michelin-starred chef Laurent Deconick.
Our travel partner, Food & Wine Trails will offer guests of Tablas Creek a 3-night pre-cruise Paris package with a day in the wine region of Champagne and an optional day tour in the famed Hermitage region that includes a tour, tasting and lunch at a premier winery.
We have reserved the entire ship for our group at a special rate, but only until August 1, 2014, when prices will go up and we will have to share the ship.
To join us in the Rhone Valley for a truly memorable experience, speak to one of Food & Wine Trails travel consultants.
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