Join one of the industry’s most respected wineries, Robert Biale Vineyards, along the Rhône and Saône rivers through picturesque Provence and southern France. Enjoy the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine, along with impeccable Biale vintages served at every dinner onboard S.S. Catherine. Discovering the many treasures of France—stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh and visit the majestic Palace of the Popes. From Lyon’s lively riverbanks to the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon, you will explore peaceful rolling hills, narrow alleyways, open-air markets, and rustic villages—where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Your home-away-from-home for eight days is aboard Uniworld’s opulent S.S. Catherine, where you will enjoy an all-inclusive experience including: paid gratuities, beverages, wines and beers, internet and Wi-Fi access, superb shore excursions and gourmet meals. As guests of Robert Biale Vineyards, exclusive wine-themed onboard events featuring hand-selected wines from the Biale cellar.
You’ll want to get your reservations in early for this one, as Biale Vineyards wine cruises sell out quickly.
For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon to Avignon
Founding Partner Robert Biale Vineyards
Robert Biale Vineyards 2022
Destination: Rhône River To & From: Lyon to Avignon Dates: May 15-22, 2022 Length: 7-nights/8-Days Ship: S.S. Catherine
F&WT Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Program: A Journey Through Burgundy’s Côte d’Or
F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception & Dinner featuring Biale Wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes, Beaune, Hospices de Beaune or Macon walking discovery Tour
Uniworld’s Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Choice of Guided “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bicycle tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon walking tour or Exclusive silk weavers walking tour
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Choice of exclusive Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting
F&WT Onboard Event: Cocktail Party featuring Biale Wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Intimate Viviers “Village Day”
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Choice of Avignon walking discover tour (AM) with Palace of the Popes OR walking discovery tour with Pont du Gard (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the Southern Rhône
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Mediterranean Arles walking discovery tour (AM) and Tarascon walking discovery tour (PM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Paired Dinner featuring Biale Wines
Uniworld’s Captain’s Farewell Reception
F&WT Onboard Event: Biale Farewell Toast
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom or single occupancy as stated above, and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, estimated $200 port taxes (subject to change), unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional pre-cruise program and shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.
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ITINERARY: The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2020 itinerary – please note it is likely this will change and be updated a few months prior to departure. Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.
REGISTRATION FORM To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.
For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.
PAYMENT METHODS If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.
TRAVEL INSURANCE F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.