Join Vintners, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell Wayne O’Connell, as you follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey, while enjoying the incomparable wines, cuisine, art and history of southern France. The same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you as you cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers. Discover its many treasures – from Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market (Lyon is the home to Chef Paul Bocuse, considered an ambassador of modern French cuisine)…to the vineyards and wines of Burgundy, l’Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-pape…to Van Gogh’s Arles…to the medieval treasures of UNESCO-designated Avignon. All ending with a burst of fireworks (weather permitting) on Bastille day. AMAZING!
Begin your holiday with Food & Wine Trail’s 3-night pre-cruise Burgundy program, then step aboard Uniworld’s SS Catherine for a journey through Burgundy and discover this quaint and peaceful region of rolling hills, narrow alleyways and rustic villages. Where the countryside is sprinkled with medieval chateaux and ancient monasteries are reachable by foot or bicycle. Along with exploring four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’ll have the pleasure of tasting the incomparable O’Connell Family wines during exclusive-to-the-group dinners, seminar and tastings.
For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon to Avignon, France
Vintners, O'Connell Family Wines
Destination: Rhône River
Dates: July 7 – July 14, 2019
Length: 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 Dinner featuring O’Connell Family wines – 7:00 Cezanne Restaurant
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes, Beaune, Hospices de Beaune OR Macon Walking discovery tour
Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Maconnais Meets Beaujolais
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon walking tour OR Silk Weavers Walking tour OR “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bicycle tour
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, 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 O’Connell Family Wines 5:00 – 6:00 PM Van Gogh Lounge
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day”
F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Wine Tasting 3:00 – 5:00 PM Cezanne Restaurant
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes OR Avignon walking discovery tour with Pont du Gard
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Parker’s Passion for Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Arles walking discovery tour OR Tarascon walking discovery tour
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Pairing Dinner 7:00 PM Cezanne Restaurant
F&WT Optional 1-Night Post-Cruise Hotel Night in Avignon on Bastille Day
Download Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Registration Form
Download Optional Shore Tours Registration Form
Download O’Connell Pre-Cruise & Shore Tour Details
Download Optional Post-Cruise Registration Form
Suite category pricing available upon request and subject to availability
Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, port taxes, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, upgraded 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, optional pre-or post-cruise programs, 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. Single/Triple prices available upon request.
Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
The stunning sophisticated S.S. Catherine is part of Uniworld’s award-winning collection of boutique river cruise ships, a vessel fittingly named in honor of the beautiful and legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve. Designed with the unique signature touches for which Uniworld is known, this ultra-luxurious Super Ship marks the debut of an entirely new category of river cruising.
The magnificent 443-ft, 159-passenger S.S. Catherine is meticulously engineered and lavishly decorated with exquisitely crafted furnishing, hand-selected antiques, original paintings, and an indoor swimming pool with an intricate mosaic tile backsplash. She also showcases an extensive art collection and many other opulent touches, including a hand blown Murano glass chandelier and life-size glass horse that were specially commissioned for the ship.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Deposit: Per person is due at time of booking for all stateroom categories. Deposit amount varies by stateroom category, see page 1 of the Registration form for details.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: February 27, 2019
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.
F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.