Food & Wine Trails is pleased to offer a very unique opportunity to fulfill the oenophile and foodie in all of us, a 9-day culinary voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France with Ponant Yacht Cruises. This exceptional gastronomic and oenological cruise is in partnership with Ducasse Paris, Château Latour and Le Point, sailing April 11 – 19, 2020 aboard the intimate 264-guest L’Austral.
Your taste buds will be in overdrive as you cruise to the lands of rich flavors and discover all the know-how and excellence of Alain Ducasse‘s teams during prestigious gala dinners. From the port of Leixões, you will first visit Porto, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and renowned for its wine. Then chart a course for Bilbao, not far from the La Rioja winemaking region. Your yacht-like ship will then make its way up the Gironde estuary for a first stop in Pauillac, with several visits and wine tasting at some very beautiful wine estates in the Saint-Estephe, Margaux and Pauillac appellations. Spend two days in Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world, and have the opportunity to visit the Cité du Vin, the medieval village of Saint- Émilion, and other châteaux. Finally you will call at the Ile d’Aix before disembarking in Lorient.
Lisbon to Lorient
To & From: Lisbon to Lorient
Dates: April 11 – 19, 2020
Length: 9 Days
Ship: L’ Austral
In May 2011, L’Austral joined PONANT’s fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L’ Austral remains faithful to the PONANT philosophy – to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.
Fares shown are per person based on double occupancy, cruise-only and are subject to availability. Single occupancy rates available upon request. Rates include safety and port taxes, shipboard gratuities, all meals onboard, open bar (pouring wines, house champagne and alcohol except premium brands). Fares do not include airfare, transfers, optional land programs or excursions, visa expenses, luggage handling, premium beverages and all items of personal expenses.
As a member of Signature Travel Network, Food & Wine Trails provides a $500 shipboard credit per stateroom based on double occupancy. Offer is subject to change by Signature Travel Network.