Overview

Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Barry & Jennifer Waitte of Tamber Bey Vineyards
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Exclusive onboard group dinners, wine tastings and lecture
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private wine tour shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings
  • Uniworld’s All Inclusive Experience
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore excursions plus Connoisseur Collection tours
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Includes
  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions & Connoiseur Collection tours
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
NEW LOWER FARES:

FRENCH BALCONY Fares From:
WAS: $5,444  NOW: $4,844 per person


Tamber Bey Vineyards owners, Barry & Jennifer Waitte, are cruising France’s Rhône River and you are invited!

Back for their 2nd annual Food & Wine Trails cruise Barry & Jennifer are ready to take a group of like-minded wine lovers up one of France’s most beautiful rivers, the Rhône, on a 8-day river cruise. See picturesque villages up close as you slowly cruise by aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine. Selected by Travel + Leisure in 2018 as the #1 River Cruise line, Uniworld offers an all-inclusive experience that includes complimentary beverages and shore excursions.

Explore the region that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin, and will now inspire you.  Learn traditional French winemaking techniques, discover incomparable modern French cuisine and participate in a hunt for truffles – all is possible with Unworld’s shore tours.  While onboard ship, enjoy a selection of Tamber Bey’s award winning wines at a private seminar & tasting and also served during Tamber Bey hosted dinners.

Be sure to book early to reserve your stateroom and receive a $100 shipboard credit per person. For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.

Download Tamber Bey Vineyards Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld's Boutique River Cruises'

  • Ports of Call

    Lyon to Avignon, France

Experts

BARRY WAITTE

Founder, Tamber Bey Vineyards

Itinerary

Tamber Bey 2019

Destination: France
To & From: Lyon to Avignon, France
Dates: July 21 – 28, 2019
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine

July 21
2019
Lyon, France
Embark
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception & Dinner with Tamber Bey Hosts (Reserved Seating)

Transfer from the airport to ship
July 22
2019
Mâcon (Beaune), France
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes, Beaune, Hospices de Beaune OR Mâcon walking discovery tour.
Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

Uniworld Included Connoisseur Collection: Wine Pairing lunch at Burgundy Wine Estate (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Mâconnais Meets Beaujolais

July 23
2019
Lyon, France
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of Exclusive: “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon walking tour OR Silk weavers walking tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

July 24
2019
Tournon (Tain I'Hermitage)
Arrive 6:00 AM
Depart 3:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Exclusive Tournon and Tain-l-Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting OR Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting
Uniworld Included Connoisseur Collection: Château des Seigneures de Tournon Introduction to the wine brotherhoods (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Tasting & Lecture

July 24
2019
Viviers, France
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
July 25
2019
Viviers, France
Depart 1:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day” (AM). Truffle – Hunting Chateaneuf-de-Pape (AM)

Uniworld Included Connoisseur Collection: Valrhona Chocolate & Wine Pairing (PM)

July 25
2019
Avignon, France
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
July 26
2019
Avignon, France
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard. Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Parker’s Passion for Chateauneuf-du-Pape

July 27
2019
Avignon, France
Depart 5:30 AM
July 27
2019
Arles or Tarascon, France
Arrive 8:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Arles walking discovery tour or Tarascon walking discovery tour
Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception & Dinner

July 27
2019
Avignon, France
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
July 28
2019
Avignon, France
Disembark

Transfer from ship to Marseille International Airport

Per Person Pricing

CATEGORY DOUBLE OCCUPANCY  SINGLE
OCCUPANCY
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom $5,944  NOW: $5,344 $8,644 NOW: $8,044
French Balcony Stateroom $5,444  NOW: $4,844 $7,894 NOW: $7,294
Classic Riverview Stateroom $3,944 Waitlist Only $5,944 Waitlist Only

Suite category pricing available upon request and subject to availability

Prices:
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, 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. Single/Triple prices available upon request.

About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards


S.S. Catherine 

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The stunningly sophisticated S.S. Catherine is part of Unworld’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-foot, 159-passenger S.S. Catherine was many years in the making, meticulously engineered and lavishly decorated with exquisitely crafted furnishings, hand-selected antiques, original paintings, and an indoor swimming pool with an intricate mosaic tile backsplash. The S.S. Catherine 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.

Public Areas & Amenities
•Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar
•Bar du Leopard with full-service bar
•Cézanne Restaurant
•Gordes Terrace
•Matisse Terrace
•Heated swimming pool
•Fitness center
•Serenity River Spa
•Guest laundry
•Elevator
•24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
•Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites
All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a choice of pillows. Other amenities include built-in closets, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, bottled water, and a safe. Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmers, heated mirrors, and bathrobes and slippers.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including in-suite special butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, full breakfast menu, daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, free laundry and shoe shine service, bottle of wine upon arrival, Hermés bath products, one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment, and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard.

        

Ship’s lobby                                                  Bar du Leopard lounge

            

 Van Gogh lounge                                               Cézanne Restaurant

Super Ship Catherine

Inauguration: 2014 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 159 

Terms & 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 receptionist@foodandwinetrails.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.

    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.

    DEPOSIT
    Deposit: $875 per person is due at time of booking

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: March 13, 2019

    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.

    FAQs


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.

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