Food & Wine Trails welcomes The Donum Estate to our wine cruising family. Known for their award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Donum’s approach to wine-making is simply to work proactively with nature, not against it, so it was no surprise when they chose the pristine French wine region of Burgundy & Provence as their inaugural wine cruise.
Join Donum Estate winemaker, Dan Fishman for 8-days of exploration along the Rhône and Sôane rivers through medieval treasures, historic vineyards and the extraordinary French countryside while enjoying the regions incomparable wine and cuisine as well as hand-selected Donum Estate vintages during onboard events. With their wines consistently rated 90+ from top wine publications and critics such as their 2016 Russian River Reserve Pinto Noir that garnered a 95 pt. rating from Wine Spectator, you’re in for a tasty treat!
From the epicenter of gastromony of Lyon to the the walled city of Avignon you will experience tradition that is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the surrounding hills.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon to Avignon
Winemaker, Donum Estate
Donum Estate 2021
Destination: Rhône River
To & From: Lyon to Avignon, France
Dates: June 13 – 20, 2021
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine
Transfer from Lyon airport to ship (approx. 30 min.)
F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Dinner featuring Donum Estate Wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes (AM) OR Macon walking discovery tour (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Maconnais Meets Beaujolias
Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Lyon capital of Gastronomy tour (AM) OR “Do As the Locals Do” Lyon silk weavers (AM) AND “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour (PM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Casual Wine Hour featuring Donum Estate Wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage Twin Villages stroll with wine tasting (AM) OR “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Wine Tasting
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive Intimate Viviers “Village Day” (AM)
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Avignon walking discover tour with Palace of the Popes (AM) OR Pont du Gard Roman Aquaduct visit (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Chateauneuf-du-Pape & The Southern Rhône
Captains Farewell Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Arles walking discovery tour (AM) AND Tarascon Walking discovery tour (PM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine-Paired Dinner
Transfer from ship in Avignon to Marseilles airport (1 hr 30 min)
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, 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.
Van Gogh Lounge
The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2019 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.
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.
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: $925 per person is due at time of booking
FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: February 3, 2021
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.