Thumbprint Cellars French River Cruise

thumbprint cellars cruise

Sonoma winery owners are hosting a food and wine excursion sure to please. The Touring & Tasting Luxury River Wine Cruise to Burgundy and Provence is an all-inclusive 8-day vacation April 6 -13, 2014.  Visit the Thumbprint Cellars tour page for details on booking this group tour.

Indulge in France’s wine country aboard the S.S. Catherine. Ports of call while sailing on the French Rhône and Saône rivers include Viviers, Tournon, Tain-l’Hermitage, Chalon-sur-Saône, and Lyon.

The S.S. Catherine is one of the largest river cruise ships in the industry at 443 ft. long, with a capacity for 159 guests. Travelers can enjoy three full decks with elegantly appointed suites, staterooms, and public areas, such as the elegant Van Gogh Lounge, the whimsical Bar du Leopard, the beautiful mosaic-tiled, heated swimming pool and spa area, and the enchanting al fresco bistro.

All-Inclusive
• All meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest local ingredients: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
• Unlimited beverages onboard**, including a selection of fine wine
• All gratuities for onboard and onshore services
• Shore excursions with local experts as your guide
• Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
• All scheduled arrival and departure day transfers
• Complimentary fitness center and exercise classes
• Complimentary culinary experiences

Exclusively for You
• Welcome aboard wine reception with hot/cold canapés
• Wine pairing lunch in dining room
• Private wine tasting seminar with your hosts: thumbprint cellars

Explore and Experience
• 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
• 14 excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
• “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
• Complimentary state-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
• Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
• Captivating onboard local entertainment
• Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny”
• Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ including: Crepes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting
• Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage

Bon voyage! Info courtesy Thumbprint Cellars proprietors Erica and Scott Lindstrom-Dake

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