In the fall of next year a group from Pearmund Cellars will sail from Arles, France to Lyon, October 25-November 1st 2018, aboard the deluxe river ship M/S AmaCello.
Chris Pearmund will escort the group aboard this extraordinary cruise up the Rhone River Valley. This is a great experience and getaway; ideal for those of you enjoy history, fine wines and marvelous French cuisine. The colorful Provence countryside is featured in so many masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh. The wines of the Rhone Valley are world renowned. Further north are the lovely cities of Tournon and Lyon, the latter like a laid-back Paris. Lyon is recognized as the gastronomic center of France, a high accolade indeed in a country which prides itself on delivering the world’s finest dining.
Winemaking in France started under the Romans, who built the first substantial cities and infrastructure here, which can be seen nearly everywhere. The Romans used the Rhone as a nautical highway to conquer ancient Gaul, their name for France. The southern Rhone Valley produces the great Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape blends and fine light red wines from Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan varietals. The Northern Rhone’s Syrah vintages are the stuff of legend, along with world class white wine production of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne grapes.
Two optional 3 night stays are offered before and after the cruise
3 night pre-cruise tour in Barcelona
3 night post-cruise tour in Paris
Provence in the fall is cool and uncrowded. Airfares are low. All meals, wine and sightseeing tours are included aboard AmaCello. Our special discount of $250 per person ($500 per cabin) expires September 30th. Don’t wait as demand is already heavy for next year. A $500 p/p deposit will hold your cabin. Cruise-only portion price ranges from $3,149-$5,548 (airfare not included).
With any questions please contact Georgia Shoemaker at email: Georgia@Expanding-Horizons.com or call 1-714-988-6408 NOTE: Special events are included. You must book through our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA to be part of the Pearmund Cellars Rhone Group.