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Beaune & Rhone River Wine Cruise

Enjoy a spring wine tour through the colours of Provence in the company of Howard Soon, one of Canada’s most experienced and enthusiastic winemakers. Kick off the wine experience with a two night stay in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, to visit some of Howard’s favourite vintners and enjoy exceptional dining. Then board the 144-passenger AmaCello for a seven night cruise to savour the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône vintages. Meals on board are sure to be a highlight – the AmaCello was inducted into the renowned “La Chaine des Rôtisseurs” culinary society – and you’ll also have the chance to search for truflles and taste olive oil. Take in a bike tour of old Lyon, a walking tour of the Van Gogh sites in Arles, and a hike through the vineyards of Tain-L’Hermitage.

Are you a past Ama Waterways guest? Above rates are combinable with standard past guest discounts and benefits.

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France | 10 days
alumni UBC Travel Club

Dates:
Mar 31 - Apr 09, 2020
Cost:
From approx. C$5650 - C$8695 (based on cabin type)
Group Size:
14 - 20 participants

Includes:
Two nights in Beaune pre-cruise with wine tasting, plus the seven-night cruise onboard the AmaCello with an exclusive wine program, complimentary daily shore excursions, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, and much more!

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Beaune
Day 2: Beaune, the heart of the Côte d'Or; a town devoted to making and tasting wine
Day 3: Follow the wine route south through the Côte de Beaune, embark our ship in Lyon
Day 4: Discover dynamic Lyon, starting in Fourvière Hill
Day 5: Travel to the Beaujolais wine region, known as the Pays d’Or
Day 6: Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans in Vienne
Day 7: Choice of 3 excursions in Tournon
Day 8: Choice of 3 excursions in Avignon, aptly named the “City of Popes"
Day 9: Arles' art scene
Day 10: Disembark in Arles
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Ship Information

This spectacular 144-passenger AmaCello features spacious staterooms, most with French Balconies, whirlpool, WiFi access and more. The glorious Sun Deck offers recliners from which to drink up the extraordinary scenery. Amenities include climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe. A gym, sauna and massage room are also available for your enjoyment on board this incredible river ship.

Your Tour Leader

UBC alumnus Howard Soon is the longest serving winemaker in Canada, creating 37 consecutive vintages and winning countless awards for his winemaking. As the head winemaker at Sandhill from 1997 to 2017, his collaborative relationships with growers and non-interventionist approach have consistently led to award-winning, single vineyard wines. Howard is now the master winemaker at the Similkameen Valley-based Vanessa Vineyards.

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You can request a detailed itinerary for this tour or call 1.800.387.1483 or email us with any questions or to reserve your booking!
alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions

France | 10 days
alumni UBC Travel Club

Dates:
Mar 31 - Apr 09, 2020
Cost:
From approx. C$5650 - C$8695 (based on cabin type)
Group Size:
14 - 20 participants

Includes:
Two nights in Beaune pre-cruise with wine tasting, plus the seven-night cruise onboard the AmaCello with an exclusive wine program, complimentary daily shore excursions, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, and much more!

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Howard is a down-to-earth & very knowledgeable man." Patricia, 2018 travlr

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