US$99 – US$129

American Wine Society 2019 Wine Cruise Custom Shore Excursions

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Cave de Tain Excursion, 8 April 2019:

Depart the ship in Tournon at 09:00 with your host Paul Wagner for your 30-minute guided walk through Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage where you will learn about the region’s history and pass by several world class vineyards. Upon your arrival at Cave de Tain Winery, located at the foot of the Hermitage vineyard, you will be led on a guided tour of the winery production and cellar facilities. Cave de Tain is recognized today as a jewel in the crown of the northern Rhone valley for its prestigious cru de wines. Learn how the Hermitage AOC, at only 345 acres of vines, produces some of the most sought-after wines in the Rhône Valley. The Hermitage AOC produces mostly red wine from the Syrah grape; however, small quantities of white wine are also produced from Roussane and Marsanne grapes. Following your tour, you will be treated to a private tasting of five exceptional vintages of Hermitage wines along with a selection of delicious local charcuterie. Following your tour and tasting, you are free to enjoy the 20-minute stroll back to the ship at your leisure, enjoying the towns of Tain l’Hermitage and Tournon along the way. Cost: $99 USD per person. (Note: times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.)

Bonpas Excursion, 9 April 2019:

Depart the ship in Avignon at 09:00 with your host Tim Gaiser for your 30-minute guided coach ride to the Bonpas Charterhouse. There you will be escorted on a private tour of the Charterhouse grounds and will learn how it has been shaped by several centuries of history. Overlooking the winding course of the Durance River, the Bonpas Charterhouse has been keeping watch over the famous river for more than 700 years from the top of its ramparts. It has belonged successively to the Bridgebuilding Brotherhood, then to the Kniths of Saint John of Jerusalem and finally from 1318, to the Carthusians by decision of Pope John XXII. Following your tour, you will be escorted to the wine cellars where you will enjoy a private tasting of Rhône Valley wines. You will rejoin your coach at noon and will return to the ship at 12:30 pm in time for lunch. Cost: $129 USD per person. (Note: times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.)


What's the refund policy?

Excursion and seminar costs are per person, USD, and subject to availability. Excursions must have a minimum of 20 participants to operate. Full payment is due at time of booking. Once full payment is received, the excursions are non-refundable. Approximately two weeks prior to sailing, we will confirm that the excursions are operating; in the event we cancel the excursions all payments will be refunded. By booking an excursion, you agree to the special terms and conditions for wine cruises. Travel insurance is recommended. Specific sightseeing venues, wines, and wineries, are subject to change without notice. Every effort will be made to provide suitable substitutions. In the event of heavy highway traffic, the overall length of the excursions may be extended. The excursions are not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Other restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions contact Expedia CruiseShipCenters, North Bay.

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