With its conducive climate and soil, France produces a wonderful array of fine wines with several regional specialities. To celebrate the French passion for wine, Evergreen has released an eight day cruise, ‘The Flavours of Burgundy and Provence with International Wine Experts.’ This special cruise takes you to the heart of France’s renowned wine producing regions and is escorted by top international wine specialists.
Some of the most esteemed names in the world of wine from around the globe will give you the experience of a lifetime cruising the south of France and discovering the wines of the regions through which you pass.
French wines are undeniably some of the finest in the world, and this cruise gives you a chance to discover what makes them special through enlightening wine tasting programs, leisurely vineyard walks and insightful Q&A sessions, all while taking in the spectacular French vistas.
Enjoy the elegant on board amenities of the stylish Star-Ship, Emerald Liberté as you explore the vineyards of the Burgundy and Provence regions. Discover the quaint town of Arles that has been loved by Romans and artists alike. Then let it all sink in at a delightful Provençale dinner along with fine wines paired by British wine expert, Tim Atkin.
A few hundred years ago, the fortified town of Avignon served as the papal residence. Today, this historic centre will serve as your wine haven. Get to know Avignon through your taste buds as Master of Wine Tim Atkin takes you on an insightful tasting tour of Chateauneufdu-Pape wine cellars whose vineyards were first laid by the ancient Romans.
Amongst the volcanic landscape of Massif Central in Tournon, enjoy a guided walk through the vineyards as Robin Stark, your wine specialist from the United States provides insightful commentary.
And when you return to your ship, Australia’s very own Master of Wine, Andrea Pritzker, will entertain you with a regional wine tasting session on board.
Explore the historic cobbled streets and secret laneways of Lyon on a walking or bike tour and pop into a bouchon to tuck into some delicious Lyonnaise delicacies. And later, indulge your sweet tooth on board with delicious dessert wines of France with our wine wizards.
Delve into the history of the Burgundy region and delight in its legendary wines at Château Meursault with Canadian wine afficionado, DJ Kearney. With wine cellars dating back to the 12th century and grapes that are handpicked to ensure the finest quality, this is a wine-lover’s paradise.
Secure this opportunity to delight the wine lover in you by booking your spot on this fully hosted 2019 wine cruise