Touring and Tasting, The Premier Guide to Wine Country, and Vintners Hall of Fame Winemaker, Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards invite you to join them April 1 – 8, 2018 on an incredible Uniworld river cruise. Spend 7-nights on this exquisite journey through southern France while enjoying wine, truffles and a taste of history aboard the S.S. Catherine. Join an intimate group of wine lovers and delight in the region's incomparable wine and cuisine while discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon's lively Les Halles food market. This is the perfect combination of culture and scenery along with fabulous fun and friendships. Add the unrivaled expertise and luxury of Uniworld’s all-inclusive river cruises, and you have an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Enjoy exclusive amenities and events only for our group of wine lovers:

  • Private welcome aboard wine reception
  • Special wine pairing dinner
  • $300 onboard spending money per person
  • Vineyard walk with Richard in Hermitage
  • "Show and Tell" where participants can purchase local wines during our daily outings to taste with our group over dinner
  • A wine tasting seminar with the entire ship (in addition to our exclusive wine events)

Touring & Tasting and Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards is partnering with Inside Wine Santa Barbara in presenting this cruise. A portion of the bookings referred by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will benefit the Museum’s Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival.

Staterooms start at $2984.00 per person plus tax.

Burgundy & Provence

Date Port/City
Sunday, April 01, 2018 Lyon (Embark)
Monday, April 02, 2018 Macon (Beaune)
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Lyon
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Tournon, Tain-l'Hermitage
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Viviers
Friday, April 06, 2018 Avignon
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Avignon (Disembark)

Featured aboard this cruise are the acclaimed wines of Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards. Enjoy the unique opportunity to spend time with the founders Richard and Thekla Sanford!

Richard Sanford came to the Santa Ynez Valley over 40 years ago with a desire to find a cool-climate growing area suitable for Pinot Noir. First to recognize the potential of the Santa Rita Hills, and first to plant Pinot Noir vines there, Richard is a pioneer with a well established reputation for excellence in winemaking.

Working in partnership for more than 30 years, Richard Sanford and his wife Thekla founded multiple, successful winegrowing enterprises. Their latest venture, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, represents the culmination of a lifetime's experience – an enterprise dedicated to creating high quality wines and setting a benchmark for organic farming, sustainable agriculture methods, and environment-friendly commerce.

With over 100 acres of certified organic vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards focuses on continued excellence in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir - Vin Gris (a dry rosé). All wines are food friendly and display the high acid, and extraordinary balance for which Richard Sanford's wines have been known since 1976.

S.S. Catherine

Step aboard the world's only authentic boutique cruise line. With an average capacity of just 130 guests, the luxurious European fleet boasts the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, along with enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and numerous other all-inclusive benefits. Every Uniworld ship is a work of art with masterful touches, refined artistry and sumptuous amenities. When unrivaled luxury, exceptional service, extraordinary cuisine and nautical excellence come together, the result is unmistakably Uniworld.

Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. Their second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.

This cruise offers your choice of four stateroom types.

CATEGORY 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with open-air balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Marble bathroom includes: L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

CATEGORY 2-3

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Marble bathroom includes: L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

CATEGORY 4-5

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162 sq ft - 15 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Marble bathroom includes: L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

SUITE

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (305 sq ft - 28.3 sq m) with an open-air balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Triple accommodation option available. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed to accommodate a third person.

Marble bathroom includes L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Uniquely decorated and additional amenities and services including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard

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Taxes and fees are subject to change.
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