19359
France
A Feast for the Senses: Wine, Food and History in Bordeaux
Enjoy private excursions to famed vineyards and cellars as you explore the heart of French wine country, including the prehistoric cave of Lascaux and the Cave of the Mammoth.
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Program No. 19359RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
2,995
Flights start at
875
Getting There
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At a Glance

In the South of France, wine is a beloved part of everyday life. It’s also big business. Voyage along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and explore some of the world’s great vineyards in Saint-Emilion, Medoc and Graves. Learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry. From prehistoric cave drawings to Roman times to the Hundred Years’ War, learn this region’s story.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestoned streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On private field trips to vineyards and cellars, learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry.
  • Discover this region’s succulent cuisine through a visit to a local market and the sampling of local cuisine.
  • Examine cave drawings in the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Rouffignac.

General Notes

The 4/28/18 date will sail on the Princess d'Aquitaine. All other dates sail on the MS Cyrano de Bergerac.
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Astrid Weissborn
Astrid has studied ethnology and sociology before she decided to study wine. Wisely, she chose to live in the Bordeaux region of France after spending several years traveling the world. After earning two major degrees in wine she started to work in famous chateaux as château Margaux or château Mouton Rothschild sharing her knowledge but also working in the wine making process. And now she will be so happy to share her passion with you and help you to discover the mysteries of Bordeaux wines.
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