July 09-22, 2017
Visiting: Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Avignon, Arles, Aix-en-Provence & Nice
Hosted by: Cima Collina Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer
At Cima Collina we’re doing an encore performance to last April’s inaugural Danube River cruise. This time we have orchestrated a world-class food and wine experience in Burgundy, France before boarding a 7 night cruise down the Rhone River Valley.
I cordially invite you to join us! We’ll gather in Paris for one night only and enjoy a welcome dinner at Au Petite Riche, a delightful brasserie open since 1854. The next morning depart for Burgundy visiting Dijon en route to Beaune. Our home for the next three nights is the superb Hotel Le Cep. From Beaune we will enjoy private cellar tours and tastings at several historic French chateaux producing the marvelous Montrachet and Meursault chardonnays and high value Burgundian pinot noirs.
At Lyon board the deluxe and intimate 148 passengers ship M/S AmaCello for the next 7 nights. On board I will hold two tastings and a private paired dinner for our guests, pouring my best work to date. We’ll explore the villages of the Rhone Valley, an area with a strong wine history established by the Romans some 2,000 years ago. Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings depict Provence. Along the way we encounter vintners like Guigal, Chapoutier and Domaine du Pegau in the appellations of Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Chateau Neuf-du-Pape and Cote du Rhone appellations, to name just a few. Special tastings will be arranged for our group. We conclude with 2 relaxing nights in Nice at the beautiful Hotel La Perouse.
For complete information and to register visit: www.toursandwine.com/ccfrance or contact Georgia Shoemaker at Expanding Horizons at 1-714-988-6408. Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations you believe will enjoy a vacation dedicated to culture and fine wine.
I look forward to seeing you in Paris!
Annette Hoff Danzer
Winemaker, Cima Collina Winery
Please note: This tour and cruise program is created solely for Cima Collina by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. The tour and program are exclusive to Cima Collina, containing private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions outside of scheduled cruise activities. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.