Dates: October 18 - October 26, 2017
Total Duration: 9 days
Cost: **New reduced pricing! For all cabin categories, rates are reduced from brochure listing. Single supplement is waived for solo travelers. See cabin categories below.
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Johns Hopkins University
Vehicle: M.S. AmaDolce
Tour Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad
Region: Western Europe
New reduced pricing! Plus single supplement waived for all categories.
Cabin categories: $5,995 (now $4,995); $7,495 (now $6,495); $8,495 (now $,6995); $9,495 (now $7,495); $9,995 (now $7,995); $10,995 (now $8,995); $13,995 (now $9,995)
Home to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England, and one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Bordeaux's fame as a capital of culture and wine has only grown since her day. During the autumn vendange, discover the riches of this region on a river journey aboard the deluxe AmaDolce. During a seven-night cruise, sample varietals from the Médoc and the UNESCO-designated Saint-Emilion regions, and see the renowned châteaux where the grapes are grown. Call at Cadillac to enjoy a tasting of Sauternes, a sweet white wine, or admire the splendidly preserved medieval Château de Roquetaillade. In Pauillac visit an award-winning wine estate to learn about the process from the vineyard to the vat room, Great Barrel Hall, and cellars. Stroll the streets of Bergerac and other charming villages, and in Bordeaux tour the impressive Cathédral St-André and Musée des Beaux-Arts, with works by Corot, Redon, and Rodin. Highlights on this voyage include a private lunch on an island in the Gironde Estuary, a visit tothe caves where winemakers store their fine vintages, and exclusive tastings and haute cuisine experiences.