Tuesday, August 31, 2010
FINE CRUISING AMSTERDAM, BORDEAUX AND FRENCH WINELANDS
As well there'll be two nights in Amsterdam with a day's tour of the "windmill village" of Zaanse Schans and the famous Alkmaar Friday cheese market, a night in Bordeaux with a day-tour of local wineries, and two nights in Epernay for a day sightseeing and tasting in the Champagne and Reims wine regions.
And to round it out, return Business Class air travel is included from Sydney, Melbourne or Perth, and 5-star hotels in Amsterdam, Bordeaux and Epernay.
The 7-night sailing on the 112-passenger SeaDream I visits the French port of Honfleur, Jersey in the Channel Islands, the-once notorious pirate base of Saint-Malo on the French north-west coast, Belle Ille in the Brittany Islands, and ancient La Rochelle, before reaching Bordeaux; drinks from the open bars, and wines with meals are all included throughout the week.
After Bordeaux guests transfer to Dijon in Burgundy from where the 9-cabin hotel barge Esprit sails to Ouges, Brazny, Seurre, Chalon, Chagny and St Leger with daily escorted winery tours and tastings, and select other historic sightseeing including Epernay. Meals aboard Esprit include regional wines and there will be three gourmet dinners ashore.
The tour will be escorted throughout by Australian travel and wine writer, David Ellis. Prices start from $31,400pp twin-share ex-Sydney or Melbourne, $31,360 ex-Perth including all meals, transfers, guides, entries and gratuities; phone 1800 083 141 for a brochure or visit www.farhorizons.com.au