Cruising through the French wine lands

The river cruise specialists, VFB Holidays, are inviting wine lovers to join them on a floating hotel to cruise of the majestic rivers of France, and visit the most celebrated of this country’s world famous vineyards. This grand cruise gives you the opportunity to enjoy waste tasting in all the key regions of France, including Beaujolais, Cote de Beaune, Vivarais, Cassis and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

By spending 5 nights on the splendid vessel the Ms Camargue, the Wine Lovers’ Cruise will take you through undulating scenery, picture postcard villages, the spectacular gorges which are a feature of the Ardeche and also to a fabulous wine museum.

A Meilleur Sommelier de France will accompany you throughout to ensure that the whole process of wine production is brought to life. To round things off on the last day, there will be a cruise in the morning which incorporates a quiz, with a blind tasting as the tie breaker. The winner of this quiz will receive the grand prize of a 4 day gastronomy cruise down the Rhine, or Rhône.

Departing 14 October, the Wine Lovers’ Cruise costs from £871 pp (two sharing) – with a free upgrade to an Upper Deck cabin* – including return travel by Eurostar, transfers, five nights’ B&B aboard the MS Camargue, five dinners and four lunches, shore excursions and the services of a VFB Tour Manager abroad.

*Subject to availability and must be booked by 12 August.

For further information or to book, please call Travelzest’s VFB Holidays on 0800 171 2160 or visit www.travelzest.com.