Lucas & Lewellen's Wine Cruise: The Mediterranean
Venice to Barcelona
Join Louis Lucas and an intimate group of wine lovers on our second 2016 adventure, a 12-day cruise through the land of art, wine, history, and romance, starting in Venice with visits to Croatia, Montenegro, Sicily, Rome, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, Monte Carlo, Provence, Port Vendres, with a 2 day finale in Barcelona.
Whether admiring Botticelli’s Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Byzantine character of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, on this adventure you are invited to discover what inspires you. As you stroll along Zadar’s pier, perhaps the music of the pipe organ that is played by the wind and the sea will be your muse, or maybe you will be swept away as you stand amidst a crowd of imposing churches and palaces and admire the impressive Pretoria Fountain in the heart of Palermo. In Rome the ancient Colosseum will transport you to another time and place, and in Provence the fresh scent of lavender will take your breath away.
The beautiful Oceania Riviera, one of the first ships at sea designed especially for foodies, offers guests extraordinary dining options, cooking schools with master chefs, art schools where you can paint or draw with Oceania's talented artists in residence, putting greens, paddle tennis, croquet, an English styled library, a Monte Carlo style casino with slot machines, blackjack, poker, and roulette, three stylish boutiques, afternoon tea with a classical string quartet, a Canyon Ranch signature spa with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, sauna, steam room, and fitness track, a martini bar with live piano music, high end cocktail bars with dancing, and the more casual Waves Bar.
Pricing starts at $4,299 per person, and includes airfare from most major US airports, prepaid gratuities, $100 per cabin shipboard credit, two wine tasting events with Louis Lucas, an exclusive winemaker dinner, rare, vintage, and pre-released Lucas & Lewellen wines served with several evening dinners, a hosted cocktail party with hot hors d'oeuvres, and the good company of your wine, food, and fun loving Lucas & Lewellen friends! Visit GoWineCruising.com to book or phone (805) 686-9336.
Note: We have nearly finalized a four day pre-extension in Croatia with a focus on the beautiful islands. If you'd like to join us, hold off on airline reservations for just a little while!