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Darla Hoffmann

Certified Sommelier

​Certified Specialist of Wine

​Sole Proprietor of ​"About Wine"

for

"About Wine Sails to Bordeaux River Cruise"

 

7 Nights!

10/11/2018  -  10/18/2018

On Board the Beautiful

AMADolce

 

Call today to reserve your cabin!

866-499-4074

or

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AMADolce Amenities

Included in this Booking!

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

 


 

Also Included Will Be Darla Hoffman's Exclusive Events​

Wine Tastings

Food and Wine Pairing

​And more!


 

 

 

Travel 

Day Port of Call Activities
Thur Bordeaux

Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening. (D)

Fri

Cadillac

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Sat

Pauillac

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is the gateway to the famed Médoc region renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Sun

Pauillac /Blaye/Bourg

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. Alternatively, visit a prehistoric cave, Pair non Pair, offering one of the best examples of art made by prehistoric man. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago’s path—a famous pilgrimage route—to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. (B,L,D)

Mon

Bourg/Libourne

Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Tue

Libourne /Bordeaux

Tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region’s specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you can visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar; or if you missed the countryside hike in the morning, you can do it in the afternoon, followed by a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Wed Bordeaux

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Thur Bordeaux

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

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Suite Violin Deck - French Balcony, 300 sq.ft

Current Price $6098 pp  

Only $5098 pp + tax for Clients who book in our group

And receive $150 pp on board credit for our group members

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Category A+ Violin Deck - French Balcony, 225 sq.ft

Current Price $5898 pp  

Only $4898 pp + tax for Clients who book in our group

And receive $150 pp on board credit for our group members

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866-499-4074

or

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Category C, B, A Cello & Violin Deck - French Balcony, 170 sq.ft

Current Price $4598 - $4798 - $4898 pp  

Only $3598 - $3798 - $3898 pp + tax for Clients who book in our group

And receive $150 pp on board credit for our group members

 

Call today to reserve your cabin!

866-499-4074

or

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Category D & E Piano Deck - Fixed Windows, 170 sq.ft

Current Price $3699 - $3998 pp  

Only $2699 - $2998 pp + tax for Clients who book in our group

And receive $150 pp on board credit for our group members

 

Call today to reserve your cabin!

866-499-4074

or

Click HERE To Pre-Register and We Will Call You!

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Additional Option and Charges

 

Land Packages

Optional:

10/9/2018  -  10/11/2018

2 Nights Paris Package (Pre-Cruise)

USD: $900 DBL/$1220SGL 

OR

10/18/2018  -  10/21/2018

3 Nights Loire Valley/Paris (Post Cruise)

USD: $1020 DBL/$1500 SGL

 

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Tax is $168 pp no matter which cabin type you choose

 

Convenient Payment Plan

$400 pp deposit due by 11/30/2017

Final Payment due by 7/1/2018

After 11/30/2018 group rates will be recalled and current (higher) rates will prevail for any new bookings.

 

 

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Single Supplement Waived

Guests traveling solo can book most stateroom categories on the Cruise without paying an additional single supplement fee

 

When you book your Cabin you will receive $150 On Board Credit!!

 

Call today to reserve your cabin!

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or

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About Darla Hoffman

Darla Hoffmann is the Sole Proprietor of 'About Wine', a wine education business based in Phoenix, AZ.  She has been a business owner, and worked in various sales, education and management positions in non-wine related fields for many years.  She got her BBA from Cleveland State University in 1996.  Her passion however, has always been wine. She has been a student of the industry for as long as she can remember. The focus of 'About Wine' is wine education and marketing, i.e. tastings, classes, marketing and promotions.  She holds customized classes at various locations in Phoenix, Arizona.  Classes include 'Wine 101- The Grape Expedition' series, 'Wine 201 - Around the World' series, 'Italian Varietals', 'Wines of Bordeaux', 'Bubbles', etc., etc. Classes are held at restaurants, tasting rooms, corporate offices, or personal homes, etc.  She passed both her 'Sommelier Level 1' and 'Certified Sommelier' Level 2 exams with the highest score in her class.  Additionally, she is a 'Certified Specialist of Wine' and 'Hospitality Beverage Specialist' under the Society of Wine Educators; and 'Certified Beer Server'/Level 1 under the Cicerone Program. She is a member of The Wine Century Club; membership requires having tasted 100 grapes. Additionally, she works in the tasting room and teach classes at LDV Wine Gallery, an award winning winery in Arizona. She is also a wine columnist for MyNewsMesa.com and The City Sun Times and has a wine blog at www.aboutwineinaz.com.  She has also been a guest writer on the Society of Wine Educator's site.  She occassionally sits on the tasting panel for the Arizona Vignerons Alliance competition that takes place throughout the year to assess various Arizona wines. 

 

 

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