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ITEM NO. 5701 CATEGORY: Travel: Getaways
Rhône and Saône Rivers 7-Night Cruise
Type Standard
Opening Bid $ 4,500.00
Retail Price $ 9,200.00  
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Started On Fri, January 29, 2016
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Ending Time Fri, March 04, 2016
11:59:00 PM ET

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Category Travel: Getaways
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Location Boston, MA
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Description
WGBY together with our generous sponsors, David Morris International, Arosa Cruises and 1Cruise.com Inc., present this fabulous opportunity to experience a special 7–night cruise down the French Rhône and Saône rivers featuring special wine and food features exclusive to WGBY.

Picture why France is the most popular holiday destination in the world: experience savoir–vivre in pure culture. You start in Lyons, the city where the Rhône and Saône kiss. Then you discover the wine-growing areas of the Côte d'Or with their excellent wines and the unique scenery of Burgundy. Then it's on to Arles and Avignon. And at the end? Ideally, you'd like to start your journey again from the beginning!

This exciting package includes airfare to Lyon from Boston courtesy of Auto Europe.

This special WGBY cruise will depart Lyon on October 1, 2016.

ESCAPING EVERYDAY LIFE AT ITS BEST: ON BOARD A-ROSA STELLA
- Spacious sun deck with service and relaxed atmosphere
- Sufficient recliners and sunshades
- Heated outdoor pool
- Shuffleboard, putting green and giant chess board
- Outdoor restaurant on the sun deck
- Petit bar and beverages buffet stand on the sun deck
- Panorama Lounge with bar and dance floor
- Casual dress code

ENJOY YOURSELF AND LET YOUR PALATE EXPLORE NEW TASTES: CULINARY VARIETY
- FullBoardPlus:
- Daily varied buffets with live cooking
- Freshly prepared regional and seasonal specialties
- In the afternoon: cake buffet with coffee and tea
- Mineral water during main meals
- Specialty evenings
- Free meal times and choice of tables in the market restaurant, outdoor restaurant and day lounge
- Wine list adapted to the region
- Wine & Dine Package bookable on board: exclusive 5-course dinner with corresponding wines of the Perrin family
- BBQ buffet on the sun deck (depending on weather)
- A-ROSA SELECT-Premium beverage package with extensive included services

FEELING AT HOME WHILST ON HOLIDAY: THE CABINS
- Spacious, comfortable cabins, mainly with Juliette balcony
- Elegant design and high-quality materials provide feel-good atmosphere
- Facilities: safe, air conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, shower / WC, sauna towel, woolen blanket, telephone, bathrobe on request THE FEELING OF A HOLIDAY WHILE BEING ON HOLIDAY: SPA-ROSA
- Wide range of beauty and body treatments with high-quality BABOR and ST BARTH products
- Professionally trained spa and beauty team
- Panoramic sauna and steam sauna
- Gym with modern cardio equipment: Elliptical trainer, bicycle ergometer and treadmill
- Massage showers and relaxation room THE MOST RELAXING WAY TO START AND END A JOURNEY:

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
- Roundtrip Airfare from Boston is included
- This special WGBY cruise will depart Lyon on October 15, 2016.
- Should you be unable to join us for this special cruise, you may substitute any other Arosa 7-Night Cruise on the Rhine, Rhone or Danube in the next Calendar Year.
- ONLY the WGBY cruise on October 15, 2016 will include a 200 Euro Shipboard Credit to spend as you wish.

Itinerary - 7 Nights - A-ROSA STELLA - ROUTE CLASSIQUE 2016
Day 1 - LYON - Depart 9 pm
The old town "Vieux Lyon" features Renaissance houses making it worthy of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is for gourmets too: Lyon is dubbed "la ville de gueule" - the gourmet town. Furthermore it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city.

Day 2 - MACON - Arrive 6 am Depart 7 pm
Mâcon nowadays is known for being a vibrant and lively town. You can take a walk on the main business roads (Rue Carnot, Rue Dombey) for shopping or relax in one of the many cafes. The oldest building in Mâcon is located on the Place aux Herbes. The house is practically entirely covered with unique woodland sceneries. Special WGBY Cruise Feature: A visit to Cluny Cloister, founded in 910, in the morning. A visit to a Wine Museum with tasting in the afternoon.

Day 3 - Chalon-Sur- Saône - Arrive 3 am Depart 02:30 pm
Record your memories on camera here - and spare a thought for Joseph Nicéphore Nièpce, who in 1826 took the first photo in the world with an eight-hour exposure time. Learn more at the Maison de la photographie. Nearby are the famous cities Beaune and Dijon.

Day 3 - TOURNUS - Arrive 5:30 pm Depart 6:30 pm
Tournus is a small town with a population of about 6000 inhabitants on the right bank of the Saône in the Burgundy region. A major tourist attraction is the St Phi'libert Church built in Burgundian Romanesque style and dating back to the 11th century.

Day 4 - LYON - Arrive 6am Depart 3 pm
The old town "Vieux Lyon" features Renaissance houses making it worthy of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is for gourmets too: Lyon is dubbed "la ville de gueule" - the gourmet town. Furthermore it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city. Special WGBY Cruise Feature: Visit the marketplace in Lyon and enjoy a special tasting

Day 5 - CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE Arrive 10:30 am Depart 11 am
Special WGBY Cruise Feature: Special Tour and Tasting

Day 5 - AVIGNON - Arrive 1:30 pm STAY Overnight
Special WGBY Cruise Feature: Exclusive WGBY dinner in town with walking tour, welcome drink at a special wine-venue

Day 6 - AVIGNON - Spend the day - Depart NOON
"On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there" — the words of a folk song from the 15th century pay tribute to the unbridled joie de vivre at the foot of the Palace of the Popes. And this joie de vivre is still very much alive today.

Day 6 - ARLES - Arrive 3:30 pm Depart 10 pm
Even if you haven't yet paid the ancient Roman town a visit, you're sure to recognize pictures of it. Vincent van Gogh painted Arles in 187 of his works. A few of his motifs have today been restored to their original state. The famous Camargue is also very close to Arles.

DAY 7 - VIVIERS Arrive 8 am Depart 8:30 am
*Stop for excursion handling only - Southern Ardeche

DAY 7 - LA VOULTE Arrive 12:30 pm Depart 1:30 pm
*Stop for excursion handling only

Day 8 - LYON Arrive 6:30 am Disembark
The old town "Vieux Lyon" features Renaissance houses making it worthy of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is for gourmets too: Lyon is dubbed "la ville de gueule" - the gourmet town. Furthermore it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city.

Additional Information
Online bidding will conclude on Friday, March 4 at 11:59pm. Final bids will be taken at a live auction held at the WGBY Wine Lovers' Dinner on Saturday, March 5 at the Springfield Marriott. Proxy bids placed online will be placed on your behalf at the live auction. Tickets to the dinner are available at www.wgby.org/wine. This special WGBY cruise will depart Lyon on October 1, 2016. This exciting package includes airfare to Lyon from Boston courtesy of Auto Europe.

DONATED BY

1Cruise.com INC.

1Cruise.com INC.
www.1cruise.com/arosa

DONATED BY

David Morris International

David Morris International
www.arosacruises.com

DONATED BY

Auto Europe

Auto Europe
www.autoeurope.com

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