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Savoring the Winelands

16 days with Crystal AirCruises   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Days 1-2 San Francisco, USA
The St. Regis embodies extraordinary hospitality with modern day sophistication and an artful address next door to the Museum of Modern Art in the vibrant SoMa District. Meet your Crystal team and fellow guests at our Launch Day & Bon Voyage festivities, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Mendoza, Argentina
Argentina’s “Napa Valley” is Latin America’s largest winemaking region, home to over 800 wineries and the main Malbec producer in the country. Come sip your way from bodega to bodega, drink in the snow-capped Andean panoramas and savor the rich, spicy flavors of this famous varietal.

Day 4 Mendoza, Argentina - Santiago, Chile

Day 5 Santiago, Chile - Overnight Flight
Chile’s youngest wine region, Casablanca Valley has become renowned for great chardonnays, sauvignon blancs and pinot noirs. The rolling vineyards and mountains provide a stunning scenario for wine and food tastings. Discover the valley’s hidden gem and sample some of the finest.

Days 6-7 Cape Town, South Africa
Tucked between Table Mountain and the sea, Cape Town is not only stunning, but its surroundings are equally spectacular. In the magnificent Franschhoek Valley in Cape Winelands, learn the Art of Blending at the historic Grande Provence, and take home your own personal blend.

Day 8 Cape Town, South Africa - Tuscany (Pisa), Italy

Days 9-10 Tuscany (Pisa), Italy
Some come to Tuscany for its artistic legacy. Others for its exquisite landscape of vineyards, silvery olive groves and hilltop towns. Then there are the treasured wines celebrated the world over. The more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears.

Day 11 Pisa, Italy - Bordeaux, France

Days 12-13 Bordeaux, France
Names like Graves and Saint-Emilion have made Bordeaux the center of the wine trade since Romans camped in nearby fields. We’ll tour this World Heritage city, and follow the Route des Chateaux to savor some of Bordeaux' most awarded wines... with a culinary experience to match.

Day 14 Bordeaux, France - Champagne (Paris), France

Day 15 Champagne (Paris), France
You’ll stay in Paris, but dedicated oenophiles won’t want to miss the sunbaked vineyards of the Montagne de Reims in Champagne. Roam through the Grand and Premier Crus villages. Tour the amazing underground cellars, and don’t miss the Reims Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest.

Day 16 Paris, France - San Francisco, USA


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All This Included
Discover hidden vineyards near Santiago. Learn the art of blending in Cape Town. Savor the Brunellos and Chiantis of Tuscan. Follow the Route des Chateaux in Bordeaux and explore amazing underground cellars in Champagne.

Air Experience
  • Crystal’s Boeing 777-200LR is the world’s newest and only privately owned private tour jet, offering unmatched space and a dedicated team of Crystal Skye Butlers
  • The world’s only private tour jet with a separate social space including dining tables, stand-up bar and Crystal SkyeCellar with more than 300 world-class vintages
  • The world’s only private tour jet with Crystal Exclusive Class™ seats—fully reclining, flatbed Welsh handcrafted sleeper seats designed for ergonomic comfort
  • The world’s only private tour jet with Michelin-inspired cuisine prepared by in-flight Executive Chef
  • Sophisticated in-flight entertainment system with 24" monitors, the industry’s largest, plus unlimited complimentary global Skye-Fi, Bose® Noise Cancelling headphones, Apple iPads® preloaded with personalized itineraries
  • The finest all-inclusive selections of wines, champagnes, beers and premium spirits
Land Experience
  • The world’s only private tour jet experience to offer a choice of four all-inclusive, interchangeable Destination Experiences in each destination, offering as many as seven unique options on any given day
  • The world’s only private tour jet experience to include culinary experiences at critically acclaimed restaurants, including Michelin– and Gault et Millau-rated favorites
  • Design Your Time option invites travelers to create a custom program (at their expense)
  • Signature Crystal Events bring guests together for exclusive experiences throughout each AirCruise, including Launch Day and Bon Voyage celebration in each departure city
  • Accommodations at the finest hotels, resorts, eco-villages and safari lodges; all transfers and privileged access to sites
Highlights
  • Drink in the snow-capped Andean panoramas in Mendoza while tasting renowned Malbecs in Argentina’s “Napa Valley.”
  • Learn the Art of Blending at South Africa’s Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, and enjoy a Cape Malay Cooking Safari interactive cooking class of local ethnic cuisine.
  • Dine at Tuscany’s Michelin-starred La Torre, go truffle hunting with the Savini Family, and explore the stunning landscape by Vespa.
  • Savor the Michelin-starred creations of chefs Gordon Ramsay at Le Pressoir d’Argent and Philippe Etchebest at Le Quatrième Mur, explore renowned chateaux in Margaux and Pomerol, float over Saint-Émilion in a hot air balloon.
  • Discover legendary vineyards in Champagne, and indulge in the delectable cuisine at Le Fouquet’s and Victoria in Paris.
Accommodations
San Francisco: The St. Regis San Francisco
Mendoza: Park Hyatt Mendoza
Santiago: Grand Hyatt Santiago
Cape Town: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Tuscany (Pisa): Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa
Bordeaux: Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel 
Champagne (Paris): The Peninsula Paris
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information. 
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.