Vineyards and Vistas (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Dover, United Kingdom to Monte Carlo, Monaco
Dates: 29 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
29 Jul 2018
Dover, United Kingdom
6:00 PM
DAY 2
30 Jul 2018
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
31 Jul 2018
Day-at-Sea
Bordeaux, France
11:15 PM
DAY 4
01 Aug 2018
Bordeaux, France
DAY 5
02 Aug 2018
Bordeaux, France
10:30 PM
DAY 6
03 Aug 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
04 Aug 2018
Leixoes, Portugal
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 8
05 Aug 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
8:00 AM
DAY 9
06 Aug 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
2:00 PM
DAY 10
07 Aug 2018
Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
DAY 11
08 Aug 2018
Barcelona, Spain
4:00 PM
DAY 12
09 Aug 2018
Barcelona, Spain
6:00 PM
DAY 13
10 Aug 2018
Cassis, France
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 14
11 Aug 2018
Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00 AM
DAY 15
12 Aug 2018
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Vineyards and Vistas map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

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For 29 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Gina DeSantis, Ian Monck

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Barcelona Penedès Wine Region with a Tapas Lunch - Barcelona - 2018 ( 6 Hours )
Barcelona, Spain | 09 Aug 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Enjoy the beauty of the luxurious modernist Paseo de Gracia while learning about Catalan Modernism that flourished between 1888 and 1906, with a prologue in 1882 and an epilogue lasting until the First World War. Modernism has become one of the main cultural attractions of Barcelona, to the extent that UNESCO has declared many of the city’s modernist buildings, World Heritage Sites.

After meeting our guide on the pier, we will depart for the Penedès Wine Region outside Barcelona. Wines of exceptional quality, prestigious around the world, are produced in this region of Penedès, located between the plains of the Mediterranean coast and the nearby mountains. This is also where another universally renowned drink is produced: Cava (sparkling wine).

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès are the most outstanding towns on the route. For centuries, wine has marked the history and economy of this region of Catalonia. Amongst vineyards and wineries, we will find villages, farms and neighborhoods of medieval origin. The different civilizations that have inhabited this area over the ages can now be seen in its important artistic heritage.

We will then arrive at Penedés Winery Can Feixes. Can Feixes is a traditional, family-run winery from the 14th century. It is located in the highlands of the Penedès Wine region, with a breathtaking view over the magical mountain of Montserrat. More than 1000 acres of terraces, olive trees, almond trees envelop the traditional Catalan "chateau" along with the memory of generations who have tended to the grapes to get the best results possible. With its own chapel, it is one of the few wineries in Catalonia which still has a medieval cellar, so you can get a clearer idea about the working atmosphere at that time. We will enjoy and discover all of the mysterious corners of the property.

Our wine expert will introduce us into the wine world while guiding us around the premises and installations of Can Freixes winery. Our visit will be followed by a wine tasting of premium wines and an educational introduction to the wine. Moreover, this unique experience will give us the opportunity to taste some freshly-prepared and locally-sourced products.

Following our private tour, we will enjoy a tapas tasting lunch based on delicious samples of local products with our host before returning to the pier.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual resort attire with comfortable shoes. Light to moderate walking includes some stairways as well as uneven surfaces.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. The Shore Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Other restrictions apply.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

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Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

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About the Ship

Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity
Crystal Serenity

The Evolution of Crystal Luxury continues in November 2018 as the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity undergoes a multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi.

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

Insider Tip

“World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Dover, United Kingdom - 29 Jul 2018

Bordeaux, France - 01 Aug 2018

Bordeaux, France - 02 Aug 2018

Leixoes, Portugal - 04 Aug 2018

Lisbon, Portugal - 06 Aug 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 08 Aug 2018

Barcelona, Spain - 09 Aug 2018

Cassis, France - 10 Aug 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco - 11 Aug 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco - 12 Aug 2018

Post-Packages

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Offered by: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Length: 1 Night
Virtuoso Hotel: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
METROPOLE SUMMER CHIC

When booking The Prestige Suite, The Azur Suite or The Carré d'Or Suite, get a complimentary private Cabana at Odyssey pool & restaurant

Offered by: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
SUMMER DELIGHT

From July 3rd to August 31st, Joël Robuchon, the most awarded male chef invites Carme Ruscalleda, the only woman chef in the world to have been awarded three stars and twice two stars by the Michelin Guide.

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