Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus
From Lisbon to Portsmouth, PONANT invites you on an exceptional gastronomy and wine cruise in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour.(1)
Board L’Austral for a 10-day cruise to the land of flavours and discover all the know-how and excellence of Alain Ducasse’s teams during prestigious gala dinners.
From the port of Leixões, you will first sail to Porto. The capital of the northern region, this “city of granite”, whose historic centre is listed with UNESCO, is renowned for its wine.
Your ship will then set sail for Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where some wonderful excursions will allow you to discover the Basque Country, from the French side to the Spanish side.
L’Austral will then make its way up the Gironde estuary for a first stop in Pauillac, will several visits and wine tastings at some very beautiful wine estates in the Saint-Estephe, Margaux and Pauillac appellations. In the evening, the moored ship will have Château Latour as a backdrop: in this magnificent setting, a gala dinner held on board will enchant you with its wine and dish pairings.
Two days in Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world, will follow. You will be captivated by its rich wine-making tradition and have the opportunity to visit the Cité du Vin, the medieval village of Saint-Émilion, and other châteaux.
Lastly, you will call at Belle-Île-en-Mer and Guernsey before disembarking in Portsmouth(2), in the south-east of England, where your gastronomic cruise combining refined flavours, vineyards and oceans will draw to an end.
(1)During this cruise where the accent is on wine and gastronomy, a lucky few will be able to discover the fabulous Château Latour estate. While aboard, answer a questionnaire on fine wines for a chance to win a spot on this exclusive visit.
(2) Guests wishing to disembark in Honfleur before the final port may do so.
To talk to us about this trip call 01225 744 992