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Antiques on the Rhône with Tim Wonnacott

Join Tim Wonnacott on a Very Special Rhône River Cruise.

We’re delighted to announce that Tim Wonnacott, star of the BBC’s Antique Road Trip and Bargain Hunt, will be joining us on-board our brand-new Star-Ship, Emerald Liberté, as guest speaker on our eight-day Antiques on the Rhône cruise.

Born and raised in North Devon, England, Tim’s introduction to auctioneering began at a very young age. During school holidays, he would accompany his father to auctions for the family firm, before holding his own auction for the first time at the age of 16. After qualifying as a chartered auctioneer and surveyor, a post-graduate course in the Fine and Decorative Arts at the V&A’s study center, drew him to London. And in 1978 he joined Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest brokers of fine and decorative art. After becoming Junior Director in 1983, he soon became full Director in 1985.

From $3,595 per person. Call our Cruise Experts on 844 276 1870 to secure your place.

A Unique Itinerary Through the Heart of France

The perfect itinerary for antiques enthusiasts, you’ll enjoy specially curated trips to the famous flea market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, before being joined by the man himself, who will give two exclusive talks. Listen as he reveals stories about his life, and enjoy an insight into his world as he values any pieces you and your fellow guests may have picked up during your included excursions, with a prize for his favorite.

From Marseille to Lyon, explore the elegant waters of the Rhône in luxury on-board our innovative and contemporary Star-Ships. Journey to the great Provençal town of Avignon, to the center of the Burgundy wine region, Beaune, and indulge your taste buds in the gastronomic capital, Lyon, marveling at the spectacular Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. And, while you’re not exploring the corners of these beautiful riverbank dwellings, your time on-board can be spent enjoying the sun-kissed panoramas from the Sun Deck, fantastic regional cuisine with complimentary beverages in our luxurious Reflections Restaurant, the cool breeze as it radiates through the retractable roof of our pool/cinema area, or simply relishing the spacious surrounds of your suite or stateroom. All included in the price you pay, as part of our promise for Exceptional Emerald Value.

View the Full Sensations of Southern France Itinerary

Day 1. Marseille - Tim Wonnacott Exclusive

You will be met at the airport in Marseille and transferred to the Emerald Liberte Luxury ship in Arles where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. If flying into Marseille, please book your flights to arrive prior to 12:30pm.

Tim Wonnacott Exclusive
"Auctions, Anecdotes & Awful Moments" - a private Q&A and talk with Tim Wonnacott, discussing his illustrious career in the world of antiques. Look out for some expert tips ahead of your antiques adventure on day 2.

Day 2. Arles - Tim Wonnacott Exclusive
Day 3. Avignon
Day 4. Tournon
Day 5. Macon
Day 6. Chalon-Sur-Salone - Beaune - Tim Wonnacott Exclusive
Day 7. Lyon
Day 8. Lyon

Prices and Departures

One departure: June 16th, 2018

Riviera Deck


Emerald Stateroom (E)
Sold Out 

Emerald Stateroom (D)
$3,595

Emerald Single Stateroom (ES)
Sold Out

Vista Deck


Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C)
$3,995

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B)
$4,095

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A)
$4,595

Horizon Deck


Grand Balcony Suite (S)
$5,495

Owner's Bedroom Suite (SA)
$5,995

  
 

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