Experience Bordeaux with Bishop’s Cellar May 24 2018

Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills along the rivers of Aquitaine have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines. Join us on May 24 2018 and celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne & Garonne Rivers.  Dine with your own Sommelier and wine pairings each night.  This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

The entry level cabins start at  $4834

Free Highlights with AMAWaterways:
Sauternes wine tasting and Roquetaillade Castle
Grand Cru Classé wine tasting
Blaye to Bourg bike tour
Bourg Festival of wine and music
Saint Emilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting
Fronsac wine tasting
Bordeaux -City tour and Wine Museum


Look all of the FREE OPTIONALS!

“OR” means you choose what you want to do that day for FREE.
DAY 1 Bordeaux
DAY 2 Cadillac
**Sauternes wine tasting and Roquetaillade Castle
DAY 3 Pauillac
**Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour
DAY 4 Blaye
**Citadel visit
OR **Blaye bike tour
OR **Prehistoric cave art
**Blaye to Bourg bike tour
**Bourg walking tour, Carriage Museum and exclusive Bourg wine festival
DAY 5 Libourne
** Saint Emilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting
** OR Saint Emilion bike tour and wine tasting
DAY 6 Libourne
** Château de Vayres
OR ** French Bastide town and market with tastings
OR **Countryside hike with wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres
**Fronsac wine tasting
DAY 7 Bordeaux
** City tour and Wine Museum
OR ** Bordeaux bike tour
DAY 8 Bordeaux

Sold out – Sandals Barbados April 11 -18 2018

Has  Barbados been on your wish list for years list?

Join our group departure April 11 -18 2018 and spoil yourself at the 5 star Sandals Barbados in a Crystal Lagoon Luxury Honeymoon Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub for only $2695 per adult with all taxes included from Halifax.

This resort is a Foodie’s paradise.  ALWAYS INCLUDED, ALWAYS UNLIMITED, ALL THE TIME

Even though this boutique Adults Only resort only has 270 room there are 11  restaurants that are always included, always unlimited, all the time.

You can explore an impressive array of international cuisines, such as Caribbean, regional Italian, Indian, a French-style patisserie, sushi, a New York-style steakhouse called Butch’s Steakhouse, and more.  Each restaurant features their very own chefs dedicated to every
authentic detail and all meals are perfectly paired with your choice of six varietals of Robert Mondavi® Wines.

Sandals Barbados offers undeniable luxury with inventive accommodations spanning three unique villages. This all-inclusive resort features world-class cuisine with international appeal, including a festive Indian restaurant, and innovative bar and pool designs. Unwind to the relaxed calypso beat, enjoy the sun & surf, and explore your luxurious suite designed with your utmost comfort in mind and featuring everything from ocean views, Butler Elite service, and zero-entry access to Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon pool, as well as private Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ on most patios and terraces.

Upgrade to a Club Level Crystal Lagoon room for $250 a person or a Club level swim out room for only $590 a person.

Flight times with Air Canada Vacations April 11 -18th.  Flights are available from all Canadian gateways so invite your friends and family.

HALIFAX – TORONTO 11APR2018              AC603  05:25 –  06:50
TORONTO – BRIDGETOWN 11APR2018 AC1714   09:10 –  14:20
BRIDGETOWN – TORONTO 18APR2018 AC1715  15:35 –  21:25
TORONTO – HALIFAX 18APR2018              AC626   22:55 –  01:59


Sip and sail the South of France with Emerald Waterways


Balcony Cabins still available on this fabulous sailing!

Jason McLeod

Join special guest Jason Macleod of Bishop’s Cellar to sip and sail through Southern France October 21 -28 2017.  Calling all wine lovers !  This Emerald Waterways Rivercruise  is perfect if you are looking to learn about the Burgundy region and sip a Beaujolais while walking through history.


Reduced Group prices start at $3520 including  all taxes and port charges and gratuities for a Balcony Cabin.

Experience France

  • Exclusive wine tastings with Jason Macleod, a CAPS-certified sommelier
  • Free Gratuities
  • $1000 Air Credit included in the price – subject to availability at time of booking
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising
  • Non Refundable $500 per person deposit – final payment due July 15 2017
  • This sailing starts in Arles October 21 and ends in Lyon Oct 28.  Pre cruise extension available in Nice and post cruise extension available in Paris.
  • All Gratuities included
  • All airport transfers included on the day of the cruise.
  • From our unique heated pool, which turns into a cinema by night, to the larger than normal suites, with their innovative drop down windows, discover why so many guests are returning from a fantastic vacation.



Arles – Join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the exterior of the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome.

Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre strolling the cobbled laneways and browsing the shops, overlooking the famous “Pont de Avignon”

Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France’s 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l’Hermitage across the river. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour to Glun.      EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board.

Arrive in Macon, another important wine region and gateway to the Beaujolais vineyards. Walk the Heritage Trail from Old Saint Vincent to the General Hospital buildings, half–timbered house and Soufflot Chapel, maybe trying some local wines at the many tasting displays in the town. Enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon.

Chalon–Sur–Saone is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–coloured roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. Return to the ship for lunch, and depart this afternoon for Lyon arriving in the evening. Tonight, enjoy local entertainment on board.

Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the conference of the Rhone and Saone rivers, which is steeped in history. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town including the secret laneways.