Monday, 28 April 2014

Day 5 with Titan and Uniworld on the Rhone

After a good night’s rest in what is possibly the best bed (Savoir of course) that I’ve ever slept in, we rose for a leisurely breakfast. Tournon beckoned us from the shore side and we met our guide Pierre to take a walking tour of the town before a wine tasting session with a local winery.

We meandered around the town taking in the cathedral, town hall and university before stopping at a beautiful restaurant with local artworks which was to be our wine tasting venue. We learned about the region, and their wines - in this case the Crozes Hermitage - with four wines to taste. It flowed freely and as we sat at the communal tables, we had time to make new friends who are avid river cruise fans from Boston. 

As others made their way back to the boat for lunch, we detoured to the Valrona chocolate shop. Quite honestly there was no need to purchase a thing given how many free samples they were giving away but after sampling a fair few and some of their ‘chocolat chaud’ we left with two huge bags of goodies to take home pretending that the majority were gifts for friends and family!  

We had to stop for one more taste of wine before returning to the ship for roast rib of beef or sandwiches of the runniest Brie and salad - and a touch more wine! 

We then set sail and were treated to wonderful weather and the best scenery of the trip as we began our journey to Lyon encountering three of the fifteen locks of the trip.

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