TJoin us for another incredible edu-tasting vacation this summer as our annual wine cruise returns aboard Oceania's smallest ship, the newly refurbished Nautica. We'll be exploring the Greek Isles and the two most exciting destinations of Turkey with our intimate group of 30 guests. Santorini, blue seas, ancient architecture, and walking through history will be the highlight. We'll discover lots of interesting wine that we'll never find back in the US!
Greek vineyards are among the world’s oldest and have produced wines for thousands of years. Vineyards are found on diverse terrain, from sea level to over 3,200 ft. Viticultural zones dot the entire country, including all of the breathtaking islands. Bridging eastern Europe and western Asia, Turkey is one of the world’s oldest wine countries, producing for over 7,000 years. Let's explore and taste this incredible history together!
Master Sommelier David Glancy will lead our intimate, private group through local, regional edu-tastings, epicurean pairing dinners, and on-shore excursions! This trip has a nice balance of scheduled group activities and free time to choose your own adventure. Read the itinerary below for details!👇
Fees include cruise, airfare from select gateways, gratuities unlimited internet and your choice of generous amenities. Some SFWS excursions may require an additional fee.
To keep our experiences intimate and allow access into smaller wineries, we limit this private group trip to only 30 guests.
The acclaimed Nautica is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar transformation to create a virtually new ship that is both sleek and elegantly charming. We will be one of the first groups to use it! Her decks will be resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of Oceania's stylish ships. She'll feature four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, their 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.
The star of the wine crown of the Aegean Islands is Santorini, where we'll find all styles of Assyrtiko whites plus international varieties and Vinsanto dessert wines. Here, after taking the tram to Fira, & a then bus, Artemis Karamolegos Winnery will roll out the red carpet and welcome our group for a VIP Tour, Tasting and Private Lunch experience! Then we’ll visit the oldest winery in the entire Aegeans, Venetsano. The bus will return us to the top of the tram for several hours on your own to enjoy the spectacular sunset.
Check out this fun video and see how much fun we've had ... We can't wait to create new memories together!