Travel with Kathleen on a Musical Journey Through France
11 Day Musical Journey from Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Hosted by Kathleen Kajioka
Escorted by your friends Sandie and Mark Harman
Uncover the proud legacy and heritage of Southwest France. Set sail along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, on one fascinatingly historical and invigorating journey. Explore the country’s breathtaking backdrops, wines and cultural treasures across the region in Bordeaux, Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne and more. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks and magnificent vineyards where you’ll be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences.
Join us on Bordeaux, Vineyards and Chateux
A Note from Kathleen
From September 19 to September 29, I will be travelling to France on an unforgettable tour with Classical FM listeners. We will be centred in Bordeaux, a Unesco World Heritage site in Southern France. Among the most famous wine regions in the world, we will be putting faces to the names Saint Emillion, Blaye, Médoc and many more locales so familiar to wine-lovers — with musical treats along the way!
The journey starts with a 3-night stay in the magnificent 5-star InterContintental Grand Hotel. Located in the city centre, this luxurious accommodation is home to Gordon Ramsay’s Brasserie where we will enjoy a gourmet dinner. Their Sauterne Lounge will host our private cocktail party, where we will mix and mingle over a view of the historic Grand Theatre — and of course this will be one of our musical stops! Speaking of music, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to treat you to an experience exclusive to our travel group: a private concert by my colleagues in Ensemble Masques. Many of you know that I regularly jet over to Europe to perform with this group, which includes some of the finest musicians on the continent.
Now you can experience them up close in a musical tour of the exquisite French Baroque. Not only that, the performance will take place in the unique setting of Le Chapon Fin, one of Bordeaux’s oldest establishments, where the performance will be followed by an unforgettable dinner. And for an even deeper look into my world, we will visit with a local luthier, and see how violins are made! There is nothing quite like walking into the workshops of these skilled craftspeople, who turn blocks of wood into timeless vessels of musical expression.
Our first few days will also include an excursion to the port town of Arachon, where we will enjoy lunch overlooking the oyster farms and the Dune du Plya. All this, and we haven’t even boarded the river cruise yet… Uniworld boasts some the most luxurious cruise experiences available, and after our journey through Venice last year, I can’t wait to climb aboard the completely refurbished S.S. Bon Voyage! Our beautifully appointed river cruise will offer 7 serene days and nights of the highest level of comfort imaginable, with exquisite food, unlimited beverages and memorable excursions — and it’s ALL included! We will sail carefree along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde, which will take us through breathtaking backdrops filled with historic sites, archaeological marvels and, of course, vineyards!
The trip is fully escorted by Sandie and Mark Harman. Enjoy 10 rich days breathing in Southern France, with like-minded travellers and not a care in the world — what could be better?!
Join us! For more information, call Sandie Harman of Vision travel at 1-844-291-7227