The "Savoring the Winelands" Crystal AirCruise in cooperation with Wine Spectator is available for booking now. For additional information, visit crystalaircruises.com
During the journey, Crystal guests will explore the vineyards and surrounding cities of the regions with immersive experiences that include:
• Chianti tasting at 16th century Castello Della Paneretta Winery, dining at Michelin-starred La Torre, truffle hunting with the local Savini family, and exploring the surrounding landscape by Vespa in Tuscany, Italy."The specialized experiences planned for this Crystal AirCruises' journey are simply unparalleled. Our experts, along with the esteemed authorities recommended by Wine Spectator, have created a global travel adventure that will whet any wine and food lover's appetite for travel," says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez.
• Exploration of Chateaux Margaux and Pomerol, a hot-air balloon ride over Saint-Émilion, and dining at Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay's Le Pressoir d'Argent and Phillippe Etchebest's Le Quatrième Mur in Bordeaux, France.
• Roaming the vineyards and underground cellars of the Montagne de Reims, exclusive access to the Louvre and Palace of Versailles, and Michelin-starred dining at Le Fouquet's and Victoria in Champagne/Paris, France.
• Learning the art of blending at South Africa's Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, and a cooking safari at Cape Malay that showcases local ethnic cuisines in Cape Town, South Africa.
Throughout the journey, guests will have access to further wine discoveries with editions of the magazine's tasting reviews aboard the aircraft, a dedicated Wine Spectator app on the personal iPad® devices included on board, and additional tastings in the spacious tasting lounge. In flight, guests will enjoy the extraordinary amenities of the well-appointed private jet, including Michelin-inspired cuisine and the renowned vintages within the expansive Skye Cellar, which will be stocked with wines relevant to the specialized itinerary. Aircraft operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.
As it expands its reach to all luxury travelers across the globe, Crystal evolves to The World's Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises—The World's Most Luxurious River Cruise Line ™, Crystal AirCruises, and Crystal Exclusive Class™ with Crystal Residences.