DISCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF THE RHÔNE with Prue Leith
Join the author and entrepreneur on this delightful river cruise through the gastronomic heart of France
For those with a taste for the finer things in life, the Rhône is a cultural and culinary feast: delicious food, a superb wine-making tradition, spellbinding scenery and a historical depth to match.
A visit to the region is a treat at any time, but this superb river cruise, which sets sail from Lyon, is particularly special – as befits our inaugural Good Housekeeping holiday.
As well as all the sights, sounds and flavours of this magnificent part of the world, from wine-tasting in Burgundy to sightseeing in the Roman city of Arles, you’ll enjoy a guest appearance by Prue Leith – a woman whose life has been dedicated to great food. Prue has worked as a restaurateur, businesswoman, caterer, broadcaster, journalist, cookery writer and novelist, not to forget as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. She will regale you with anecdotes from her career and join you for drinks and dinner, a book signing and a wine-tasting trip to Beaune. This is a tantalising journey that is exclusive to our readers and promises to be one to remember.
TALES AND TIPS FROM PRUE
Hear stories from one of the most fascinating personalities of the culinary world, Prue Leith, who has launched her first cookbook in 25 years. She says, ‘I can’t wait to join Good
Housekeeping readers on this voyage through the culinary heart of France. I will share the tips and tricks I have learnt during my career, join you on a special wine-tasting and be on hand to answer your questions on all sorts of subjects, from starting a culinary school to becoming an author and my TV career.’
DELIGHTS OF BURGUNDY AND THE RHÔNE
This eight-day cruise sees you experience the best of Burgundy and the Rhône Valley in style. As well as visiting Lyon, one of the world’s great gourmet destinations, you will explore the Roman city of Vienne, the vineyards of Beaune, extraordinary limestone cliffs of Ardèche, and Provence, the land of lavender and rosé. Historical highlights include the Popes’ Palace in Avignon, the Roman town of Arles – once home to Vincent van Gogh – and the aweinspiring ancient aqueduct of Pont du Gard.
SAIL IN LUXURY
Your journey through France will take place on one of the world’s finest river cruise ships, the MS William Shakespeare – a sleek and stylish vessel in Riviera’s luxury fleet. Furnished with sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, it has polished brass and wrought-iron fittings, thick-pile carpets, deep armchairs and facilities that will delight you, including a sundeck, lounge bar with panoramic views, first-class dining options, splash pool, putting green, wellness area with sauna and a hair salon. The ship’s layout, subtle lighting, elegant decor and opulent cabins are among the best you will find on a river cruise. Carrying just 140 passengers, it has an excellent crew-toguest ratio, ensuring high levels of service.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE
◆ Listening to a private Q&A session with Prue Leith, discussing her life and career. ◆ Watching a demonstration by Prue as she shares her favourite tips, followed by a signing of her latest cookbook, Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes. ◆ Visiting beautiful spots around the Rhône, such as the Ardèche Gorges, the cliffs around Condrieu, Saint-rambertd’albon and Saint Vallier, as well as the Roman city of Arles and historical Avignon. ◆ Sampling the region’s famed food and wines, with trips to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, Vienne and Tournon. ◆ Travelling on the MS William Shakespeare, enjoying the elegance, style and luxury of this five-star ship.
Holiday with cover star Prue Leith
You will sail past the famous Pont d’avignon
Your ship, the MS William Shakespeare Enjoy the flavours of France