Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi invite you to a spectacular adventure aboard the Marina by Oceania Cruises. This extraordinary Mediterranean journey takes you from the fabled city of Lisbon to the historic glory of Rome. You will travel in luxury to ports of call that are home to the most spectacular cuisines, wines and vantages in the Mediterranean. Attend wine tastings and exclusively hosted dinners featuring limited-release wines from Darioush and around the world as you sail the beautiful shores of Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy.
The Khaledis invite you to join them ahead of time to explore Lisbon and visit the nearby wine region of Alenquer. Spend two nights in a city center boutique hotel, enjoy a welcome dinner in a chic restaurant and be treated to a gourmet luncheon at Quinta de Chocapalha, one of the region’s premier wineries.
Then it’s time to board the breathtaking Marina, one of the most elegant and sophisticated ships in the world. With designer touches that range from Lalique Grand Staircases and stunning owners’ suites furnished in the luxury that is Ralph Lauren Home, the Marina epitomizes the notion of traveling in style.
After making yourself at home in your penthouse suite, you will have the run of the ship and all of its amenities. As special guests of Darioush, you will relish the finest cuisine at sea (the ship’s culinary program was created by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin) with exclusive on-board wine events — including a Darioush winemaker dinner at Toscana, paired with limited releases from his Napa Valley estate; and a 6-course chef’s dinner with private vintage pairings at the acclaimed La Reserve by Wine Spectator, a true epicurean delight.
As you sail the shores of Barcelona, Marseille, Monte Carlo, Portofino and beyond, immerse yourself in the local wine regions of Mallorca, Châteauneuf du Pape and Tuscany. Private shore tours have been designed by Food & Wine Trails exclusively for guests of Darioush — each excursion led by a local expert to provide a one-of-a-kind, in-depth experience you’ll not soon forget.
DONORS: Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, Darioush Winery, Food & Wine Trails, Napa Valley Festival Association
Designed for 2 guests
Travel dates: October 3–15, 2016