November 6, 2023 – November 20, 2023
Athens to Barcelona with Stephanie & Michael Honig of Honig Wines
Athens to Barcelona
November 6 to 20, 2023
At the age of 22, Michael Honig (Stephanie’s husband) took the reins of his struggling family vineyard and winery. With an old meat locker for an office, a shoebox marked “Misc” for an accounting system, and without any formal training, he began canvassing the streets of San Francisco, selling wine and delivering it himself.
Over the last 30 years, Michael and Stephanie have surrounded themselves with an incredible team, and transformed the family business into a thriving success. With their seemingly endless energy, Michael, and Stephanie spend most of their time out in the world connecting with people and introducing them to Honig wines.
A leader in sustainable farming, he chaired the first California initiative to develop a “Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices,” a voluntary program establishing statewide guidelines for sustainable farming and winemaking, and in 2005, took part in an innovative pilot program to help train yellow lab puppies to detect vine mealy bugs in the vineyard, thus, lowering the need for pesticides. Michael sits on the board of directors of the Napa Valley Vintners Association, as well as the boards of several other organizations including: the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance; California Farm Service Agency State Committee; Napa Crimestoppers; and Tower Road Wine Storage.
Born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While attending FIU she also spent time in Europe, studying at the Oxford Brookes University in England. She then moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation.
In 2000, she moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry, working as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and for Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. She left Rudd in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina. She also taught wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University.
In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie travels the globe developing Honig’s international and national presence, and handles public relations for the family business. She serves on the Public Relations Committee and the International Ambassadors Committee at the Napa Valley Vintners. She is active in raising funds for mental health and for Type 1 diabetes research. She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, sons Sebastian and Santiago, and their dogs Hunter and Dulce.
Six Star Service
An Incredible Wine Trip to the Heart of the Mediterranean
Join Stephanie & Michael Honig of Honig Wines as they accompany our group on a wonderful 14 night adventure as they set sail on the Mediterranean Medley. There will be numerous interactions with Stephanie and Michael including wine tastings and a wine dinner onboard the ship featuring Honig wines. Additionally, there will be several cocktail opportunities.
Most Luxurious Ship in the World
The Regent Seven Seas Splendor was described as the most luxurious ship in the world since inception. Don’t believe it, Google “most luxurious ship in the world”.
– FREE Roundtrip Air*1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package in Concierge Suites and Higher
– FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
– Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits
– Open Bars and Lounges, Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
– Pre-Paid Gratuities
– Specialty Restaurants
– Transfers Between Airport and Ship*
– Unlimited Wi-Fi
Free Business Class Air
We are pleased to offer an incomparable inclusion that elevates our promise to deliver the most inclusive luxury experience: FREE Business Class Air* for all guests, for all suite categories on all Intercontinental flights. Arrive to your destination in complete comfort and style with our Air-Inclusive FREE Business Class Air program, including ground transfers between airport and ship, available from the gateway cities listed below.
November 6, 2023 – November 20, 2023
Pricing from $13399 per person/double occupancy
Regent Seven Seas Splendor
Day 1: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Piraeus is the gateway to the ancient city of Athens, known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” because of its immense impact on cultural and political achievements throughout the world. Due mainly to tourism and the 2004 Olympics, Greece has redeveloped many sites in Athens. A historian’s delight, Athens is home to such magnificent wonders as: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the atmospheric winding streets of the Plaka, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike, and the Archaeological Museum with the world’s finest collection of ancient artifacts
Day 2: Ephesus, Turkey
Europe’s classical metropolis, Ephesus, was one of the largest cities in all of the Roman Empire, boasting one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Explore the ruins of its massive Theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the magnificent Celsus Library
Day 3: Rhodes, Greece
Renowned as the site of the former Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Rhodes was home to the Knights of St. John from the 12th to 16th centuries. Their famous Palace of the Grand Masters remains a “must-see,” as are many of the inns occupied by the Crusaders and the replica of the old church. For a more in-depth look at the city, visitors can take in the Archeological where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the ancient stadium offer perfect photo opportunities.
Day 4: Chania (Crete), Greece
Chania wears its past on its sleeve. Spend the day in museums, from those uncovering the ancient history buried beneath the rocky soil to those celebrating Greece’s magnificent maritime history and the region’s unique folklore. Visit the ruins of the city-state of Aptera, a powerhouse in Minoan and Hellenistic times and eventually a Roman stronghold.
Day 5: Argostoli (Cephalonia), Greece
Discover charming Argostoli, flowing up from the turquoise bay along the sides of white limestone hills with its colorful fishing boats, vibrant open-air market and relaxing atmosphere. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the rich artifacts of the Mycenean culture. See the Venetian-built St. Georges Castle dating from the 16th Century in the nearby village of Kastro. Stroll through Vallianos Square in Argostoli browsing the stalls and shops to take home popular gifts and keepsakes including thyme honey, fine gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, and the excellent locally produced Robola Taoussi (white wine).
Day 6: Messina (Sicily), Italy
Messina, the third largest city in Sicily, was the most important port of departure for European knights on their way to the Crusades in the Middle Ages. Today, this extensively rebuilt port city still boasts many historically and architecturally significant landmarks, particularly the renowned cathedral with its unusual astronomical clock, the 12th century Catania Church and the ornate Teatro Vittorio Emanuele. Messina is also the starting point for a day trip to the peak of breath-taking Mt. Etna-Crateri Silvestri.
Day 7: Naples, Italy
Spend a day exploring the fabulous ruins of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum with their stunning temples, frescoes and mosaics. Explore fascinating Naples and its famed museums, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri.
Day 8: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome. Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fam
Day 9: Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Livorno, located in the center of Tuscany, is the gateway to the glory of Renaissance Florence and Pisa. From the 13th to 16th centuries, this era of creative freedom encouraged the genius of Dante, Donatello, Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Machiavelli to create some of the world’s most noted masterpieces. Elegant Florence offers the Galleria dell’Accademia, with its iconic masterpiece, Michelangelo’s David. The Uffizi is home to the most renowned art gallery in Italy, with representative works by the titan’s of Renaissance art. Join us for an excursion to Pisa, and tour the city’s beautiful and historic Campo dei Miracoli. Nearby Siena captures the spirit of Medieval Italy and Lucca offers the memorable chance to bicycle through the fragrant Tuscan countryside.
Day 10: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Tiny, but packed with fun, Monte Carlo offers a wonderful combination of history, beauty, entertainment and leisure. The wealthiest spot in Monaco, Monte Carlo is an enchanting place, known as the international capital of luxury and for its celebrity-sightings, casinos and nightlife. Yet the old world shines through in its art and architecture. Palaces, cathedrals and museums dot this small municipality in an old town full of rich history. Be sure to catch the once-daily changing of the guard, then tour the public areas at the Palais du Prince, home to the royal family, whose most famous resident was famous actress Grace Kelly.
Day 11: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 12: Toulon, France
Explore bustling Toulon, with its fleets of naval ships, yachts and colorful fishing boats. Take the cable car to the top of Mount Faron and enjoy the amazing birds eye view of Toulon and the turquoise harbor. Learn about the town’s maritime history at the Museé de la Marine and about the Allied landing in Toulon at the Museé Memorial du Debarquement. Discover the maze of open-air markets and fountains in Old Town with its ancient cathedral, fragrant scents of herbs and olive oil, its restaurants, cafés and intimate boutiques. Take home designer fashions, fine jewelry, French perfumes and other Provencal mementos. Herbs de Provence, lavender, fine olive oil, and ceramics are popular.
Day 13: Palamos, Spain
Experience Costa Brava and understand why Salvador Dalí and others have long been inspired by its beaches and coves. Spend a day in the warm sand of La Fosca or learning about the history of this fishing village in Museu de la Pesca or simply taking in the Mediterranean air while walking down the promenade. Just an hour north of the city, you can visit the extraordinary Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. The museum holds works done from his adolescence to the last years of his life.
Day 14: Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca, also known as Majorca, is a wind-swept island with steep jagged cliffs and olive groves more than a thousand years old. Mallorca is an island of contrasts. To the south is a busy tourist area with hotels, bars, restaurants, shopping and dazzling night life. To the north are rocky valleys, sleepy villages shrouded in bougainvillea, and breathtaking views. Palma is dominated by the breathtaking Gothic Cathedral, located high above the waterfront on the site of a former mosque.
Day 15: Barcelona, Spain
One of Europe’s most visually stunning cities, Barcelona balances the medieval intimacy of its Gothic Quarter with the grace and distinction of the wide boulevards in the Moderniste Eixample. It was the home of architect Antoni Gaudí, whose Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Park Güell and Casa Milà are the most profound statements of Modernisme. View the splendid works at the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation, or discover Barcelona’s passionate ambiance at a flamenco show.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS CRUISE:
ALL FARES INCLUDE: 2-FOR-1 All-Inclusive Fares
FREE Business Class Air* on All Intercontinental Flights
FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship
FREE Unlimited Shore Excursion
FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
FREE Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Dail
FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
FREE Specialty Restaurants
FREE Unlimited WiFi
CONCIERGE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package and more
PENTHOUSE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: FREE Personal Butler and more
*See Terms & Conditions for full details.
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