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ZAP's 2014 Cruise to South America
February 28 - March 10

Ten Nights on Regent Seven Seas Cruises SS Mariner sailing from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
Encounter South America’s ever-changing landscapes in a continent of sublime contrasts. The searing hot rhythms of Buenos Aires and Rio’s Copacabana echo the shaded cool whisper of colonial Spanish cathedrals. Here is fire and ice, indigo mountains at the bottom of the world, and the down-to-earth pleasures of vibrant, inviting ports.

ZAP Winery Cruise Hosts
Tim Holdener Macchia Wines Bio
Doug Beckett Peachy Canyon Winery Bio
Barbara & Kevin Brown R&B Cellars Bio

Sailing on Regent Seven Seas Cruises SS Mariner
Regent Seven Seas Cruise Fares Include
  • FREE Roundtrip Economy Air
  • Purchase Business Class upgrade for only $1499 each way
  • FREE 1 Night Hotel Package night before sailing
  • FREE Ground Transfers
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities

  • Limited offer based on availability Receive FREE Unlimited Internet Access PLUS $300 Per Suite Shipboard Credit
    Prices starting from $8,699.
    Book your University of Zin cruise today, we would love to have you join us!
    For more information and to book your cruise, Call Lynda Turley-Garrett of Alpine Travel at 408.379.3853

    About Alpine Travel
    Alpine Travel of Saratoga, a member of Virtuoso, is pleased to be the exclusive agency for handling your cruise reservations. Alpine Travel of Saratoga has been helping their clients with luxury vacations since 1969. Lynda Turley Garrett, CTC is also honored as being listed as Travel & Leisure magazines’ “Top 12 A-list super travel advisors” for seven years as Food and Wine Travel Specialist and is chosen by Saveur Magazine for their travel advisory board. You can reach Lynda directly at: 408.379.3853 or email lyndat@alpine-travel.com. Or visit the website for more details www.alpine-travel.com .

    About ZAP Cruises
    ZAP established the ZinMasters Cruise Program in 2005 to connect with our advocate members, develop enriching seminars, tastings, winemaker dinners, wine and culinary excursions and to raise funds in support of the organization. Bringing together dozens of winemaker hosts with hundreds of adventure-seeking Zinfandel-lovers has fostered lasting friendships and continued to fuel their passions for Zinfandel, serving as informal ambassadors throughout the world.

    About ZAP
    Zinfandel Advocates & Producers is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine.

    Ports of Call:
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Montevideo, Uruguary
  • Punta Del Este, Uruguay
  • Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Cruise the Coast of Brazil
  • Porto Belo, Brazil
  • Santos, Brazil
  • Ilha Grande, Brazil
  • Paraty, Brazil
  • Buzios, Brazil
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Up to 18 FREE Shore Excursions

  • Optional Pre-Cruise Add-ons
    Concurrent dates

    Iguassu Falls
    Special offer extended to September 30!
    Sightseeing in Iguassu Falls $599 per person. Regular rate is $1499 per person.
    Includes 3 nights, air, hotel, transfers, sightseeing. Plus receive complimentary internet and $300 shipboard credit, and additional $300 shipboard credit from Alpine Travel. Must deposit. Limited availability

    Iguazu Falls straddles three borders between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Experience the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of South America during this memorable journey to Iguazú Falls ~ one of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    More information.
    Mendoza Wine Country
    Pre Cruise excursion to Mendoza wine country in Argentina. Day trips to wineries that include: Caelum Winery, Bressia Winery, Piattelli Vineyards, Benegas Winery. Overnight lodging at Atamisque Lodge in Mendoza Uco Valley. The Lodge has been created to enjoy the pleasures of rural Mendozian life: the sun, peace, good climate, a backdrop of vines and fruit trees with a magnificent view of the Andes Cordillera; the nights of clear skies, full of stars. For more information contact Lynda at Alpine Travel.
    Bon Voyage Dinner
    “Café de los Angelitos” Tango Club
    Optional add-on night before you sail.
    Get ready for a show that will hit your senses: twenty-two talented artists on stage: a musical sextet, two singers, five dancing couples and an “all ladies” orchestra make possible that the tango nights are back in Buenos Aires. Today’s visitors can combine what they will perceive by ears and eyes with dishes of the international cuisine combined with tasty local specialties, all together with a complete list of fine Argentine wines and a careful service. Contact Alpine Travel for more information.

    Shore Excursion Sampling
    Paraty, Brazil
    Named for a local swamp fish, Paraty sits on Brazil's southeastern coast, with the Bocaino Mountains at its back. The small colonial town's center is a national historic monument with well-preserved buildings on its pedestrian-only streets.

    Ilha Grande, Brazil
    So close to Rio de Janeiro, yet so different, Ilha Grande is Brazil’s relaxing, undeveloped paradise. Stepping onto the island is to disconnect from the outside world. No cars, no banks (bring your money!), no ringing phones. It’s all about relaxing in the sun, sailing, swimming, disappearing into spas and... more!

    Punta Del Este, Uruguay Punta del Este is known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, thanks to its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts and swanky nightclubs. The Vegas-style Conrad Casino adds to the lively entertainment scene. For a break from surf and sand, saddle up with a local gaucho and ride horseback through the wild plains surrounding the city.
    Optional Shore Excursion
    Wine excursion in Montevideo, Uruguay, including visit to H. Stagnari Winery. Before your tasting, explore the vineyards, the winery and the state-of-the-art processing machinery. Then, descend into the old cellar where you will sample some of the many varieties the winery produces. Complete your day with a delicious traditional Uruguayan lunch.

    Featured Sponsor
    Featured Winery
    DeLoach Vineyards
    Featured Associate
    Dillwood Burkel & Millars LLP

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