B O N V I VA N T T R AV E L . C A
B O N V I VA N T T R AV E L . C A
Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy (cab. CAT A), departure date as indicated, and includes all taxes and port charges (value
of $238 per person). Flights and travel insurance are additional. 3280 Bloor St. W, Centre Tower, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M8X 2X3. TICO#1893755/50015835
TULIP TIME CRUISE FOR BEER ENTHUSIASTS
Your European river cruise explores breathtaking springtime scenery, as well
as the amazing diversity of original beer styles in Belgium and the booming
beer scene in Holland. From the first “Prost” to the final “Gezondheid,” this
cruise delivers one heady experience. Cheers!
8 days | Roundtrip from Amsterdam |
April 1, 2019, cabin Cat A
(aboard Avalon Suite Ship
Amsterdam (Embarkation) • Rotterdam • Antwerp • Ghent • Middelburg • Veere—
Excursion to the Delta Works • Willemstad • Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Onboard lecture presented by your Beer Expert
Brewery visit to learn more about the world famous Belgian beers
Special brewery visit to find how to brew the local Gruut beer
Onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert
Beer & Cheese Tasting on board hosted by your Beer Expert
Guided Canal Cruise followed by a real Dutch beer experience
LEAVE YOUR CARES BEHIND.
NOT YOUR PASSIONS.
LESSONS IN LIFE & DINING
his summer, the world lost
one of its greats with the
passing of Anthony Bourdain.
His death seemed to impact various
communities - especially the travel
community, the food community,
and the intersections of the two.
People were deeply affected by the
loss of a man many of us let into our
homes, and in turn, were introduced
to people and places that don’t
often get attention from interna-
tional travellers, let alone a celebrity
chef with an award-winning show on
CNN. Bourdain was a storyteller,
unapologetic in his approach and
mindful of his influence.
One of my favourite episodes of
“Parts Unknown” is where he takes us
to Detroit (Season 2, Episode 8), a city most people may have dis-
missed as run-down and unappealing. But Bourdain took it upon himself
to showcase the complex diversity of its culinary offerings and how it’s
evolving despite economic and social challenges. He spent a day with
locals at at barbecue street party and dined with chefs who were
setting up shop there because of its affordability - a factor that has
strongly influenced Detroit’s still-burgeoning food scene.
But whether in that episode or any other that preceded or followed
it, there were recurring lessons of openness and adventure that I
hope we can all carry with us in our own travels. Bourdain reminded
the world of food’s importance to a destination’s identity, always
eager to listen to the people responsible for preserving and evolving
this paramount facet of culture.
“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles
through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East,
eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald's?” he once said.
“Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the
humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly
grilled fish head?”
I choose the latter.
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