Antiques on the Rhône with Tim Wonnacott

Join Tim Wonnacott on a Very Special Rhône River Cruise

We’re delighted to announce that Tim Wonnacott, star of the BBC’s Antique Road Trip and Bargain Hunt, will be joining us on-board our brand-new Star-Ship, Emerald Liberté, as guest speaker on our eight-day Antiques on the Rhône cruise. 


Born and raised in North Devon, Tim’s introduction to auctioneering began at a very young age. During school holidays, he would accompany his father to auctions for the family firm, before holding his own auction for the first time at the age of 16. After qualifying as a chartered auctioneer and surveyor, a post-graduate course in the Fine and Decorative Arts at the V&A’s study centre, drew him to London. And in 1978 he joined Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest brokers of fine and decorative art. After becoming Junior Director in 1983, he soon became full Director in 1985.

Tim Wonnacott

A Unique Itinerary Through the Heart of France

The perfect itinerary for antiques enthusiasts, you’ll enjoy specially curated trips to the famous flea market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, before being joined by the man himself, who will give two exclusive talks. Listen as he reveals stories about his life, and enjoy an insight into his world as he values any pieces you and your fellow guests may have picked up during your included excursions, with a prize for his favourite. 

From Marseille to Lyon, explore the elegant waters of the Rhône in luxury on-board our innovative and contemporary Star-Ships. Journey to the great Provençal town of Avignon, to the centre of the Burgundy wine region, Beaune, and indulge your taste buds in the gastronomic capital, Lyon, marvelling at the spectacular Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière. And, while you’re not exploring the corners of these beautiful riverbank dwellings, your time on-board can be spent enjoying the sun-kissed panoramas from the Sun Deck, fantastic regional cuisine with complimentary beverages in our luxurious Reflections Restaurant, the cool breeze as it radiates through the retractable roof of our pool/cinema area, or simply relishing the spacious surrounds of your suite or stateroom. All included in the price you pay, as part of our promise for Exceptional Emerald Value.
The Romantic Rhône
Cutting a serene path through the heart of France, medieval cities and Roman ruins line the remarkable Rhône as it journeys south through ancient villages and prosperous towns. Uncover what this magical region can offer you in this beautiful video