Wine River Cruises

Wine River Cruises

Your palate will applaud as you learn what to look for in a good wine. A distinguished wine authority will teach you the ropes as you visit a wine village and attend tastings to test your newfound talent.

Wine Appreciation Special Interest River Cruises

Grand France Wine River Cruises - Southbound

16 days from Paris to Côte d'Azur (Rhone Section)
This splendid vacation showcases France's exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers. Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Conflans and choose between a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Château de Malmaison. Next up: your choice of a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc's historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating "Taste of Normandy." Continue to Les Andelys—home of Château Gaillard, built by England's King Richard the Lionheart in 1196—and enjoy free time to explore this medieval town on your own. Return to Paris, where you'll disembark and travel south to fascinating Beaune for a wine tasting. In Chalon-sur-Saône, board your second cruise ship and sail on to medieval Tournus, Mâcon, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, and Arles as well as France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, where you have time to explore this fascinating city. Your vacation ends with an overnight in the stunning Côte d'Azur on the French Riviera.

  • October 20, 2015

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  • October 18, 2016
  • October 22, 2016

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Grand France Wine River Cruise – Northbound

16 days from Côte d’Azur to Paris (Rhone Section)
This fantastic wine river cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety. Your adventure begins on the stunning Côte d’Azur, then travel to Arles to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area during dinner (daylight permitting), before returning to Arles. Then, sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Arles, Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as, Chalon-sur-Saône, and fascinating Beaune. Take the TGV train from Dijon to Paris, embark your second cruise ship, and begin your journey along the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Château Gaillard, then on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to Normandy’s historic landing beaches or an interesting “Taste of Normandy.” Next up: Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen. In Conflans, it’s your choice of excursions to either Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison. Return to Paris for guided sightseeing, taking in the most famous sights of this magnificent city—a fitting conclusion of your magnificent cruise vacation.

  • March 21, 2016

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Burgundy & Provence Wine River Cruises - Southbound

11 days from Paris to Côte d'Azur
Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the “City of Light.” Ride the TGV train to Dijon, then continue on by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a Burgundy wine tasting or visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint Chalon-sur-Saône and set sail for lovely Tournus, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). And because this cruise has a Wine Appreciation theme, you will be joined on board by a Master of Wine, who will share his knowledge of French wines while hosting a tasting of cheese and wine, and chocolate and wine, as well as a food and wine pairing dinner. Your vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. This cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

Wine Cruise Highlights

  • Chardonnay wine tasting and winery visit
  • Onboard cheese and wine tasting
  • Special onboard food and wine pairing dinner
  • Onboard chocolate and wine tasting
  • Visit a winery in Châteauneuf du Pape, wine tasting

Departures

  • October 25, 2015

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  • October 23, 2016
  • October 27, 2016

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Burgundy & Provence Wine River Cruise – Northbound

11 days from Côte d’Azur to Paris
This delightful vacation not only gives you insight to France and the French, but with its Wine Appreciation theme, introduces you to some of the wines for which this country is famous. Your adventure begins with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. Then, travel to Arles in the Provence region to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area during dinner (daylight permitting), before returning to Arles. Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, and France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon are stops along the way.While on board you will be joined by a Master of Wine who will host a cheese and wine tasting, as well as a chocolate and wine tasting, during which he will share with you much of his special knowledge of the wines that will be offered. A special food and wine pairing dinner will highlight some of France’s specialties. Disembark in Chalon sur Saône and visit fascinating Beaune.. Take the TGV train from Dijon to Paris, where your vacation ends with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and free time to explore the remarkable “City of Light” on your own! You’re sure to return home with lots of memories and photos to share.

Wine Cruise Highlights

  • Visit a winery in Châteauneuf du Pape, wine tasting
  • Onboard chocolate and wine tasting
  • Special onboard food and wine pairing dinner
  • Chardonnay wine tasting and winery visit

Departures

  • March 21, 2016

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The Legendary Danube Wine River Cruise

11 days from Prague to Budapest
From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you'll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague's Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk's splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sites in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

  • October 24, 2015

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The Blue Danube Discovery Wine River Cruises

13 days from Budapest to Prague
The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey – with a Wine Appreciation theme - as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former royal palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. And as an added feature, we’ll take you to wine cellars in the center of Budapest for a special wine tasting in an unique atmosphere. A Master of Wine joins you as you sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. You have the choice of taking a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein, and see the baroque Stiftskirche; or to visit the labyrinth of wine cellars of the Loisium in the Lower Austria wine region. Visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and enjoy wine tasting; and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. There’ll be a special onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. All of this and more await you on this marvelous vacation!

Wine Cruise Highlights

  • Visit a wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Onboard wine tasting and lecture by Master of Wine
  • Special onboard food and wine pairing dinner
  • Visit to Loisium wine museum in Langenlois

Departures

  • November 1, 2015

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  • October 30, 2016
  • November 2, 2016
  • November 5, 2016

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Canals, Vineyards & Paris Wine River Cruises

10 days from Paris to Amsterdam
Experience France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on this fantastic wine river cruise vacation. Your adventure starts with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the incomparable “City of Light.” Take the high-speed train from Paris to Metz, then travel to Remich, Luxembourg, to board your river vessel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Cologne, the capital of the Rhineland. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of river—and pass the legendary Lorelei rock. Visit a local wine cellar in Bernkastel, Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the pretty wine village of Rüdesheim. Conclude your river cruise vacation with a visit of a windmill near the little fishing village of Volendam, a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and time to explore on your own.

  • October 28, 2015

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  • October 25, 2016

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The Rhine & Moselle Wine River Cruise

13 days from Amsterdam to Basel
This exciting river cruise vacation has it all! Begin in Amsterdam with a cruise through the city’s enchanting canals. Then, head north to explore the unique harbor town of Volendam and Edam with its world-famous cheeses. Visit a windmill in Kinderdijk, enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg; see the Roman ruins at Trier, Reichsburg Castle above charming Cochem, and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Also visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, sample the area’s celebrated wines in Bernkastel, and enjoy excursions to majestic Heidelberg and to Germany’s legendary Black Forest.

  • October 30, 2015

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Central European Experience Wine River Cruise

12 days from Prague to Paris
This splendid Central Europe wine river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit of the Hradcany Castle grounds in the “Golden City” of Prague. Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Bamberg, Würzburg, Miltenberg, and Trier. Visit the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, and Reichsburg Castle above the little town of Cochem. Other highlights: attend a traditional baking demonstration, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, and travel by high-speed train to Paris. Your river cruise vacation ends in Paris with two overnights and guided sightseeing of the major sights.

  • November 3, 2015

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Jewels of Central Europe Wine River Cruise

19 days from Budapest to Paris
Sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers and through the Main Danube Canal and dramatic Rhine Gorge on this remarkable river cruise vacation. Begin your trip with two nights in the vibrant Hungarian capital of Budapest, with guided sightseeing and time to explore the city on your own. Then, set sail and enjoy guided sightseeing that shows off the highlights in each city, including inside visits of Melk’s awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, and Reichsburg Castle in Cochem. Also participate in a lively beer tasting, attend a traditional onboard baking demonstration in Miltenberg, and travel by high-speed train to Paris, where your river cruise vacation concludes with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to explore the “City of Light” at your own pace!

  • October 27, 2015

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Rhine & Rhône Revealed Wine River Cruise – Southbound

16 days from Amsterdam to Côte d’Azur (Rhone Section)
This mesmerizing river cruise journey sets off along the Rhine, then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a Burgundy wine tasting or a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint Chalon-sur-Saône and set sail for lovely Tournus, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). Your river cruise vacation ends with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. This cruise vacation has it all—castles, historic sites, delightful towns, and more!

  • October 22, 2016

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Grand Danube Wine River Cruise – Westbound

18 days from Bucharest to Prague (Budapest to Nurember Section)
Discover some of the Continent’s best-kept secrets on this river cruise through Eastern and Central Europe, from Bucharest to Prague. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city shows you the highlights, with inside visits of the Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, and Melk’s awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey. Also visit the diverse rock formations of Belogradchik, the Lepenski Vir archaeological site on the banks of the Danube in Serbia, enjoy an organ concert in Pécs, and wine tasting in the Wachau Valley and beer tasting. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge and Main Danube Canal. Visit Hungary’s vibrant capital, Budapest, Austria’s Vienna and delightful Dürnstein and many more. Enjoy three overnights in Prague, with guided sightseeing of the city’s main sights, plenty of free time, and the conclusion of your incredible wine river cruise vacation.

  • October 26, 2016
  • October 28, 2016

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