Wine River Cruises

Wine River Cruises

2016 Wine Appreciation Special Interest River Cruises

2017 Wine River Cruises

Grand France Wine River Cruise - Southbound

16 days from Paris to Côte d’Azur (Rhone Section)
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 18, 2016
  • October 22, 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 23, 2016
  • October 27, 2016

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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 awaits 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

  • 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 river cruise vacation with a Wine Appreciation theme. 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 or Luxembourg City, then travel to Remich to board your river vessel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and Düsseldorf. 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. A Master of Wine will join you on board to tell you more about the region’s wines and to host an onboard tasting and food and wine pairing dinner. Conclude your vacation with a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and time to explore on your own.

Wine Cruise Highlights

  • Onboard wine tastings and lecture by Master of Wine
  • Special onboard food and wine pairing dinner
  • Visit toVinotech to learn about the history of the region's wine

Departure

  • October 25, 2016

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Rhine & Rhône Revealed Wine River Cruise – Southbound

16 days from Amsterdam to Côte d’Azur (Rhone Section)
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

  • 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

Departure

  • October 22, 2016

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Grand Danube Wine River Cruise – Westbound

18 days from Bucharest to Prague (Budapest to Nurember Section)
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

Departure

  • October 26, 2016
  • October 28, 2016

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