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WINE AFICIONADOS EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES

Are you a wine aficionado? A wine snob? Or, one who just enjoys a fine wine paired with an incredibly well-seasoned, grilled rare New York steak? Yes, I said it, steak! Wine has become fully integrated into American cuisine and is the ever-present, perfect complement to a nice meal. Wine themed European river cruises have become an important part of many cruise lines’ programs in France and Germany and are the perfect complement to an all-inclusive vacation aboard a river ship. (Take look at all the Wine Aficionado themed river cruises in the cruisGENIE™ CRUISE CHART below.)

Think about some of your favorite travel memories. I would venture a guess that many involve great food and wine, a special dinner or restaurant. The enjoyment and sampling of wonderfully divergent food and nice wines is one of the many reasons we travel, for some the primary reason.

Wine-focused river cruises are truly the best of many worlds. First, there is the river cruise... a stimulating, in-depth destination experience to France and/or Germany. Marry the extraordinary all-inclusive European river cruise with an ample blend of wine tasting, winery visits and wine “schooling” and you have an immensely memorable experience that is extremely rewarding for anyone who appreciates good wine and fine food. Click HERE to continue reading article below.

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Aug 21
2017
Budapest
Vilshofen
7Cruise OnlyMelodies of the Danube
AmaWaterways
AmaCerto
$3399GetQuote
Aug 21
2017
Budapest
Munich
10Cruise & LandMelodies of the Danube
AmaWaterways
AmaCerto
$4179GetQuote
Aug 23
2017
Budapest
Amsterdam
14Cruise OnlyEuropean Jewels - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Duchess
$7199GetQuote
Aug 23
2017
Amsterdam
Basel
12Cruise OnlyLegendary Rhine & Moselle - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Queen
$6049GetQuote
Aug 24
2017
Paris
Lyon
9Cruise & LandA Taste of France - Food & Wine
ALL INCLUSIVE
Tauck
Emerald
$6190GetQuote
Aug 27
2017
Avignon
Lyon
7Cruise OnlyBurgundy & Provence - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Catherine
$4649GetQuote
Aug 27
2017
Basel
Amsterdam
7Cruise OnlyCastles Along the Rhine - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Antoinette
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Aug 27
2017
Budapest
Passau
7Cruise OnlyEnchanting Danube - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Maria Theresa
$4549GetQuote
Aug 27
2017
Avignon
Paris
14Cruise OnlyGrand France - Food & Wine Theme
All Inclusive
Uniworld
Catherine
$8599GetQuote
Aug 27
2017
Paris
Avignon
14Cruise OnlyGrand France - Food & Wine Theme
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Uniworld
Joie de Vivre
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wine producing areas in France and Germany including most of Provence, the Rhône Valley, the Mosel (Moselle), Payus de Bade and Wurtenberg. During the cruise, your pallet will be held in awe of the varietals enjoyed along the route and aboard ship. Enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau in a vineyard accompanied by a discussion with the winemaker. Sip a Côte du Rhône during an excursion in Tournon-sur-Rhône, perhaps possibly sampling a nice bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape in one of their century-old “caves.” If you’re a wine aficionado or just like wine, this is only a brief glimpse of what’s in store for you on a luxurious European wine-focused river cruise.

In addition to the aforementioned visits, tastings and discussions, most wine or epicurean river cruises offer exclusive dining options while ashore which highlight regional cuisine. You’ll eat like a gourmand in Paris and Lyon, or at some intriguing bistro along the Rhône or Rhine — and it is ALL included in your very affordable price. Have we mentioned that all of your onboard regional wines and beers are also included in your price, too? YES... not only on a wine cruise, but on EVERY European river cruise!

(Premier Hint... If you’ve never tried a bite of rich dark premium chocolate combined with a good full-bodied red wine — say a Bordeaux or Cabernet — do so after your meal. We picked that up on a visit to the Clos de Pegase Winery in Napa, and now it’s my wife’s favorite after dinner small-bite dessert.)

Many of the finest, most popular river cruise lines now offer in-depth wine cruises: AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Tauck [which offers only four extraordinary departures in France], and Uniworld which features their extraordinary Epicurean Adventure on seventeen European cruise itineraries.   

 

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