Wine, Holiday and Themed River Cruises from AmaWaterways

Main destination Duisburg, Germany · About River or Ocean Cruises

Wine, Holiday and Themed River Cruises from AmaWaterways

Main destination Duisburg, Germany · About River or Ocean Cruises

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Rhine

The Rhine along with its main tributaries—the Moselle and Main—have created a wine connoisseur’s paradise, which can be discovered on our Europe’s Rivers & Castles, Enchanting Rhine, Captivating Rhine and Rhine & Moselle Splendors itineraries.

The Upper Middle Rhine’s slate soil combined with a semi-continental climate have proven to be a recipe for wine-growing success for the Rheingau vineyards, yielding high-quality white wine varieties, and some fine reds.

Captivating Rhine

November 17- 24, 2018

Cruise From : Amsterdam To Basel

From $2,799 pp cruise only

Contoured by stretches of vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear perched high above its shores, the captivating Rhine stands out as one of the world's most storied rivers. Experience the friendly allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Alsatian and Rheingau wines, Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides in Heidelberg and Cologne. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps, journey into the heart and soul of the destinations you visit.

Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

River(s): Rhine

Enchanting Rhine

November 19 - 26, 2018

Cruise From: Basel to Amsterdam

Castles from ancient empires and steep vineyards sprout up from every angle, which makes cruising on the Rhine River feel like entering a scene out of a storybook. Wind through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, diving deep into the history and wine regions of this vital waterway. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, such as Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote “A Tramp Abroad.” Timeless traditions still remain intact—from the making of Cologne’s Kölsch beer to the making of Rüdesheimer coffee. Sample wines from France’s Alsace region while in Riquewihr, Freiburg and Strasbourg; and walk through the vineyards of Rüdesheim tasting the Rheingau’s Rieslings. Take a front-row seat on this enchanting journey along the Rhine.

Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

River(s): Rhine


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