Set Sail on a Wine Cruise

Sponsored by AmaWaterways

Have you ever wanted to learn the differences between a Moselle Riesling from Germany and an Alsatian Riesling from France?

Or taste for yourself the divergences of Left Bank wines from Right Bank ones while sailing through Bordeaux? Then your questions will be answered, and your palate will be dazzled, on an AmaWaterways Wine Cruise.

Ideal for wine enthusiast and casual sippers alike, these special wine-themed cruises delve deeply into the rich tapestry of tradition from the winemakers themselves. You’ll drink up the beauty of the world’s most intoxicating wine regions and award-winning vineyards in such places as Austria’s Wachau Valley and Portugal’s Douro Valley.

Along the way you’ll be joined by knowledgeable wine hosts, who enthusiastically share their passion and love of wine with you. Winery owners, winemakers and certified sommeliers will lead you through tastings on board and accompany you to local vineyards to learn first-hand from regional experts.

Of course, you’ll be wined and dined along the way. But it’s not just any varietal: it is wine perfectly chosen to meld with the food on your plate and on your palate.

Learn how to tantalize your taste buds at a food and wine pairing dinner, designed to heighten the dynamic relationship between the two.

Rosemary-crusted lamb? A clear match for Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Oysters on the half shell? Try a Loire white.
Rich chocolate cake? Port is in order.

You can further enliven your senses by indulging in special interest tours with local guides. This is the ideal way to enjoy the perfect blend of visits to vineyards, with trips to nearby landmarks and destination hotspots:

  • Budapest’s Parliament
  • Wachau Valley’s Melk Abbey
  • Cologne’s Cathedral
  • Amsterdam’s canals
  • Prague’s Old Town
  • World War II beaches of Normandy

Nothing turns an occasion into a celebration, sparks a conversation, or elevates a meal from ordinary to elegant quite like fine wine. Expert-led Wine Cruises add a unique, epicurean dimension to your dream vacation.

Are you ready to go deep? Find a Travel Specialist who understands your passion for wine to help you plan your vacation.