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Best River Cruises for Wine Enthusiasts

river cruises for wine enthusiasts

Combine your love of wine and cruises for the ultimate wine river cruise!

If you enjoy a nice glass of wine when you eat out or you’re a full-fledged connoisseur of reds and whites and their food pairings, you should take one of the wine river cruises through the beautiful European vineyards which are home to wine masters and some of the world’s greatest winemakers. There are fantastic river cruises for wine enthusiasts, and by the end of your cruise, you’ll know a lot about the perfect pairings of wine and food.

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River Cruises for Wine Enthusiasts

Here at CruiseExperts.com, we’ve put together a list of some of the best river cruises for wine enthusiasts throughout Europe with 2019 and 2020 itineraries that we think you’ll enjoy. Look them over, and then call us at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) so we can book your choice at the best price available.

Avalon 7 Night Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers

Leave Oct. 1, 2019 – Return Oct. 8, 2019

Your cruise begins in Arles, France. You’ll visit places you’ve heard of in history books, art literature, and gourmet food and beverage magazines. Some of France’s greatest treasures lie in your path on this fabulous river cruise for wine lovers on the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Arles is home to a 1st century Roman Amphitheater, 14th century Palace of the Popes, Roman ruins, and a 16th-century castle.

You’ll see why so many of Van Gogh’s paintings were inspired by this city. At Avignon you can visit the famous wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Tournon is one of the oldest medieval cities in France. Roman ruins and a 16th-century castle provide many photographic opportunities. In Lyon, you’ll be delighted with charming cafes, medieval architecture, and the famous photogenic fountain. You’ll have an adventure in food and wine. Arrive in St. Jean de Losne and enjoy wine and cheese while you cruise the beautiful Saone River.

Cruising the Saône River is like floating through an amazing art gallery of incredible scenes. Keep your camera with you for unforgettable memories. You can choose an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or the Castle of Cormatin prior to your cruise ending in this marvelous city.

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Avalon 14 Night Rhine & Rhône Revealed for Wine Lovers

Leave Oct. 29, 2019 – Return Nov. 12, 2019

Your cruise begins in Amsterdam where you will see quaint and charming Dutch homes, iconic waterways, and historic windmills. You’ll also take a canal cruise past historic homes from Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Visit the beautiful twin-steepled Gothic in Cologne. You can visit ancient fortress walls and towers. See the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine or visit the Gutenberg Museum and discover the history of printing. Strasbourg is home to a beautiful Gothic stained-glass cathedral with ancient murals and an astronomical clock.

Next, visit the village of Colmar and learn the history of the Black Forest. Tour medieval and early renaissance structures. Mâcon has beautiful photo opportunities in every direction and an amazing museum in the old Ursuline convent. Your day in Lyon is free to explore, and visit produce markets and shops. In the evening you cruise to Tournon, one of France’s oldest medieval cities. Castles and Roman ruins supply plenty of subject matter for your camera. In Avignon (City of the Popes) view the amazing fortress city.

End your tour in the captivating city of Arles, home of the historic Roman Amphitheater in the city beloved by Vincent Van Gogh.

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