Add wine to my list of love affairs. I love so many things, but wine is one of my absolute favorites. Pair a bottle of wine with the right cheese, chocolate and wine region in Europe and I’m yours!
If you are infatuated with wine and Europe, you are in the right place. These are my top 5 ultimate experiences for wine lovers and I am so excited to share them with you!
One of the absolute best ways to see Europe is by river cruise and luckily you can sip your wine and float along rolling hills of vineyards at the same time! Not to mention exclusive wine cruise complimentary activities including:
When you think of French wine, the wine region of Bordeaux is sure to pop into your mind. The best of French culture, cuisine and wine with a long history of distinctive flavor, Bordeaux is legendary and first class. Cruise the Loire Valley with the option of pre and post cruise stays in either Paris, France or Bilbao, Spain.
Suggested Itinerary: Taste of Bordeaux
Cruise along the Strudengau Valley and discover timeless architecture and art in four of Europe’s most magnificent capitals including Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Find out why this river has inspired so many artists, poets and musicians. Who could resist pre and post cruise stays in gorgeous Prague, Czechoslovakia and Budapest, Hungary?
Suggested Itinerary: Melodies of the Danube
3. Portugal & Spain
Explore the beauty of the famed and UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley on a journey through Spain and Portugal. Savor the flavors and eclectic architecture of the area and Bolas and Port wine tastings. Begin and end your trip in Madrid, Spain or Lisbon, Portugal.
Suggested Itinerary: Flavors of Portugal & Spain
Enjoy the special beauty of Provence and indulge in the culinary capital of France – Lyon. Your palate will be pleased with local vintages such as Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone. A romantic wine escape with pre and post options in Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain.
Suggested Itinerary: Colors of Provence
5. Rhine & Moselle
History comes to life with ancient castles, iconic vineyards and haunting tales of the Lorelei rock on your voyage through the Rhine and Moselle river valleys. Taste the region’s famous Riesling wines and historic cuisine. Pre and post cruise options include optional stays in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Paris, France
Suggested Itinerary: Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
Which one is YOUR favorite?
For more information on river cruises:
Why Choose A River Cruise?
River vs Ocean Cruising - Which Cruise To Choose?
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