Indulge in What You Love... A Wine River Cruise?
For a wine lover the thought of traveling through wine regions around the world is incredibly exciting. A unique way to experience these regions is on a wine themed river cruise. The entire experience is very personal, educational, and exclusive!
You can travel through the wine regions of France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Austria while enjoying the perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost.
Each wine themed sailing has an expert wine guide that allows you to fully appreciate the experience. He usually brings hand-selected wines on board that are served during meals and at tastings. Some wines come from the expert’s own winery and other varieties are sourced from local wineries located along the cruise itinerary.
One of the very unique experiences of European river cruises is the intimacy of the sailings. My preferred river cruise companies only travel with around 130 passengers so the entire experience is very personal.
The wine cruises also have expert chefs highly trained in award winning cuisine and thoughtfully pairing food with regional wines from the areas you are sailing. You will delight yourself in some of the world’s best wines, all while learning the rich history of the vineyards and surrounding villages from the winemakers themselves.
The excursions in the wine regions include exclusive visits to stunning vineyards for tours and private tastings. Cooking demonstrations and shopping for fresh produce in local markets are also popular activities. All designed to bring the rich wine history and culture of Europe to life.
There are many river cruise companies, they all sail the same rivers but all offer different experiences and inclusions. I will work with you to match you with the right experience and handcraft a pre or post stay so you can explore a bit more of the surrounding areas.
Contact me today to begin planning your wine river cruise, custom tailored to you!
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I work with my clients on creating personalized travel itineraries while consulting on everything from destinations to excursions and logistics of the trip. Through my personal travel I seek unique activities including private guides and tours for exceptional experiences. More on Belkys