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Avalon Waterways Vacations - Themed River Cruises - Wine


Wine River Cruises

Your palate will applaud as you learn what to look for in a good wine. A distinguished Master of Wine will teach you the ropes at onboard tastings that may include wine & cheese and wine & chocolate, and at a special onboard food-and-wine-pairing dinner. Along your river cruise, you can test your newly developed sommelier talents as you visit wine villages, wineries, and famed wine cellars for tours and tastings in a very special atmosphere.

The following cruises and dates are are Wine Themed River Cruises from Avalon Waterways:



10/24/18 - From the Danube Delta to Prague for Wine Lovers (WON-T1)
10/25/18 - Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (WJL-T)
10/25/18 - Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (WJL-T1)
10/25/18 - Burgundy & Provence with Aix-en-Provence & Nice for Wine Lovers - Southbound (WJL1-T1)
10/25/18 - Burgundy & Provence with Barcelona for Wine Lovers - Southbound (WJL2-T1)
10/27/18 - Danube Dreams with Berlin for Wine Lovers - Eastbound (WDBE-T2)
10/29/18 - Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (WDB-T2)
10/31/18 - The Blue Danube Discovery for Wine Lovers (WBN-T3)

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Bordeaux for Wine Lovers – Northbound (WLJE)


13 days Cote d'Azur to Bordeaux
Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Begin with an overnight on the captivating French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.

On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world–and, later on join an excursion to the wine region of Châteauneuf du Pape. Travel to the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, beautifully nestled among vineyards, and on to Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. Take a guided tour to Beaujolais, followed by the next day’s excursion to Chardonnay to taste delightful local wines.

A Master of Wine will travel with you on this cruise and will hold lectures, tastings and will introduce you to food and wine pairing. After disembarkation, taste some of Burgundy wines before reaching Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The “City of Lights” is home to Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. A city tour will show you all the must-see sights and you’ll have free time to relax in the lavish cafés, sip French wine, and perhaps attend a famous cabaret show.

Your Wine Lovers experience gets even better with a trip to Bordeaux. Enjoy a 2-day excursion to sample world-famous wines from the region, and try your hand at wine-making!

Departures (Land)
10/14/2019 - (WLJE) Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Bordeaux for Wine Lovers – Northbound - $4,821.00
10/14/2019 - (WLJE) Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Bordeaux for Wine Lovers – Northbound - $4,821.00
10/28/2019 - (WLJE) Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Bordeaux for Wine Lovers – Northbound - $4,421.00
10/28/2019 - (WLJE) Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Bordeaux for Wine Lovers – Northbound - $4,421.00


From the Danube Delta to Prague for Wine Lovers - Cruise Only (WON0)


16 days from Bucharest to Nuremberg
Start this incredible journey in Bucharest, Romania, sail to the mouth of the Danube where it flows into the Black Sea, explore the Danube Delta, and visit many exciting cities along the Danube River. From Budapest to Nuremberg, this river cruise focuses on wine and you’ll be joined on board by a Master of Wine who will share his knowledge and expertise at lectures, wine tastings, and an exclusive food and wine-pairing dinner.

Your vacation starts in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, with a transfer to Fetesti where your ship is docked. Sail to the mouth of the Danube River, then visit the serene Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s guided sightseeing in Constanta; Bulgaria’s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and Arbanassi; take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. A local expert introduces you to Serbia’s capital of Belgrade; and in Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. In lively Budapest, guided sightseeing shows you all the must-see sights. In Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, revel in the sights of Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more. Your Europe river cruise continues to the charming towns of Dürnstein and Melk for a visit of the magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Later, enjoy a tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. There’s guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg (where you’ll be treated to a tasting of German sausages), and Nuremberg, where this memorable river cruise vacation concludes.

Departures (Land)
10/25/2018 - (WON0) From the Danube Delta to Prague for Wine Lovers - Cruise Only - $5,649.00


Rhine & Rhône Revealed for Wine Lovers (WAL-T2)


16 days Amsterdam to Côte d’Azur
This fabulous European river cruise along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers combines the best of Holland, France, and Germany. Begin in Holland’s vibrant capital of Amsterdam, with a canal cruise through the 700-year-old city. Visit Cologne, Germany, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, and sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries, and Breisach, Germany, is the gateway to the unrivaled natural beauty of the Black Forest.

Taste Burgundy wines on board your ship, take an excursion to the Chardonnay wine country, and sail to Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Visit the picture-postcard Place des Terreaux fountain, choose to visit the Beaujolais region for a tasting of its famous wines. Also, visit the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, and take a guided walk of Tournon, with its Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, followed by wine and chocolate tasting. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Sample wine in the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, and cruise on the Rhône River to visit Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh.

A Master of Wine will join you for the second part of your European river Cruise for wine lectures, tastings, and food and wine pairing. Enjoy your last night in France on the captivating Côte d’Azur. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise!

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