Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique wine cruises. Like their standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings – all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.
Each cruise is hosted by a qualified wine expert, who brings hand-selected bottles on board to be served at meals and tastings during your cruise. They will also lead interesting discussions for you to enjoy. Guests visit a number of local vineyards and wineries, where vintners and growers will walk you through the winemaking process, and give you a taste of some of their special varieties, too. Prepare your taste buds for even more excitement in our sophisticated dining venues on board, where our expert chefs pair fine regional wines with award-wining cuisine, creating the ultimate epicurean experience.
Unique Wine Experiences
Renowned Wine Regions – Explore famous wine-growing areas, such as the Wachau Valley in Austria, that are steeped in winemaking history and tradition.
Private Cellars – Enjoy exclusive tours to historic wine cellars where guests participate in tastings and conversations with the local owners.
Wine Experts – Each cruise is hosted by a wine expert who brings select wines on board and discusses productions and consumption.
Local Vineyards – Experience stunning vineyards up-close on exclusive excursions. In the fall the land takes on an array of vivid colors.
Wine Tastings – Indulge in unique tastings on the ship and during excursions at a variety of local venues, like taverns, vineyards and wineries.
Local Food & Wine Pairings – Sample local flavors by joining excursions that feature pairings of authentic cuisine and delicious wine.
Source: AmaWaterways, Europe, Asia, Africa 2016