The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star. – Leonardo da Vinci.
For those of us that truly, truly love wine, the cruise industry has created a wide variety of itineraries that satisfy our thirst. Imagine boarding a luxurious ship in the city of Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, and a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France.
You have just begun a 7 night cruise which will take you through one of the most storied wine regions of the world. AMA WATERWAYS™ and AVALON WATERWAYS®, are just two of the many cruise lines operating in Europe that offer river cruises catering to those with a love of viticulture, and fine local cuisine. At each stop, you will disembark from the ship and spend a magical day exploring vineyards and tasting the fruits of the wine makers labours; as well as sampling local cuisine and culture.
From AMA WATERWAYS ™ web site: Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.
There are many cruise lines that operate river cruises on Europe’s legendary rivers: The Rhine, The Rhone, The Douro, and the Moselle. Ships on these rivers are winding through the most historic wine-producing regions; all in the pursuit of Old World Wines.
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