French Wine and River Cruising: The Perfect Blend

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Posted on 03/25/2024

Whether you are a self-described oenophile or simply indulge in a glass of wine now and then, AmaWaterways’ more than 60 Celebration of Wine Cruises through Europe will surprise and delight you with a variety of specially curated wine-themed experiences both on board and on shore. Cruise through the heart of Europe’s most iconic wine regions, from France’s celebrated Bordeaux and Burgundy regions to Austria’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley and beyond.

With memberships in the prestigious La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Tables et Auberges de France, award-winning AmaWaterways celebrates exquisite locally sourced cuisine and fine wine across all their river cruises in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. No matter where you travel, you will be welcomed aboard a stunning river cruise ship with exceptional dining included at every meal – even a multi-course tasting menu at the intimate Chef’s Table specialty restaurant available on most ships. However, if you are a food and wine enthusiast, there is no better way to celebrate life’s sweetest moments than on a palate-pleasing journey through France’s iconic Bordeaux wine region.   

Savor French flavors paired with premium Grand Cru Classé wines on a 7-night Taste of Bordeaux river cruise, sipping Bordeaux’s signature red blends, the “liquid gold” of Sauternes and other local delicacies. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you will choose from a variety of authentic included excursions each day, such as a tour of Cadillac’s Castle of Roquetaillade, an immersive experience at the famed Cité du Vin wine museum and visits to historic châteaux.  

Your journey includes an excursion to Saint Émilion, where you can pedal through celebrated vineyards on a guided bike tour. You will also explore the Libourne wine region, one of the major cradles of viticulture in the Bordeaux area. Plus, enjoy complimentary fine wines with every lunch and dinner on board, where different reds and whites are poured every night. 

For the most comprehensive culinary experience, pair your Taste of Bordeaux journey with a pre-river cruise land package in Spain’s Basque Country, known for its culinary prowess and sparkling Txakoli wines. 

Join AmaWaterways on a river cruise through France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Taste sumptuous wines, uncover world-renowned French history, and cycle through France’s pristine vineyards with AmaWaterways’ bicycle fleet. Contact your Travel Savers travel advisor for details on special offers that may be available on your 2024 or 2025 Taste of Bordeaux river cruise with AmaWaterways! 

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