Wind And Wine Your Way Through Europe
PHOTO: Bottle of white. Bottle of red. Perhaps a bottle of rose instead? (Courtesy AmaWaterways)
Taking an exciting or relaxing vacation can be a terrific way to escape and recharge, to recover from the stress and demands of your everyday life.
The choice of location has a big impact on how much you enjoy your trip, of course. But adding a special bonus element that combines something you really love is a surefire formula for success.
With this in mind, AmaWaterways offers a variety of special theme cruises. One category in particular will greatly appeal to wine lovers. They have a number of wine-themed journeys that are sure to be a dream trip for those who consider themselves wine connoisseurs.
The first option features one of the most romantic destinations, and a popular locale for wine lovers. Paris and Normandy is a combination that makes for a dream getaway. And this itinerary includes the chance to explore charming villages and stroll through the streets of Normandy, before concluding the trip at the Arc de Triomphe.
Another option is the Provence and Spain combo. This route begins in Barcelona, and then takes you to Aries, a city where Van Gogh spent some of his later years. The agenda also includes chocolate tasting, walking tours and a winery visit. The trip caps off with a champagne tasting event before a high-speed train ride to Paris.
A journey along the Danube River has everything you could want in a memorable cruise. You will pass picturesque villages and gaze upon spectacular scenery. Notable destinations on this route include Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
Another European river that is sure to captivate you on your travels is the Rhine. That trip centers around a 7-day cruise through Amsterdam, Cologne and Strasbourg. You’ll then enjoy a Swiss excursion, with two nights in Lucerne followed by a stay in Zurich.
The Douro River Valley package starts off with a visit to Lisbon, where you will spend three days taking in the local sights before embarking on a 7-day cruise along the Douro River Valley. Viewed as one of Europe’s most unspoiled and naturally beautiful rivers, this waterway takes you through lush vineyards, stunning scenery and quaint villages.
Another trip package focuses specifically on rivers and castles. Two nights in Prague starts the trip off on a majestic note, and then you will settle in for a 7-day cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg. The trip concludes with three nights in Paris.
Your last option to consider: the taste of Bordeaux package, centered around a city which is legendary as one of the world’s leading wine capitals. Aside from amazing drinks, you will also be impressed with the local architecture and stunning landscapes. This trip concludes with a two-night stay in the Loire Valley and one night in Paris.
All of these trips feature special appearances by a variety of notable experts and winery representatives who serve as your wine hosts.
With such incredible agendas, any of these trips would be the vacation of a lifetime even without the added touches. But tailoring them to the types of things wine fans love makes these trips impossible to beat.
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