River Cruising in Burgundy With G Adventures
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River cruising has been known as a slow-paced way to travel through Europe with minimal effort. But the perception that this type of travel is mostly for older generations is changing at a rapid pace. Adventure company, G Adventures is showcasing this in a recent blog post by blogger Bethany Hodges, who shares her own journey through Burgundy on a river cruise.
“River cruising has a certain je ne sais quoi,” writes Hodges.
“Here’s what really floats my boat while on a cruise: space, free wine, amazing food, quaint villages dotting the riverside, free wine, and even more space. Despite being a classified as a small ship, the Daniele managed to fit all of my favorite things into one package. Plus, wine!” she says.
Hodges also loved the intimate, local dining experiences.
“With a leisurely itinerary, meals take on the attention that French cuisine deserves. Lunch and dinners are not rushed affairs, they’re multi-course experiences, made even more delicious thanks to the view as you pass by the idyllic French countryside,” she writes.
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There’s also a lot of opportunity to get up close and personal with the region’s number-one delicacy: the wine.
“Red and white wine are equally important in Burgundy, and I learned (through hard work and dedication to multiple tastings) that I prefer red wine grown in higher elevation, but also a glass of crisp rosé with a peach infusion will bring tears to my eyes, as it’s so uniquely good. Pro tip: order a glass of Kairos rosé at La Corbeau when in Auxonne,” says Hodges.
Want to know more about what it’s like to river cruise with an adventure company like G Adventures, check out the full post here.
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