Whether you are a wine novice or a self-described oenophile with your own wine cellar, we invite you to indulge in one of our more than 60 exclusive “Celebration of Wine River Cruises” through Europe’s most celebrated wine regions. These thrilling wine-themed European sailings provide a unique and delicious dimension to already enticing itineraries—with enhanced epicurean experiences included in the price of the cruise. No matter which of our palate-pleasing journeys tempts you most, you’ll be treated to one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine, and elegant cuisine.
Premier Vineyard and Cellar Tours - One of the most delightful aspects of our Wine Cruises is visiting Europe’s unique vineyards and wineries. Whether you’re strolling through France’s 14th-century Château de Montaigne or visiting Austria’s historic and majestic Burg Clam, you’ll taste history every step of the way among storied vines.
Authentic Encounters - Connect with artisans and vintners within the same fields in which their ancestors toiled. Learn how best to pair decadent chocolate with wine; discover how olives transform into the Mediterranean’s prized nectar, olive oil; or be tempted by Austria’s famed Wachau Valley apricots.
Food and Wine Pairing, A Unique Art - Indulge in wine perfectly chosen to meld with the food on your plate and on your palate at an unforgettable dinner designed to heighten the relationship between the two. Rosemary-crusted lamb? A clear match for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Oysters on the half shell? Try a Loire white.
Your Personal Wine Host - Our Wine Hosts are professional winery owners, winemakers, wine instructors, and certified sommeliers from renowned North American wineries. These enthusiastic individuals lead you through wine tastings, interactive discussions, and a carefully curated food and wine pairing dinner, as well as accompany you on select excursions ashore. Guided by their passion and expertise, you’ll delight in discovering the differences between New-World and Old-World wines.
How can you visit the storied wine regions of Europe? On one of these fantastic river cruises.
The Garonne - The Taste of Bordeaux itinerary
The Seine - Paris & Normandy itinerary
The Rhone - Colors of Provence or Essence of Burgundy & Provence itineraries
The Douro - Enticing Douro itinerary
The Danube - The Romantic Danube or Melodies of the Danube itineraries
The Rhine - The Enchanting Rhine itinerary
The Moselle, Maine and Rhine - Europe's Rivers & Castles itinerary
Family-owned and operated for more than 19 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 26 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2023).Co-founded and led by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its extraordinarily warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options; and its award-winning, locally sourced cuisine with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, a Sun Deck walking track with heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna, and the introduction of the history-making Seven River Journey itineraries. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options.
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