Wine on the Rhine
German wines are perhaps the most underestimated wines of the great wine producing areas. What better way to explore and experience these elegant and aromatic wines than to glide down the Rhine on board a luxury river cruiser, with fine wines and gourmet food, great excursions along the way and in the company of an expert guide.
The Rhine is perhaps Europe’s most important waterway, bordering 6 counties, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. The middle stretch is referred to ‘The Landscape of the Soul”, and of course the river flows through Wagner’s famous Ring Cycle. You will pass by The Rock of Lorelei, where legend has it that a beautiful Siren sits singing, distracting sailors so that they crash into the rocks. Will you be bewitched by the magic of the Rhine?
Details Of Our Package
The cruise starts in Amsterdam, and explores the canals, before heading off to Cologne. The first excursion takes in the famous Cathedral, and there is an onboard wine lecture and tasting.
Day 4 takes us through the impressive Rhine Gorge, drifting past fabulous Castles. The journey takes in Rudesheim, Heidleberg and Strasbourg with opportunities to explore on foot or by bike. We disembark in Basel on day 8.
Each excursion features an experienced guide, and there are options for bike and walking tours along the route. The cruise includes 7 nights in a luxurious and well appointed stateroom, wi-fi access, entertainment on demand.
Although a river cruiser is of course much smaller than its ocean going counterpart, it will still offer many of the same services and facilities. The ship has a gym, a spa, a sun deck pool with swim up bar. Fabulous dining includes locally inspired dishes, as well as the Chef’s specials, unlimited fine wine, beer and other soft drinks. A river cruiser will have fewer passengers, which gives a better opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers, but is still large enough to allow plenty of personal space. Fewer passengers means better and more personal service.
So why not take it easy, enjoy and learn about the fabulous Riesling grape, and experience for yourself the grandeur of one of Europe’s most important landmarks.