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Wine Lovers' Cruises

Discover the finest vintages Europe has to offer nestled in serene scenery

Exclusive wine cruises

 

Vineland Estates Winery's 40th Anniversary Cruise

This once in a lifetime trip departing April 6, 2019 takes you for a visit to a German wine estate for a rare side by side old world/new world reunification tasting and is packed with exclusive highlights.

Fly for $495 per person + all drinks included!

Cruise: 8 day Classic Rhine river cruise

Top Varietal: Riesling

EmeraldPLUS:
Wine tasting at the original St. Urban-Hof's Vineyard in Germany
On-board wine tasting of the local Moselle region rich wines
Wine tasting at Wheingut Gohlen winery in Andernach area

Prices from $4,035 per person*

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The Moselle, Germany

A tributary of the Rhine, the Moselle’s German stretch is regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful river valleys. Winding between the cities of Koblenz and Trier, the Moselle is banked by terraced vineyards growing the world’s favourite Riesling grapes – used for the region’s popular white wines. When sailing atop the Moselle, take time out to enjoy the local wine produce – routinely voted amongst the top three white wine varieties in the world.

Top Varietals: Riesling | Elbling | Müller-Thurgau

Cruise: Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main

EmeraldPLUS:
Wine tasting at the Bishop’s Residence Cellars in Würzburg
Regional wine lecture on-board in Koblenz
A local wine tasting in Bernkastel

 
 
 

Douro Valley, Portugal

Emptying into the sea when she reaches Portugal’s second city, Porto; the Douro benefits from a long stretch winding between beautiful vineyards. Producing Portugal’s famed port wine, the Douro region possesses a slow and idyllic pace of life – with vineyards and winemakers welcoming guests to learn how their delightful vintages are produced (and taste test the wines, of course).

Top Varietals: Port fortified wine | Tinta Barroca | Touriga Franca

Cruise: Secrets of the Douro

EmeraldPLUS:
A Portuguese food history and wine culture lecture on-board in Pinhão
A Port cocktail lesson on-board sailing from Pinhão to Vega de Terrón
A dinner hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Régua area

EmeraldACTIVE:
A guided walk through the vineyards in Pinhão

DiscoverMORE:
Visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting

Rhône Valley, France

Few countries have a winemaking prestige to match France, and the Rhône Valley is amongst the nation’s finest wine growing regions. The village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is renowned around the world for producing exceptional vintages, creating more than 110,000 hectolitres of wine every year. The Mediterranean climate of the south of France provides the perfect setting to enjoy a glass or two of the local fare whilst relaxing on your private Emerald Waterways balcony.

Top Varietals: Syrah | Grenache | Mourvedre

Cruise: Sensations of Lyon & Provence

EmeraldPLUS:
A regional wine lecture on-board in Tournon
A cheese and olive tasting on-board in Viviers

EmeraldACTIVE:
A guided hike through the vineyards in Tournon

 
 

Alsace region, France

We introduce you to this uniquely medieval wine region in Northeastern France bordering Germany and Switzerland from Stasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. Those visiting Colmar as well will get the opportunity to witness the beautiful Alsacean landscapes by a guided bicycle tour. Colmar is on the Alsace Wine Route. Use free time in Colmar for a wine tasting from one or more of the many local vineyards.

Top Varietals: Sylvaner | Pinot Blanc | Riesling | Gewürztraminer

Cruises: Jewels of the Rhine | The Majestic Rhine

EmeraldPLUS:
A Wine tasting in Heidelberg

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 Day trip
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns whilst every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils rich history.
Departing 02 June 2019

Secrets of the Douro

8 Day trip
Porto > Porto
On this 8 day roundtrip cruise from Porto, discover the Douro Valley's most inspiring destinations including Régua, Pocinho, Pinhao and stunning Salamanca.
Departing 27 April 2019

Sensations of Lyon and Provence

8 Day trip
Lyon > Nice
Romance, spectacular historic landmarks & Roman influence, celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey through renowned vineyards & world-class restaurants along the Saône & Rhône rivers
Departing 26 October 2019

Jewels of the Rhine

8 Day trip
Amsterdam > Zurich
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route.
Departing 05 October 2019

The Majestic Rhine

8 Day trip
Frankfurt > Basel
Your journey through Germany includes a visit to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, while Koblenz, Mannheim’s beautiful architecture the Black Forest will be sure to amaze.
Departing 08 July 2019

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