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Discover the finest vintages and delicious delacacies Europe has to offer nestled in serene scenery.

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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: Legendary Rhine & Moselle

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
Visit to Quinta do Tedo with Port tasting
A dinner hosted at Quinta da Pacheca, a traditional rural wine estate

EmeraldACTIVE:
A guided walk through the vineyards in Pinhão

DiscoverMORE:
Visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting

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Rhone 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