Perfect for Wine & Foodies

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

Secrets of the Douro with Celebrity Chef Bonacini

8 Days | Round-Trip Porto

August 8 - 15, 2020

Discover Europe’s best-kept secret – Portugal - on this exclusive trip with MasterChef Canada’s Michael Bonacini. Our celebrity chef and culinary legend will join you on this award-winning river cruise sailing through the spectacular Douro River – one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions.

Enjoy all our exceptional inclusions plus exclusive culinary extras!

For a limited time, receive included round-trip airfare + unlimited onboard drinks.

Flavours of Burgundy & Provence

Introducing Emerald Liberté's new Saône and Rhône river cruise! Truly an itinerary for the foodies, experience new flavours at every port as well as exclusive on board demos designed to ignite your senses. You'll sail into the heart of famous French wine regions stepping off ship into Burgundy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Beaujolais sipping revered red wine varietals standing next to their vines.

Exclusive EmeraldPLUS included experiences:

  • A cheese tasting on board in Tournus
  • A Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale

Exclusive EmeraldACTIVE included experiences:

  • A guided hike through vineyards of Tain l’Hermitage
  • A guided bike tour in Lyo

Exclusive EmeraldEXCURSION included experiences:

  • A gourmet walking tour of Avignon
  • A guided tour of Tain l’Hermitage with Valrhona Cité du Chocolat
  • A visit to a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate with tasting
Europe in Summer - Lavender Fields

Choose your wine region


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

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

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

A guided walk through the vineyards in Pinhão

Visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting


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

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

A guided hike through the vineyards in Tournon