Experience Europe’s Best Vineyards with Wine River Cruises

Garonne Wine River CruisePicture yourself, cruising along the Garonne, a cooling breeze in your hair, a glass of full-bodied red wine in your hand and the promise of exploring Bordeaux’s many vineyards and wine estates stirring your heart. A mere fantasy? Certainly not. Rather, it is the experience of a lifetime, exploring Europe’s best vineyards on a wine river cruise, and it beckons you.

Where you will go  

When you book, you will find that there are several different itineraries, making it possible for you to select the options best suited to the things you enjoy. A fine example involves exploring the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, as well as the Gironde estuary of the Bordeaux Region.  Cruising to Aquitaine is a magical experience –one of culture and epicurean delights, supreme relaxation and unforgettable grandeur. From here your journey begins in…

Pauillac

Situated along the Gironde estuary, Paullic affords the opportunity to explore some legendary wine estates. Considered the capital of the Médoc wine region, Paullic is home to Châteaux Lafite Rothschild and Latour and Mouton Rothschild, among others. Next, it is on to …

Blaye

There is an incredible array of experiences to take in while visiting Blaye. As a destination on your river wine cruise you may see a magnificent, rock-perched 17th century citadel, the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitaine and even take an excursion to Cognac, origin of its namesake brandy. Then, from Blaye you will venture to …

Saint-Émilion

Here you will have the opportunity to taste the local vintages of Saint-Emilion and the Pomerol appellations. When not savoring the robust flavors of this picturesque town, you will enjoy a tour that takes you along the town’s streets and shops.  Then on to …

Cadillac

A morning of cruising along the Garonne River leads you to Cadillac. Here you will take an excursion to Sauternes to learn about the area’s famous sweet dessert wines. And finally, back to …

Bordeaux

The possibilities are endless, as you explore Bordeaux –the centerpiece of your tour. Here, you will lose yourself touring the city center, taking in historical highlights and of course, sampling the wines and gourmet cuisine. Whether you sample oysters on the boardwalk or shop for bottles of wine to take home, your visit to Bordeaux is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Embarking upon a wine river cruise is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced.  Compared to ocean cruising, what you can expect will be far more intimate. You will take in your cruise in the company of 120 to 160 other guests, all of you sharing a love of French wine and fine food. The result is an air of camaraderie that simply cannot be matched.

If you have an interest in learning more about Wine River Cruises, or to receive up-to-the-minute information about any of our other magnificent river cruises, please contact River Cruise Experts online, by phone at 1-800-565-2784, or follow us on Twitter today.

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