If you’re a foodie and love adventure, here’s some good news. River cruise lines offer high-quality cuisine onboard to enhance your experience. With culinary creations that are designed to reflect the region you’re sailing, you’re sure to get a true taste of Europe throughout your travels. These exciting dining experiences carry over to awesome dining experiences on shore. Below are three great culinary cruises that offer you amazing food on deck, and culinary delights ashore.
12 Night Splendors Of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome Tour
This wonderful Italy river cruise tour is a food lover’s dream. With stops in Venice, Verona, Rome, and Florence, there’s lots to see, do, and eat! Florentine cuisine has Tuscany at its root. Here, you can enjoy a nice Chianti with ribollita (vegetable stew) and bistecca alla florentina (Florentine beefsteak on the bone). While in Rome, take the opportunity to have a picnic with some blood oranges, fresh bread, cheese, and prosciutto from a local street market. You can finish it up with some silky gelato.
7 Night Burgundy & Provence Tour
A river cruise through this region is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a variety of famed French cuisine. With stops in Avignon, Tarascon, Viviers, Lyon, Beaune and l’Hermitage, you’ll experience the best of southern France. Take in the sights, smells and tastes aboard the brand new S.S. Catherine, which features an on-board upscale restaurant, al fresco dining terrace, and a cozy bistro restaurant. As you cruise along the beautiful French countryside, you will have a chance to enjoy several unique culinary experiences, including:
- Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage
- Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting
- Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
7 Nights Port Wine & Flamenco
Aboard AMA Waterways’ new ship AmaVida, you’ll enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, or al fresco dining under the stars. Enjoy the free-flowing local wines with your meals, which themselves are culinary masterpieces that reflect the unique flavors of Portugal. On shore, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy local wine and cuisine. You’ll get to experience Regua, considered the port wine capital of the Douro region, and very popular among cruise guests as a place for lunch and wine-lodge visits. In Barca D’Alva, grab lunch at the Bago d’Ouro deli and restaurant while you enjoy the nearby mountain views. Another stop, Caldas De Aregos is the perfect port to experience an outdoor café seaside.
Learn more about culinary cruises by contacting River Cruise Experts today at 1-800-565-2784.