The Enchanting Rhine makes a Special Wine Holiday

amawaterways-amalegroWith fairytale castles from ancient empires and steep vineyards rising from every angle, your journey on Ama Waterways Wine Cruise on the Rhine will make you feel you are sailing through a scene out of a storybook. Here’s what you can look forward to

The Enchanting Rhine itinerary winds through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, diving deep into the history and wine regions of this vital waterway, with more charming castles and sites to see than along any other river in the world.

Prepare to be amazed by the grapevines that coat the vertical surfaces of the Rhine Gorge in Germany, with grape-growing traditions dating back to Roman times. The quality of the region’s distinctly elegant Rieslings and fine, subtle reds are due to its unique slate-based soils and semi-continental climate.

Ama Waterways’ Wine Cruise on the Rhine has a spectacular itinerary filled with tours of grand capitals and charming towns. At no additional cost, you will visit local vineyards and wineries guided by the vintners and growers themselves and taste their special varieties. On board the ship, you can look forward to sophisticated dining venues where award-winning chefs pair their cuisine with fine wines for the ultimate epicurean experience. Each cruise is hosted by a qualified wine expert, who will recommend food pairings, lead discussions and hold tastings during the cruise. A selection of premium wines on board are sourced from the host’s own vineyard while others come from local wineries along the cruise.

You may choose to begin your adventure with a four night stay in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Lucerne before embarking on your cruise in Basel at the confluence of Switzerland, France and Germany and sailing towards Strasbourg. And from there, enjoy the Alsatian wine route in eastern France featuring exceptional wines.

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You might decide to visit the historic university town of Heidelberg and then cruise to Rüdesheim for more tastings and vineyard tours guided by a local vintner. Afterwards, stroll through Koblenz, and then cruise to Cologne where you can see its magnificent cathedral and sample the city’s famous Kölsch beer. Before your luxurious adventure comes to an end in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, enjoy the delights of a scenic canal tour through what is known as the “Venice of the North”.

There are many outstanding sights and experiences to be had along the Rhine. If you have an appreciation for fine wines – and wish to experience Europe in a unique way – then an AmaWaterways Wine Cruise is the trip you’re looking for.

To book a cruise and get a deal with AmaWaterways call Sidhartha Roy. M +91 98101 26262. T 00 91 124 4785900. E

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