AmaWaterways: Wine & Dine on Europe’s Rivers

On river cruises with AmaWaterways, wine and water flow together.

You’ll quickly be able to identify an Alsace wine from the shape of the bottle: tall, slender and filled with a light liquid that can span the spectrum from bone dry to honey sweet. That’s just the start of what you’ll learn on your voyage along the Rhine with AmaWaterways that carries you between Basel and Amsterdam by way of France’s Alsace and Germany’s Rheingau wine regions.

As you’ll discover, Strasbourg is more than just the charming French Alsatian capital filled with half-timbered homes and a dramatic cathedral. It’s also home to one of the world’s oldest wines: a barrel dating back to 1472 located in an old cellar beneath the Hospices de Strasbourg. In Germany, wine is at the forefront of several excursions — from viewing the 49,000-gallon Great Vat wine cask in Schloss Heidelberg to hiking in the vineyards of Rüdesheim and sipping the famed rieslings of Schloss Johannisberg. In between excursions on land, AmaWaterways tantalizes your palate further with flavors from the region, like serving asparagus risotto with a local riesling, or a German Rheinischer sauerbraten with an unexpected treat: Alsatian pinot noir.

If you’re thrilled by the sight of a ruby red wine being poured into a glass, we’ll arrange your journey through Bordeaux with AmaWaterways. France’s most celebrated wine region is filled with remarkable experiences, like raising a toast in a 14th-century château, exploring the famed wine estates of the Médoc region and — the moment you’ve been building up to — sipping Grand Cru Classé wines. In Bordeaux, the swooping curves of La Cité du Vin rising up from a riverbank is the first awe-inspiring moment of a day filled with discovery in this 10-story wine museum. The medieval hamlet of Bourg is the site of an AmaWaterways exclusive: a private celebration that brings you together with local wine growers along with lively French music and dancing.

AmaWaterways offers more than 60 wine cruises through Europe’s most iconic wine regions. Immersive excursions include exclusive invitations to private cellars and vineyards, and your time on board is complemented by a wine expert, wine-paired meals and tastings.

Dining on the Danube

With the launch of AmaMagna, the largest river cruise vessel on the Danube, culinary exploration reaches a whole new level.

Sail into the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley wine region to savor the region’s celebrated rieslings and dry grüner veltliner. Back on board, enjoy more dining choices than ever before, with seasonal cuisine inspired by the region in the Main Dining Room and the new Al Fresco Restaurant, and family-style dining at Jimmy’s.

As part of the signature AmaWaterways experience, set aside an evening at the Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, where an open kitchen concept reveals all the secrets of a high-end kitchen.


We Recommend

THE ENCHANTING RHINE

AmaDante, AmaKristina, AmaMora, AmaSiena, AmaStella, AmaViola

11-NIGHT ITINERARY: Zurich (two nights, hotel stay), Lucerne (two nights, hotel stay), Basel, Breisach, Strasbourg, Ludwigshafen, Rüdesheim (overnight), Rhine Gorge, Lahnstein, Cologne, Amsterdam (overnight)

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $3609 Can also be booked as a 7-night cruise OFFER M19543

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $2299 Select travel dates 3/18 – 12/24/20 OFFER M19544

Our Exclusive** $300 Shipboard Credit per couple on select sailings; Save up to $1500 per stateroom on select sailings


MAGNA ON THE DANUBE

AmaMagna

12-NIGHT ITINERARY*: Budapest (two nights, hotel stay), Bratislava, Vienna, Krems, Spitz, Linz, Salzburg, Passau, Vilshofen (overnight)

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $3739 Can also be booked as a 7-night cruise OFFER M20173

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $2249 Select travel dates 3/22 – 12/27/20 OFFER M20174

Our Exclusive** $300 Shipboard Credit per couple on select sailings; Save up to $1000 per stateroom on select sailings


TASTE OF BORDEAUX

AmaDolce

14-NIGHT ITINERARY: Bilbao (two nights, hotel stay), San Sebastian (two nights, hotel stay), Bordeaux, Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Libourne (overnight), Bordeaux (overnight), Loire Valley (two nights, hotel stay), Paris (overnight, hotel stay)

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $4749 Can also be booked as a 7-night cruise OFFER M19545

RIVER VIEW Stateroom from $2349 Select travel dates 3/15 – 11/8/20 OFFER M19546

Our Exclusive** $300 Shipboard Credit per couple on select sailings; Save up to $1000 per stateroom on select sailings


We can extend your vacation with longer stays on land before or after your river cruise. Learn more in our digital publication, found when you enter OFFER EW18886 on our website.


*Itinerary may vary or operate in reverse. **Valid for new reservations made by 10/31/19. | Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, cruise only (unless otherwise noted), based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice and are not guaranteed until paid in full. Prices and amenities may vary by category and travel date. International airfare is additional. Additional fees, restrictions, terms, and conditions may apply.


Cover Photo: Dürnstein, Wachau Valley on the Danube. / Image by falco from Pixabay


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