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5 of the Best Wine Country River Cruises

River cruises through wine country are an excellent way to experience the beauty and culture of some of the world's most famous wine regions while enjoying a relaxing vacation on a luxury riverboat.

Germany Rhine Valley River Sunset Cruise Ship Vineyards

Rhine River Cruise, Germany

This cruise takes you through Germany's famous wine region, the Rhine Valley. Along the way, you'll visit historic towns such as Heidelberg and Cologne and enjoy wine tastings at local vineyards.

Rhine River Cruises

Portugal Douro River Valley View

Douro River Cruise, Portugal

The Douro Valley in Portugal is one of the oldest wine regions in the world, famous for its port wine. A river cruise through this region allows you to visit vineyards and cellars and learn about the wine-making process.

Douro River Cruise

Expert Cruise Uw France Ship Vineyards Brilliant Bordeaux

Bordeaux River Cruise, France

Bordeaux in southwest France is home to some of the world's most famous wines. A river cruise through this region takes you through scenic landscapes and charming towns, where you can sample some of the best wines in the world.

Bordeaux River Cruise

Austria Danube Wachau Valley Aerial View

Danube River Cruise, Austria and Hungary

The Danube River runs through some of Europe's most beautiful wine regions, including Austria's Wachau Valley and Hungary's Tokaj region. A river cruise through this area allows you to taste local wines, explore charming towns and villages, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Danube River Cruises

Vietnam Halong Bay Blue Sky Aerial View

Mekong River Cruise, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

The Mekong River flows through Southeast Asia's lush and tropical wine regions. A river cruise along the Mekong allows you to explore the vineyards of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam while experiencing the local cultures and cuisines.

Mekong River Cruise

Why go on a wine country river cruise with Uniworld?

Uniworld cruises through some of the world’s most acclaimed wine-producing regions in Europe. Their staff of Sommeliers expertly curates their onboard wine menus to reflect the local destination. Plus, you can enjoy these local wines as part of your all-inclusive package.

River Cruises Through Wine Country

River cruises in wine country offer stunning views of vineyards and the chance to taste some of the world's best wines, learn about the wine-making process, and explore the vineyards and cellars of local wineries.

8 Day Cruise from Bordeaux to Bordeaux
From $3,999 $2,499
Save Up To $1,500

 

8 Day Cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg
From $4,199 $2,699
Save Up To $1,500

 

8 Day Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
From $3,999 $2,499
Save Up To $1,500

 

8 Day Cruise from Budapest to Passau
From $3,999 $2,969
Save Up To $1,500

 

15 Day Cruise from Arles to Paris
From $8,569 $6,389
Save Up To $2,460

 

15 Day Cruise from Vienna to Basel
From $6,199

 

Two Week Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
From $7,499 $5,499
Save Up To $2,000

 

22 Day Cruise from Bordeaux to Arles
From $14,139 $10,799
Save Up To $3,430

 

Three Week Cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest
From $11,069 $9,179
Save Up To $1,970

 

8 Day Cruise from Porto to Porto
From $4,699 $3,199
Save Up To $1,500

 

8 Day Cruise from Nuremberg to Basel
From $3,399

 

10 Days Cruise Vienna to Prague
From $3,999

 

8 Day Cruise from Arles to Lyon
From $3,599 $2,099
Save Up To $2,000

 

10 Day Cruise from Frankfurt to Frankfurt
From $4,999 $3,999
Save Up To $1,000

 

8 Day Cruise from Paris to Paris
From $3,199
Save Up To $1,500

 

15 Days Cruise from Bordeaux to Paris
From $9,149 $7,019
Save Up To $2,290

 

8 Day Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam
From $3,699 $2,199
Save Up To $1,700

 

11 Day Cruise from Porto to Lisbon
From $5,399 $3,899
Save Up To $1,500

 

10 Day Cruise from Milan to Venice
From $4,699 $3,199
Save Up To $1,500

 

8 Day Cruise from Venice to Venice
From $3,799 $2,299
Save Up To $1,500

 

Uniworld Sample Wine Menu

Sommeliers select fine local wines in each destination you visit. 

On a river cruise in France, you might enjoy:

  • Château Pas De Loup Bordeaux
    This Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep and vivid color. On the nose the cherry notes are harmoniously combined with wild berries. The palate is balanced and powerful.
  • Fonvène Vignerons Ardèchois Ardèche
    This Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep and vivid color. On the nose the cherry notes are harmoniously combined with wild berries. The palate is balanced and powerful.
  • Chardonnay Les Jamelles Vin De Pays d’Oc
    This Chardonnay wine has an expressive citrus, pears and subtle minerality aromas. It masters a good balance and a pure silk long finish.
  • Blanc de Mer Bouchard Finlayson
    Blend of mostly Riesling grapes blend, the wine is a fresh and sprightly with fresh citrus and quince flavors.

On a river cruise in Italy, you might enjoy:

  • Monteleone Cabernet Sauvignon, Albinea Nanali, Veneto
    This Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep and vivid color. On the nose the cherry notes are harmoniously combined with wild berries. The palate is balanced and powerful.
  • Chianti DOCG, Banfi, Tuscany
    This wine is blend composed of Sangiovese, a traditional Tuscan grape and Canaiolo, offering an intense and fruity, with scents of wild berries and cherries combined with the species and vanilla notes.
  • Trentino Alto Adige, Pinot Grigio, Trento
    This delicious and structured Pinot Grigio wine opens with an intensely floral, white peach, apple, pear, and minerality note.
  • “Sauvignon delle Venezie” Tenuta Mosole Veneto
    This Sauvignon Blanc attracts through a bright straw yellow color and greenish reflexes. It has traces of vegetables, tomato leaves and a broad, rich soft taste with traces of exotic fruits.

On a river cruise through Central Europe, you might enjoy:

  • Blauburger Madl Niederösterreicho
    Dark berries and tobacco aromas on the nose. The wine has an elegant long finish with a compact taste of blackcurrant and some oak.
  • Zweigelt “L” Gmeiner Wagram
    Characteristically fermented Zweigelt in stainless steel tank. Ripe flavors of plum and blackberries and an elegant finish.
  • Riesling "R“ Kessler Rheingau
    Attractive, clean, light floral and fruit aromas suggest peaches lemon and green apple with a tart racy taste give a smooth, long finish.
  • Weisburgunder Kirchner Pfalz
    Elegantly balanced wine, inviting stone fruits at the base, ripe honeydew melon, striking minerality with a touch of garden herbs.

Frequently Asked Questions About River Cruises Through Wine Country

You should pack comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for the climate and activities in the region. You may also want to pack dressier attire for dinners and special events on the cruise. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses for sunny days, and a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.

While river cruises through wine country are typically geared towards adults, Uniworld offers select Generational Sailings with family-friendly options catering to children. Before booking, check with your GET Travel Specialist to see if the cruise you're interested in offers activities and amenities suitable for families.

Activities on a river cruise through wine country may include wine tastings and vineyard tours, sightseeing in historic towns and cities, cultural experiences, and onboard entertainment and activities such as cooking classes or dance lessons.

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