For those who consider fine wines to be one of the great things in life, European Waterways offers wine appreciation themed cruises on a number of our hotel barges in France.
, La Belle Epoque
and L’Art de Vivre
cruise through the heart of renowned wine growing areas such as Chablis, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Anjodi
cruise the tranquil Canal du Midi
through a region famous for its excellent Minervois and Corbières wines.
Highlights of our wine cruise aboard L'Impressionniste
include visits to Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin and private tastings at prestigious winemakers such as Domaine Jafflin. On board La Belle Eqoque
, passengers will visit the vineyards of Chablis and Nuits St George, and enjoy wine tastings at winemakers such as the Domaine Servan, well-known for its superb Premier and Grand Cru wines. A cruise with L’Art de Vivre
offers the opportunity, among other excursions, to sample a unique selection of wines in the 12th century cellars of St Bris, a little known Burgundian village.
The sun-drenched, 300-year-old Canal du Midi
is the perfect setting to enjoy a wine themed cruise. Highlights of your week aboard Anjodi
will include visits to the 17th Century Château La Voulte Gasparets to sample the internationally renowned Corbieres wine and to the Gold Medal-winning Pomerol wine co-operative. Our other wine cruise on the Canal du Midi is aboard Enchanté
and passengers will enjoy tours and tastings at several fine winemakers, including the legendary Châteauneuf du Pape, the Pope’s former vineyard.
A supplement is paid for these cruises to cover the cost of a professional wine guide, comprehensive wine itinerary and an upgrade of all wines to include Premier and Grand Cru. A wine appreciation cruise can be booked any time by a group chartering the barge. If you are booking just one or two cabins and you wish to join other like-minded people then we may have a pre-arranged departure date for this purpose. If our date does not fit in with your plans then we can waitlist your request to see whether anyone else is interested in a wine appreciation cruise on that date. If you enjoy wine but wish to also explore other aspects of the region, our classic cruises
include wine and wine tastings and the crew have extensive knowledge of the wines of the region.