Posted: 05/04/2016 2:39 PM
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European Wine Cruises on the River
River cruises are a hot trend in the travel industry, and in Europe, you can take excursions that incorporates wines from the countries you visit. AAA Minneapolis Travel Expert Renata Faeth recently returned from a wine river cruise and shares her advice, along with three once-in-a-lifetime trips.
Cruises available through AmaWaterways
1. Daunbe River from Budapest, Hungary to Vishofen, Germany
Tip: take advantage of the three day add-on; stop in Prague or Munich
2. Rhine River between Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
Tip: add at least one day to explore Amsterdam; check out the Keukenhof Gardens and the Tulip Field
3. Douro River in northern Portugal
Tip: Go in May or June for the almond blossom or in September during the grape harvest
Prices for these cruises vary, but AAA sees the best deals in late October or early November. AAA members can save $150 on cruises less than two weeks and $300 on cruises more than 14 days.
Learn more about AAA Minneapolis Travel online or by calling (952) 927-2525.