Countries: Portugal, Spain
Update: The B. Wise Douro River Cruise, from June 1 through June 8, 2024 is SOLD OUT.
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country—the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Sail roundtrip from Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; visit Regua, the “capital” of the Douro Valley; and marvel at Salamanca, the UNESCO-designated “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.
On our Bordeaux River Cruise in 2022, guests joined Brion & Ronda Wise as they traveled to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux, and toured the region on the river boat, AmaDolce. This voyage was an exclusive full-ship charter—by invitation only—for friends, family, and guests of B. Wise Vineyards and not comparable with other charters through Ama Waterways Bordeaux Cruises. Numerous special events, meals, and excursions were included in this custom itinerary, along with enhancements in food, wine, and entertainment. The journey began on June 16th and continued through June 23rd, 2022. Experiences with iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards, and one of a kind wine tastings were all part of the experience. This trip was a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine, and food.
To learn more about the wines of the Bordeaux region, see our 2020 Bordeaux Wine Series, which includes four wine video segments with special guests and experts on the wines, regions, and history of Bordeaux.