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This month’s Wine Club, in partnership with AmaWaterways, heads to Austria’s Wachau Valley.
Read on to find out more.
Brilliant architectural masterpieces and vine-strung hillsides on the Upper Danube River have inspired artistic creations for hundreds of years. Among others, AmaWaterways’ signature itineraries journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, enabling guests to experience some of the most celebrated wines and sights in the heartland of Europe.
Austria’s Wachau Valley has gained worldwide recognition for its Grüner Veltliner white grape variety. Planted throughout Austria’s vineyards, those coveted vines bring yellow-green berries to fruition. These wines achieve many levels of quality and taste, ranging from acidic and zesty in their youth to complex and nutty as they age. One thing that these varieties have in common is their ability to complement meals.
Boasting peach and green apple aromas, the Rieslings of Austria are often dry and crisp. With a perfect climate, these wines develop to full ripeness and are world-renowned among white wines.
See for yourself
Join an unforgettable AmaWaterways Wine Cruise and delight in one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine, and elegant cuisine.
Each of their Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board.
Those longing for the romance of Old-World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Salzburg or the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendour.
- Day 1: Vilshofen – Embarkation
- Day 2: Vilshofen – Passau
- Day 3: Linz
- Day 4: Wachau Valley – Weissenkirchen
- Day 5: Weissenkirchen – Krems
- Day 6: Vienna
- Day 7: Budapest – Estergom
- Day 8: Budapest – Disembarkation
7 nights from £2,273pp departing on 18 November 2024
If you would like a quote or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.
Win a case of Wachau Valley wine
Comment below and tell us where you would most like to drink a bottle of Wachau Valley wine, and why.
A winner will be chosen in early November 2023.
The competition closes on 31 October 2023.