Special Interest Cruises

Wine cruises + Spas, Arts & Culture take center stage on these NEW 2022 Cruises

Choose from Wine-themed, or Spa, Arts & Culture cruises across Europe

These themed cruises are new for 2022 and have been thoughtfully curated by our expert journey planners. We have reinvented three of our most popular river cruise itineraries to feature a collection of specially selected excursions and experiences with a focus on celebrating the arts and culture of the Rhine and Danube, and the centuries of wine-making history along the banks of the Moselle.

With a focus on spa, culture, art and viniculture, they’re perfect for those who are happiest perusing the halls of an ancient fortress or museum, learning new skills and exploring a destination’s heritage through its food and wine, while enjoying the ever-changing beauty of Europe’s much-loved rivers.

8-Day Wines of the Moselle Cruise

In August 2022, cruise from Mainz to Bernkastel on this wonderful exploration of the Moselle Valley, a region rich in wine-making history and considered to produce the best Riesling in the world. Included within this wonderful itinerary are tours of renowned wine estates, complemented with exciting tasting sessions, along with guided tours of interesting towns along the way.

Visit the Schloss Vollrads wine estate and taste its outstanding Riesling whilst learning of their 800 years of knowledge and tradition. You’ll also discover Eberbach Abbey’s 900 years of viniculture, enjoy a hike through the vineyards of a family-owned wine estate in Koblenz, and attend an insightful on board presentation, all while admiring the passing views of the picturesque, sun-drenched terraced hillsides which make the Moselle so charming.

This exclusive Wines of the Moselle itinerary is based on our popular 8-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle cruise and calls on these ports of call:
Day 1 Mainz - Embarkation
Day 2 Wiesbaden
Day 3 Rüdesheim
Day 4 Koblenz
Day 5 Cochem
Day 6 Trier
Day 7 Bernkastel
Day 8 Bernkastel - Disembarkation

8-Day Rhine Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise

Exclusively in June 2022, embark on an 8-day river cruise from Mainz to Basel and uncover the arts and culture along the mighty Rhine. Enjoy a wine tasting in the medieval halls of Eberbach Monastery in Rüdesheim, tour charming Koblenz ending at the magnificent culture center Forum Confluentes, which you can visit during free time.

Visit Heidelberg university library during a romantic philosopher’s walk, and unwind on a spa day in the famous spa town of Baden-Baden, which attracts visitors from around the world. Caracalla Spa is renowned for its healing properties of the twelve thermal springs discovered over 2000 years ago. You will also have the opportunity to take a photography tour of picture-perfect Strasbourg and taste your way around pretty Colmar as part of a delicious Alsace culinary tour. This delightfully cultural itinerary is based on our 8-Day Majestic Rhine river cruise and calls in at the following spectacular destinations:.
Day 1 Mainz - Embarkation
Day 2 Rüdesheim
Day 3 Koblenz
Day 4 Mannheim
Day 5 Rastatt
Day 6 Strasbourg
Day 7 Breisach
Day 8 Basel - Disembarkation

8-Day Danube Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise

Packed with special experiences, this spa, arts, and culture-focused cruise begins in grand Budapest, where following an arts and crafts tour of Szentendre you’ll enjoy a Budapest spa experience, before visiting the home of a Slovakian family for coffee and cake in Bratislava. Vienna is full of wonder, and here you will visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum as part of a Viennese art tour before heading to Melk and seeing its famous Abbey.

Hike through Austria’s famous wine producing Wachau Valley, tasting local fare en route before sailing to Linz, where you can join an insightful photography tour which concludes with a tasting of delicious Linzer torte. Your cruise ends in Passau where you’ll visit a local farm for a delicious typical Bavarian brunch. Immerse yourself in the arts and culture along the mighty Danube on this exclusive itinerary based on our bestselling 8-Day Danube Explorer river cruise where you will call in at the following ports of call:
Day 1 Budapest - Embarkation
Day 2 Budapest
Day 3 Bratislava
Day 4 Vienna
Day 5 Melk
Day 6 Linz
Day 7 Passau

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