Easter is definitely a time for indulgence and this year AmaWaterways are giving guests aboard their ships a chance to enjoy some exciting sweet treats over the bank holiday weekend. With two cruises departing on the 28th of March and another setting sail from Arles on the 25th, they all offer the perfect way to take a break from your daily routine and relax aboard some of the best river ships in the industry.
Rhone & Provence
Departing on Good Friday and sailing along France’s picturesque Rhone river, this cruise gives you a chance to explore cities such as Lyon and Viviers, whilst enjoying the glorious countryside found within the Province region. The itinerary includes a steam train ride in Tournon, a haunted walking tour complete with ghost stories in Viviers and a look at the Papal Palace in Avignon.
The indulgent part of your Rhone river cruise takes place at Le Chateau de Tournon, where you will enjoy a wine tasting session. Each of the three red wines that you are given to try will be accompanied by chocolate that has been carefully paired to complement its flavours.
Melodies of the Danube
As you set sail down the Danube, you will visit a total of four countries between the Hungarian capital of Budapest and the German city of Vilshofen. Along the way, Viennese wine and music will delight your senses in Vienna, whilst a stop in Linz presents a choice of visiting the home of the ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg or venturing into the Austrian Lake District to soak up the views provided by this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Your sweet treat will be offered in Durnstein, situated within the breathtaking Wachau Valley, and will focus on the region’s love of apricots. On a visit to a vineyard, you’ll taste apricot brandy, liqueur and chocolates, as well as learning why the fruit is celebrated so much in this part of Austria.
Tulip Time Cruise
Just as the Easter weekend is coming to an end, you could be starting your river cruise along the Dutch and Belgian waterways. This round-trip from Amsterdam focusses on the spectacular tulip fields that are filled with colour at this time of year, creating a feast for the eyes on the river banks. You will get to visit Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp, whilst also looking around the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens – a must for green-fingered cruisers.
During your time in Ghent, things will get a whole lot sweeter when you visit a chocolate making workshop. Here, a master chocolatier will show you how to create delicious pralines and ensure you don’t leave without taking a few away with you.
If you want to celebrate Easter by indulging in any of these chocolate themed river cruises, just call us today for more information regarding the above itineraries.