Luxury European Sailings Perfect For Foodies With Emerald Cruises

Tuesday 02nd Apr 2024 |

Gourmet market tours and celebrity chef demos: luxury European sailings perfect for foodies with Emerald Cruises.

Emerald Cruises’ (www.emeraldcruises.co.uk) has an abundance of food-centric excursions on their range of European Sailings itineraries that are sure to whet foodies’ appetites this year. From informative tours through the grand food markets of Europe to cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, there’s plenty to enjoy on each sailing.

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On board, guests will relish memorable dining experiences in the Reflections Restaurant, with  local, seasonal menus celebrating regional flavours. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner, rounding each meal off perfectly.

Provençal dining in the South of France

For a culinary adventure through the French countryside, epicureans can cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers. The tour begins with a visit to the Hospices de Beaune, home to the biggest wine auction in Burgundy, and you’ll also enjoy cheese and olive tasting on board the luxurious Emerald Liberté. Sample traditional Lyonnaise cuisine in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, and digest your lunch on a guided walk or bike ride through the city. In Avignon, enjoy a delightful Provençal dining experience on board, expertly prepared by France’s Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale. Emerald Cruises’ eight-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence cruise starts from £1,549 per person as part of their limited-time special sale, and is based on selected July and August 2024 sailings, including flights from all major UK airports, transfers, meals and excursions. For that additional touch of luxury, guests can upgrade to a stunning Balcony Suite for just an extra £300 per person, sailing for an incredible £1,849 per person.

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Douro Valley, Portugal – August 26, 2021: The Douro Wine Region Valley, listed as a World Heritage Site, is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.

Local flavours of Central Europe on the Danube

Try regional delicacies on this delicious odyssey through Central Europe on the ten-day Danube Explorer and Highlights of Budapest. Try local specialities on Bavarian farm in Passau, where guests will learn about the life of local farmers and livestock farming, and savour Linzer Torte at a tasting in Linz – available at an additional cost. Weißenkirchen, one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, is the perfect place to sample Austria’s finest viticulture. In Budapest, explore Hungarian capital’s culinary scene, finishing at the neo-Gothic Grand Market, Budapest’s largest and most expansive indoor market, before a dinner and folklore show on board on guests’ last full day. Prices starts from £2,405 per person — a 30 per cent saving on brochure price — based on a 20 October 2024 departure, including flights from all major UK airports, transfers, meals and excursions.

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Sip Portuguese wine on historic estates

Emerald Cruises eight-day Secrets of the Douro sailing is an unforgettable adventure through Portugal’s sun-drenched vineyards, stunning landscapes, and charming villages. Set sail from Porto through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, built on two millennia of wine-producing history, and join a Portuguese cookery demonstration on board. Visit the historic Quinta do Tedo estate for local wine tastings, and  enjoy a Port wine cocktail lesson on board while sailing towards Régua, before a memorable rustic dinner at Quinta da Pacheca. Prices starts from £2,015 per person — a 30 per cent saving on brochure price — based on a 9 November 2024 departure, including flights from all major UK airports, transfers, meals and excursions.

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For further information on European Sailings, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk or contact your local travel agent.

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