Almost since I started reporting on the global beer beat, I’ve thought it would be a great idea to organize a European beer cruise, sailing down one of the continent’s great rivers and stopping and sampling terrific beer from a multitude of countries along the way. And now, finally, I’m very happy to say that I’ve done it!
Announcing Scenic Tours’ 13 day “Brew on the Rhine” tour, departing Amsterdam on October 11 and hosted by yours truly!
The beer portion of the trip is all very new – so new it hasn’t yet been included in any of the promotional materials for the trip – and so several details are still being worked out, but I can guarantee that the beer highlights will be many, from a visit to Amsterdam’s terrific Brouwerij ‘t Ij to tastings at Belgian, German, French, Luxembourg and Swiss breweries, a pub crawl through Köln, and even floating tutored beer tastings. Coupled with the Scenic Tours “Space Ship,” (pictured above) which features balconies attached to almost every suite and plenty of room in both the public and private areas, and lots of additional tourism time, I think it all looks like a pretty amazing time!
Even better still, Scenic Tours is offering two-for-one pricing for this itinerary!
For a basic outline of the cruise, stop by the Scenic Tours website and have a look at the itinerary departing October 11 from Amsterdam and sailing for 13 days to Basel. And if you like that idea, give CruiseShipCenters Rosedale a call at 866-355-7447 or 416-962-7447 for more info and booking details.
11 Replies to “Cruising, Baby!”
Looking forward to hear some more details.
Looks great, but I have to win the lottery to join you.
Strictly, it is not cruising down the Rhine, it is going up….
Good point, Knut. I tend to use “down” colloquially, but you’re quite right, of course, that the Rhine actually flows from Switzerland to the North Sea.
Here’s hoping you have some lotto luck!
I keep finding mentions of this cruise . . . maybe it is a sign that I should start talking my wife into a nice European vacation?
Wow, this is bizarre. Just last week, my wife and I were looking at 2010 vacation plans and were considering this type of a European trip…different company. This puts our planning on a whole new course, literally and figuratively…thanks for the info.