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River Cruising the Bordeaux

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By Samantha Brown , Host of “Samantha Brown's Places to Love”
September 28, 2020
There are lots of ways to explore Europe — by train, plane and teeny, tiny automobile. But I’ve fallen in love with river cruising. It’s the epic romantic trip that’s as much about the journey as it is the destination.
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“An Intimate Travel Experience”

When you explore by river boat, no moment is wasted. Riverboats harness everything that’s great about cruising. You only unpack once and sleep in the same bed every night, with access to incredible tours, excursions and cultural experiences. Unlike giant ocean liners, riverboats provide an intimate travel experience.
What’s more, river cruising makes what could be a stressful travel experience a breeze. So often, we try to pack too much in the vacation of our dreams. I get it — a European trip is a vacation of a lifetime, and you want to squeeze out every last drop. However, it’s hard to be fully present when you’re tackling all the logistics yourself. Why not let a seasoned pro plan all the hard stuff, like transportation, tickets and reservations? When you don’t have to focus on the nitty-gritty details, it’s easier to soak up the beauty and history.
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“Taste of Bordeaux”

This summer, I’m embarking on AmaWaterway’s signature AmaDolce for a Taste of Bordeaux cruise. If you’re a fan of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food, this trip will surpass your wildest dreams. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings… I can already feel my pinky finger rising as I sip on a full-bodied claret. (Full disclosure: I had to look up what a claret is, but I bet I’ll know it very well by the end of the trip!)
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Cruise the AmaDolce

Our beautiful boat, the AmaDolce, makes stops in Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac before returning back to Bordeaux. In addition to fantastic excursions spanning unique wine tastings to invigorating bike tours, we’ll enjoy dinners onboard featuring exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine and wine. I’m hosting two interactive sessions discussing my adventures and sharing travel advice garnered from over 20 years creating and hosting travel shows.
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Cruise with Samantha Brown

Join Samantha Brown on this AAA Travel river cruise as she discovers the Taste of Bordeaux onboard AmaWaterways departing July 29, 2021. AAA Travel offers exclusive benefits and amenities for members on this departure.

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