Bring Your Interests and Passions to Life: River Cruises for Book Lovers, Wine Enthusiasts and Gardening Clubs

Many adults join affinity groups – such as wine, book, or gardening clubs – as a way to pursue their passions and meet like-minded people with similar interests and loves.

One of the most exciting aspects of these affinity groups is when the opportunity arises to experience your passions in person. Imagine as a wine lover if you were able to tour faraway wineries and vineyards? Or, as a book lover, if you got to walk the same streets that inspired Dickens, Voltaire, and Tolstoy? Folks with an affinity for gardening would surely jump at the opportunity to travel to exotic places to take in flora and fauna that just simply don’t grow in their home area.

That’s why so many affinity groups choose river cruises as a way to get a little bit closer to the finer things in life that bring them joy.

Soaking in your passions with Viking River Cruises

As a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, I’m constantly looking for ways to provide my clients with the best possible experience for their upcoming adventure. That’s why, when designing the best getaway for affinity groups like book, wine, or gardening clubs, I often times find myself turning to Viking River Cruises.

Viking River Cruises offers cruises across the globe, from the Yangtze or Mekong Rivers all the way to the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, or Elbe. River cruises offer an unrivaled convergence of luxury, convenience, cuisine, and daily guided shore excursions to help you experience your destinations like never before.

River cruises for wine enthusiasts

Sampling the world’s greatest wines from the comfort of your home is a delight. Sampling those wines from the wineries and vineyards where they’re actually crafted is, well, an honor. But it’s an honor you can experience with Viking River Cruises. Take, for example, Viking’s wine cruises throughout France, where you’ll see Paris, the Pauillac Vineyards, and Loire Valley. As part of your journey, you’ll enjoy a wide sampling of Bordeaux wines, participate in classes from a master sommelier, will learn how to order your wines in French, and will also get a better understanding of how to pair the perfect wine with every meal.

River cruises for book lovers

Some of the world’s most treasured stories were inspired by the cities and rural areas of Europe, which is why book clubs love taking Viking’s many European river cruises. Their Grand European Tour is among book lovers’ most recommended packages. The Grand European Tour includes visits to 4 countries (from Amsterdam to Budapest) over 15 days. You and your book club can travel along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, and see Germany’s fairytale castles, the vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the windmill-studded tulip fields of Holland.

But Europe isn’t the only destination custom-made for book lovers. Viking River Cruises also caters to bibliophiles looking to breathe in the sights, sounds, characters, and landscapes from Asia and Russia.

Each cruise boat features its own dedicated library, allowing book clubs to still actively participate in their favorite pastime – reading – while recreating the storylines of their favorite characters. Viking also offers a recommended reading list to make your travels even more vibrant and electric.

River cruises for garden clubs

One of the most coveted places for a garden club to see firsthand is Amsterdam, and, specifically, the Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s largest flower garden, with around 7 million flower bulbs planted annually. Viking’s cruise to Keukenhof includes visits to some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities as part of the ultimate 10-day spring journey in the Low Countries.

Get the most out of your river cruise with Travel With Stephanie

While Viking River Cruises offers you a worldwide experience with luxury and ease, booking your club’s next adventure with a Virtuoso Travel Advisor will help to ensure that you enjoy exclusive perks and benefits.

With Travel With Stephanie, you can be certain your club will get the ultimate getaway experience that will bring your passion to life. Learn more by contacting us today.

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