2019 – Year of The Rhône

The popularity of Rhône River cruises through Burgundy and Provence comes as no surprise to Food & Wine Trails.  You have lots of choices in 2019, as we currently offer five winery-hosted departures with some of our top industry partners (see the list of departures on the right).

The southern regions of France have been a hub of wine culture since ancient times and continue to entice travelers with quaint villages, peaceful rolling hills, rich architectural heritage and of course, some of the finest wines in the world.  Between Avignon and Lyon, the picturesque countryside is sprinkled with medieval châteaux and ancient monasteries and vineyard covered plains lie between fields of lavender and olive groves. 
Although this area that is commonly explored by foot and bicycle, we highly recommend immersing yourself in the culinary and viticulture of France with a luxury river cruise aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruises!  With a Food & Wine Trails’ hosted Rhône River cruise you can expect to be blown-away with our unique optional land programs and shore tours where we take you off the beaten path and behind the scenes with top tour guides and sommeliers, private tours, tastings of incredible wines and local cuisine.

Uniworld’s exquisite SS Catherine sails for 7-nights through the south of France and we are delighted to offer multiple wine-themed departures.  All you have to do is pick your travel month, pick your desired wine host and call us!   

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OUR MISSION at Food & Wine Trails is to offer guests authenticity and the highest-quality value in the culinary and viticulture travel world. 
The best way to truly know a place is to experience it through its people, food and wine. And the most fun you can have doing that is to travel with a group of likeminded enthusiasts.
We are an award-winning tour company with more than 31 years of experience.  This long-time, singular focus on food and wine educational travel, combined millions of dollars in annual purchasing power, and a team of worldwide food and wine experts, allows us to offer our guests a unique combination of value, quality, authenticity and access.
Don't settle for having "a great trip." Instead, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Our Connections Are Unique
All our trips are led by some of the most renowned people in the food and wine world. And on our cruises, you’ll be met in port by local sommeliers, chefs and wine writers who will introduce you to the best of their region. EXPERTS
We take our guests off-the-beaten-track, providing educational opportunities that engage all the senses.  We satisfy each person’s curiosity, palate and love of travel. [For more about what we do and how we differ, visit our ABOUT US page]

What we offer:
Food & Wine Cruises
Our wine cruises offer enthusiasts the best value in today's economy. Each experience includes onboard and onshore enrichment programming exclusive to the group, plus the opportunity to meet and travel with some of the most famous names in the wine and food world. Plus receive value-added amenities such as free or discounted airfare, ship board credits, and prepaid gratuities. [More on FOOD & WINE CRUISES]
Group Tours
For groups ranging in size from six to twenty people, we offer a few focused and select group departure dates to France, Italy, Spain, and other popular destinations. Each trip includes the high-quality and unique program elements with a food and wine focus. [More on GROUP TOURS]
Custom Trip Planning
For those looking for customized arrangements, we design dream trips! Pick a place on the map and contact us for the 'inside scoop.' [More on CUSTOMIZED TRIP PLANNING]
Corporate Event Planning, Meetings, and Wine Tours
We specialize in destinations within Sonoma and Napa counties. A well planned program is a constructed balance of learning and play. Like live theater, there are countless details, but only one chance for success. Ensuring success for our clients is the number one priority of our team. [Please email us at info@foodandwinetrails.com for more on Event Planning, Meetings, and Tours]