O'Brien Estate
2018 Alaska

Shore Tours

Food & Wine Trails' (F&WT) private shore tours differ significantly from the typical group tours sold on cruise ships. Our tours are designed specifically for food and wine lovers, focusing on the wine, culture, and cuisine of a region. We take our guests to unique venues, often not accessible to the public and therefore not crowded with tourists. Our guides have been hand selected for their expertise and knowledge of the region, and bring as much to the experience as the destination itself.

The size of our tours are kept relatively small to allow for a more intimate and authentic experience. As a result, shore tour participation cannot be guaranteed to all group members.

A brochure with tour descriptions and registration form will be sent by email and USPA to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months prior to the cruise. Once released, we recommend acting quickly as they tend to sell out quickly. In the event one or all tour(s) become sold out, your F&WT Travel Consultant can offer you other options.

Please note that before tours are released, all descriptions and included elements are subject to change.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Personally escorted by owners, Bart & Barb O'Brien
  • Private parties, special seminars and tastings & winemaker's dinner served with O'Brien Estate wines
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night optional Seattle wine pre-cruise program with special guest Paul Gregutt
  • Food & Wine Trails optional shore excursions exclusive to the group
 
Cruise Highlights
  • FREE Airfare
  • FREE dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Finest cuisine at sea curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pèpin
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit per stateroom
  • FREE unlimited Internet
  • FREE shore tours, beverage package, or shipboard credits with OLife Choice Bonus

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners, O'Brien Estate

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Seattle
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"I have had reservations about 'cruising' but they have been abated by this first experience...Bart & Barb O'Brien were gracious, generous, amazing hosts".

B. Wilkinson (Philadelphia, Pa.)

AWARDS and RATINGS




96 pts.
2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
Unrestrained Reserve

94 pts.
2012 Chardonnay Reserve