O'Connell Family Wines
2019 Burgundy & Provence Wine Cruise

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
  • Cruise personally hosted by Vintners, Wayne & Gabrielle O'Connell 
  • Onboard wine education program  
  • Private onboard welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, dinner with the winemaker
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre- and post-cruise land programs
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine tour shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Lyon to Avignon cruise on Uniworld's SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cruise finale on Bastille Day in Avignon
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Vincent Van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Wayne & Gabrielle O'Connell
Vintners, O'Connell Family Wines

 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional Pre- or Post-Cruise Programs  
  • Bastille Day post-cruise overnight and festivities
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

We were absolutely delighted with the onboard wine program.  We came, we drank, we learned, we had fun!

C. & D. Crawford (DeWinton, AB)