Robert Biale Vineyards
2019 Po River 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.


Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Bob Biale and Dave Pramuk, partners of Robert Biale Vineyards
  • Onboard Wine Program  
  • Private onboard reception, cocktail parties and dinners - all served with Biale wines
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise land programs and optional shore tour 
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 


Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Round-trip Venice cruise on Uniworld's River Countess
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice"
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment


Bob Biale
Founding Partner, Robert Biale Vineyards

Dave Pramuk
Founding Partner, Robert Biale Vineyards


  • Accommodations on the River Countess
  • 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 access
  • Complimentary use of Nordic walking sticks  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice"


  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional Pre-Cruise program and shore tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


"Biale wines were obviously the reason we signed up.  We loved this aspect of the cruise."

A. & S. Galik (Houston, Tx)


"2018 Winery of the Year"
by the American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC)

93 pts.
2015 Robert Biale Vineyards
Black Chicken Zinfandel, Napa Valley

92 pts.
2015 Robert Biale Vineyards
Limerick Lane Zinfandel, Russian River