Francis Ford Coppola
2019 Inspiring Italy 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 Francis Ford Coppola Winemaker, Tondi Bolkan
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tasting & seminar, winemaker’s dinner featuring Coppola wines and more!
  • Food & Wine Trail's optional 2-night pre-cruise Verona land program
  • Private optional Food & Wine Trails' wine-themed shore tours in select ports
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' freshly refurbished Sirena
  • Finest Cuisine at Sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger and Tuscan Steak
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Tondi Bolkan
Winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola Winery

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard wine education program
  • DOESN'T INCLUDE

    • Airport transfers
    • Optional Food & Wine Trails' pre-cruise program & shore tours
    • Travel insurance
    • 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.)

    AWARDS and RATINGS


    92+pts.
    Archimedes
    2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Alexander Valley



    90 pts.
    2013 Eleanor Red Blend
    Sonoma & Napa County