Duckhorn Vineyards

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

  • 7-Night Rhône River cruise from Lyon to Avignon hosted by Duckhorn President Alex Ryan and Winemaker Renee Ary
  • Upgraded Duckhorn wines served with select dinners
  • Informative and Fun Wine Pairing Seminar
  • Private cocktail party on onboard wine tasting
  • Cruise onboard new SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's all-inclusive six-star experience
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms
  • Complimentary shore excursions and optional group tours to top wineries
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package




 
 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • Airport transfers from Marseille and Lyon airports on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Paris Program
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Past Duckhorn Cruisers:

"Once again Duckhorn and F&WT have helped create beautiful memories."
B. & R. Tooker (North Myrtle Beach, SC)
 

"The wine program was excellent, with delicious wines, plus the Duckhorn staff were very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable."
K. Roberts (Folsom, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS


94 Pts.
2007 The Discussion Red Wine



"The Best California Merlot Ever!"
Forbes - Nick Passmore
Napa Valley Merlot
Three Palms Vineyard