Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2019 Douro 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Foxen Vineyard & Winery's William Doré and Jenny Williamson-Doré 
  • Onboard welcome & farewell receptions, dinners, wine tasting and seminar 
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Madrid land program
  • Wine-themed optional shore excursions in select ports
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-day roundtrip Porto cruise on Uniworld's Queen Isabel
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Uniworld complimentary guided shoreside tours  

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Dick Doré, Foxen Founder & Co-owner
Jenny Williamson-Doré, Foxen Marketing

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard Queen Isabel
  • 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 pre-cruise programs  
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Foxen went out of their way to be unbelievable hosts and are great people.  It was unbelievable how much wine they provided at all tastings and get-togethers.  They made the cruise!

D. Hochberger (Coral Springs, FL.)

AWARDS and RATINGS




95 pts.
2014 Pinot Noir
John Sebastíano Vineyard

94 pts.
2015 Chardonnay
Bíen Nacído Vineyard, Block UU

94 pts.
2013 Syrah
Williamson-Doré Vineyard