Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2019 Douro River Wine Cruise


Overview



2019 Douro River Wine Cruise




October 20 - 27, 2019 | 8-days
Round-trip Oporto, Portugal
Aboard Uniworld's Queen Isabel



Fares From: $3,744 per person



Early Booking Bonus:
$100 Shipboard Credit per person if booked by August 31, 2018

Dick & Jenny Doré of Foxen Vineyard & Winery invite you to join them for an 8-day discovery of the region made famous by its Port wine - the Douro Valley.

Kick off your adventure with Food & Wine Trail's newly developed optional 3-night Madrid land program, then embark Queen Isabel as she sails round-trip Oporto, Portugal's second largest city, and winds her way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley.  

There is so much to see, do and taste in this scenic valley. You'll visit Pinhão at the peak season of autumn during the annual grape harvest, which attracts pickers from all over the country.  Head ashore for Uniworld's complimentary shore excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.   In Régua with its rolling green hills of the Serra do Marão mountains serving as the backdrop, Food & Wine Trails' exclusive shore tour takes you to top wine estates and includes a traditional rabelo boat ride!  In Oporto, explore the old and new wines with our comprehensive shore excursion with private wine tastings and delicious wine-paired lunch.  

If the offshore touring has you excited, wait until you see what Dick & Jenny have in store for you while onboard the ship!  Hand-selected Foxen wines will be flowing during onboard receptions, tasting and dinners.



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 Oporto 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