Newsome Harlow Wines
2019 Mediterranean 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:
  • Personally escorted by owners & winemaker, Scott and Melanie Klann
  • Private events including welcome & farewell receptions, wine seminar & tasting, and winemaker’s dinner featuring the wines of Newsome Harlow  
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails Pre-Cruise 2-night land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional wine-themed shore tours in select port cities
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
Cruise Highlights:
  • 7-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' luxurious ship, Riviera
  • 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 Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill, and the only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve


 Melanie & Scott Klann
Owners, Newsome Harlow Wines


  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program


  • Airport Transfers
  • Optional pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature


Can't wait to go on another Food & Wine Trails excursion.  It made such a difference from our other cruises.  Great job!

G. & J. Blair (Aliso Viego, Ca)


94 pts.
2011 Shake Ridge Ranch Zinfandel
(Calaveras County)

92 pts.
2010 Big John Zinfandel
(Calaveras County)