O'Connell Family Wines

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 Wayne and Gabrielle O'Connell
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Connell Family Wines
  • O'Connell Family Wines served with three dinners
  • Private onboard cocktail party, after-dinner cognac tasting, and wine tasting
  • Exclusive optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package with tour of Champagne
  • Exclusive optional 3-night Loire Valley post-cruise package
  • Private optional shore excursions to the Left & Right Banks of Bordeaux
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise on Uniworld's River Royale
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Medoc wine tasting
  • Visit cellars of Premier Grand Cru estate in Saint-Emilion
  • Study Sauternes and meet the winemakers, & lunch at Chateau de Cazeneuve 

  
 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the River Royale
  • Government taxes
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers 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 Package
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Post-Loire Package
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"Fabulous experience. The whole trip exceeded our expectations. This was truly a trip of a lifetime."

T. Downey (Butte, MT)

AWARDS and RATINGS