Pahlmeyer 2018 Wine on the Rhine River 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
  • Cruise personally hosted by Jayson and his wife Paige Pahlmeyer, and Cleo Pahlmeyer & husband Jamie Watson
  • On board Wine Program  
  • Private on board welcome reception with Pahlmeyer wines
  • Private Winemakers Dinner plus seminars & tastings
  • Complimentary Pahlmeyer wines served select nights with dinner
  • Exclusive optional pre-cruise Alsace land program  
  • Optional NEW private wine tour shore excursions 
  • Crystal Cruises' wine sommeliers offering educational insight and endless pour of acclaimed vintages


Cruise Highlights

  • 7-Day Basel to Amsterdam cruise on Crystal Cruises' NEW Crystal Debussy
  • Choice of complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore in every port
  • Optional invitation to dine at one Michelin-starred restaurant ashore (based on availability, fee applies)
  • Extended time in port, with onboard overnight stays in 4 cities
  • All gratuities on board included

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Jayson & Paige Pahlmeyer

Jamie Watson & Cleo Pahlmeyer


  • All-suite, butler-serviced accommodations
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Unlimited soft drinks and premium beverages including champagne, fine wine and spirits
  • All soft drinks, beer and bottled water in-suite
  • Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table dining
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and two bottles of wine in-suite
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free WiFi/Internet usage of 60 minutes per person, per day
  • Complimentary use of Atlantic eBikes in every destination
  • Airport transfers between the airport and the river yacht on days of embarkation and disembarkation


  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Optional F&WT pre-cruise land program and shore tours
  • Items of personal nature


" The onboard wine program was sensational.  The Pahlmeyer organization provided a very relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and outstanding wines!  We will definitely wish to do additional tours with your group, we had a very enjoyable experience."

B. & D. Brand | Houston, TX


100 pts.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Pièce de Résistance

99 pts.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Raison D'Etre

96 pts.
2013 Chardonnay
Savoir Faire