Papapietro Perry
2018 Mississippi River Cruise
June 2 - 9, 2018

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

  • Personally hosted by winery owners Ben & Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce & Renae Perry
  • Welcome reception, fireside chat gatherings, a winemaker's dinner and farewell reception
  • 1-Night Pre-Cruise New Orleans hotel plus optional 2-night extended hotel stay exclusive to Food & Wine Trails group
  • Food & Wine Trails optional exclusive-to-the-group shore tour  

INCLUDES

  • 7-night round-trip New Orleans cruise aboard America
  • 1-night pre-cruise New Orleans hotel 
  • Shipboard gratuities
  • Complimentary American Cruise Lines' Featured shore tours
  • Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
  • Spacious staterooms, many with balconies
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Open-seating dining with exquisite regional cuisine
  • Complimentary WiFi

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airfare 
  • Airport to/from ship transfers
  • American Cruise Lines' Premium and Signature shore tours
  • All items of personal nature

AWARDS and RATINGS



92 pts.
2014 Pommard Clones Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

91 pts.
2014 Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

90 pts.
2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

90 pts.
2015 Peters Vineyard Chardonnay