Paumanok Vineyards

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.


  • Personally escorted by Paumanok Vineyards' Charles & Ursula Massoud
  • Onboard wine program
  • Private welcome and farewell dinners, private party, seminar & wine tasting
  • Exclusive optional 2-night pre-cruise Budapest land program: Discover Hungarian Wines
  • Optional wine focused shore excursion exclusive to the group: Wonderful Wines of Wachau
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings


Charles & Ursula Massoud


  • Accommodations on the SS Maria Theresa
  • 2-night Uniworld post-cruise Prague land program
  • 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 in most ports
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  


  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Budapest Program  
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


2-Night Pre-Cruise Budapest Review:

Loved the location of the hotel in Hungary...walked everywhere!  The lunch at Kovács Nimród Winery was fantastic...delicious!
D. & J. Hartert / Las Vegas, NV


Paumanok Vineyards:
Winery of the Year Award
2015 New York Wine & Food Classic

2010 Tuthill's Lane Vineyard Merlot
94 pts.

2013 Grand Vintage Merlot
93 pts.

2014 Assemblage Red
93 pts.