Ridge 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by winery president, David Amadia
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring the wines of Ridge Vineyards
  • Access to private group shore tours in Bordeaux & Oporto
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings

Cruise Highlights:
  • 11-Day cruise on Oceania Cruises' deluxe ship, Nautica
  • 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
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 shipboard credit

INCLUDES

  • 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

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"We were absolutely delighted with the onboard wine program. We came, we drank, we learned, we had fun!" C. & D. Crawford (DeWinton, AB)

AWARDS and RATINGS



#7 of the Top Ten of 2016
94 pts.
2012 Monte Bello
Santa Cruz Mountains Estate



International Wine Report
2016 Top 100 List
Rated #1
2013 Monte Bello


Decanter
Top wines of 2016
95 pts.
2014 Estate Chardonnay