Ridge Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Ridge President, David Amadia and John Olney, Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker
  • Onboard wine education program featuring world renowned Ridge wines including Monte Bello  
  • Private onboard tastings & wine dinners featuring a full range of Ridge wines, including library selections
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Nice land program
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Avignon to Lyon cruise on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Reception 
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Vincent Van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


David Amadia
President, Ridge Vineyards



John Olney
Ridge Vineyards' Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the S.S. Catherine
  • 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
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Reception

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program  
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"Ridge staff were excellent - superb wine, excellent presentation of wine history and Ridge Vineyards."

J. Byer (North Myrtle Beach, SC)

AWARDS and RATINGS


98 pts - 2014 Monte Bello 



92 pts -  2015 Estate Chardonnay
92 pts. - 2015 Lytton Springs Zinfandel