Tablas Creek Vineyard
2017 Rhone 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

  • 7-Day Rhône River cruise from Avignon to Lyon hosted by Tablas Creek Winemaker Neil Collins
  • Complimentary excursion to Chateau Beaucastel
  • Upgraded  Tablas Creek wines served with dinner on select nights
  • Cruise onboard SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's all-inclusive six-star experience
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms
  • Complimentary shore excursions and optional group tours to top wineries
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package

 
 

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Jason & Meghan Haas
General Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard



Neil Collins
Executive Winemaker & Vineyard Manager
Tablas Creek Vineyard

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Complimentary tour to Chateau Beaucastel
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • Airport transfers from Marseille and Lyon airports on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Program
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"The Uniworld ship - S.S. Catherine - is a beautiful vessel and the staff and crew were all dedicated to ensuring that we had a memorable experience."
J. & D. Fahey (Blaine, MN)

"Gorgeous scenery, fantastic wines, and terrific food. S.S. Catherine and Uniworld felt very luxurious - staff & facilities were excellent."
T. & T. Fry (Vacaville, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS



95 - 97 pts
2014 Tablas Creek Panoplie
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


93 - 96 pts
2014 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast