The Hess Collection 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

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night pre-cruise Lisbon program
  • Private shore tour options in Seville and Palma de Mallorca
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate and newest ship, Sirena
  • 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
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger, Tuscan Steak and Jacques Bistro
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Dave Guffy 
Director of Winemaking, Hess Collection

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 Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program and shore tours
    • All items of a personal nature

    REVIEWS

    The tour far exceeded our expectations, Dave & Tamara did an outstanding job of presenting the Hess Wines onboard in an interesting, fun & educational manner.  The bonus was that the Hess Food & Wine Trails tour brought together a group of people with whom we totally enjoyed!

    N. & K. Wood | Lincoln, CA.

    AWARDS and RATINGS




    92 pts.
    2013 Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder 

    92 pts
    2013 The Lion Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder