Williamson Wines

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's owners Bill & Dawn Williamson
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring Williamson Wines
  • Access to private group shore tours in Tuscany & Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Athens & the Nemea wine region
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 7-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' luxurious ship, Riviera
  • 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 
  • Specialty restaurants including Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill and only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Bill & Dawn Williamson
Owners



Sam Williamson

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 pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS


AWARDS and RATINGS

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
2016 WINE COMPETITION


Total 12 medals won:
2 Gold  
8 Silver 
2 Bronze  

Double Gold Medal Winners:
2007 Clarissa Vin Rouge
2004 Amour Merlot