Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
2018 Danube River Cruise

Overview



7-Night Danube River Cruise

Budapest to Passau



May 6 - 13, 2018

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises - SS Maria Theresa


Prices start at $3,864 per person
 



Book by May 31, 2017 and receive
$100 Shipboard Credit per person


8-Days from Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
Departing May 6, 2018
Aboard the S.S. Maria Theresa

For centuries, the enchanting Danube has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. Exclusive events both onboard and onshore will be plentiful. Along this voyage, you’ll experience delightful Budapest, Hainburg, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, and Passau. Private guided tours are offered to one of the most prestigious museums in the world, home to the royal Habsburg family’s numerous treasures. And, of course, ZAP will offer our exclusive private tastings in the celebrated wine country of Hungary, created by Food & Wine Trails to take the utmost advantage of local culinary and wine opportunities.

There has never been a better time to travel with Uniworld. Committed to building and remodeling ships that define the absolute best in luxury cruising, Uniworld combines quality craftsmanship and the latest technical innovations with the most luxurious custom-designed interiors. Their Super Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa, continues this tradition of excellence.

On Uniworld, guests enjoy an all-inclusive experience including: gratuities, beverages, wines and beers, internet and Wi-Fi access, superb shore excursions and meals impeccably prepared by chefs using the finest and freshest ingredients from local farmers markets, completely FREE of charge.

ZAP’s unrivaled University of Zin activities will include a welcome party, seminar and tasting, group dinners and more. You will taste specially selected wines on-board at our private events, hosted by our leading winemakers.  Our group is limited to no more than 90 people, so as you know, you will become well acquainted with our winery hosts, as they share their favorite wines, knowledge, philosophies and winemaking passion.  Accompanying us on this remarkable voyage will be:
 
·         Mark Vernon, Ridge Vineyards
·         Diane Wilson, Wilson Artisan Wineries
·         Gary Sitton , Ravenswood Winery
 
Over the past ten years, ZAP has become a celebrated leader developing innovative and outrageously fun wine programs.  We can’t wait to embark on this next glorious journey with you. A quick sell-out is anticipated.  I encourage you to call Food & Wine Trails today at 707.526.2922 to book your cabin. Be sure to ask for the ZAP cruise.
 
Cheers!
Rebecca Robinson
ZAP, Executive Director

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Rebecca Robinson of ZAP, Mark Vernon of Ridge Vineyards , Diane Wilson of Wilson Artisan Wineries & Gary Sitton of Ravenswood Winery
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program  
  • Onboard welcome & farewell receptions, seminar and tasting, private group dinners with host wines
  • Exclusive optional pre-cruise Budapest land program: Discover Hungarian Wines
  • Optional private wine tour shore excursion: Wonderful Wines of the Wachau Valley
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Budapest to Passau cruise on Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Riesling sampling at Austria's Nikolaihof estate
  • "Royal Anniversary" Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Diane Wilson
Wilson Artisan Wineries



Mark Vernon
CEO, Ridge Vineyards



Gary Sitton
Ravenswood Winery

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Maria Theresa
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All gratuities, onboard and ashore including local guides and bus tours
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Budapest Program  
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

AWARDS and RATINGS


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


 


  
  
91 pts.
Ravenswood 2013 Icon Red Blend
Sonoma County


 



90 pts.

Wilson's 2014 Rockpile Reserve
Zinfandel