Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP)
2019 Douro River Wine 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 Rebecca Robinson of ZAP; Joel Peterson, Randle Johnson and Mark Vernon
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program  
  • Onboard welcome party, tastings and group dinners with wine hosts
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Madrid land program and wine-themed shore excursions in select ports
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night roundtrip Oporto cruise on Uniworld's Queen Isabel
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Uniworld complimentary guided shoreside tours  

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Joel Peterson 
"Godfather of Zin"


Randle Johnson
Artezin Winemaker & Winegrower



Mark Vernon
CEO, Ridge Vineyards

 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the Queen Isabel
  • 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
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions

DOESN'T INCLUDE

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

REVIEWS

ZAP and the winemakers outdid themselves with plentiful and great Zin! High recommendations from us, and we have been on many cruises.

B. & R. Hochman | Nevada City, CA