O'Brien Estate
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise

Overview

    

2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise



Athens to Venice 
September 23 - October 2, 2020 | 9-days
Aboard Silversea's NEW Silver Moon


Suite Fares From: $7,700 per person if booked by June 28, 2019
Includes Round-trip Airfare!



LIMITED TIME OFFERS:

Business Class Air Upgrade only $699* per person, each way 

*intercontinental flights only if booked by May 31, 2019 




For reservations and information, contact Food & Wine Trails 
at 800-367-5348


Your dream destinations: Greece, Turkey, Italy & Croatia.  Your luxurious ship: the NEW Silver Moon.  Your congenial host: O'Brien Estate.   What a combination! 

O'Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb have a keen sense of what their club members and fans expect when they travel.  Every year the O'Brien's come up with a magical destination that opens your mind and pallet to discoveries of destinations far and near.  Past wine cruises have included the Eastern Europe, the Baltic, Alaska and in 2019 Brilliant Bordeaux! 

Bart & Barb have chosen a wonderful Mediterranean cruise for their 2020 adventure, but not just any Mediterranean, a cruise on the brand new Silversea ship Silver Moon, which is set to launch in August of 2020.  The chosen cruise visits eight ports in four different countries (Greece, Turkey, Italy and Croatia) in just nine days, departing Athens, Greece on September 23.  With the tales of Socrates and Plato in your wake, travel to some of the most historic places in Europe.  Must see Ephesus and Rhodes' colossus are obvious choices for historians, while the bougainvillea strewn streets of Mykonos and unparalleled beauty of Dubrovnik will soothe even the most agitated of minds.  End your journey in Venice's watery magnificence that will set your pulse racing with a gondola ride through time.

The O'Brien's goal is simply to create a truly wonderful travel experience for their members and friends, and what better way to do this than by traveling with a group of fellow wine lovers. While onboard the beautiful Silver Moon, you'll have the pleasure of enjoying hand-selected O"Brien Estate vintages during private receptions, a seminar and tastings and the ever-popular Winemakers Dinner.  Together you'll experience new places, learn about their culture, sample the local cuisine – and of course enjoy regional wines.

We encourage you to book early as O'Brien Estate cruises always sell out quickly.  Contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 to reserve your suite today! 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by O'Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O'Brien
  • Onboard wine program featuring the impeccable wines of O'Brien Estate
  • Shipboard events including O'Brien welcome & farewell receptions, seminar & tastings, winemaker's dinner  
  • Exclusive Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise Athens land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed shore excursions in select ports

Cruise Highlights:
  • 9-day cruise aboard Silversea's All-New 596-guest Silver Moon
  • All-suite luxury accommodations with butler service
  • Personalized service with staff-to-guest ratio of nearly 1:1
  • Welcome Aboard flute of champagne greeting from white-gloved staff and personal escort to your suite
  • Fine dining and culinary excellence in an array of open-seating restaurants
  • Gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux



ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard suite accommodations
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Round-trip economy class air
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Complimentary select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, soft drinks and juices throughout the ship
  • In-suite mini-bar stocked with your preferred beverages including wine and spirits
  • Open-seating gourmet dining in multiple restaurants
  • Paid shipboard gratuities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for all suites
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Silversea shore excursions
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise & shore tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • All items of personal nature

REVIEWS

Bart & Barb outdid themselves with superb knowledge on wine and with excellent wines!  The experience with O'Brien Estate surpassed my expectations.  We had a wonderful trip and will go on an O'Brien trip again!

C. & T. Fabian (Port Charlotte, FL)

AWARDS and RATINGS



96 pts.
2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
Unrestrained Reserve

94 pts.
2012 Chardonnay Reserve