O'Brien Estate
2020 Mediterranean 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 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