Overview

Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Foxen Vineyard & Winery’s William Doré and Jenny Williamson-Doré
  • Onboard welcome & farewell receptions, dinners, wine tasting and seminar
  • F&WT wine-themed optional shore excursions in select ports
  • $100 per person shipboard credit   
  • Uniworld’s All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Uniworld complimentary guided shoreside tours
Includes 
  • Accommodations aboard Queen Isabel
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles

Dick & Jenny Doré of Foxen Vineyard & Winery invite you to join them for an 8-day discovery of the region made famous by its Port wine – the Douro Valley.

Kick off your adventure with Food & Wine Trail’s newly developed optional 3-night Madrid land program, then embark Queen Isabel as she sails round-trip Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, and winds her way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley.

There is so much to see, do and taste in this scenic valley. You’ll visit Pinhão at the peak season of autumn during the annual grape harvest, which attracts pickers from all over the country.  Head ashore for Uniworld’s complimentary shore excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.   In Régua with its rolling green hills of the Serra do Marão mountains serving as the backdrop, Food & Wine Trails’ exclusive shore tour takes you to top wine estates and includes a traditional rabelo boat ride!  In Oporto, explore the old and new wines with our comprehensive shore excursion with private wine tastings and delicious wine-paired lunch.

If the offshore touring has you excited, wait until you see what Dick & Jenny have in store for you while onboard the ship!  Hand-selected Foxen wines will be flowing during onboard receptions, tasting and dinners.

Download Foxen Vineyard & Winery Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Round-trip Porto, Portugal

Experts

DICK DORE

Foxen Founder & Co-owner

JENNY WILLIAMSON-DORE

Foxen Marketing

Itinerary

Foxen Vineyard & Winery 2019

Destination: The Douro River
To & From: Round-trip Porto, Portugal
Dates: October 20 – 27, 2019
Length: 8 Days
Ship: Queen Isabel

October 20
2019
Porto, Portugal
Embark Overnight

F&WT Onboard Wine Program: Enjoy cocktail hour in the main lounger before dinner.  Reserved Seating & Welcome Dinner with your winery hosts 7:00 PM

October 21
2019
Porto, Portugal
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Porto city tour (AM) OR Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking Tour

 

October 21
2019
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Arrive 7:30 PM
Overnight
October 22
2019
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Depart 7:00 AM
October 22
2019
Regua, Portugal
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 2:30 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Wines & Views from High Above the Douro

October 22
2019
Pinhao, Portugal
Arrive 5:30 PM
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Scenic wine road to Pinhao Valley (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen wine served with dinner 7:00 PM

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October 23
2019
Pinhao, Portugal
Depart 1:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting (AM) OR Vineyard hike with tasting at local Quinta (AM)

October 23
2019
Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Spain
Arrive 7:00 PM
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen wine-paired dinner 7:00 PM

October 24
2019
Vega de Terrón, Spain
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours:  Salamanca – the Golden City and Spain’s oldest university (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen wine tasting & seminar 3:00 – 5:00 PM

October 24
2019
Barca d'Alva, Portugal
Arrive 6:00 PM
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen win served with dinner 7:00 PM

October 25
2019
Barca d'Alva, Portugal
Depart 8:30 AM
October 25
2019
Pochino, Portugal
Arrive 10:00 AM
Depart 12:30 AM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Castelo Rodrigo tour (AM) OR Archaeological Park of the Coa Valley (AM)

October 25
2019
Régua, Portugal
Arrive 7:30 PM
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen wine served with dinner 7:00 PM

October 26
2019
Régua, Portugal
Depart 7:00 AM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Guimaraes city tour (AM) OR Porto surprise discovery (AM)

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: A Culinary Port House Experience

October 26
2019
Porto, Portugal
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: Foxen Farewell Reception 6:00 – 7:00 PM & Foxen wine served with dinner 7:00 PM

October 27
2019
Porto, Portugal
Disembark
Transfer from ship to Porto Airport

Per Person Pricing

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANCYDOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Classic Riverview Stateroom$3,744$6,744
French Balcony Stateroom$4,544$8,144
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom$5,544$9,894

Prices for suite accommodations available upon request

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom and seven-night Douro river cruise, shipboard accommodations, government fees and port charges, onboard meals, gratuities, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, Uniworld complimentary shore tours, host winery wines served with select dinners, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, F&WT optional pre-cruise land program and optional wine-themed shore tours, premium wine and spirits, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.

About the Ship

Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2018 & 2019 World’s Best Awards

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Uniworld’s Queen Isabel provides an up-close and unforgettable view of Portugal’s Douro River Valley – a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – renowned for its dramatic, rugged scenery and pristine waters. Named after Portugal’s beloved queen, this boutique 116-guest vessel is the most unique and stately ship on the Douro, a wonderful place to admire the region;s steeply terraced hillside vineyards and charming wine estates.

Ship Features and Amenities
All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock, and bottled water. Additional amenities in suites include a Nespresso coffee machine and tea station and an iPhone/iPod charger and player. Bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, and bathrobes and slippers.

Public Areas & Amenities
•Main Lounge with full-service bar
•Restaurant
•Sun Deck with swimming pool
•Fitness Center
•Serenity River Spa
•Boutique
•Elevator
•Reception service
•Complimentary coffee and tea bar
•Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Classic Riverview Stateroom

Features: Built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock, and bottled water
Bathroom amenities include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes, and slippers

French Balcony Stateroom

Features: French balcony, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flatscreen TV, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, and bottled water. Bathroom amenities include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes, and slippers

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Features: Beautifully appointed staterooms have full balconies, hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, and bottled water. Bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, and choice of bathrobes, and slippers.

Suite

Features: Beautifully appointed riverview suites have full balconies, hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, slippers, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, Nespresso and tea station, and bottled water and fresh fruit daily. Bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, and choice of bathrobes, and slippers


Inaugurated: 2013 | Guests: 116 | Staff: 33 | Suites: 2 (323 sq ft) | Deluxe Balcony: 18 (215 sq ft) | French Balcony & Classic: 38 (161 sq ft) |

Note: While the Queen Isabel is the most luxurious ship on the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Terms & Conditions

  • REGISTRATION FORM
    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    PAYMENT METHODS
    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    DEPOSIT
    Deposit: $875 per person is due at time of booking for all standard stateroom categories. Deposit amount varies by suite categories, see page 1 of the Registration form for details.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: June 12, 2019

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
    All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.

    FAQs


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.

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