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O’Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O’Brien, are no strangers when it comes to hosting amazing, fun-filled, and adventurous wine cruises. After several incredibly successful wine cruise programs with Food & Wine Trails, Bart & Barb couldn’t be more thrilled to invite you to join them for a 2021 Douro Valley River Cruise.
This is one extraordinary journey designed for culturally curious travelers. As O’Brien Estate guests, you will follow the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain where you’ll experience the views of steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages, and acres of ripe vineyards. This 8-day river cruise includes exploring Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic Rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene, the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meeting the winemakers who operate them.
While onboard Uniworld’s NEW luxury boutique river cruise ship – S.S. São Gabriel – Bart & Barb will offer a selection of their finest O’Brien Estate wines during private receptions, a seminar and tasting, and a wine-paired dinner. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Vintners, O'Brien Estate
O’Brien Estate 2021
Destination: Douro River
To & From: Round-trip Porto, Portugal
Dates: May 9 – 16, 2021
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Sao Gabriel
F&WT Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program: A Taste of Lisbon & Alenquer Wines
Transfer from Porto airport to ship
F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Toast
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Panoramic city tour (AM) OR Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour with local tastings and vintage tram ride (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Dinner with O’Brien Estate owners (Reserved Seating)
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Douro Museum (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Wines & Views from High Above the Douro
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Dinner at Quinta de Avessada Wine Estate (PM)
Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting (AM) OR Vineyard hike with tasting at a local Quinta (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Casual Wine Hour
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Salamanca ‐ the Golden City and Spain’s oldest university (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Seminar & Tasting
Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Castelo Rodrigo tour (AM) OR Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Wine Paired Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Guimarães city tour (AM) OR Porto surprise discover tour (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: A Culinary Port House Experience
Transfer from ship to Porto Airport
PRICES ARE PER PERSON, CRUISE ONLY, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, AND INCLUDE SHIPBOARD ACCOMMODATIONS, PORT TAXES AIRPORT TRANSFERS ON EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION DATES ONLY, ONBOARD MEALS, GRATUITIES, UNLIMITED BEVERAGES OF SELECT WINES, BEERS, AND SPIRITS, UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS, SPECIALTY COFFEE BEVERAGES AND TEA, COMPLIMENTARY UNIWORLD SHORE EXCURSIONS, HOST WINES SERVED AT SELECT DINNERS, ONBOARD WINE PROGRAM AND LIMITED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES. PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE ROUNDTRIP AIR, PREMIUM WINE AND SPIRITS, F&WT’s OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM AND SHORE TOURS, 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. SINGLE/TRIPLE PRICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Uniworld is a proud leader in luxury river cruising
Voted #1 River Cruise Line
2018 & 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
S.S. São Gabriel
Debuting in April 2020, S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Queen Isabel and bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine. Butler service will be added onboard, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like while enjoying the ship.
Download Deck Plan
Grand Suite (artist rendering, subject to change)
Check back for more ship interior and exterior images as they become available!
The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2019 itinerary – please note it is likely this will change and be updated a few months prior to departure. Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: $925 Per person is due at time of booking for all stateroom categories.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: December 30, 2020
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.
F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.
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.