Overview

 

Program Highlights 
  • Cruise personally hosted by O’Brien Estate Vintners, Bart & Barb O’Brien
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Exclusive onboard receptions, seminar & tasting, and casual wine hour
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails 2-night pre-cruise Lisbon land program and wine-themed shore tour
  • Private O’Brien Estate dinner ashore in Porto
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Visits to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit if booked by August 31, 2021

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 2022 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 receptions, a seminar and tasting, and a wine casual hour. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

Download O'Brien Estate Douro River Cruise Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Round-trip Porto

Experts

Bart & Barb O'Brien

Vintners, O'Brien Estate

Itinerary

O’Brien Estate 2022

Destination: Douro River
To & From: Round-trip Porto, Portugal
Dates: May 1 – 8, 2022
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Sao Gabriel

April - May 29 - 01
2022
Lisbon, Portugal

F&WT Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program: A Taste of Lisbon & Alenquer Wines

May 01
2022
Porto, Portugal
Embarkation
Overnight

Transfer from Porto airport to ship

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Toast

May 02
2022
Porto, Portugal
Depart 6:00 PM

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)

May 02
2022
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Arrive 8:00 PM
Overnight
May 03
2022
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Depart 7:00 AM
May 03
2022
Regua, Portugal
Arrive 11:00 AM
Depart 3:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Douro Museum (AM)

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

May 03
2022
Pinhão, Portugal
Arrive 6:30 PM
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Lunch at local quinta (PM)

May 04
2022
Pinhão, Portugal
Depart 1:30 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)

May 04
2022
Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Spain
Arrive 7:00 PM
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Casual Wine Hour

May 05
2022
Vega de Terrón (Salamanca), Spain
Depart 5:00 PM

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

F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Seminar & Tasting

May 05
2022
Barca d'Alva, Portugal
Arrive 6:00 PM
Overnight
May 06
2022
Barca d'Alva, Portugal
Depart 8:30 AM
May 06
2022
Pochino, Portugal

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

May 06
2022
Regua, Portugal
Arrive 7:30 PM
Overnight

F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Wine Paired Dinner

May 07
2022
Regua, Portugal
Depart 7:00 AM

 

 

May 07
2022
Porto, Portugal
Arrive 1:30 PM
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Guimarães city tour (AM) OR Porto surprise discover tour (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Farewell Dinner in Porto – In Development

May 08
2022
Porto, Portugal
Disembark

Transfer from ship to Porto Airport

Per Person Pricing

CategoryDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
Classic Stateroom$5,424$9,623
Deluxe Stateroom$5,824$10,323
French Balcony$7,424$13,123
Suite$8,324$16,823
Grand Suite$9,724$19,623

PRICES ARE PER PERSON, CRUISE ONLY, BASED ON DOUBLE (OR SINGLE) 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.

About the Ship

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 2021, S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship offers 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!

  • Terms & Conditions

    Click Here for Food & Wine Trails full terms & conditions


    ITINERARY:
    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.

    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: Adelman Travel/Food & Wine Trails, 6980 N. Port Washington Rd. Milwaukee, WI  53217

    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.

    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.

    FAQ’s

    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 the registration form.

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