Food & Wine Trails is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with both Joseph Swan & Moshin Vineyards for a 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Passau.
For over 50 years, Joseph Swan Vineyards has been a small family owned winery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California’s famed Russian River Valley. Led by owner & winemaker, Rod Berglund they specialize in vineyard designated Pinot Noir and old vine Zinfandel, they also produce small lots of other wines including Rhône style wine, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Swan Vineyards strive to make interesting wines that reflect their unique origins.
Winemaker Rick Moshin produces natural, terroir-driven, and delicious wines in the Russian River Valley. He sustainably farms his own prized Goldridge-soil Pinot Noir vineyards, plus he gently makes small-lot, premium wines in his gravity-flow winery of Sonoma County. Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2019, Moshin is still family-owned and -operated, and their focus remains on hand-crafting some of the highest-quality wines in the Russian River Valley AVA.
Get to know and adore these fine vintners while sailing Uniworld’s “boutique hotel” S.S. Maria Theresa and enjoy Food & Wine Trails onboard wine programs exclusively for Swan & Moshin guests. These private events include a casual wine hour, seminar & wine tasting and a wine-paired dinner with your hosts wines. As you sail along the mighty Danube River, between Budapest and Passau, you’ll visit six different ports where you’ll be having the time of your life exploring the rich cultures, old-world capitals, charming towns and villages.
Prior to embarking Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa in Budapest, Hungary, don’t miss out on Food & Wine Trails’ 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program – Discover Hungarian Wines. This pre-cruise program is curated exclusively for Swan & Moshin guests and is a great way to get to know your fellow cruisers while exploring the medieval town of Eger, one of Hungary’s wine capitals and home to the famed “Bulls’ Blood” red wine. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in Food & Wine Trails optional Wachau Valley shore tour – Wonderful Wines of Wachau – and sample some of the world’s best white wines.
Don’t miss this opportunity to combine the best of Central Europe and amazing wines from Joseph Swan and Moshin Vineyards!
For reservations contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the registration form below.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Budapest to Passau
Winemaker & Owners
Winemakers & Owners
Destination: The Danube River From/To: Budapest to Passau Dates: April 18 – 25, 2021 Length: 8-Days Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa
F&WT Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program: Discover Hungarian Wines
Tranfers from Budapest airport to ship (approx. 30 min)
F&WT Onboard Event: Casual Wine Hour featuring host wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Budapest Panoramic highlights with Parliament visit (AM) OR “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Tasting & Seminar
“One Wine-One Place-Four Decades” A Russian River Pinot Noir Retrospective
Rod Berglund and Rick Moshin, two extraordinary winemakers known for producing some of the best Pinot Noirs in Sonoma County, will guide you through a tasting that will feature a library selection of Pinot Noir produced from grapes grown on their properties over a four decade period. Compare how maturity, growing conditions and applying the techniques they learned over the years, have evolved into the wines you love to drink today!
Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Dinner
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bratislava – Small but precious walking tour (AM)
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)
Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Exclusive “Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum” (AM) plus Choice of: Vienna – Imperial city highlights (AM) OR “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Wonderful Wines of Wachau
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Durnstein wine estate visit and tasting (AM) OR Durnstein Village stroll and saffron workshop (AM)
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Melk Abbey with library visit
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Full day Salzburg (no lunch) (AM) OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine-paired dinner with hosts wines
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Passau walking tour with St. Stephens organ concert (AM) OR “Let’s Go” bicycle along the Inn River OR “Let’s Go” hike along the Linz River (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Toast
Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Dinner
Transfer from ship in Passau to Munich airport (approx. 2.5 hours)
Note: *Guests who rolled over from cancelled 2020 cruise may deduct $110 per person from French Balcony fares shown. New guests to the program are not entitled to the savings.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON, CRUISE ONLY, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, AND INCLUDE SHIPBOARD ACCOMMODATIONS, $200 pp 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.
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S.S. Maria Theresa
The S.S. Maria Theresa features luxurious accommodations and numerous personal touches, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable voyage. In Cruise Critic’s words, this resplendent ship “is regal in its opulent 18th-century decor, a floating homage to the former Austrian empress….Besides indulgent dining and an elegant atmosphere, this is one of the prettiest ships out there.” Named in honor of one of the Habsburg Empire’s most beloved rulers, the one-of-a-kind S.S. Maria Theresa is truly a work of art.
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Category 1 stateroom
Lavishly appointed riverview 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. Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on the Schônbrunn Deck have French balconies.
Elegant restaurants featuring regional specialties with farm-to-table culinary experiences
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 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.
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: $900 Per person is due at time of booking for all stateroom categories.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: December 9, 2020
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.