Trip or Vacation
Cost: $4,299 - $4,799 all inclusive except airfare
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.
15 - 17
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
Depart 6:00 PM
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
Arrive (Technical Stop) 10:00 AM
Depart 10:30 AM
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Bratislava walking tour (AM)
Arrive 1:00 PM
Depart 1:30 PM
Arrive 7:00 PM
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Private Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)
Depart 11:59 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)
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 12:00 PM
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)
Arrive 3:30 PM
Depart 7:30 PM
Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Melk Abbey with library visit
Arrive 6:00 AM
Depart 11:00 PM
Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Full day Salzburg (no lunch) with Sound of Music (AM) OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine-paired dinner with hosts wines
Arrive 9:00 AM
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)