Food & Wine Holiday Ideas
Discover the world while indulging in your love of food and wine
Indulging in the food and wine of your destination is one of the best, and certainly one of the most enjoyable, ways to understand and appreciate other cultures. Travel to some of the world’s most wonderful culinary destinations while enjoying behind-the-scenes access to the people, places, and flavors. Our clients tell us that foodie-focused journeys rank as some of their favorite trips.
So where would you like to go? Here’s some ideas to whet your appetite.
Culinary Journeys with Guy Grossi and The Leading Hotels Of The World
Join this Remarkably Uncommon culinary journey through some of Italy’s most iconic gastronomic regions whilst staying in carefully selected members of The Leading Hotels of the World, distinctive representatives of the destination in which they are found. This unique journey will see the group exploring each destinations history and local food culture whilst being led by a true ambassador of Italian cuisine, critically acclaimed chef, author and media personality, Chef Guy Grossi of Grossi Restaurants in Melbourne, Victoria.
There are two departure dates in 2018 21st – 31st May & 20th -30th August. Click here for more information.
SEA CLOUD wine and culinary cruise 23-30 October 2018
This October, wine and food connoisseurs can soak up the late summer sunshine on week-long cruise on board the SEA CLOUD. Two-star chef Thomas Martin from Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg will join you from Barcelona to Tarragona, and will serve his gala menu for the first time on board the legendary windjammer. Then from Tarragona to Valencia, you will be joined by a wine expert who will give talks and tasting on the wines from the local region. Give us a call for more information.
Regent Seven Seas Gourmet Explorer Tours
Discover Europe in all inclusive luxury on a Regent Seven Seas Gourmet Explorer Tour. Expand your culinary skills in a environment reminiscent of the most prestigious cooking schools in France and savour the local flavours of esteemed wineries and restaurants ashore with a Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
Itineraries include Southhampton to Copenhagen (12 June 18), Stockholm to Copenhagen (24 Aug 18), Barcelona to Rome (27 Sept 18) and Rome to Venice (7 Oct 18).
Dine with the Stars at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
Already renowned for its 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Cinq, Four Seasons George V, Paris has earned an additional Michelin star each for its restaurants l’Orangerie and Le George. This makes it the first hotel in Europe hosting three Michelin-starred restaurants-for a total of 5 stars and one of the top dining destinations in the world. Best of all you can experience all three of these dining experinces during a single delectable stay. Relax in luxurious accommodations, take in the sights and sounds of this breathtaking city and look forward to a new and exciting culinary discovery each day. Virtuoso presents this wonderful opportunity for foodies. For more details click here and give us a call!
Hedonistic Hiking. All-inclusive guided gourmet walking holidays in Italy and beyond …
Hedonistic Hiking is passionate about three things: food, wine and walking.
Hedonistic Hiking offers small group (max 16) guided gourmet hiking tours in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps and Lakes, Slovenia, Abruzzo, Southern Italy, France, Austria and south-east Australia. The tours take guests off the beaten track to experience the heart and soul of each region. A mix of fine dining experiences in a variety of local restaurants, along with gourmet picnic lunches, ensures that you taste the very best food and wine the regions have to offer, enjoying top-quality, locally-sourced produce. Given the beautiful landscapes explored on foot the tours are a true feast for all the senses. Hedonistic Hiking is eco-certified, and the commitment to sustainability means guests are supporting the local economy through their travels. Low Single Supplement on Hedonistic Hiking Tours.
Hidden Italy Walking Tours
Hidden Italy has been escorting walking tours to Italy since 1993. With a focus on fine food and wines of the region, boutique accommodation and exceptional walking, Hidden Italy uncovers a fascinating side of the real Italy that most people only read about. The pace is relaxed giving plenty of time to soak up the local atmosphere.
Food must be a highlight of any visit to Italy – the history and character of each region is best captured in its unique cuisine, which has evolved over centuries and is based on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. All the restaurants you will visit on a Hidden Italy tour have been chosen to introduce you to the finest regional cuisine, from sophisticated ristoranti of the bigger towns to the simpler homecooking of the country trattorie. Of course, some of the most memorable meals are the simplest – eg outdoor picnic lunches based on the best local produce. Low Single Supplement on Hidden Italy Tours.
Rosa’s Table Culinary Tour of Sicily
After eight years conducting cooking demonstrations in traditional Sicilian cuisine, Rosa Malignaggi invites you to join her on the Rosa’s Table Culinary Tour of Sicily. Experience the diversity and authenticity of Sicilian food, culture and traditions, from the East Coast to the West Coast, meeting Rosa’s family and friends along the way.
2017 Tours are now sold out. Next available tour is 3 to 12 June, 2018.
Interested in finding out more? Click here
Seadream Yacht Club – Wine Voyages
SeaDream sails to some of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean. SeaDream’s yachts, coupled with the enchantment of the region, make for the
ideal opportunity to grow your passion and knowledge of wine. Immerse yourself in wonderful flavors while visiting famous wineries as well as several less familiar, but equally notable vineyards. With a SeaDream wine tasting cruise, you can expand or even begin your knowledge through the intricate world of wine. Days are filled with wine tastings and guided tours to the origins of some of the finest wine in the world. Learn and experience the history of the vintage wineries and taste a selected range of their portfolio. You’ll be able to come back home to friends and family with a whole new appreciation and love for wine.
Silversea Expeditions – Culinary Expeditions
Innovative menus crafted by world-renowned chefs. Private tastings in the most distinguished wine regions of the planet. An interactive, onboard gastronomic experience presented by Relais & Châteaux®. Silversea’s food and wine cruises deliver the world’s most delectable flavours directly to you. Fully indulge in the cuisine of your voyage’s destinations. Entice your appetite while observing chef demonstrations and savouring a grand gourmet dinner aboard our Culinary Arts Voyages. Relish onboard vintner lectures, intimate tastings, and pairings of red and white varietals with both lunch and dinner on a Wine Series Voyage. And for those craving to refine their culinary talents, the L’École des Chefs cooking school serves up a broad curriculum of tantalising events, designed exclusively for Silversea cruises by Relais & Châteaux.