Private luxury tours in Culinary Travel

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Luxury Culinary Tours

Vietnam for Foodies
(11 days)
Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon

Gourmet Northern Italy
(10 days)
Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany

Flavors of Southeast Asia
(16 days)
Singapore, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Culinary & Art Tour of Spain
(11 days)
Madrid, San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Culinary Tour of Mexico
(15 Days)
Merida, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende

Culinary Tour of China
(13 days)
Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Food & Wine of Austria
(8 days)
Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria

Culinary Tour of Japan
(7 days)
Tokyo, Kyoto

Food & Wine of Australia
(9 days)
Melbourne & Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley, Adelaide & McLaren Vale, Sydney & Hunter Valley

Thailand for Foodies
(7 days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

India for Foodies—a Culinary Tour
(12 Days)
Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Food & Wine Tour of Switzerland
(7 Days)
Zurich, Basel & Alsace, Gruyeres, Lausanne & Lake Geneva

Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
(10 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Lyon, Lausanne & Lake Geneva

Wine Tour of Hungary
(6 Days)
Eger-Tokaj Wine Region, Budapest

Food & Wine of Portugal
(8 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Alentejo & Evora

Culinary Tour of Greece and Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Sciacca, Agrigento, Taormina, Syracuse, Mount Etna

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(15 days)
Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)

Food & Wine Tour: Bordeaux to Rioja
(9 days)
Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rioja wine country

Culinary Tour of Peru
(9 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Morocco for Foodies
(10 Days)
Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh, Essaouira, High Atlas Mountains

Culinary Tour of Israel
(9 Days)
Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, Tel Aviv

Culinary Tour of Japan

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone

Cuisine, a highlight of any visit to Japan, is the focus of this tour. In Tokyo and Kyoto, learn how to shop for Japanese ingredients and how to prepare and present typical Japanese dishes and seasonal specialties. Experience a variety of types of cuisine, from authentic Japanese home cooking, to refined kaiseki and Zen vegetarian temple cuisine. Tour local food markets and specialty shops selling Japanese knives, lacquerware, ceramics, tofu, miso, noodles, tea, sweets, sake and more. After Kyoto, enjoy a luxurious night at an exclusive hot springs ryokan in Hakone. Private touring also includes visits to the most interesting temples, shrines, gardens and small museums in each location.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Tokyo
Arrival transfer to hotel
Day 2 Tokyo
Full-day private city touring of markets, food halls, specialty shops, and noted dining locations
Day 3 Tokyo - Kyoto
Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto for three-night stay. Afternoon private city touring
Days 4 & 5 Kyoto
Private morning cooking classes at a Kyoto family's estate. Afternoon private touring of Kyoto's specialty food and houseware shops and markets
Day 6 Kyoto - Hakone
Shinkansen to Hakone for overnight at ryokan
Day 7 Hakone - Tokyo
Transfer to Tokyo. Afternoon at leisure
Day 8 Depart Japan
Airport transfer

Hotels
Tokyo: Four Seasons Marunouchi
Kyoto: Westin Miyako Hotel
Hakone: Gora Kadan Ryokan

Cost
$13,390 Per person (double occupancy)