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

Gourmet Northern Italy

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany

This tour focuses on the superb food and wine of northern Italy, uncovering how geography and history have influenced regional variation.

Begin in Piedmont, birthplace of the Slow Food Movement and famous for its truffles, French-influenced cuisine and the world-renowned red wines Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto. Spend three nights at a former monastery converted into a charming hotel located in the midst of a picturesque vineyard. During a private tour, visit the beautiful market towns of Asti, known for its sparkling white wine, and Alba, home of the prized white truffle. Drive through the rolling hillside to tour villages such as Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and La Morra and sample the area’s finest wineries. One day, enjoy a cooking class at a villa located amidst vineyards and fruit orchards. During leisure time, try some of the regional specialties such as vitello tonnato (veal with anchovy and caper sauce), agnolotti del plin (a delicate, filled pasta), and gianduja (chocolate with hazelnuts) in a variety of forms.

Continue with your private driver-guide to Emilia-Romagna, arguably the best-known center of gourmet fare in Italy, and famous for its rich cuisine. Stay in Bologna, one of Italy’s great gastronomic centers, for two nights. Enjoy a cooking class, then tour the city’s cultural and culinary highlights, such as grand churches, interesting museums, frescoed porticoes, outdoor markets and specialty food shops. En route, stop in nearby Parma to visit producers of the region’s celebrated Parmesan cheese and Parma prosciutto.

Continue to Tuscany, where the enchanting landscapes, superlative art and fine wine combine with the simple yet delicious cuisine to create a harmonious experience. Using a luxury hotel in Florence as your base, one day enjoy a full-day tour that includes favorite “insider” spots in the city, and savor the local products available at the Mercato Centrale. Also take a private cooking class in Florence. There will be ample free time to enjoy Florence and its restaurants, shops, museums and other highlights independently. Another day, enjoy a full-day wine excursion through Tuscany, visiting wine estates in the Bolgheri wine region or in Montalcino and Montepulciano.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Milan or Turin
Private arrival transfer from airport to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Le Langhe
Private half-day tour of Asti. Afternoon cooking class
Day 3 Le Langhe
Full-day private wine and attractions excursion to Alba and surrounding towns
Day 4 Le Langhe - Parma - Bologna
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with culinary touring in Parma en route
Day 5 Bologna
Morning cooking class and afternoon private touring in Bologna
Day 6 Bologna - Florence
Private transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 7 Florence
Private, full-day tour of Florence
Day 8 Florence
Full-day private wine touring in Tuscany
Day 9 Florence
Half-day private cooking class
Day 10 Depart Italy
Private transfer to airport in Pisa or Florence

Le Langhe: Relais San Maurizio
Bologna: Grand Hotel Baglioni
Florence: Four Seasons Florence or St. Regis Florence

$17,265 Per person (double occupancy)