Private luxury tours in Culinary Travel

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Luxury Culinary Tours

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

Food & Wine Tour of Italy
(11 Days)
Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & Florence

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

Culinary Tour of India
(13 Days)
Chennai, Mumbai, Udaipur, Delhi

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

Culinary Tour of Mexico
(12 Days)
Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca

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

Food & Wine of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna, the Wachau, Burgenland

Culinary Tour of Japan
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, 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

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
(9 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, Noto, Modica, Taormina, 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

France for Foodies
(12 Days)
Paris, Beaujolais & Lyon, Avignon, Luberon Valley, Cote d’Azur

Food & Wine Tour of Italy

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & Florence

This tour focuses on the superb food and wine of northern Italy, uncovering how geography and history have influenced regional variation. Experience the best of the many local specialties through wine tastings, market visits, cooking classes and culinary touring.

Begin in the Piedmont region. The birthplace of the Slow Food movement, Piedmont is famous for fantastic cuisine and acclaimed red wines such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Barbaresco. Spend two nights at a luxury hotel located in a former monastery. Set among Piedmont’s picturesque vineyards, the hotel is also renowned for its gourmet restaurant and spa. During private touring, sample wines at the area’s finest wineries, and visit local villages such as Barolo, La Morra and Castiglione Falletto. Also visit the beautiful market town of Alba, home of the prized white truffle. You may wish to plan your tour to coincide with the Alba International Truffle Fair, which takes place from around mid-October to mid-November each year. One day, also enjoy a private truffle hunting excursion in the forested hills. A highlight of your stay in Piedmont will be having the opportunity to try regional specialties such as vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce), agnolotti (a delicate, filled pasta) and gianduja (chocolate with hazelnuts).

Continue to Emilia-Romagna, perhaps the best-known gastronomic region in Italy. Stay two nights in Bologna, one of Italy’s great epicurean capitals. During private culinary touring, visit Bologna’s renowned markets, and tour the city’s cultural highlights, such as grand churches, interesting museums and frescoed porticoes. One day, take a private culinary excursion to nearby Parma and Modena to visit producers of the region’s celebrated Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar.

Continue to Tuscany, a region synonymous with enchanting landscapes, superlative art, fine wine and delicious cuisine. Stay at an exclusive luxury resort (with its own renowned winery) for three nights. Enjoy private food and wine touring in nearby Tuscan towns such as Pienza and Montalcino, and visit renowned local wineries and food producers. During free time at the resort, additional activities can be arranged, such as truffle hunting, a private tour and tasting at the resort's winery, a Tuscan cooking class, guided nature walks and more.

Next, enjoy private touring of the cultural highlights of Siena and also visit the Antinori wine estate en route to Florence for three nights. During private city touring, visit the best local food markets, beautiful squares and museums, and specialty food shops selling Italian terracotta cookware, serving dishes and other items. One day, enjoy a private, chef-led market tour and cooking class to learn to prepare regional specialties. Another day, opt for a half-day private excursion to top wine estates in the Bolgheri wine region, the home of Super Tuscans. There will also be ample free time to enjoy the restaurants, shops, museums and other highlights of Florence independently.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Piedmont

Private arrival transfer from Milan or Turin airport to hote in Piedmontl for 2 nights

Day 2 Piedmont

Full-day private tour with expert culinary guide and driver

Day 3 Piedmont - Bologna

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private walking tour of cultural and culinary highlights

Day 4 Bologna, Parma & Modena

Full-day private culinary excursion in the Emilia-Romagna region

Day 5 Bologna - Tuscany

Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 6 Tuscany

Full-day private food and wine touring, including towns such as Pienza and Montalcino

Day 7 Tuscany

At leisure at resort. Winery tour and wine tasting and/or truffle hunting can be booked upon request (supplement applies)

Day 8 Tuscany - Florence

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with tour of Siena and stop at a winery en route

Day 9 Florence

Half-day private walking tour, including culinary markets and cultural highlights

Day 10 Florence

Private cooking class or excursion to Bolgheri wine region

Day 11 Depart Italy
Private transfer to airport

Piedmont: Relais San Maurizio
Bologna: Grand Hotel Majestic Bologna
Tuscany: Castiglion del Bosco
Florence: Four Seasons Florence or St. Regis Florence

$21,615 Per person (double occupancy)