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

Food & Wine of Australia

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)

Melbourne & Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley, Adelaide & McLaren Vale, Sydney & Hunter Valley

Australian cuisine was once based solely on the recipes brought by the English settlers, such as roasts, meat pies, sausage and potatoes. Contemporary cooking—some of the best in the world—reflects more recent immigrations with Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian cuisines offering a diversity of cooking ingredients and styles to the mix. Large urban food markets stock a huge range of local foods, such as olive oil, organic vegetables, goat cheese, wood-fired bread and live crabs.

For generations, Aborigines prepared meals from foods gathered in the wild. Traditional “bushtucker” cuisine includes kangaroo meat and witchetty grubs (moth larvae) as well as native berries, nuts, seeds and citrus. Many of these ingredients have found their way into the kitchens of contemporary Australian chefs exploring the flavors of the continent.

Australian wine has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years and the country is now one of the top ten wine producers in the world. Wine-growing regions of the Barossa Valley, the Hunter Valley and the Yarra Valley produce some of the world’s best chardonnays, shirazs, pinot noirs and merlots. Australia also has a strong pub culture.

This private gourmet adventure includes Australia's premier wine regions, insider visits to specialty food purveyors, market visits, superb dining, and tours of locations offering the freshest and most creative cuisine in Australia.

Begin in lively Melbourne. Enjoy private touring of the city’s highlights, including the chic South Yarra neighborhood, the Queen Victoria Markets, and seeing landmarks such as the Victorian Arts Centre, the Melbourne Cricket Club, Federation Square, and the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Spend a day in the beautiful Yarra Valley sampling some of the region’s best wines and specialty foods.

Next, fly to the city of Adelaide, known for its gardens, antique shops, heritage architecture and many acclaimed restaurants. From there, travel into the nearby Barossa Valley—perhaps Australia’s premier wine region—to visit small wineries, sample local cheeses and stroll through historic towns. Also, visit the equally beautiful although less-known McLaren Vale wine region.

From there, fly to Sydney, Australia's most beautiful city. One day, enjoy a private food-focused tour of the city and tour its excellent markets and vibrant neighborhoods with a local insider. Another day, enjoy a private excursion to the Hunter Valley and explore its excellent vineyards and historic towns known for their local arts and crafts, epicurean delights, and antique shops.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private city touring

Day 2 Melbourne & Yarra Valley

Full-day private tour of wineries and specialty food shops in Yarra Valley

Day 3 Melbourne – Adelaide – Barossa Valley

Private transfer to airport for flight to Adelaide. Continue to Barossa Valley for 2 nights

Day 4 Barossa Valley

Full-day private touring and wine tastings

Day 5 Barossa Valley - McLaren Vale - Adelaide

Full-day private excursion and wine tasting in the McLaren Vale. Overnight in Adelaide

Day 6 Adelaide - Sydney

Private airport transfer for flight to Sydney. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 7 Sydney

Half-day private foodies tour of Sydney

Day 8 Sydney & Hunter Valley

Private excursion to the Hunter Valley for wine tastings and touring

Day 9 Depart Sydney
Private airport transfer

Melbourne: Park Hyatt Melbourne or Crown Towers
Barossa Valley: The Louise
Adelaide: InterContinental Adelaide
Sydney: Park Hyatt Sydney

$12,710 Per person (double occupancy)