Private Luxury Food Tours

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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

Food, Wine & Architecture of Spain Tour
(14 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Ribera del Duero, La Rioja, San Sebastian & Bilbao

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

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, 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
(12 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon, Lausanne

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

Food & Wine of Portugal
(9 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs

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

Culinary Tour of Sicily
(8 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Trapani, Marsala, 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, Biarritz, San Sebastian with La Rioja & Bilbao

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

Morocco for Foodies
(10 Days)
Fez, Marrakesh

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

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

Singapore for Foodies
(4 Days)

Culinary Tour of South Korea
(5 Days)
Seoul & Jeonju

Food & Wine Tour: Bordeaux to Basque Country

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with La Rioja & Bilbao

This in-depth private tour features the very best wine, culinary and cultural highlights of Bordeaux and the Basque region in France and Spain.

Begin in Bordeaux, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Enjoy a private walking tour of the city of Bordeaux, a historic port on the banks of the Garonne River. Tour highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site such as well-preserved 18th-century architecture, ancient churches, shopping streets, excellent museums and surprising contemporary additions to the cityscape. Sample local wines during private touring of Bordeaux vineyards, wineries and chateaux in St. Emilion and the Medoc. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange meetings with local winemakers, vertical flight wine tastings, meals in Michelin-star restaurants with wine pairings and more, upon request.

Continue to Biarritz, an elegant seaside resort town in southern France. During private touring, see the highlights of the Pays Basque. In Bayonne, the cultural capital of the region, see half-timber houses and the city walls, visit the cathedral, peruse markets, learn about local culture at the Basque Museum, and sample Bayonne’s famous chocolate and smoked ham. Also stop in the traditional town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which has charming shops selling local linens, espadrilles and gourmet food products. Also enjoy free time to relax at the beautiful resort and explore the town’s upscale boutiques, excellent restaurants and markets, and scenic coastal paths.

Next, you will be transferred into northern Spain to San Sebastian, the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country and home of some of the finest cuisine in the world. With your private guide, tour the picturesque old town and enjoy a private tasting tour to try the city’s best pintxos—the Basque version of tapas—and Txakoli, an effervescent white wine. Also enjoy a private tour of a local market followed by a cooking lesson at a private gastronomic society. One day, visit La Rioja, one of the world’s most renowned wine regions. Tour vineyards, enjoy wine tastings at some of Spain’s top bodegas (wineries), and see outstanding winery buildings designed by celebrated contemporary architects such as Santiago Calatrava. Also tour Bilbao, a city renowned for contemporary architecture. During private touring, visit the most interesting cultural sites old and new, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a stunning building of swooping titanium curves designed by Frank Gehry.

The tour extended to include touring elsewhere in Spain or Portugal.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Bordeaux, France

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

Day 2 Bordeaux

Full-day private wine touring

Day 3 Bordeaux & St. Emilion

Full-day private wine touring

Day 4 Bordeaux - Biarritz
Private touring en route to Biarritz for 2 nights
Day 5 Biarritz
At leisure
Day 6 Biarritz - San Sebastian

Private transfer to San Sebastian for 3 nights, with touring en route. Evening tasting tour in Old Town

Day 7 San Sebastian

Morning private market visit and cooking class at a gastronomic society

Day 8 San Sebastian & La Rioja

Full-day private wine and architecture excursion

Day 9 San Sebastian - Depart Bilbao

Private transfer to Bilbao for tour of town and the Guggenheim Museum. Continue to airport for onward flight

Bordeaux: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel
Biarritz: Hotel du Palais
San Sebastian: Hotel Maria Cristina

$14,920 Per person (double occupancy)