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Luxury Culinary tours

Vietnam for Foodies
(11 days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, 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
(9 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, Bern, 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)


Cooking Tour of China

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

This private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences and in-depth cultural touring in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong.
Highlights include:

  • Private cooking classes in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong
  • Experiencing distinct regional cuisines
  • Dining in a variety of venues, including private clubs and gourmet restaurants
  • Accommodation at China’s finest luxury hotels
  • Touring important cultural attractions and exclusive shopping districts with a private guide and driver
  • Visiting a remote section of the Great Wall
  • Browsing local markets for unique Chinese ingredients and cookware
  • Learning about traditional Chinese healing and its relationship to Chinese cooking and cuisine

Begin in Beijing. Enjoy a private cooking class at a prestigious culinary institution. Also tour imperial sites, the hutongs of a traditional residential neighborhood, a variety of markets, and shopping and art districts. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. One day, take an excursion to the Great Wall of China.

Next, fly to the ancient capital of Xian, a major stop on the Silk Road, to see the famed Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy Xian’s culinary highlights including the city’s markets, a dumpling banquet, and dining in the lively Muslim Quarter. Other touring activities include walking along the massive city walls, seeing the important Big and Small Goose Pagodas, and touring museums and other historic attractions.

Continue to serene Hangzhou and enjoy private touring around beautiful West Lake, local tea plantations, Buddhist caves and other cultural highlights. From there, drive to Shanghai. Learn to prepare regional cuisine and how it varies from cooking styles elsewhere in China. Also tour the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden and interesting shops and galleries. During free time, enjoy Shanghai’s many acclaimed restaurants  

Continue to Hong Kong. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private dim sum cooking lesson. Also enjoy private touring of the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, enjoy Hong Kong’s endless restaurants, museums, teahouses, and markets.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Beijing

Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour

Day 3 Beijing

Full-day city tour or private excursion to Great Wall of China

Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Afternoon tour of cultural and culinary highlights
Day 5 Xian - Hangzhou

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hangzhou for 2 nights

Day 6 Hangzhou

Morning private cruise on lake. Afternoon excursion to tea plantations for tea tasting

Day 7 Hangzhou - Shanghai

Private transfer to Shanghai for 3 nights

Day 8 Shanghai

Private full day city tour including markets

Day 9 Shanghai

Private morning cooking class

Day 10 Shanghai - Hong Kong

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hong Kong. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 11 Hong Kong

Private full-day city tour

Day 12 Hong Kong

Private dim sum lesson

Day 13 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Beijing: Four Seasons Beijing, Raffles Beijing, or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies)
Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong

Cost
$16,795 Per person (double occupancy)

Optional surcharge for regional business class flights available upon request

Luxury Culinary tours - Favorite Places - Culinary

 
Peppers and radishes at the market, China Traditional sweets, Shanghai Shanghai dumpling shop Chinese dessert Lunch of tofu and vegetables Cooking class, China

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Luxury Culinary travel