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

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

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
(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, 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, San Sebastian, Rioja wine country

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

Culinary Tour of China

(13 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

This private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences, in-depth cultural touring and accommodation at the best hotels in Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Highlights include private cooking classes, experiencing distinct regional cuisines, touring important cultural attractions, and learning about the relationship between Chinese healing and cuisine.

Begin in Beijing, China's centuries-old capital. Enjoy a private cooking class at a prestigious culinary institution. With your private guide and driver, tour imperial masterpieces such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Explore the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighborhood. See lesser-known temples, and venture to a little-visited hilltop for panoramic views over the rooftops of the Forbidden City. Visit markets specializing in tea, pearls, silk, food and furniture, and, if desired, explore new art gallery districts that showcase the city's burgeoning contemporary art scene. One day, take a private excursion to the Great Wall or opt to continue city touring.

Next, fly to Xian—an ancient capital and major stop on the Silk Road—to see the famed Terracotta Warriors. Also enjoy Xian's culinary highlights including food markets, a dumpling banquet, and the unique cuisine 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 Hangzhou for private touring of local tea plantations, beautiful West Lake and other highlights. From there, transfer to nearby Shanghai, China's most stylish and modern city. During a private cooking lesson, learn to prepare regional dishes such as dumplings. Also enjoy private touring of the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden, and interesting shops and galleries. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange reservations at some of Shanghai's most acclaimed restaurants.

Conclude in Hong Kong, one of Asia's best food cities. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private dim sum making lesson. Also enjoy flexible private cultural touring of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, explore Hong Kong's myriad restaurants, museums, teahouses and markets.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
VIP assistance at airport upon arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Beijing
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private city tour
Day 3 Beijing
Full-day private city tour including wholesale tea market or private excursion to the Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing – Xian
Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian. Private afternoon tour of cultural and culinary highlights, including dumpling-making lesson
Day 5 Xian – Hangzhou
Private transfer to airport for flight to Hangzhou. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private cultural tour
Day 6 Hangzhou
Morning private tour of tea plantations and tea tasting. Afternoon private cruise on West Lake
Day 7 Hangzhou – Shanghai
Private transfer to train station for train to Shanghai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 8 Shanghai
Full-day private city tour including markets
Day 9 Shanghai
Morning private 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
Full-day private city tour
Day 12 Hong Kong
Private dim sum cooking lesson
Day 13 Depart Hong Kong

Private airport transfer

Beijing: Rosewood Beijing, Four Seasons Beijing, Waldorf Astoria Beijing or Aman at Summer Palace*
(supplement applies for Aman)
Xian: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
Hangzhou: Four Seasons Hangzhou
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: The Peninsula Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

$18,195 Per person (double occupancy)