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 Israel

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv

This private culinary tour is the perfect way to learn about Israel's rich and diverse cultural heritage. It includes private visits to food markets, private cooking classes with local chefs, private wine tasting, special meals, private cultural touring and more.

Begin in Jerusalem, an incredibly historic city with a fascinating mix of cultures and flavors. During private touring, visit the legendary Mahane Yehuda Market with a renowned local chef to learn about culinary specialties such as pomegranate juice, chocolate rugelach, almond pastries and halvah, and gather ingredients for a private cooking class and lunch. Also watch baklava being made at a local bakery. Another day, learn about the cultural significance of challah during a meal at a local home. Enjoy a hummus tasting tour through the backstreets of the Old City, and visit a small factory that makes tahini. With your expert private guide, also explore the cultural history of the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter and other neighborhoods, including highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars and atmospheric streets. Depending on interests, also opt to visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum.

Continue to the Galilee region, which is known for its beautiful landscapes, agricultural products, and important historical and biblical sites. En route, if desired, stop in Nazareth, the capital of Arab gastronomy in Israel, to visit a spice mill and enjoy a meal at a top local restaurant. Also visit a food market to see the types of produce grown in the region, and learn about the production of arak, a distilled spirit popular in the Middle East. Continue to a spa resort and organic farm in the hills for two nights. Alternatively, opt to stay at a kibbutz and experience excellent food and a traditional Israeli setting. During private culinary touring in the region, sample organic olive oils at a local press, taste wines at a top winery and make goat cheese at a dairy. Also take a four-wheel drive tour of the beautiful Golan Heights. Throughout your stay at the resort, enjoy meals made with fresh produce from their organic farm.

Next, venture to Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city. En route, stop in a Druze village for a hands-on cooking lesson and lunch in the home of a local family. Also visit the ancient port of Acre (Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with interesting ruins, as well as highly regarded hummus and seafood restaurants. Continue to Tel Aviv for two nights in a hotel with views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. During touring with your private guide, visit Levinsky Market to sample regional culinary specialties such as nuts, olives, dates and za'atar spice mix. One day, learn Hebrew words and expressions for various ingredients while stocking up at the Carmel Market, and then enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local chef. Also explore the cultural highlights of Tel Aviv according to your interests, such as the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora.

This tour can easily be extended with other destinations in Israel or other countries.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Jerusalem
Full-day private culinary and cultural tour, including tasting tour and cooking class
Day 3 Jerusalem
Full-day private culinary and cultural tour, including lunch with a local family and hummus tasting tour
Day 4 Jerusalem – Nazareth – Galilee
Private transfer to resort for 2 nights with culinary touring en route
Day 5 Galilee & Golan Heights
Full-day private excursion, including wine and olive oil tasting, cheese making and four-wheel drive tour
Day 6 Galilee – Acre – Tel Aviv
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights with cooking class and cultural touring en route
Day 7 Tel Aviv
Full-day private culinary and cultural tour
Day 8 Tel Aviv
Morning private market visit and cooking class. Afternoon cultural touring
Day 9 Depart Tel Aviv
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Jerusalem:

American Colony Hotel or King David Hotel

Galilee: Mizpe Hayamim Resort or kibbutz
Tel Aviv: The Norman or Dan Tel Aviv

Cost
$12,570 Per person (double occupancy)