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 Peru

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Peru has been lauded by many as the gastronomic capital of South America. This exclusive private tour features in-depth private cultural and culinary touring, cooking classes, tasting tours, market visits and reservations at Peru's best restaurants.

Begin in Lima, the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital and the heart of the country's burgeoning food scene. Culinary highlights in Lima range from traditional to contemporary Novoandina (new Andean) and include unique fusion styles such as Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) and Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian). One day, take a private tasting tour of the city, stopping at a vibrant market and local cafes to sample indigenous produce and local snacks. Learn to make Peru's iconic ceviche (marinated fish) and pisco sour during a private cooking class, and then have lunch at one of Lima’s top restaurants. Also, learn about the origins and influences of Peruvian cuisine during a private lecture by a local specialist. Another day, enjoy a private Nikkei cooking class. During private, insider-led cultural touring of Lima’s impressive historic district (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), see a spectacular pre-Columbian art collection, and browse boutiques for high-quality local goods such as crafts and cooking utensils. Each night, enjoy reservations at Lima's most acclaimed restaurants.

Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer through the beautiful countryside to the Sacred Valley (Urubamba Valley), a river valley with the high peaks of the Andes towering overhead. During private touring with your own guide and driver, experience the best of the local culture, such as visits to indigenous markets and villages, meetings with renowned local weavers, tours of outstanding archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo and a private cooking class. Perhaps also visit terraced salt evaporation ponds to learn how this natural resource is harvested by local people. One evening, enjoy a traditional pachamanca dinner, in which meat, vegetables and other ingredients are covered and cooked in an underground pit.

Continue to spectacular Machu Picchu, and spend one night near the ruins. With your expert private guide, explore the site and learn about its fascinating history. Also visit a local tea plantation to learn how tea is grown and processed in the region.

Return to beautiful Cusco aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train. Stay at the city's most exclusive luxury hotel, which is set in a colonial-era palace. During private touring with your guide, walk through Cusco's narrow streets and learn about the city's Inca and Spanish history. Also visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops, and discover Peru's prized cacao at a private chocolate-making class. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco's top restaurants.

This tour can be further customized based on individual culinary interests.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Lima
Private culinary tour, including tasting local specialties, ceviche and pisco sour class, lecture on the history of Peruvian cuisine, market visit and lunch at restaurant at ancient ruins. Afternoon cultural touring. Dinner reservations at top restaurant
Day 3 Lima
Morning private cultural and culinary touring. Afternoon private Nikkei cooking class
Day 4 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley
Private transfer to airport for flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights with lunch at hacienda en route
Day 5 Sacred Valley
Morning private market visit and cooking class, including lunch. Afternoon touring of Sacred Valley, with options including visiting the ruins at Ollantaytambo, seeing salt evaporation ponds or watching a weaving demonstration. Evening pachamanca dinner
Day 6 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Private transfer to station for Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and hotel for 1 night. Private tour of Machu Picchu
Day 7 Machu Picchu – Cusco
Morning private visit to tea plantation or or option to continue touring of Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 8 Cusco
Full-day private tour of Cusco, including market visit, cultural touring in town and private chocolate-making class
Day 9 Cusco – Lima – Depart Lima
Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight

Hotels
Lima:

Miraflores Park Hotel or Country Club Lima Hotel

Sacred Valley: Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa or Sol y Luna
Machu Picchu: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Cusco: Palacio Nazarenas

Cost
$11,055 Per person (double occupancy)