Private luxury tours in Culinary Travel

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Luxury Culinary Tours

Vietnam for Foodies
(11 days)
Hanoi, 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
(7 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, 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)

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, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh, Essaouira, High Atlas Mountains

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

Food & Wine of Austria

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria

This private luxury tour features private touring and tastings in Austria's top food and wine regions, whose excellent products will come as a revelation to first-time visitors. It also includes private cultural touring in Vienna and in some of Austria's most beautiful landscapes, including rolling farmland, rugged mountains and lush river valleys.

Begin in Vienna. During private touring, your expert local guide will take you to the most interesting neighborhoods, upscale shops and food markets, and help you navigate the overwhelming wealth of spectacular art, architecture and history in this former imperial capital. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions and take a behind-the-scenes tour of their stables. See the highlights in the world-renowned MuseumsQuartier. Tour architectural monuments that exemplify the best in Vienna's Gothic, Baroque and Secessionist styles. Visit our favorite shops selling exquisite linens, crystal, chocolates, gourmet foods and antiques. Visit up-and-coming neighborhoods known for their designers and chefs. Taste local culinary specialties at our favorite stalls in the enormous Naschmarkt food market. We'll also ensure you have daily opportunities to visit Vienna's leading coffee houses. One evening, enjoy a performance at the Vienna State Opera. Also, enjoy a memorable afternoon drive through residential districts in the hills surrounding Vienna. Tour local vineyards and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and snacks at one of our favorite heurigen (wine taverns).

Enjoy full-day excursions into major wine producing regions near Vienna. One day, tour Abbey Stift Klosterneuburg, a massive religious complex filled with centuries of art and architectural treasures, including the Verdun Altar, a masterpiece of medieval enamelwork. The Augustinian monastery is also Austria's oldest and largest winery. Visit the Baroque cellars, and sample some of the wine produced there. Later, stop at a traditional, family-run winery and heurigen. Another day, tour the Wachau, the beautiful wine-growing region along the Danube River. Take a cruise on the Danube, passing castles, vineyards and villages. Taste a range of local vintages, tour Krems, and visit the Loisium wine center and wine museum, designed by American architect Steven Holl. Also, visit one of Austria's leading wineries, and dine at their wine tavern.

Next, take a scenic drive through Burgenland en route to Styria. In Eisenstadt, visit Esterhazy Palace, where Joseph Haydn composed under the patronage of Hungarian princes, and sample local varietals at some of the best wine estates in Burgenland. Continue to Styria, Austria's gastronomic heart. Stay at the Sattlerhof, a hotel and restaurant renowned for food and wine. Tour the Styrian Wine Country, and stop by top artisanal food producers to sample local specialties such as air-cured ham, gourmet chocolate, balsamic vinegar and products made from pumpkins. Also tour a castle in a spectacular setting, perched high on a rocky outcrop.

Return to Vienna for a final afternoon and evening. Enjoy last-minute shopping and one more unforgettable meal in one of the capital's many fine restaurants.

This tour can be fully customized according to your interests and schedule.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Vienna
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 2 Vienna
Full-day private tour including visit to heurigen
Day 3 Vienna
Morning private tour
Day 4 Vienna & the Wachau
Full-day private excursion to the Wachau, including Krems and Loisium
Day 5 Vienna – Burgenland Styria
Private transfer to Styria for 2 nights. Tour Burgenland en route
Day 6 Styria
Full-day private food, wine and cultural tour
Day 7 Styria – Vienna
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure
Day 8 Depart Vienna
Private airport transfer
Hotels
Vienna: Hotel Bristol or Hotel Sacher
Styria: Sattlerhof

Cost
$10,530 Per person (double occupancy)