Private luxury tours in Culinary Travel

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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
(12 Days)
Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing, 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, 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, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh, Essaouira, High Atlas Mountains

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

France for Foodies
(12 Days)
Paris, Beaujolais & Lyon, Avignon, Luberon Valley, Cote d’Azur

Culinary Tour of India

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Chennai, Mumbai, Udaipur, Delhi

On this private culinary tour, explore the flavors of three of India’s most gastronomically intriguing regions—south (Chennai), central (Mumbai) and north (Udaipur and Delhi)—while staying in the country’s most luxurious hotels and enjoying private touring of the cultural highlights of each destination.

Begin in Chennai (Madras) for an introduction to South Indian cuisine. While touring a local market with an expert culinary guide, enjoy an introduction to Indian culinary history and culture. Select vegetables and other ingredients, and learn about important Indian spices such as cardamom, coriander, turmeric, ginger, tamarind and asafoetida. During a private cooking lesson, learn to make several typical south Indian dishes, such as pudina rice, dosas and coconut chutney. During private city touring, learn about Chennai’s long history of foreign rule, and see beautiful examples of Portuguese and British colonial architecture. Also visit important sites in Kanchipuram, one of the holiest Hindu cities in India, and tour Mahabalipuram, where a group of finely carved rock temples are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to exciting Mumbai (Bombay), India’s economic capital and a great place to sample foods from around the country. During private touring, visit the city’s most interesting cultural attractions, bazaars and neighborhoods. Rise early one morning to see fishing boats hauling in their catch, and watch the city come alive at the fish auction and wholesale vegetable markets. Enjoy a private cooking lesson of Parsi, Goan or seafood dishes. One day, help a Mumbai dabbawala (delivery man) sort and deliver tiffin lunches to office workers. In the afternoon, take a private boat ride to the Elephanta Island Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Hindu sculptures.

Next, fly to Udaipur, India's most romantic city. During private culinary touring, visit the home of a local aristocratic family to learn some of their famous recipes passed down through generations and sample Rajasthani cuisine. Private cultural touring highlights include cruising Lake Pichola, walking through picturesque backstreets, shopping for local folk art, browsing local bazaars, and touring the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden. One day, enjoy a private outside the city to visit the temples at Nagda and Eklingji and enjoy a gourmet lunch at a historic palace nearby.

End your tour in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. During private touring, experience highlights such as Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—as well as the Lodi Gardens.  One day, enjoy a private cooking lesson and a walk through Old Delhi’s fragrant spice market, and, if desired, sample street food (your expert guide will suggest the best and safest places). Also enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bazaars of Old Delhi, as well as time to browse in upscale shopping and gallery districts. Alternatively, take a day excursion to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.

This tour can be customized to suit individual culinary and dining preferences and requirements.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Chennai

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Chennai

Morning private market tour and cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 3 Chennai & environs

Full-day private excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

Day 4 Chennai - Mumbai

Private transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 5 Mumbai

Early morning tour of fish auction and wholesale markets. Morning private market tour and cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 6


Morning dabbawala experience. Afternoon boat ride to Elephanta Island

Day 7 Mumbai– Udaipur

Private transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 8 Udaipur

Full-day private city tour, including hands-on cooking demonstration and lunch with a local family. Sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola

Day 9 Udaipur

Private excursion to nearby temples, including gourmet lunch at palace

Day 10 Udaipur - Delhi

Private transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 11 Delhi

Full-day private city tour, or option for full-day private excursion to Agra

Day 12 Delhi

Morning private market visit and cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 13 Depart Delhi

Private airport transfer


Taj Coromandel or The Leela Palace Chennai


The Oberoi, Mumbai


The Oberoi Udaivilas


The Imperial New Delhi or The Leela Palace New Delhi

$9,525 Per person (double occupancy)