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, 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 Mexico

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City

This private culinary tour of Mexico gives travelers insider access to the diverse flavors of the country through visits to local food markets, private cooking classes, street food tastings, reservations at the best restaurants and more. It also includes cultural touring with your own guide and driver, as well as accommodation at Mexico's best luxury hotels.

Begin in Oaxaca, one of Mexico's best destinations for food and traditional arts. During private touring, visit a food market to sample cheese, tamales wrapped in banana leaves, and, for the adventurous, chapulines (grasshoppers) with chile, salt and lime. Stop in a chocolate workshop to taste one of the region's best-known products. Also explore the colonial center of Oaxaca—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—including the zocalo (main square), cathedral, food markets and folk art shops. Enjoy a private cooking lesson to learn to prepare local dishes, such as one of the several mole dishes Oaxaca is famous for. One day, take a private excursion through a nearby valley to tour the archaeological ruins of Mitla and visit indigenous markets and craft villages specializing in woven textiles. Also, visit a mezcal distillery to taste the smoky spirit characteristic of Oaxaca. Another day, visit Monte Alban, a UNESCO-listed archaeological site with stone temples and great views over the region. Enjoy a colorful Guelaguetza performance of traditional song and dance one evening.

Next, visit Puebla, a historic city with a rich culinary heritage. Enjoy a private cooking lesson and learn to prepare local dishes such as mole poblano or chiles en nogada (chilies in walnut sauce). During private touring, explore the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of colonial-era architecture. Visit the bustling zocalo and beautiful Palafox Library, see ornate churches decorated with gold and colorful tiles and perhaps browse for locally produced Talavera ceramics. Explore local food markets and sweets shops, and sample local street food like cemitas (a hefty and flavorful local sandwich) and tacos al pastor. One day, take a private excursion to nearby Cholula, a vast archaeological site.

Continue to Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. During flexible private touring, your expert private guide and driver will show you the very best of the city and provide an insightful link to Mexican culture and cuisine. In the historic center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Spanish colonial architecture and Aztec ruins—tour the Zocalo, the remnants of the Templo Mayor and the colorful food stands in San Juan Market. At a local museum, learn about the ingredients and techniques of Mexican cuisine from the pre-Hispanic era to today. Also stop at an upscale food hall to see some of the country's latest food trends. Take a private cruise through the floating gardens of Xochimilco, and explore the San Angel district, an area of leafy residential neighborhoods, art galleries and crafts shops. Also visit the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) and see beautiful colonial architecture in Coyoacan. Along the way, stop in favorite taquerias and food stalls, and perhaps visit an ice cream parlor to sample unusual flavors such as mamey (a tropical fruit) and rompope (egg nog). One day, take a private excursion to Teotihuacan, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological site of stone pyramids. Also, enjoy a private tequila tasting to learn about Mexico's most famous distilled spirit. Other touring options in Mexico City include the National Museum of Anthropology, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Casa Luis Barragan, Museo Jumex and Museo Soumaya.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Oaxaca
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private introductory tour, including chocolate tasting

Day 2

Oaxaca & Monte Alban
Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private excursion to Monte Alban. Evening Guelaguetza performance

Day 3

Oaxaca & environs
Full-day private excursion to Mitla, craft villages, local markets and mezcal distillery

Day 4

Oaxaca – Puebla
Private transfer to hotel in Puebla for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour, including culinary touring

Day 5

Puebla & Cholula
Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private excursion to Cholula

Day 6

Puebla – Mexico City
Private arrival transfer to Mexico City for 4 nights. Afternoon private tour of cultural and culinary highlights, including street food tasting

Day 7

Mexico City
Morning private market tour and cooking lesson. Afternoon private cultural and culinary touring

Day 8

Mexico City
Full-day private tour, including Xochimilco, San Angel and Coyoacan

Day 9

Mexico City & Teotihuacan
Private city touring or private excursion to ruins at Teotihuacan, including tequila tasting

Day 10

Depart Mexico City
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Oaxaca: Quinta Real Oaxaca
Puebla: Meson Sacristia de la Compania or La Purificadora
Mexico City: Four Seasons Mexico City or St. Regis Mexico City

Cost
$8,040 Per person (double occupancy)