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 Mexico

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

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 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 (main square), 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.

Next, visit Puebla, a historic city with a rich culinary heritage as the home of complex mole poblano and chiles en nogada (chilies in walnut sauce). During private touring, explore the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of colonial-era architecture. Also enjoy a cooking class, explore the local food markets, and perhaps browse for locally produced Talavera ceramics. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Cholula, a vast archaeological site.

Continue to 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, 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, wood carvings and more. 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. One evening, enjoy a colorful Guelaguetza performance of traditional song and dance.

This tour can be further customized to your interests or dietary restrictions. It can also be extended with additional time or destinations.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Mexico City

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 2

Mexico City

Full-day private tour of cultural and culinary highlights, including street food tasting

Day 3

Mexico City

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

Day 4

Mexico City

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

Day 5

Mexico City – Puebla
Private transfer to Puebla for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour, including culinary touring

Day 6

Puebla & Cholula

Morning private cooking class. Afternoon private excursion to Cholula

Day 7

Puebla – Oaxaca

Private transfer to Oaxaca for 4 nights. Evening Guelaguetza performance

Day 8


Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour

Day 9

Oaxaca & environs

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

Day 10

Oaxaca & environs

Morning private touring. Afternoon private excursion to Monte Alban

Day 11

Depart Oaxaca

Private airport transfer

Mexico City: Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Puebla: Meson Sacristia de la Compania or La Purificadora
Oaxaca: Quinta Real Oaxaca

$7,590 Per person (double occupancy)