Culinary Tour of Sicily (9 Days)
Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Sciacca, Agrigento, Selinunte, Taormina, Syracuse, Mount Etna
Culinary Tour of Mexico
(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Merida, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende
Eat your way through Mexico on this incredible culinary tour. Stay at Mexico's best luxury hotels, enjoy cultural touring with your own guide and driver in each location, enjoy authentic regional cuisine, explore markets and take cooking classes by renowned instructors.
Begin in Merida, the gateway to the Yucatan. Spend several days exploring surrounding Mayan villages and ruins. Accommodation is at the best luxury hacienda property in the region. With your private guide and driver, browse colorful food markets, visit local Mayan homes and villages, and enjoy a cooking class at an acclaimed Yucatan cooking school.
Continue to Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. Your expert guide and private driver will show you the very best of the city and provide a wonderful link to the local history, culture and restaurant scene. Visit excellent museums, such as the Museum of Anthropology; explore a variety of neighborhoods, including those best known for their beautiful residences, colorful markets, art galleries and boutiques, and highly recommended restaurants. See murals, explore ruins such as Templo Mayor, and take a private canal cruise through the floating gardens at Xochimilco. Explore the city's enormous food market and enjoy reservations at some of the country's best restaurants. Accommodation will be at the city’s leading luxury hotel.
Next, visit Puebla, the home of Poblano mole sauce and traditional Talavera pottery. Spend two days exploring the city with your private guide. Enjoy a cooking class and explore the local food markets before continuing to Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s best destinations for gastronomy and traditional arts. Explore the plazas, food markets and back streets of the colonial center and visit art galleries and folk art shops. Spend a day exploring the surrounding valleys with your private guide, including visits to local Indian markets and craft villages. Your guide will introduce you to the most noted local artisans specializing in black pottery, wood carvings, textiles and more. Also explore Zapotec and Mixtec ruins in the region. Spend a morning at a cooking class to learn to prepare Oaxacan specialties. Sample local products such as Oaxacan chocolate and cheese, visit a Mezcal distillery or learn how to make mole sauces.
Next, fly to Mexico City for the drive to enchanting San Miguel de Allende, the base for exploring Mexico’s colonial heartland. Enjoy a privately-guided tour of town, best known for its cobblestone backstreets lined with beautiful colonial buildings, high quality local crafts and folk art, contemporary galleries, design and antique shops, lively markets, interesting small museums, and beautiful homes and gardens. Spend one day enjoying a cooking class at a renowned cooking school and time for dining at San Miguel’s excellent restaurants.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private introductory tour of the city
Yucatan cooking class, including market visit
Full-day private excursion to Uxmal or Chichen Itza, local Mayan villages
Merida - Mexico City
Transfer and flight to Mexico City. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Begin private touring this afternoon
Full-day private tour of Mexico City including interesting neighborhoods, markets, museums and gallery districts
Full-day private tour, including boat ride on Xochimilco canals, San Angel and Coyoacán
Mexico City – Puebla
Private transfer to Puebla for 2 nights. Private afternoon tour
Morning market visit and cooking class
Private transfer to Oaxaca for 3 nights. Evening Guelaguetza show
Full-day excursion to local craft villages, markets and ancient ruins
Oaxacan cooking class and market visit
Oaxaca – Mexico City – San Miguel de Allende
Transfer and flight to Mexico City. Transfer overland to San Miguel for 3 nights. En route, tour colonial city of Queretero
San Miguel de Allende
Private morning touring
San Miguel de Allende
Cooking class and market visit
Depart Leon or Mexico City
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons Mexico City
Camino Real Puebla
Camino Real Oaxaca
San Miguel de Allende:
Casa de Sierra Nevada
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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