Gastronomic themed tours are most popular in Spain, Italy and France and can include anything from cooking classes in Tuscany to dining in Michelin Star dining in Paris to tapas bar walking tours in San Sebastian. As the home to some of the worlds finest and most famous cuisines in the world, the choices are endless and exciting. River cruising and French barge cruising are also popular ways to indulges in local delicacies and always involve the use of fresh local produce of the region you happen to be in. Winery tours, Vineyard accommodation packages and visits to famous French champagne houses are all popular options.
Italian, home of probably the worlds’ favourite and most exported cuisine. It’s not all pizza and pasta though, there are many fine dining experiences. Why not try any or one of the following.
– Participate in a cooking school in Tuscany
– Visit a Pasta factory in Bologna
– Try the exquisite seafood in Sicily and Lipari.
– Sample pizza in the home of pizza in Naples.
– Make your own buffalo mozzarella in Salerno
– People watch with a gelato in a Rome Piazza
French cuisine evokes decadence, indulgence and romance. It is rich in flavour and exciting to the senses. Each region has unique dishes and local produce. Here’s some fun ideas.
-Visit a champagne house in Epernay
-Tour the wineries of Bordeaux
-Sample the local produce from the markets of Provence
-Dine up the Eiffel Tower
-Cooking school in the Marais
-Dine and Ride in the Loire
Eating is not just about food in Spain, it is a way of life. Whether it’s a delicious tapa or something more hearty, Spains cuisine is expansive and exciting. Here’s some great options
-Tapas walking tour in San Sebastian
-Dine at El Celler de Can Roca (Girona) – often rated the worlds best
-Stay in a traditional Bodega at La Rioja
-Indulge in Paella at its origin in Valencia
-Try the traditional pouring of a cider in Asturias
-Taste the fresh Atlantic seafood in Galicia.