Culinary Tour of Sicily (9 Days)
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Food & Wine of Australia
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Sydney
Australian cuisine was once based solely on the recipes brought by the English settlers, such as roasts, meat pies, sausage and potatoes. Co ntemporary cooking—some of the best in the world—reflects more recent immigrations with Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian cuisines offering a diversity of cooking ingredients and styles to the mix. Large urban food markets stock a huge range of local foods, such as olive oil, organic vegetables, goat cheese, wood-fired bread and live crabs.
For generations, Aborigines prepared meals from foods gathered in the wild. Traditional “bushtucker” cuisine includes kangaroo meat and witchetty grubs (moth larvae) as well as native berries, nuts, seeds and citrus. Many of these ingredients have found their way into the kitchens of contemporary Australian chefs exploring the flavors of the continent.
Australian wine has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years and the country is now one of the top ten wine producers in the world. Wine-growing regions of the Barossa Valley, the Hunter Valley and the Yarra Valley produce some of the world’s best chardonnays, shirazs, pinot noirs and merlots. Australia also has a strong pub culture.
This private gourmet adventure includes Australia's premier wine regions, insider visits to specialty food purveyors, market visits, superb dining, and tours of locations offering the freshest and most creative cuisine in Australia.
Arrival transfer and private city touring
Melbourne - Yarra Valley
Full-day private tour of wineries and villages in Dandenong Ranges wine region
Full-day private tour of wineries and specialty food shops in Yarra Valley
Melbourne - Adelaide
Transfer and flight to Adelaide. Afternoon private city touring
Full-day private touring in Barossa Valley wine country
Full-day private touring of vineyards
Adelaide - Sydney
Transfer and flight to Sydney for two-night stay. Afternoon private city tour
Full-day foodies tour of Sydney
Private airport transfer
Park Hyatt Melbourne
Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Seasons Sydney
Per person (double occupancy)
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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
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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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