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

Food & Wine of Spain
(8 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Ribera del Duero, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao

Culinary Tour of Mexico
(10 Days)
Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City

Food & Wine Tour of Lebanon
(7 Days)
Beirut, Sidon, Tyre, Chouf Mountains, Baalbek, Byblos, Batroun

Culinary Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Food & Wine of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna & environs (the Wachau, Burgenland)

Culinary Tour of Japan
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yamanaka Onsen, Kyoto

Food & Wine of Australia
(12 Days)
Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Barossa, Adelaide, McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Perth

Thailand for Foodies
(7 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
(12 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Lyon, Lausanne & Gruyeres

Wine Tour of Hungary
(6 Days)
Eger-Tokaj Wine Region, Budapest

Food & Wine of Portugal
(9 Days)
Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon & environs

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
(13 Days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

Culinary Tour of Peru
(9 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Morocco for Foodies
(10 Days)
Fez, Marrakesh

Culinary Tour of Israel
(7 Days)
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

France for Foodies
(12 Days)
Paris, Beaujolais & Lyon, Avignon, Luberon Valley, Cote d’Azur

Singapore for Foodies
(4 Days)

Culinary Tour of India
(13 Days)
Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Chennai

Culinary Tour of South Korea
(5 Days)
Seoul & Jeonju

Best of Piedmont
(5 Days)

The Ultimate Wine Tour: Argentina & Chile
(12 Days)
Colchagua Valley, Santiago & Valparaiso, Mendoza, Buenos Aires

Whisky Tour of Scotland
(12 Days)
Edinburgh, Oban & Islay, Isle of Skye, Ross (Glenmorangie House), Speyside & Aberdeenshire, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

Food & Wine Tour of the Basque Country & Portugal
(14 days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon

Food & Wine of Spain

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madrid & Segovia, Ribera del Duero, San Sebastian with Rioja, Getaria & Bilbao

This exclusive luxury Spain tour is perfect for discerning travelers wanting to experience the best of Madrid and northern Spain's cultural highlights and extraordinary food and wine.

Begin in Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately architecture, leafy boulevards and world-class art museums. During flexible private touring, visit renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia National Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through favorite neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively food markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid's most beloved tapas bars. Other touring options include visiting the flea market, seeing the bullring or touring smaller museums. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as cooking lessons, tickets to soccer matches, a behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium or insider shopping tours.

Next, you will be transferred to Ribera del Duero. En route, tour Segovia, a charming historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See its impressive ancient Roman aqueduct, imposing Gothic cathedral and fairy-tale Alcazar castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop. Also enjoy time for lunch of local specialties at a top restaurant. Continue by private vehicle to the Ribera del Duero wine region for a stay at a luxurious and historic wine estate. During a private tour, explore the estate's beautiful grounds and excellent winery. Also, visit other wineries and villages in the area, and enjoy the hotel's beautiful interiors, renowned restaurants and extensive leisure facilities.

Next, you will be transferred to San Sebastian. En route, tour La Rioja, one of the world's most renowned wine regions. Drive through vineyards, enjoy wine tastings at some of Spain's top bodegas (wineries), and see outstanding winery buildings designed by celebrated contemporary architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid. Also enjoy views of the medieval villages and beautiful mountains typical of the Rioja region. Continue to San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort that's the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country and home of some of the finest cuisine in the world. With your private guide, tour the picturesque historic center and walk along beautiful seaside promenades. Enjoy a private tasting tour that features the city's best pintxos—the Basque version of tapas—and Txakoli, an effervescent white wine from the region. Also enjoy a private tour of a local market followed by a cooking lesson at a private gastronomic society. One day, enjoy a private excursion to the charming fishing village of Getaria to wander its backstreets, tour the Balenciaga Museum, explore the surrounding Txakoli vineyards and dine at an acclaimed seafood restaurant. Finally, visit Bilbao, a city renowned for contemporary architecture, and enjoy a private tour of the Guggenheim Museum—a stunning building designed by Frank Gehry—and its art collection.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Madrid

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Madrid

Morning insider tour of markets and local shops. Afternoon at leisure. Evening private tapas tour

Day 3 Madrid – Segovia – Ribera del Duero

Private transfer to resort for 2 nights, with touring in Segovia en route, including reservation for suckling pig lunch

Day 4 Ribera del Duero

Private tour of the estate and winery

Day 5 Ribera del Duero – Rioja wine region – San Sebastian

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with tour of Rioja wine region en route

Day 6 San Sebastian

Morning private cooking lesson at a gastronomic society. Evening private pintxos tasting tour of Old Town

Day 7 San Sebastian & environs

Private excursion to Getaria and txakoli vineyards

Day 8 San Sebastian – Depart Bilbao

Private transfer to Bilbao airport, with tour of Guggenheim Museum en route if time permits


Hotels
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid or The Westin Palace
Ribera del Duero: Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine
San Sebastian: Hotel Maria Cristina

Cost
$12,750 Per person (double occupancy)
 

Testimonials

We absolutely LOVED India in every way! The cookery lesson and lunch in Udaipur was great…the lunch was delicious, the house was lovely and they were so warm and welcoming. 
~ R.L., Washington, D.C.

Japan was excellent—we all had a blast. Your attention to detail and your ability to be foodie-focused and find outstanding guides sets you apart.
~ R.S., St. Petersburg, FL

One of the highlights of the trip to Bali was the cooking class you arranged in Ubud. Our instructor was the owner of the restaurant and they were so accommodating to our tastes and created a menu just for us. 
~ T.J., Norfolk, VA

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