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The thunk of your cooking instructor’s knife on a cutting board, the smooth elasticity of hand-rolled pasta in a nonna’s kitchen, the fragrant smoke of a street-stall grill in Vietnam, and the slanting golden light of harvest time in vineyards from Napier to Napa Valley… Our tailor-made food and wine vacations satisfy all your senses, not just taste.

Your specialist will have experienced first-hand all these sensations and more, and will craft a culinary-themed trip entirely around your personal palate. They have the experience to help you find authentic local dishes, introduce you to farmers and vintners, point you to the best eateries around the world, and choose local guides who know the food scene. We also know the best places for gourmets to stay — hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants, inns with hands-on cooking classes, and B&Bs on working farms that serve hyperlocal cuisine.

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Recommended destinations for a culinary vacation

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our top food and wine trip ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to planning your culinary vacations

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • A beginner’s guide to Croatian food
    Traditional Croatian peka

    A beginner’s guide to Croatian food

    A beginner’s guide to Croatian food

    Full-bodied red wines, truffle-infused cheeses and lamb roasted over an open wood fire — these are just a few of the delicacies you can discover in Croatia. Specialist Casey suggests five experiences that will let you explore the country’s culinary heritage.

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  • Food and wine experiences in New South Wales
    Seafood meal

    Food and wine experiences in New South Wales

    Food and wine experiences in New South Wales

    From tasting wine in the vine-woven Hunter Valley to fishing the subtropical waters of Lord Howe Island, New South Wales provides a banquet of experiences that help you explore its blossoming food and wine scenes. Our specialists choose some of the best options.

    8 min read

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  • Food highlights of India: 6 of the best culinary experiences
    Indian street food vendor

    Food highlights of India: 6 of the best culinary experiences

    Food highlights of India: 6 of the best culinary experiences

    India specialist John talks about his love of Indian cuisine and picks six food experiences for you to try. Take a street-food tour in Delhi, dine on a Keralan houseboat or learn to make Indian breads with an expert.

    7 min read

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  • The taste of Spain: a Spanish food guide
    Paella, Spain

    The taste of Spain: a Spanish food guide

    The taste of Spain: a Spanish food guide

    Food is central to Spanish life, both for locals and visitors. From saffron-scented paella and nutty jamón ibérico to convivial tapas and cold, creamy salmorejo, our specialists offer a sampling of the best dishes they’ve eaten in country.

    8 min read

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  • A food journey through Vietnam: bun cha to banh mi
    Pho bo (Vietnamese beef noodles), a classic dish eaten throughout Vietnam

    A food journey through Vietnam: bun cha to banh mi

    A food journey through Vietnam: bun cha to banh mi

    Vietnam’s cuisine varies from being more salty in the north to spicier in the south. Country Specialist, Lauren, selects some of her top dishes and where to try them such as Vietnam’s national dish pho, bun cha in Hanoi and cau lau noodles in Hoi An.

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  • Standout food experiences you can try in Peru (chosen by a food lover)
    Fruits at market on Lima culinary tour

    Standout food experiences you can try in Peru (chosen by a food lover)

    Standout food experiences you can try in Peru (chosen by a food lover)

    Peru’s food scene is courting attention for good reason, says specialist Josh. He outlines some of the food-related experiences you can include in your own trip, and shares his tips for eating well in this part of South America.

    8 min read

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  • Pintxos to praline brioche: 5 of Europe's signature dishes
    Traditional fresh pasta, Bologna

    Pintxos to praline brioche: 5 of Europe's signature dishes

    Pintxos to praline brioche: 5 of Europe's signature dishes

    From England to Italy, most European countries still retain strong regional identities, which they often express through food. Our specialists discuss the local signature dishes — regional and national — that they love around the continent.

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  • What to do in Thailand: our highlights guide
    Ayutthaya, Thailand

    What to do in Thailand: our highlights guide

    What to do in Thailand: our highlights guide

    To travel to Thailand and only see the beaches is to miss a magical and enthralling experience. This guide delves more deeply into what you can see and experience in this diverse country.

    8 min read

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  • Eat your way around Portugal
    Cataplana, Algarve

    Eat your way around Portugal

    Eat your way around Portugal

    Portuguese food isn’t as well known as Spanish cuisine, but it holds similar charms. Discover why locals prefer bacalhau to fresh cod, where people line up to get custard tarts and why a small town bakes phallic pastries.

    8 min read

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  • Food highlights of Italy
    Italian market produce

    Food highlights of Italy

    Food highlights of Italy

    Italy specialist Caroline talks about her love of Italian food in this guide, focusing on the more renowned culinary cities and regions. She also talks about her experiences of creating pasta, catching fresh fish for dinner in Sorrento, wine tasting in Tuscany's Chianti region and where to eat like a local.

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  • A New Orleans food guide
    Spicy Homemade Cajun Jambalaya

    A New Orleans food guide

    A New Orleans food guide

    From a steaming bowl of belly-warming seafood gumbo to a creamy-sweet praline studded with pecans to a plate of oyster Rockefeller at Antoine’s — US specialist Natalie introduces you to the distinctive culinary pleasures of New Orleans.

    8 min read

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  • What to eat in Japan: sushi and beyond
    Mixed sushi

    What to eat in Japan: sushi and beyond

    What to eat in Japan: sushi and beyond

    You might know your sushi, but it’s just the tip of a cuisine that’s garnered UNESCO heritage status. Our Japan specialists delve into some of the culinary experiences Japan has to offer, from kaiseki multi-course dinners to convenience-store specialties.

    7 min read

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  • Southeast Asian cuisine
    Thai street food

    Southeast Asian cuisine

    Southeast Asian cuisine

    Trade routes, historic connections, colonialism and common sources of ingredients have left many strong links between the dishes found throughout Southeast Asia. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region.

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  • Morocco food experiences
    Food stalls, Marrakesh, Morocco

    Morocco food experiences

    Morocco food experiences

    Influenced over the centuries by numerous cultures, Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its delicious taste. We recommend dishes you should try and places to eat to help you make the most of your Moroccan food experience.

    7 min read

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  • How to eat like the Romans do
    The Art of Pizza , Rome

    How to eat like the Romans do

    How to eat like the Romans do

    Bold, powerful and deceptively simple, Roman cuisine is often overlooked. That’s a shame, says Italy specialist Nick, a one-time resident of Rome. He talks about where to eat the city’s signature dishes and why you shouldn’t buy bottled water when you visit.

    7 min read

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  • Food highlights of France
    Croissants, France

    Food highlights of France

    Food highlights of France

    Discovering French cuisine doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated proposition. From macarons in Paris to cider in Normandy, France specialist Jesse discusses the simple dishes and regional specialities that he likes to eat when he’s visiting different areas of France.

    9 min read

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  • Food highlights of the UK & Ireland
    Afternoon Tea

    Food highlights of the UK & Ireland

    Food highlights of the UK & Ireland

    The cuisine in the UK and Ireland suffers from an unfair reputation. Specialist Jackie talks about her fondest food memories, including a whimsical afternoon tea in London, foraging in the Irish countryside, and a picnic with smoked salmon in Scotland.

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Inspiration for your culinary explorations from our blog

Freshly cooked food at street stalls in Bangkok

5 Delicious Culinary Experiences for the Well-Traveled Foodie

One of the best ways to get to know a place is through its food, be it a food tour by a local resident or an invitation into a family home. Our specialists have picked out a selection of experiences that might see you trying bunny chow in Cape Town or helping to prepare a tagine in Fez.

Jambalaya in New Orleans

8 of the best food and drink experiences around the world

We share eight of the best experiences for exploring, tasting and making food and drink around the world, from creating fresh pasta with an Italian grandmother to visiting an exclusive gastronomic society in the Basque Country.

The Rock Restaurant, North of Dongwe beach. Zanzibar

Restaurants worth the journey

There are some meals you never forget, whether for the food, the service, the restaurant’s decor or its location. We’ve put together our suggestions of restaurants that are destinations in themselves.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Eat your way around the world

Tasting local cuisine gives you a real flavor for a country, and can give you an insight into its culture and traditions. Our specialists have selected some of their favorite food tours and dishes for you to try.

French cheese, France

The art of the French picnic

In France, everyone picnics. Pick up a bottle of rosé, a baguette and some cheese and then find a shady corner where you can discover the pleasure of good, simple food enjoyed outside as your partake of this essential French tradition.