What our travelers say about their Food and Wine Tours
Thank you to our tour guide Paola and Go Ahead for a wonderful experience
10/13/2017 by first-time traveler Susan Z.
Our tour guide Paola repeated a beautiful phrase to all of us...You travel three times, when you imagine, when you are there and when you remember. We arrived back in the states last night and I've been smiling all day remembering. This tour lived up to its name.
As usual, Go ahead plans everything perfectly, so you do not have any worries while traveling to multiple locations. This particular tour is outstanding, seeing two large cities, but also going off the beaten path to vineyards and towns along the way.
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Where to go on a Food and Wine Tour
It's no wonder that culinary travel is a major trend; one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a new culture is through its cuisine. Our culinary tours are designed to take you to some of the world’s most flavorful locales, like Tuscany and Southern Italy , the Champagne region of France, Spain’s Catalonia region, and even the vineyards of Chile. What are the best destinations for wine tourism and foodie vacations? You can’t go wrong when there are so many delicious places to explore—but our expert Tour Consultants are here to help you pick your perfect trip from our many food and wine travel packages.
What to expect on a Food and Wine Tour
Along with guided sightseeing tours and stops at top attractions, our food and wine travel packages include experiences that give you an insider’s look at the food scene in your destination. That means market visits, wine tastings, tours of farms and vineyards, cooking classes, and more. You’ll be able to try famous dishes from kitchens around the globe, like handmade tagliatelle and ragù in Bologna or paella in Spain, as well as new delicacies that your Tour Director will help you uncover (think: freshly pressed olive oils, buffalo mozzarella, or Basque ciders straight from the cask).
All our food tours and wine tours are designed to highlight the best eats a region has to offer. But, you’ll also have free time to explore your destination—and that means more time for trying new dishes. Your Tour Director is your go-to, no matter where you go. So, they’ll be able to share tips and steer you toward more incredible bites.
Dining tips for a Food and Wine Tour
The meals included with our food and wine travel packages are designed to highlight the authentic cuisine in your destination. Along with daily breakfasts at your hotel, you’ll enjoy select lunches and dinners filled with specialties of the region (that means handmade pasta in Italy, fresh seafood in Portugal and Greece, and plenty of jamón in Spain) as well as wine tastings and other experiences like farm and vineyard visits. Whether it’s fresh goat cheese in France’s Loire Valley or ceviche in Lima, Peru, the best way to experience culinary travel is through taste! You don’t have to be an adventurous eater, but being enthusiastic about new experiences is a must while on tour. Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions or concerns, our team can work with you to ensure you get the most out of our culinary vacations!