Culinary Trips Around the World

Culinary Trips - Destination Deluxe
Culinary trips are every foodie’s dream come true. Immerse yourself in the flavors of mouth-watering local specialties as you eat your way through these beautiful destinations

Visit farms and vineyards to sample the fresh produce right at the source, or feast on the local delights at food bazaars and private homes. For those who enjoy cooking, culinary tours allow you to discover new ingredients at a farmer’s market and learn culinary tips from local chefs. Return from the trip with more than just full bellies but also a deeper insight into the local culture and tradition as you share a meal with the locals.

Voyemo Culinary Trips Italy - Destination Deluxe
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Local Wineries, Farms and Streetfood in Italy

Gourmet food travel experiences by Voyemo allow you to enjoy private culinary trips to local wineries and farms, and a chance to enjoy traditional dishes with the locals. You will be spoilt for choice with the variety of tasty destinations in Italy. Tuck into tantalizing cuisine and world-class local wines in the beautiful region of Piedmont, known for its rice and white truffles. Explore the street food of Bari and take part in a traditional hands-on home cooking activity in Lecce, Puglia. Taste your way through Sardinia with local cheeses, sausages and olives, suckling pig, malloreddus pasta, and complete the meal with a good bottle of Vermentino or a shot of chilled Mirto liqueur. Or learn about the production of top quality olive oil and prestigious wine as you marvel at the Postcard-perfect landscapes of Tuscany. The choices are endless!


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Culinary Trips Backstreets Istanbul Turkey - Destination Deluxe
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Culinary Experience at Bazaars and Local Homes in Istanbul

Sample the many flavors of Istanbul on this seven-day culinary experience at vibrant bazaars and outdoor markets, in a local home, at a family-run candy shop, and at some of the city’s most exciting restaurants. You will get to meet and eat with chefs dedicated to documenting and preserving Anatolia’s rich and varied rural cuisines. Next, cross the Bosphorus and visit food bazaars, eating in private homes along the way. Witness cooking demonstrations in working restaurants and have a hands-on lesson in a private home. Throughout the trip, you will be able to gain a range of perspectives on the city from the locals as you meet and share a meal with chefs, home cooks, writers, religious and cultural figures, and many others along the way.


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International Culinary Tours Croatia - Destination Deluxe
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Gourmet Lunch and Cooking Classes in Croatia

Learn more about the culinary, wine and culture of Croatia via this 10-day tour by International Culinary Tours.  On this trip, you will get to visit two World Heritage Sites as you travel the ancient, fortified walls of Dubrovnik with sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea and enjoy the beauty of nature during the walking tours of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Wine lovers can look forward to experiencing a seven-course gourmet lunch with wine pairings at Bibich winery and learn about the ancient wine making history as you tour Hvar Island. You will also get to participate in a unique “Peka” cooking class at a local winery.


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Culinary Trips Floating Market Bangkok Thailand - Destination Deluxe
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A Taste of Plant-based Thai Cuisine in Thailand

Get a taste of plant-based Thai cuisine as you spend a week cooking, eating, and touring in Bangkok and Chiang Mai with Oldways and plant-powered dietitian Sharon Palmer. Immerse yourself in the food, history, and culture of Thailand as you get the recipes and knowledge to bring these ”old ways” home. The itinerary in Bangkok includes a breakfast buffet by the Chao Phraya River, a river cruise, a visit to the floating market, and a guided tour of Bangkok’s major sites. Next, head to Chiang Rai where you will learn cooking skills at the Thai Farm Cooking School, visit the Elephant Nature Park, and visit farms and a farmer’s market. Finally, end the tour with a plant-based Gala Dinner.


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