Food & Wine Luxury Tours
Satisfy Your Craving for Memorable Food and Wine Experiences With a Hands-on Culinary Tour
When has your pizza dough been tossed long enough? How can you tell if a greenish Provençal tomato is actually ripe? And just how far can sunny walks through vineyards, villages, and olive groves go to exercise your imagination and stimulate your taste buds?
Join us on a food and wine tour for tasty insights.
Our local guides use food traditions to open doors to a region’s cultural life and history. Shoulder to shoulder with the locals, you’ll forage in markets piled high with produce and fresh-caught seafood. You’ll be invited into kitchens for casual culinary instructions with home cooks, professional chefs and cookbooks authors. Just picture yourself talking (and tasting) with bakers and cheese-makers or stalking the woods with a truffle hunter. And of course, you’ll sit down to indescribable meals, from a picnic on a countryside walk to Michelin-starred dinners.
Are you traveling as a party of one? Wonderful!
Our culinary tour approach to the food and wine of a region is ideal for you. You’ll always squeeze the tomatoes, knead the dough, and sit down to superior meals in the congenial company of other travelers as focused on food and wine as you are. In fact, fully a third of our guests are traveling on their own. There’s always a spot at our table for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Food & Wine Tours
What can I expect on a food & wine walking tour with Classic Journeys?
We work with our local guides to use food traditions and hands-on experiences to immerse you in a region’s cultural life and history. Shoulder to shoulder with the locals, you’ll forage in markets piled high with produce and fresh-caught seafood. You’ll be invited into kitchens for casual culinary instructions with home cooks, professional chefs and cookbook authors. Just picture yourself talking (and tasting) with bakers and cheese-makers or stalking the woods with a truffle hunter. And of course, you’ll sit down to indescribable meals, from a picnic on a countryside walk to Michelin-starred dinners.
Who will be my tour guide?
There is simply no better way to discover a place than in the company of a well-connected friend. That’s how you’ll feel about the local guides who are your companions every step of the way on every one of our Cultural Walking Adventures. Our expert local guides are there full-time for you, every step of the way. Before departing for your culinary trip, we’ll send you their contact information and a brief bio so you are ready to meet them in-country.
What kind of activities can I expect on the tour?
In addition to the culinary aspects mentioned above, you’ll also get the opportunity to walk around the town or countryside to experience local life on foot and at eye level. You’ll enjoy sunny walks through vineyards, villages, and olive groves go to exercise your imagination and stimulate your taste buds.
Can I join the tour as a solo traveler?
Traveling solo? Walk this way! Nearly a third of our guests are solo travelers who want the thrill of exploration minus the what-ifs of going it all alone. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of your full-time guide and like-minded travelers. And to make your solo sojourn practical, we offer the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find.
What is the group size for the tour?
In our small tour group (just 10 -12 guests on average and no more than 18 total), we typically have a mix of solo travelers, couples, and friends or family members traveling together.
Are there any age restrictions for the tour?
There are no age restrictions to join our culinary tours. One simply should be able and willing to participate in the activities to the best of their ability.
Can the tour accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences?
We will work to ensure that your dietary needs and preferences are met while on tour. Prior to any trip, we’ll send you a detailed pre-trip questionnaire. This is designed to provide us with information on your expectations and any special requests or requirements you may have. In that pre-trip questionnaire, we ask you to advise us if you have any dietary restrictions, limitations or preferences. We’ll ask you to be as specific in that as possible. (For example, if you are vegetarian, let us know if that means you do not eat meat and poultry but you do eat fish, only legumes, etc.) We then pass that information along to our guides and restaurants so that you do not have to worry about it during the trip. If you have specific concerns or questions, please call us at 1-800-200-3887 or contact us. We can accommodate most dietary requests, so please do not hesitate to let us know so that we can make your trip exceptional.
Where do you offer food & wine walking tours?
We offer culinary walking tours in Amalfi and Tuscany, Italy as well as in Provence, France.
How can I contact Classic Journeys for more information about a food & wine walking tour?
It’s easy to make a reservation on one of our culinary walking tours. Simply call us toll free at 1-800-200-3887 or click the “book now” button located on the trip page to reserve online. We’ll ask you for a few quick pieces of information and a deposit following our Terms & Conditions.
Are there options if I don't drink alcohol?
We are happy to offer water, tea, and other local non-alcoholic beverages while on tour. Just let us know your preferences before you depart and we will work with our local guides and vendors to make sure you are offered non-alcoholic beverages at mealtimes.
What is included in a food & wine walking tour?
Included in your culinary tour are luxury accommodations with our signature invisible check-in, transportation around your destination, a knowledgeable local guide, entry to attractions, national parks, etc as well as the meals that are indicated on your trip itinerary.
Can I book a private food & wine walking tour?
Yes! When you book one of our private tours, every aspect of the trip is tailored to you and your travel companions. That might mean taking over a historic villa for a big family reunion, a once in a lifetime culinary trip for just you and your child, or anything else—your wish is our command. A private culinary tour is a lot easier to arrange than you think. Get started with the planning of a private food and wine tour here. Our Travel Experience team are experts at making it all seamless and turnkey for you.