If this is what you desire, then a culinary tour can give you a dream vacation. The goal of culinary tourism is to educate and inspire food and wine enthusiasts and also give the traveler a chance to explore the local area, learn about local food trends, cooking techniques and food history. There’s another plus, traveler can participate in a cultural immersion experience at select destinations around the globe.
What are the Choices?
If you’re interested in eating, sampling wine and beer, cooking, baking and learning about the history of certain foods you can choose from a variety of culinary tourism packages at renowned places and in many sites in the world.
If you also want your culinary vacation that is dedicated to sustainable travel and adheres to the highest standards of stewardship for the environment and the local people and cultures in the areas where they operate, then there are tours that include this with your culinary experiences.
If you also want adventure and activities from biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, to yoga, then there are also quality trips that include these activities with your culinary experience. You can eat and cook all the delicious dishes without fear of slipping off your weigh management program.
Where are the tours?
Row Adventures, a National Geographic Travelers’ “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award winner, offers SpecialActivityVacation cooking adventures with several trips in their “Culinary Whitewater Rafting Series. Some trips have quest chefs who accompany the trip and prepare gourmet meals paired with their choice of fine regional wines. On other trips, they combine hands-on learning of campfire and Dutch oven cooking focused on Northwest Regional Fare.
Vermont Bicycling and Walking Vacations offer Specialculinarydepartures, which offer bicycling and walking vacations combined with a unique culinary vacation in Capri, Tuscany, and Vietnam. All the extra exercise will remove any guilt from vacation visits to family-run food shops, taking special cooking classes, indulging in home-cooked meals, and drinking breadth of local wine and other beverages.
Activegourmetholidays offers over 100 cooling school vacations that combine adventure, activities, and wonderful cooking schools. You can find culinary vacations in: France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, and Spain. Over 20 medias sources from CNN to New York Times wrote articles highlighting their culinary trips.
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