QUICK SEARCH
SEARCH TOURS
art architecture music festivals archaeology history literature & drama gastronomy walking

We are very excited to announce that we will be launching a new website on 7th July 2015. Unfortunately, in the meantime, this means you will be unable to book or make payments on our current website. If you would like to make a booking or have any other enquiries, please contact us on +44 (0)20 8742 3355. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause in the short term. To close this alert, please click 'Enter www.martinrandall.com' below.

Enter www.martinrandall.com »

E-NEWS

Receive updates on our range of cultural tours and music festivals via email:

EMAIL ADDRESS

Accreditations

MARTIN RANDALL TRAVEL LTD
Voysey House,
Barley Mow Passage
London W4 4GF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8742 3355

USA: 1-800-988-6168
Canada: (647) 382 1644
Australia: 1300 55 95 95
New Zealand: 0800 877 622

Gastronomy Tours

By a region’s literature and architecture you understand its history; by its art and music you understand its self-image. It is by its food, though, that you understand its true, unchanging character. The most communal of the arts, gastronomy is both visual and physical, scholarly and emotional. And to visit these farms, vineyards and (of course) restaurants in the company of an expert is an even greater delight for the intellectual palate. All our small-group tours are led by expert lecturers, chosen for their companionability and communication skills as well as their scholarship.

Bilbao to Bayonne

Bilbao to Bayonne

  • Long, lazy lunches including two in restaurants with 3 Michelin stars.
  • Excellent wines of La Rioja-Alavesa.
  • Architecture by Gehry, Calatrava, Moneo, and varied landscapes of coast, plain and mountain.
7–14 Sep 2015
8 days
£3,110
24–31 Oct 2016
8 days
£3,140
Gastronomic Piedmont for Cambridge Alumni

Gastronomic Piedmont for Cambridge Alumni

  • One of the most celebrated gastronomic regions in Italy, centre of the ‘Slow Food’ revolution.
  • Wine and food production studied at source, including visits to Alba, white truffle capital of the world, and a number of Barolo wineries.
  • Superb restaurants, from simple trattorias to the Michelin starred.
3–9 Oct 2015
7 days
£2,790
Gastronomic Sicily

Gastronomic Sicily

  • Colourful Palermo street markets, authentic salt flats near Trapani, historic cellars in Marsala.
  • Learn about making wine, olive oil and artisan foods from the craftsmen and women who carry on these age-old traditions.
  • Spectrum of culinary experiences from street food in Palermo to dinner in a palazzo. Emphasis on authentic tradition rather than haute cuisine.
19–25 Oct 2015
7 days
£2,770
24–31 Oct 2016
8 days
£2,930
Gastronomic Kerala

Gastronomic Kerala

  • Surveys the history and distinctive culture of the region through its cuisine: Jewish, Muslim, Christian.
  • Three nights in Fort Cochin, the spice trade centre of the Arabian Sea.
  • From tea and spice plantations to lush backwaters, a leisurely paced tour amid varied scenery.
7–17 Nov 2015
11 days
£4,780
Gastronomic Emilia-Romagna

Gastronomic Emilia-Romagna

  • One of the world’s most famous food-producing regions.
  • A food-lover’s paradise: source of the best ham, cheese, vinegar, fresh pasta. See how they are made and meet their producers.
  • Two lecturers: an expert art historian and a gastronomic specialist, author of The Food Lover’s Companion to Italy.
16–22 Apr 2016
7 days
£2,940
Gastronomic Andalucía

Gastronomic Andalucía

  • Journey south from Las Pedroñeras in La Mancha in a sweeping curve through Andalucía: Ubeda, Baeza, Córdoba, Seville, Jerez, Cádiz, Aracena.
  • Surveys the history of the region with its cuisine: Roman, Jewish, Moorish, Christian; from the simplest cooking to the elaborate and contemporary.
  • Some of Spain’s greatest monuments are here including the mosque at Córdoba and Seville Cathedral, but also good museums, small towns and spectacular countryside.
22–29 Apr 2016
8 days
£2,980
Gastronomic Veneto

Gastronomic Veneto

  • One of Italy’s most varied regions, both gastronomically and geographically.
  • Some of Italy’s greatest and best-known wines including Amarone and Prosecco, at their absolute best in historic wineries and Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Artistic riches are not ignored, with time spent in the dazzlingly picturesque Verona, architecturally spectacular Vicenza and charming smaller towns such as Bassano del Grappa and Asolo.
11–18 May 2016
8 days
£3,240
Gastronomic Piedmont

Gastronomic Piedmont

  • One of the most celebrated gastronomic regions in Italy, centre of the ‘Slow Food’ revolution.
  • Wine and food production studied at source, including visits to Alba, white truffle capital of the world, and a number of Barolo wineries.
  • Superb restaurants, from simple trattorias to the Michelin starred.
1–7 Oct 2016
7 days
£2,790
Gastronomic Valencia

Gastronomic Valencia

  • From the sea to the mountains of south-east Spain, a conspectus of Valencian cuisine.
  • A myriad of historical influences (Phoenician, Arab, Jewish) as well as current cutting-edge chefs, such as 3-star Michelin chef Quique Dacosta, make this an incredibly rich gastronomic region to explore.
  • Led by Gijs van Hensbergen, art historian and author of books on Spanish art and food.
7–14 Nov 2016
8 days
£3,260
CAM
TESTIMONIALS
We liked all the meals and were glad you included a wide range of cuisines and restaurants.
This was our first tour with Martin Randall and was one of the best we have been on.
A very enjoyable trip. Good number in the group. Good food and wine, good company. Good trip for a solo traveller.

Site map FAQs Work for Us T&C Privacy Protection for your holiday