Our gastronomic and wine tours provide the opportunity to discover more than simply the artistic patrimony of a place – we learn about the true, unchanging character of Provence, Sicily, the Basque Country and many other regions through the people who live there and their traditions. We offer two types of tour – those focussing on wine are designed to provide an in-depth study of the wine-making process in the beautiful classic destinations visited: Bordeaux; the Côte d’Or; Tuscany and Champagne. Led by specialists, our tours feature tutored wine tastings as well as exclusive winery visits, often hosted by the winemakers themselves.
Our gastronomic tours are broader in scope, including not only food and wine but also nearby cultural highlights – imagine tasting Parmesan and Parma ham in the company of their producers and on the same day being guided around the exquisite Camera di San Paolo in Parma. More than simply a gourmet holiday, top restaurants are of course often included, but the focus is equally on local producers and intimate, simple meals or wine tastings. The majority of our tours take place in parts of Italy, Spain and France, but we are delighted to also offer Sweden, Crete and even the West Country of the UK as part of our programme.