Looking for a truly tasty travel experience? Why not make your next pleasurable vacation a journey that expands your palate as well? Whether you are in need of a quick, close-to-home getaway to simply recharge, a group vacation with family or friends to reconnect, or that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tahiti, Australia or another faraway land, your journey begins with a call to one of our experienced travel specialists. Wine tasting? Cooking classes? Shopping with the chef? From recipes to kitchen tools, from favorite markets to preparation secrets, you’ll see how the experts turn ingredients into divine dishes.
Culinary travel offers an extravaganza of new discoveries and delicious options. This is just a sample of the many enticing wine-and-food-themed vacations we have available. And of course, whatever your destination or desire, we’ll ensure you receive the very latest deals. Contact Dixie at 703-347-5224 to discuss your culinary travel needs.
7-Nights San Francisco and Wine Country Delights (Summer 2011) from $1,750
7-Nights San Francisco and Wine Country Delights (Summer 2011) beginning and ending in San Francisco. Live the laidback lifestyle of Californians in the Free & Easy tour of San Francisco and Wine Country. Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatrez, before heading to California’s world-famous Wine Country. Tour the lush vineyards of Napa, sample fine wines, and even blend your own bottle of wine.
Valid Travel Dates – 8/29/2011 – 9/30/2011
7-Nights A Taste of the Pacific Northwest from $3,290
New for 2011! A celebration of the good life… that’s what living in the Pacific Northwest is all about. Tauck’s eight day immersion in the art of living well includes: Pike Place Public Market A vast cornucopia of culinary delights in the heart of downtown Seattle! Take a walking tour through a nine-acre indoor farmers market where you’ll meet the farmers, fishmongers, cheesemakers, and food artisans who sustain the Northwest’s burgeoning food culture. Food tastings with interpretations an epicurean’s dream! Granville Island Culinary Walk A chef-guided walking tour takes you through a gourmand’s heaven of gastronomic delights at the Granville Island Public Market… rich aromas permeate the air warm baked goods, fragrant spices, fresh flowers… all culminating in an exclusive farewell reception and dinner featuring cooking demonstrations and Pacific Northwest taste sensations. Hood River Vineyards You don’t have to be a connoisseur to appreciate the full-bodied organic wines at this family-owned and operated vineyard in Oregon wine country. Learn the fine art of wine tasting and how the winery integrates locally grown fruit into specialty wines. Afternoon Tea at The Butchart Gardens Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous gardens, served in the elegant family residence in a traditional style that typically features seasonal fresh fruit, tea sandwiches, homemade sweets, berry jam and Devonshire cream, all locally produced.
Valid Travel Dates – 8/06/2011 – 10/23/2011
7-Nights New Orleans: Bayous & The Big Easy from $2,750
New for 2011! Tauck’s 8-day New Orleans / Cajun Country experience is filled with Tauck Exclusives like an authentic Cajun house party, a private demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, a private streetcar tour, a field trip with community organizers to the Lower 9th Ward, and a private farewell jazz reception and dinner at Arnaud’s… plus visits to Vermilionville, Avery Island and the National World War II Museum, an Atchafalaya Swamp boat trip, five nights at historic French Quarter hotels and more!
Valid Travel Dates – 9/06/2011 – 11/09/2011
8-Night Food Network Guided Vacation: Italy – Enjoy the ultimate pairing of cuisine and culture
Food Network is ready to take you on a trip around Italy to experience the best culinary highlights and iconic sights in a country famous for its food on an 8-night guided tour operated by Trafalgar exclusively for us.
You’ll start in Rome, the capital of Italy, where our expert guides will take you to several can’t-miss historical attractions, including the Forum, the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Piazza Navona. Visit Rachael Ray’s picks in Rome, including a gelateria, along with selections from the culinary professionals in Food Network Kitchens.
Your trip will continue throughout Tuscany, where you’ll taste a variety of wines and olive oils and learn to make pasta the traditional way at a wine estate in Chianti. After we head to Pisa and enjoy lunch at an authentic Tuscan restaurant amongst olive groves, we’ll take you to Venice, where you will visit Giada DeLaurentiis’s favorite fish market. With several exclusive opportunities that only Food Network can create, alongside cultural highlights, this trip to Italy is sure to be magnifico!
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Valid Travel Dates – 5/11/2012 – 10/12/2012
Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability and change without notice. Prices reflect land only accommodations, airfare is additional. Blackout dates/seasonal supplements may apply.