The Explore product team have scoured the planet for exciting travel destinations and developed some fantastic new tours for 2014. Combine adventure and activity with a focus on enjoying the delights of local cuisine on one of our new food and drink tours.
Turkey - A Taste of Turkey (TRG)
From meze and sticky baklava to goat’s milk ice-cream and wine – discover Turkey’s delightful cuisine during a week of sightseeing and culinary experiences.
Morocco - Flavours of Morocco (MCG)
Give your taste buds a treat on an exciting culinary tour which takes you from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and on to Essaouira on the coast.
India - Taste of India (IN)
Make and eat momos, stay on a tea plantation and take part in a cookery lesson - just a few of the gastronomic delights on this tour in southern India.
Thailand - Taste of Thailand (TOT)
Discover the joys of authentic Thai cuisine as you shop for ingredients, take part in cookery lessons and taste traditional dishes.
Vietnam - Vietnam Flavours (VF)
Combine classic sightseeing with delving into the flavours of Vietnam on this culinary focused tour.
Spain and Portugal – Walks and Wine Tasting (MWW)
A relaxed pace tour taking in several national parks, which also includes time for sightseeing and has a particular focus on sampling some of the region’s wine.
Italy – Tuscany: Flavours of Garfagnana (TUG)
Spring and autumn walking from our homely agriturismo (farmhouse) in the Garfagnana Valley. Go foraging for mushrooms or bilberries, see how salami and cheese are made during a farm visit and discover how olive oil is made during a visit to a distillery.
Italy – On Foot in Puglia and Basilicata (PU)
Set foot in an area where the Italians choose to holiday to explore medieval towns, enjoy coastal walks, see Troglodyte dwellings and have the chance to take part in cheese, wine and olive oil tastings.
France - Gourmet Cycle to Bordeaux (CFB)
An easy week of cycling following the Canal de Garonne cycle path. There is a focus on enjoying the regional food and drink specialities such as black truffles, goat’s cheese and wine.
Italy – Pedalling in Piedmont (CIB)
Cycling and gastronomy combine in a week where the cycling and tasting of local food and drink specialities are enjoyed in equal measure.
Japan - Kyoto and beyond by Bike (CJA)
Enjoy traditional japanese cuisine as you cycle from Kyoto into rural Japan, getting under the skin of both ancient and modern Japanese culture.
Mexico - Tastes of Mexico (MXG)
Enjoy sightseeing and the varied cuisine of Mexico in the local restaurants and cookery classes.