Food Travel: Top Trips and Destinations

Set your taste buds tingling and discover an array of delicious flavours on one of our incredible foodie tours.
Jo Fernandez
5 May 2023
Foodie tours are the best way to get a flavour of a country or region, and we don’t just mean tastes. By taking a small-group tour that includes cooking classes, visits to markets and making wine, you’ll get to immerse yourself in some tasty food and drink, along with the heritage and stories behind them. Centuries-old recipes, pasta like mama makes and classic street-food staples are just some of the joys found in our small-group trips.
1 . The Italian Job: See the Highlights of Northern Italy in One Go

Once you’ve learned how to make the perfect tiramisu, you’ll never look back. On our 10-day love affair with Northern Italy, you’ll fill your boots in Rome, Siena, Florence, Pisa, the Italian Riviera and Lake Como. Compare notes on the grapes on the San Gimignano vineyard tour with a wine tasting and cooking class, and have your head turned by pretty ingredients on our foodie walking tour of Milan, led by a Local Insider. Don’t worry – you’ll burn off calories with activities such as hiking the cliffs in the Cinque Terre National Park.

Next available from8 Sep 2023
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2 . Vietnam Adventure: a Journey of Urban and Rural Discovery

If you haven’t tried Vietnamese street food at a night market in Hanoi, you haven’t lived. Our 12-day tour will nourish you and your group with adventures in food, from Hanoi to Hoi An. Follow your nose through the Hanoi night market to stalls selling authentic crowd-pleasers such as broth-based bun cha (noodles with grilled pork meatballs) and pho. Slow things down in the rural Mai Chau valley, where you’ll sip honey tea as part of a White Thai village visit. You’ll dine aboard a boat cruising through limestone karsts in lesser-visited Lan Ha Bay.

Next available from12 Aug 2023
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3 . Andes to the Amazon: the Essence of Ecuador

This eight-day whisk through Ecuador is part foodie tour, part overview of one of the most fascinating countries in South America. You and your trip mates will get to know ingredients at a market visit before cooking them in a masterclass in Quito, building up to an artisan chocolate tasting. Other ways to savour local fare include a picnic packed with portable goodies after a horseback ride in Cotopaxi National Park and the dreamy fruit ice cream from the craft market in sleepy Salcedo. You’ll balance eating with exercises, whitewater rafting, swimming in waterfalls and hiking.

Next available from8 Jul 2023
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4 . Pulsating Cities and Majestic Mountains: the Soul of South Korea

If you’re going to take a food trip, combine it with scenery and history to really max out your experience. South Korea is a top choice for us, with more than 100 different versions of kimchi. A country that takes its food so seriously will naturally woo you. Feast at Tongin Market in Seoul, embrace vegetarian dishes at a Buddhist temple and dine family-style in a hanok (authentic Korean home) in Gyeongju. In Busan, a cookery class with rice-wine appreciation and a relaxing tea ceremony is the perfect preparation for lunch at the largest seafood market in the country.

Next available from27 Aug 2023
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel – and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Bespoke Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Bespoke Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm – and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.