Get straight to the heart of a country when you embrace its culinary history. Wine tastings, cooking lessons, street food experiences highlight how a destination’s culture has evolved. Perhaps nowhere more so than in Italy. The best local experts lead our Italian food tours. In Sorrento, visit lemon groves and cheesemakers, enjoy Provolone, Limoncello and the perfect pizza. For a cosmopolitan experience, Rome’s food markets are a sense spectacle. The markets at Trastevere are for the locals not the tourists – try the baccalà fritto (fried salted cod), followed by an Amalfi-lemon flavoured gelato. An excellent evening’s entertainment is the Bacari tour of Venice, during which you will visit this city’s best bars and sample ciccheti, or Italian tapas, to mouth-watering crostini, served with various toppings. In all of these locations, you can choose from larger family villas or city centre opulent apartments for your accommodation.
Further afield, choose to meader Barossa Valley’s vineyards by cycle then head back to the wonderful Louise hotel. Enjoy street food in Old Delhi, tasting chicken stews, melt-in-the-mouth mutton korma and stuffed flatbreads, before relaxing in Colonial-era elegance at The Imperial New Delhi.