A wonderful way to really experience a destination is by digging into its flavours through your taste buds, whether it’s slurping up simple street food, indulging in gourmet meals or summing the courage to try quirky local delicacies. Our Culinary Tours are the perfect way to see the sights and delights of a destination, while also satisfying your appetite for local cuisine and learning how to prepare it yourself through market visits, cooking classes and demonstrations. In inspirational hands on sessions you'll learn new techniques and culinary secrets. Our teachers range from gourmet chefs to local women who have been cooking almost since they could walk.
We've got two great culinary tours to choose from - learn how to prepare an Indian curry in palm-fringed Goa or get the flavours of Hummus just right in the Petra Kitchen in Jordan. On our Vietnam tours you can also create traditional dishes in the countryside around Hoi An while in Thailand you can participate in a cooking class in Chiang Mai.
With a diverse cuisine inspired by all four corners of the country from the spicy flavours of the south to the hearty dishes of the north, China is a fantastic choice for foodies. From noodles to dumplings, hot and sour soups to Peking roast duck, there's something for everyone with no ingredient spared.
Birthplace of the tagine with a rich culinary tradition influenced by Mediterranean, Arabic and Andalusian cultural exchanges, Morocco is a top choice for food lovers. Dishes are given plenty of flavour with the extensive use of spices while the national dish of coucous has become popular all around the world.
With one of its islands claiming to have one of the healthiest diets known to Man, Japan is the perfect foodie destination for those with longevity on their minds! From sushi to miso soup, okonomiyaki to sake, wagyu beef to gyoza dumplings, tempura to ramen, there's a whole host of dishes to discover and savour.
Perhaps not one that automatically springs to mind, put aside images of spit-roast guinea pig and think instead of deliciously fresh ceviche, healthy quinoa soups and tender alpaca steaks. Peru is home to surprising culinary fusion, combining European, Asian, African and indigenous ingredients, skills and flavours.
If these suggestions of tours and destinations have your mouthwatering with the idea of travelling to exotic countries and enjoying exotic cuisine then get in touch to start making that dream trip a reality. And don't forget, if you can't find the perfect tour on our website, we can create a bespoke trip for you with our tailor-made holidays.
On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.
The Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.
On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our Adventure range.
Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.
Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.