TASTE THE WORLD: EXPLORE LAUNCHES NEW FOOD & DRINK TOURS
EXPLORE WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES COLLECTION OF TEN NEW GASTRONOMIC TOURS PACKED WITH FLAVOUR, IN ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Food is powerful. It’s so intricately tied up with our travel experiences, and can invoke some of our strongest memories: a taste or smell can immediately transport you back to a place or a moment in your mind. It’s also emotive. A country’s cuisine tells stories about its culture, and sharing food is undoubtedly one of the best ways to make friends and learn about people.
This week Explore Worldwide has launched a new series of Food Adventures all over the world, putting the destinations’ cuisine front and centre of the itineraries. Still exploring the key highlights, cities, and sites, the trips uncover a country’s culture and history through its food. Tasting the delicious produce, naturally, but also meeting local producers and vendors, visiting markets and even having a go at preparing dishes yourself.
Michael Edwards, Explore’s Managing Director says: “Food is one of the most important things about immersive, cultural travel, and it’s something that really roots you to the places you’re visiting. Personally, I’m a huge foodie, and I’m delighted to introduce these new tours that really showcase the best culinary experiences in the countries we visit – from markets and cooking demos to homemade meals shared with locals.”
Choose from mouth-watering itineraries in Tuscany, Portugal, India, Jordan, Georgia, Peru, Vietnam and Japan. Book onto one of the first departures of any new Explore trip for a 5% First Departure Discount.
Japan Food Adventure – 11 nights from £3,995pp Travel through a land of contrasting flavours, from the freshest seafood in ultra-modern Tokyo, Hida beef and sake in mountainous Takayama, to Uji green tea capital and a private tea ceremony in historic Kyoto. Stay in a family-run ryokan, ride the bullet train, visit Kenrokuen’s landscaped gardens and try your hand at wagashi making.