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Food & Drink

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Food & Drink Holidays

Gourmet globetrotters, look no further. Our food & drink trips will give you your destination on a plate, a chance to get a real flavour of a country or region. These foodie adventures aren’t about exclusive, high-end restaurants; they’re about authentic flavours, traditional techniques and recipes handed down through the generations. You’ll be breaking bread with the locals, seeing where the ingredients are sourced and even learning a classic dish or two. On an Exodus food & drink adventure you'll sample a range of regional dishes particular to an area. The itineraries will include visits to key sights but also give an insight into the flavour, history and culture of a region through its food. The food & drink trips will bring to life the region’s most famous but also less well-known dishes, and restaurants are selected for their locally renowned reputation.

You’ll not only eat well on one of our food & drink tours, you’ll also discover more about the culture and the customs of your destination. Visit the places where local delicacies are made and the food markets where they’re sold, and learn how to prepare dishes yourself as well as witness them being made from scratch. Our special wine-tasting food & drink trips have the same ethos, and you’ll go beyond simply sampling finished bottles. Walk or cycle through the vineyards themselves and meet the people who follow each wine on its journey, from grape to glass. All Exodus food & drink holidays not only put local produce centre stage, but the leader will be selected for their culinary knowledge and enthusiasm for food too – and they're also great at getting you talking to passionate locals as you go. Make friends along the way and get a real taste for adventure...

Our travellers rate our Food & Drink holidays as

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Food & Drink Adventure Holidays

Chianti Walking & Wine

61 reviews
Walkers in Montefioralle

Experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 18+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
8 Days from $2,049
Guided
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Sicily Food Adventure

21 reviews

Enjoy world famous Sicilian food while visiting the best heritage sites

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely
8 Days from $2,679
Guided
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Gastronomic Barolo Self-Guided Walk

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Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this gastronomic walking holiday.

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
9 Days from $4,299
Self-Guided
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Basque Food Adventure

Uncover the gastronomic & cultural delights of the Basque country. 

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely
7 Days from $3,499
Guided
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Highlights of our food & drink tours

Restaurants: Every place we eat at is carefully planned, and you'll be taken to locally renowned restaurants to try a wide range of good-quality and authentic dishes. This will give a real flavour of a destination. On our Vietnam Food Adventure we eat at Bale Restaurant in Hoi An. Very popular with the locals, this restaurant tucked away in the backstreets really is a hidden gem. We will work our way through the menu, sampling pork satay, sizzling seafood and sumptuous Vietnamese pancakes. 

Tastings and food markets: These opportunities can vary depending on the destination, but we visit food markets wherever we can to see how locals shop and to sample the fresh produce. We visit specialist stalls to try local delicacies and regional street food. On our new Basque Food Adventure, we start in Bilbao where we visit the local market, one of the largest in Europe, before heading to a Michelin-recommended restaurant for a cooking class.

Cookery classes: There will be a minimum of two or three interactive cookery classes on each food & drink trip, so you can learn how to make local dishes. The Sicily Food Adventure includes a cookery class with a local chef, and encourages you to be adventurous with your taste buds. “Sicily’s cuisine bursts with Mediterranean flavours – it has all the classic Italian ingredients but with exotic twists coming from the various civilisations, like Arabic, which have occupied the island over the years,” says Exodus Product Manager Marta Marinelli

You’re in safe hands

At Exodus, every single one of us is passionate about travel and adventure. Together, our staff and tour leaders have visited more than 171 countries, and we come from a range of backgrounds as diverse archaeology and mountain rescue. We have the hands-on experience to help when you need it, and from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment you land, we’re here to take the hassle out of your holiday. We’ll meet you at the airport, get you safely from place to place, and provide you with the right kit to tackle your chosen adventure.

 

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