Food & Drink

Food & Drink

With such a large choice, we’ll begin with two amazing tours: the UK & Ireland and Italy.

The UK & Ireland have amazing quality and diversity of produce: Scotch Whisky is world renowned, as is Stilton cheese and Guinness. But so is English sparking wine, scrumpy, Dundee Cake, Yorkshire Bitter….

Italian cuisine is divine and our gourmet tour allows you to enjoy Italy’s finest produce including truffles, Barolo wine, Parmiggiano Reggiano, Modena Balsamic vinegar, Frascati wine, Parma Ham, gelato and so on. There will be time for country restaurants, typical dinners and a cookery lesson all in beautful places such as Parma, Florence, Rome and Siena. There may even be an occasional pizza.

Our tours are accompanied by a professional tour managers, with experts talking and tasting you through all this wonderful cuisine.

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The UK & Ireland

The UK & Ireland offer haute cuisine. We will tailor the tour to your preferences but you may wish to enjoy these drinks visits:

  • Scotch Malt Whisky distillery such as Laphroig or Ardbeg in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
  • Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
  • Bushmills or Jameson distilleries in Ireland
  • Cider & Scrumpy Breweries in Herefordshire or Somerset
  • English bitter brewery tours such as Black Sheep in Yorkshire or London Pride
  • Edinburgh or London Gin
  • English Sparkling Wine in Sussex or Kent

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To sample classic UK & Irish foods, your tour might include:

  • Stilton or Cheddar cheese
  • Cornish Pasties
  • Dundee Cake
  • Melton Mowbray pork pies
  • Arbroath Smokies
  • Bakewell Tarts
  • Roast Beef dinner
  • Curry in Bradford or London
  • Irish Stew
  • Colcannon
  • Fish & Chips in Harry Ramsden’s
  • Sally Lunn’s buns
  • Pontefract Cake
  • Laverbread
  • Welsh Cakes
  • Welsh Lamb
  • Bara Brith
  • Michelin star restaurants

After all that, you might just want a cream tea at The Ritz or Betty’s tea shop in Yorkshire. Simply contact us below with your preferences and we will come back to you with a tour and price to suit. First of all, you might want to consider which countries you’d like to visit.

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Italy

Italy has a shot at the title of World’s Best Cuisine, with different regions boasting their own specialities.

We recommend an 11 day tour to sample:

  • Gianduiotto or Bicerin chocolate dishes in Turin
  • Barolo Wine Trail in Langhe
  • White Truffle from Alba
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • A guided tour of a Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese factory
  • Balsamic Vinegar from Modena
  • Tuscan cooking class where you prepare your own dinner
  • Chianti Wine
  • Brunello Wine in Montalcino
  • Pecorino Cheese in Pienza
  • Olive Oil in Orvieto
  • Typical & rustic restaurants
  • Frascati Wine from the Rome region

Please contact us with your preferred dates for a full itinerary.

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