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The Top 4 Luxury Tours for Foodies

Posted January 22, 2016

Some countries and their corresponding cultures are known for their delectable and unique food options. Experience the appetizing offerings of cultures around the world with a luxurious foodie tour. Indulge your senses and celebrate the culture of your choice among the following:

NORTHERN SPAIN
This mouthwatering Spanish foodie tour begins in Bilbao. You are escorted to a luxurious hotel in anticipation of the experience to come. Acquaint yourself with the city with a walking tour that highlights the rich culture and history. Your guide will provide you with suggestions on eateries, specifically those enjoyed by the locals rather than spots frequented by tourists.



Your next destination is the beautiful San Sebastian area. Here you will enjoy a tasting tour replete with many local specialties including tapas, pintxos, and local libations. Tapas, and their Basque counterparts, pintxos, have a long history and rich cultural importance in Spain. Although there is much speculation about the origins of these small dishes, the root of many stories says tapas (from the verb tapar meaning to cover) were invented as a way to cover glasses of sherry from bugs and dust. Today, tapas and pintxos are a way for friends to socialize and share different foods while bar hopping.

Enjoy the fabulous wines offered in La Rioja and conclude your tour in beautiful and iconic Barcelona.

THAILAND
Enjoy the rich flavors and savory dishes Thai food is known for with a tour of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Thailand is a culture comprised of people from many different regions in Asia, leading to its highly distinctive cuisine. Of the many different perfectly blended dishes, one stands out as the best representatives of Thailand. Tom Yum Goong, a spicy shrimp soup known as the aroma of Thailand, is thought to have medicinal properties from the heavy use of native herbs, including lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

This luxury culinary Thailand tour starts with a luxurious dinner cruise across the Chao Phraya River. Your second day begins the day with a tour of authentic and historic Thai markets. You won't soon forget your evening with the rare opportunity to experience a six-course feast and see the inner workings of one of the finest Thai restaurants in existence, Sala Rim Naam.



Round off your Thai experience by participating in two cooking lessons, one in Bangkok and one in Chiang Mai. Your instructors will provide you with helpful information about Thai ingredients and local renditions of traditional recipes.

CHILE
Delight in your tour across some of the most breathtaking regions of Chile, including Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Colchagua, Maipo Valley and Santiago. Enjoy the luscious wines of the region amid beautiful backdrops and cultural discoveries.

Chile is home to some of the world's most beautiful beach regions, and your Chilean MasterChef Tour embraces this aspect of the geography. Relax by the beach after dining on fresh seafood. Feast on local favorites, including corn pie, a hearty Chilean favorite that represents the colonization of Chile by the Spaniards by mixing native flavors with European Influence.



Your Chilean experience would not be complete without wine tasting tours. You will have several opportunities to partake in the sweet and full-bodied flavor profiles of Chilean wines through various wine tasting tours, winery tours and estate tours. Finish your foodie tour with a hands-on cooking class by a world-renowned chef in Valparaiso.

INDIA
Authentic Indian cuisine and delicacies are among the most highly sought after food offerings in the world. While you are there, be sure to indulge in classic chicken tandoori, which dates back to the 1500's. Traditionally, the dish was cooked in an earth oven called a tandoor, which is often used to make naan. Tandoori chicken is significant in India due to its use of masala, a traditional Indian spice mix that gives it a rich taste and color.



The Indian MasterChef Tour offers visitors the chance to enjoy the traditional cuisine of India while learning about the origins. Travel across the country to foodie destinations including Jaipur, Lucknow, Agra, Kolkata, and of course, Delhi to experience what each region has to offer. You will have the opportunity to taste smoked Indian cheese and oven-fresh bread in Kolkata's New Market and sample traditional Awadhi Cuisine in Lucknow.

Embrace the chance to learn more about Indian cuisine through your personal Indian culinary specialist. You will also have the opportunity to learn the art of traditional Awadhi cuisine during your tour. Your private guide will ensure that you dine with the locals, enjoy exquisite dishes and sample new foods at each point in the journey.

Food is known as the great connector regarding different cultures. Luxury MasterChef Tours are the perfect way to completely immerse yourself in local cuisines while experience the bright and rich cultures.