The best way to discover a country is at its dinner table! Explore the culinary traditions of your destination with food and wine trips.
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Oh, Spain: land of passion, dance, siestas...and wine! Take the wheel in this self-driving adventure through Spain's most prestigious wine region. La Rioja produces some of the country's best wines, and there is no shortage of verdant vineyards, amber earth, and cerulean skies that wrap around its oenological heart, so take the wrong turn; drive a little further than you think you should; hop out for an impromptu photo stop; your journey is all but guaranteed to be both delicious and picturesque.MORE
Cruise through the medieval town of Obidos, known for its typical white houses, flowered windows, and narrow streets. Continue on to Porto, an edgy riverside city famous for its port wine, where you can visit sumptuous wine cellars or take a river cruise to admire the city's old heritage and culture. Venture on to Guimaraes, the birthplace of the Kingdom of Portugal, and marvel at its beautifully preserved medieval castle, palace, and city centre. Stop in Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal because of its beautiful canals, before arriving in Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest universities. Finally, visit the charming faded grandeur of Estoril, known as the Portuguese French Riviera.MORE
Ancient Rome, Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic - Croatia is the love child of a mix of time periods and cultures, and boasts just as many fantastic natural phenomena as it does historical treasures. Visit the crystal-blue Plitvice Lakes and cascading waterfalls, marvel at Roman monuments and romantic old towns, and embark on a truffle-hunting adventure through mysterious forests.MORE
Drink in the famously beautiful culture of France with a tour of the highlights of Paris, the City of Light, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Notre Dame, among many others. Relax and marvel at the panoramic views of Paris aboard a cruise along the scenic Seine River before travelling to artistically significant Dijon, the capital of Burgundy's wine region and a big city in a small package! Stroll through medieval architecture, Renaissance facades, and a gorgeous historic centre while shopping and indulging in delicious local fare. Then discover the Côte de Nuits region, nicknamed the Champs-Élysées of Burgundy, and its exceptional wines.MORE
Discover the gourmet delights of South America with this oenological adventure. Explore historic cities like Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile while sampling some of Argentina and Chile’s finest wines. Visit a diverse array of wineries in Argentina’s famous Mendoza region and enjoy a taste of New World wine against the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains.MORE
Spend your days exploring the picturesque wine regions of southern Australia. Your journey will begin in the Hunter Valley outside of Sydney for a chance to sample wines, cheeses and chocolates. End your journey in the Yarra Valley of Melbourne visiting leading wine estates and sampling world-class wines.MORE
Though South Africa’s recent history has been tumultuous, today the country moves toward a more prosperous and unified future. Explore the city of Cape Town, visit the final prison of Nelson Mandela, and tour through the South Africa Winelands. Cape Town and its surroundings offer a bustling metropolis, spectacular scenery and endless vineyards producing only premium wines.MORE
Bavaria and Munich's close relationship to beer is reflected in many parts in the old town quarter of Munich. Whether at the Augustiner Bräu, in the Schneider Bräu Haus or in the famous Hofbräuhaus, the development of beer is reflected in each of these historical buildings as you tour the historic quarter. Learn about the history of beer, brewing, and its ingredients before a beer tasting with a Bavarian brew master. Enjoy a variety of beers and fresh pretzels before visiting the Beer Museum to see 18th-century brewing equipment.MORE
South Africa is the ideal destination for safaris, thrilling outdoor adventures, aquatic wildlife, and cosmopolitan epicenters. Cape Dutch architecture and 21st century skyscrapers jostle for space with retailers selling everything from high-end fashions to indigenous local jewelry. Spend your days on scintillating game drives in the Sabi wildlands, getting to know the native tribes; wandering through Robben Island, where famed leader Nelson Mandela spent years of imprisonment; and hiking up Table Mountain, the iconic jewel of South Africa.MORE
Every year, thousands of African wildlife make the Great Migration through Tanzania, making it the best place to spot the African Big 5. Shadowed by the imposing Mt. Kilimanjaro and floating in a sea of grasslands, Tanzania is as beautiful as it is exciting. Whether you opt for pristine beaches, the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the waving grasses of the Serengeti or a myriad of wildlife, Tanzania is a memorable destination not to be missed with relaxing beach final to spice island, Zanzibar!MORE
Dive into local culture with this incredible food experience. You’ll get a chance to cook and eat with local families, be a chocolatier for a day, learn the secrets of artisan handcrafts, and see how Ecuadorian chefs create traditional dishes with a modern flair using locally-sourced ingredients and international flavors. In between gastronomic adventures, see the breathtaking Cotopaxi volcano, soaring high above a lush park teeming with native wildlife.MORE
Witness priceless works of art produced by countless masters throughout the centuries as you journey through Italy. Much of these cities appear as a living art museum with extravagant architecture and remnants from the days of da Vinci and Michelangelo around every corner. Let your inner art historian take the lead as you move from Rome to Florence, finally reaching Venice and its famed canals.MORE
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