Foodie vacations for couples
For many travelers, indulging in a country’s cuisine is a real draw to a destination, from a rustic Tuscan pasta dish to a plate of delicate sashimi in Japan. We can make this culinary journey a real focus on your trip, arranging private cookery classes with a top chef, or a private picnic beside a quiet river, or a guided visit to a produce market where only the locals go.
Sampling a typical Argentine steak cooked on the fire or eating a mango that’s just been plucked from the tree are some of travel’s great pleasures. Embrace your inner foodie on a culinary adventure, whether it’s spending a day learning how the humble cocoa bean becomes a chocolate bar, or putting your skills to the test at a Thai cookery school. Spend the morning visiting a local market with your hotel’s chef and then watch him prepare an unforgettable lunch or enjoy a romantic picnic in the most surprising of locations. We also have the inside knowledge on the top new restaurants and we know great food isn’t just about Michelin starred restaurants.
We’ve found 13 holiday ideas for you
Classic Northern Kerala and Karnataka
Mysore, Sultan's Battery, Nagarhole National Park, Coorg & Neeleshwar
Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife
This classic itinerary takes you through Mysore, Nagarhole, Coorg and Neeleshwar in the stunning region of Northern Kerala, India’s best kept secret. Largely unexploited, the area has much to offer from lush tropical forests filled with spices to ancient temples and a colorful history.
The South of France in Style
South of France
Best for: Couples, Beach, Spa & health
This itinerary takes you on a journey from the lavender fields of Provence, through the glamour of St Tropez and into the heart of the Cote d'Azur. The South of France offers such a diversity of landscape, culture and some of the finest food and wine in Europe. This itinerary will allow you to explore this stunning part of France and experience...
Highlights of Venice & Istria
Venice & Rovinj
Best for: Couples, Culture, Beach
A perfect match combining the beauty and culture of iconic Venice with the spectacular coastlines of Croatia and its majestic scenery. Submerge in the beautiful sights of Venice before traveling across the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea to Croatia, where unique hilltop villages meet lush pine forests and crystal-clear waters, for some...
Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca
Best for: Couples, Culture, Eco/ethical tourism, Off the beaten track
One of the best parts of Mexico – its food. Devour top-notch tacos, authentic mole and decadent seafood, inspiring cookery classes and everything from critically acclaimed fine-dining restaurants to mouth-watering street food joints. This is the ultimate Mexico itinerary for foodies. Get under the skin of these top culinary destinations,...
Culinary New Zealand
Waiheke Island, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson & Wanaka
Best for: Adventure, Couples
Offering some of the most exquisite food and wine the world has on offer, New Zealand is the ultimate destination for any gastronome or foodie. The temperate climate and fertile soils are the perfect environment for growing exceptional, local produce and making superb wines.
Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park, Melbourne, Dayelsford & Margaret River
Best for: Adventure, Couples, Spa & health
Journey through Australia's most arresting landscapes, enjoying spectacular cuisine, award-winning wines and world-renowned restaurants. From Sydney to the Melbourne, the Barossa to the Margaret River - this is the ultimate itinerary for lovers of food and wine.
Kerala in Depth
Mysore, Wayanad, Cochin, Munnar, Backwaters & Marari
Best for: Couples, Adventure, Culture
Get under the skin of Kerala with this in-depth itinerary which combines the less visited areas of Karnataka and Northern Kerala, Cochin, the tea country of Munnar and finishing in the backwaters and the golden sands of Marari. This itinerary is brilliant for those that are interested in getting off the beaten track to uncover the true heartbeat of...
New England for Couples
Boston, Maine, Vermont & Connecticut
Best for: Couples, Culture, Off the beaten track, Short Break
New England is the perfect romantic retreat with its stunning landscapes, idyllic villages and an array of delicious restaurants focused on farm to table seasonal produce. Take in Boston's exciting restaurant scene, lobster shacks and fine dining in Maine and Vermont, and take strolls in the beautiful country side or along long stretches of sandy...
St Lucia and Grenada
Best for: Beach, Couples, Diving, Eco/ethical tourism
Experience a truly different side to the Caribbean, staying at two unique boutique hotels on two differently diverse islands. Both have superb dining options, from cuisine prepared by award winning local chefs to fine dining inspired by a celebrity chef.
California Ski, City and Wine
Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley & San Francisco
Best for: Adventure, Ski, Couples
This classic self-drive itinerary experiences the amazing contrasts of the Golden State, California. Combining skiing in Lake Tahoe, wine tasting in Napa Valley and ending in the vibrant city of San Francisco. This romantic adventure combines wonderful food, delicious local wine and some unbelievable scenery on the way.