Eat and See.

Travel and food are universal passions that evoke a number of emotions in us when we hear someone talking about adventures in far flung corners of the world or mouth-watering tales of a gastronomic experience in a rustic trattoria. Combining the two into a foodie tour can create unforgettable memories and a lifetime of stories.

by @JohnCaruso on Wednesday, 07 Dec, 2016

Foodie tours are a melting pot of real-world experiences with delicious twists, part culture, part adventure and a generous serving of delicacies that will have you munching, crunching, sipping and slurping just like the locals.

Whether it’s chomping your way through Thailand’s food markets, whipping up Peruvian delicacies under the tutelage of a world-class chef or touring Tuscan vineyards, there is something in it for everyone. There are foodie tours available in just about every corner of the globe and to tempt your taste-buds and inspire your next adventure, Live It Travel has cooked up a range of packages for every budget and appetite. These are their favourite foodie destinations that you simply must consider:

ITALY

Italians are the masters of creating simple dishes that sing with flavour. Regional, seasonal and as fresh as possible, Italy’s cuisine is hearty, satisfying and made with love. The food is authentic and surprising – pizza and pasta are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the diverse array of unforgettable food you’ll find on a foodie adventure that takes you around this flavour-filled country. Take in breath-taking coastlines, exploring Italy’s incredible architecture and natural landscapes or take part in cooking classes and learn secrets to traditional Italian cuisine from the locals. Relax over sensational lunches by day and your evenings enjoying an array of culinary delights.

Small and intimate tours hosted by passionate and experienced guides offer the ultimate journey across some of Italy’s most beautiful destinations. While exploring the flavours of each region you will soon discover that Italy’s food, architecture and culture work hand in hand. From the unspoiled regions of Puglia, to the Amalfi Coast, a foodie tour of Italy offers the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the tastes, history, passion and culture of one of the world’s most revered foodie destinations.

JAPAN

Pack your chopsticks and celebrate thousands of years of food artistry by diving into one of the world’s most elegant, eclectic and harmonious cuisines. Spend your time seeing the sights and scouting out prized eating and drinking spots. Watch yakitori sizzling in front of you, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi and learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class. If you’re looking for a trip that tantalizes the taste buds as well as sates a sense of adventure, then a foodie tour through Japan ticks all the boxes.

SRI LANKA

Leave moderation at home and indulge with a gourmet adventure in Sri Lanka. Lie back on the coast, cool down in the highlands and weave through the streets of the buzzing capital. Taste melt-in-the mouth desserts, cook seafood straight out of the hands of a fisherman, uncover fiery curries and spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the mysteries of Sri Lankan cuisine. While you are there take time to explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka with elaborate temples, ancient fortresses and wildlife-filled countryside. A true adventure for all your senses!

SPAIN

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain. Immerse yourself in culture, history and cuisine as you taste local produce at Santa Catarina Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class and wander the stunning Gothic Quarter. Enjoy the wealth of tapas bars in Logrono, explore the medieval streets and underground wine caves of Laguardia. Venture north to one of Spain’s most celebrated cities, San Sebastian, where beautiful beaches, historic buildings and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun. Experience a traditional Asturian sidreria (cider house) near Oviedo, attend a centuries’ old farmers market near the Picos de Europa National Park or devour fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. Spain offers something for everyone with food at the heart of every tour.

Hungry for a tasty adventure? Live It Travel offers a variety of foodie tours that will take you all over the world. Enquire today by calling 1300 662 702 or email enquiries@liveittravel.com.au

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