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Eating Italy Food Tours: Daylight Trastevere Tour – Rome, Italy

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With its narrow cobblestone streets and laneways, Trastevere is the quintessential Roman neighborhood. While by night it is a happening destination for tourists and locals, during the day, Trastevere is like a small village with its timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations.

On this 4-hour guided walking food tour we eat our way through the neighborhood enjoying 10 delicious food tastings. Visit the local, colorful outdoor food market and meet the wonderful families working hard to preserve Roman food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other.

  • Sample the fresh ingredients at one of Rome’s most historic outdoor food markets
  • Meet the Polica family who have been selling meats and cheeses at Antica Caciara, their famous delicatessen since 1900
  • Find out quickly why Romans love their suppli’ (mouthwatering fried risotto ball)
  • Homemade ravioli and two other daily pasta specials with wine and fresh bread at a local Osteria
  • Meet Signora Vera, the neighborhood resident pastry chef for 40 years, and taste what she created fresh that day
  • Get educated on real-deal gelato at Fatamorgana, the gelateria that introduced Romans to gourmet gelato
  • Enjoy award-winning homemade dessert at Spirito di Vino, the 35th ranked restaurant on TripAdvisor out of over 5000 in Rome.
  • Savor Italy’s famous moscato (dessert wine) in a wine cellar that’s older than the Colosseum

What’s Included

  • The price includes 10 food tastings, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.
  • You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to Rome: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the Italian capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.

What’s Not Included

Transportation to and from the tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you. Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.

The Schedule

Daily at 10:45am, 11:30am and 12:15pm (except Sundays, Italian national holidays and all of August). The tour takes place in the neighborhood of Trastevere which is well connected by public transport. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not too far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi.

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Bites of Boston: The Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour

Over the course of our 3-hour guided tour, you’ll sample scrumptious food from neighborhood restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores while learning about the foods you are tasting and the people who make them. You’ll also experience the local culture as we stroll the neighborhood streets, visiting sites of historical and architectural interest. The casual pace makes this walking food tour appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Delicious Food Tastings - The Sweet and Savory South End Walking Food Tour takes place in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood. You’ll taste local favorites from 6 South End eateries including award-winning pizza, a creatively concocted cookie, and the iconic New England fried clam, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch. Tasting Locations are listed and described below.

Neighborhood Nourishment - On top of delicious food tastings, you’ll also enjoy a hearty helping of historical, architectural and cultural information about the South End neighborhood.  You’ll see some beautifully planned Victorian bowfront communities, learn about the cultural development of the area, and hear some fascinating facts about some of the South End’s sites and famous residents. Our Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour is full of food, facts, and fun!

Delicious food specialties are served on the South End Food Tour (subject to change):

  • Parish Cafe American restaurant featuring sandwiches created by renowned Boston chefs (Est. 1992)
  • Orinoco Kitchen A Latin kitchen inspired by family-run Venezuelan eateries (Est. 2003)
  • Flour Bakery Popular local bakery and cafe with mouth-watering pastries and delicious sandwiches (Est. 2000)
  • Morse Fish Company Boston’s oldest fish market (Est. 1903)
  • South End Formaggio Purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products (Est. 1999)
  • The Upper Crust Pizzeria Award-winning pizzeria serving gourmet thin-crust pizza (Est. 2001)
When: Wednesday/Thursday – Sunday, April through November
Time: Tours depart daily at 12noon and last 3 hours
Price: $48 Adult | $35 Child (Ages 12 and under) +tax
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Artisans of Leisure: Food & Wine of Australia

 (9 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Sydney

Australian cuisine was once based solely on the recipes brought by the English settlers, such as roasts, meat pies, sausage and potatoes. Contemporary cooking—some of the best in the world—reflects more recent immigrations with Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian cuisines offering a diversity of cooking ingredients and styles to the mix. Large urban food markets stock a huge range of local foods, such as olive oil, organic vegetables, goat cheese, wood-fired bread and live crabs.

For generations, Aborigines prepared meals from foods gathered in the wild. Traditional “bushtucker” cuisine includes kangaroo meat and witchetty grubs (moth larvae) as well as native berries, nuts, seeds and citrus. Many of these ingredients have found their way into the kitchens of contemporary Australian chefs exploring the flavors of the continent.

Australian wine has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years and the country is now one of the top ten wine producers in the world. Wine-growing regions of the Barossa Valley, the Hunter Valley and the Yarra Valley produce some of the world’s best chardonnays, shirazs, pinot noirs and merlots. Australia also has a strong pub culture.

This private gourmet adventure includes Australia’s premier wine regions, insider visits to specialty food purveyors, market visits, superb dining, and tours of locations offering the freshest and most creative cuisine in Australia.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne
Arrival transfer and private city touring
Day 2 Melbourne – Yarra Valley
Full-day private tour of wineries and villages in Dandenong Ranges wine region
Day 3 Yarra Valley
Full-day private tour of wineries and specialty food shops in Yarra Valley
Day 4 Melbourne – Adelaide
Transfer and flight to Adelaide. Afternoon private city touring
Day 5 Barossa Valley
Full-day private touring in Barossa Valley wine country
Day 6 McLaren Vale
Full-day private touring of vineyards
Day 7 Adelaide – Sydney
Transfer and flight to Sydney for two-night stay. Afternoon private city tour
Day 8 Sydney
Full-day foodies tour of Sydney
Day 9 Depart Sydney
Private airport transfer
Melbourne: Park Hyatt Melbourne
Yarra Valley: Chateau Yering
Adelaide: Hilton Adelaide
Sydney: Park Hyatt Sydney or Four Seasons Sydney
$9,345 Per person (double occupancy)

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