‘Wine is bottled poetry’
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
When gastronome defines the prose of your holiday then the chances are, wine will punctuate it. Tiptoe into our world of palate-tingling, muncheries!
Find yourself in Cape Town, and your love of food and wine can be indulged to the max, it is rich in flavour and gentle on the pocket. Take the 60-minute drive to Franschhoek, however, and the real gastro capital of South Africa reveals itself. The town has a lively street full of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and all things artisan and foodie; the surrounds by contrast are lush, awash with wine-tasting opportunities and trendy estate eateries.
Hunter Valley offers you the perfect place to sit back, relax and try an intolerably good vintage surrounded by the stunning scenery of national parks that are yours to discover. You won’t just sample the tipple, you’ll see how and where it’s grown. It’s not just vineyards either as you’ll start and end your trip in the amazing city of Sydney.
Taste the rich flavours of South Africa on this eight-day tour. Launch your journey from Cape Town as you drive past Boulders Beach and the towering cliffs of Cape Point. Browse Cape Town’s markets and breathe in the intoxicating aromas, before exploring the diverse flora of Kirstenbosch Gardens. Wander the countless wineries in Franschhoek, the ‘food and wine capital of South Africa’, and discover why its title is so deserved. End your tour sampling local cuisine in Stellenbosch and embark on one last day in the winelands.
Not only does New Zealand produce fantastic wine, it also offers a great destination for foodies. This trip takes you around North Island and samples the destinations wineries and vineyards. Seafood is plentiful with fresh oysters to be sampled on Waiheke Island, amongst many other exciting and different opportunities on this self-drive tour with guided gourmet experiences.
Get a taste of what India has to offer on this short break to Delhi and Agra. From hectic streets and bustling bazaars, to ancient forts and the Taj Mahal, this is an introduction to what India does best. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to extend your tour. To the west you’ve got the beaches of Goa and to the south there’s the sleepy Kerala backwaters. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, head into the Himalayan foothills.