Culinary & Spirits

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Culinary & Spirits

$1 per person

Would you like to travel to a destination and immerse yourselves in the local culinary and spirit or wine culture? We can curate a trip that could include locally hosted dining, cooking class, cooking demonstrations, or tastings of the local wines and spirits.

My first taste of single malt Scotch whisky was on the isle of Mull just off the coast of Scotland in the inner – Hebrides. I thought that I was drinking a fireplace. I soon learned that what I was tasting was one of the most heavily peated whiskies that were produced. We made it our mission to travel around Scotland and try all the Diageo branded distilleries. It took us three trips and I grew to love the different regions, tastes, and smells that come along with the single malt experience.

There are so many varieties of wines and spirits in the world to sample along with the local cuisine. To truly experience a culture, you must experience their local flavors. In most cases, the food and drinks pair with the atmosphere and ambiance of the country or region. Barrel-aged stout in Scotland is very different from the beer experiences in Belgium. Wine tasting in Washington, along the Columbia River, is a different experience from Port on the Douro River in Portugal. They are both fabulous experiences not to be missed. Where will your palate take you next? We are here to help cultivate new tastes and nurture old ones within your travel experience.

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10 days

Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s the nourishment of the soul and body: it’s truly love.

–Giada De Laurentiis.
Much like travel, which helps us to understand our neighbors, the food and spirits of different regions, countries and cities help to bring us all together with shared experiences. We can pair culinary and spirit experience with almost any itinerary. But if you’d like your trip to be food or drink themed, then below are a few suggestions.




Ireland, the US South, and Japan


England, Scotland (pair Botanist Gin and Whisky on the Isle of Islay in Scotland), Argentina (Apostles), Australia (four Pillars), Germany (Money 47) and various US locations


Australia (Adelaide, Sydney), Europe (France, Italy, Portugal, Hungary) and the list goes on.

Guided Touring with Culinary Experiences


6 Day - Treasures of Tuscany Food Tour - Curated by The Table Less Traveled


Relish the food and wine that inspires Tuscan artisans.

Experience dedication to craftsmanship on this trip designed to take you behind the scenes of artisans and producers in Tuscany. We’ll meet artisans who have been working in their family businesses for generations.

Tour and taste while exploring a winery and vineyard overlooking the countryside. Dine on lunch prepared with farm-to-table produce at an organic farm and restaurant deep in the Tuscan hills. Visit a leather artisan in their workshop. See Giovanni’s private art collection in his villa.

Let this journey grow your appreciation for and connection with the carefully created fine Italian products that grace your day-to-day life.


September 2 - 7, 2024
New 2025 dates are available.
$6,435 per person (based on double occupancy)

Cortona Arezzo Montalcino Florence and the Tuscan Countryside


Premium Morocco Highlights with Essaouira (11 days) - Intrepid Tours (small group)

Ongoing tour dates available.
Take in the rich history and diverse culture of Morocco on an 11-day journey through this North African gem. Marvel at the Mosque of Hassan II in French-infused Casablanca, discover the charming streets of the Medina in magical Meknes, uncover ancient history at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, wander through the labyrinth of twisting alleyways in Fes el Bali, relax in the lakeside settlement of Bine el Ouidane and, as the sun goes down, watch Djemaa el-Fna come to life with markets and magicians in Marrakech and relax in the European-tinged Essaouira. Indulge your senses on a mesmerising adventure bursting with vibrant colours, spiced aromas and warm hospitality.
  • Taste the best of Morocco’s cuisine as you enjoy a meal at one of Casablanca’s best restaurants, eat pastillas with a local family (Exclusive Experience), make mint tea in the Atlas Mountains and take part in a tasting tour in Marrakech.