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Travel Offers From Virtuoso

SAVEUR has formed an alliance with Virtuoso, an invitation-only network of the world’s finest travel specialists, to bring you dream travel packages and authentic culinary experiences in locations all over the world. Since culinary travel is one of the fastest growing travel trends today, we hand-selected the top 50+ culinary travel specialists from the Virtuoso network to make up the SAVEUR Travel Advisory Board to build culinary travel offers, exclusively for SAVEUR readers.

The board brings destinations to life through the language of food and wine—geared towards travelers, not tourists. Meet the board, find exclusive travel offers, get expert advice through Q&As, discover where our specialists have recently traveled, and more.

Devour Your Way Through Spain

Explore the culinary capitals of Spain with your own private guide. In Madrid, you will be whisked away to San Miguel Market after seeing Picasso's Guernica. Explore the culinary capitals of Spain with your own private guide. In Madrid, you will be whisked away to San Miguel Market after seeing Picasso's Guernica. Then you're off to Basque country, where you will visit the highlights of Bilbao, San Sebastian, Elciego, and more. Enjoy artwork at the Guggenheim and learn about Basque culture at San Telmo Museum. Visit family-owned vineyards and learn about regional cuisines with your cooking class and the best Rioja and other Spanish wines from a sommelier. Finally, you will end in Barcelona and see the sights of Guadi and have your own foodie tour of the best food markets and hip restaurants. End your stay at the summit of Montserrat and enjoy a tapas, paella, and sangria while enjoying the landscape.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private tapas and wine tasting with a chef and sommelier and a dinner at Michelin starred restaurant in Barcelona.

For more information, contact:

Jeanie Colclough

True Aroma

True Aroma is the definitive Colombia coffee experience with exclusive access to some of the country's most important Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified farms. Experience the production process from seed to cup in awe-inspiring and verdant environments. The journey begins in the place where coffee was first commercially cultivated in Colombia, and explores the breathtaking Andes mountains via historic and idyllic villages. Chat with growers and collectors, and join a master coffee roaster in conversation about coffee notes and smells. Stay in the homes of the owners of each farm and enjoy exquisite meals typical of each sub-region. Sip wine and watch divine sunsets, exfoliate your skin with organic coffee grinds, and swim in natural pools and waterfalls.

For more information, contact:

[Didi Johnson] didij@camelbacktravel.com

Explore Burgundy’s Food and Wine by River Barge

Join us this on September 21-30, 2018 for the unique perspective of France you've dreamed about. We've chartered the Daniele River Barge for a G Adventures-National Geographic Journeys adventure in Burgundy. Highlights include: Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting. Sit down with a local winemaker and learn about some of Burgundy’s renowned vineyards. Enjoy a horizontal tasting (different wines from the same year) of the region’s celebrated Côte de Nuits reds and Côte d’Or whites.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Exclusive dinner in Paris

For more information, contact:

Myrna Arroyo

Italian White Truffle Culinary Tour

Take a Private Guided Tour of Italy starting with the Alba White Truffle Fair and then head south while dining at some of the top restaurants in the world, take a spin in a Ferrari around the Tuscan Countryside, learn about local farms, tour vineyards, hone your culinary skills -- all while staying in the most unique and luxurious accommodations.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Drive a Ferrari California for 30 minutes

For more information, contact:

Peter Rubin

The Culinary Capitals of South America

Leap across the Andes to the verdant valleys of Santiago's Casablanca wine region. While spending the night at a boutique winery, sample local wines and enjoy activities such as hikes through the vineyards, biking and horseback riding. Conclude the trip in Lima, at the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital, the food scene hub. Culinary traditions are underscored by New Andean fused and Japanese influences.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Chef Donato di Santis' Cucina Paradizo for a delight in Italian fare, and lunch with one of Argentina's top chefs. Dessert is Volta's to-die- for gelato, and last but not least, a Vasalissa chocolate treat.

For more information, contact:

Michele Benigno

Island Hopping in Southern Italy

Explore the summer residence of Emperor Tiberius in Capri and tour Amalfi with your own local guide. While in Amalfi, you will visit local paper mill and sip limoncello. Take a private transfer to Naples and enjoy a guided tour, visiting local markets. After an overnight in Naples, head to the islands of Ischia and Procida for much needed rest and relaxation to conclude your trip.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Daily breakfast for up to two, fresh fruit in room upon arrival, one glass of sparkling wine for up to two guests, $100 USD spa services credit, Michelin star restaurant booking

For more information, contact:

Jeanie Colclough

Breathtaking Brazil

Explore the exotic and modern Brazil from Rio to Salvador to Sao Paulo to Iguazu Falls, enjoy amazing food combinations from this afro-Brazilian cultural mix from exciting nightlife in Rio to the best restaurant in Sao Paulo. Deluxe accommodations, and top restaurants included.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Enjoy D.O.M, the best restaurant in South America, learn how to cook authentic Brazilian specialities with your own local chef at his home.

For more information, contact:

Pam Walker

From France’s Culinary Capital to Provence

Love French food and wine? You’ll adore this 7-night Uniworld luxury river cruise from Lyon via the Burgundy wine region with stunning Provence scenery to Avignon. Onboard, the freshest “farm-to- ship” cuisine and premium wines.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Receive a $200 credit per person to spend onboard. Upon your return, relive your French vacation with a wonderful selection of 12 Burgundy wines, delivered to your home.

For more information contact David Lauwers, Q Cruise + Travel www.qcruisetravel.com

Comida in Mexico

Explore one of the best culinary destinations in the world. Spend one week enjoying salsa, ceviche, tacos, tequila, wine and chocolate of Mexico. There are enough amazing restaurants and culinary experiences to fill a year's worth of meals in Mexico City. Visit a traditional Mexican market for lunch, followed by a trip to Frida Kahlo's Blue House, and the floating gardens of Xochimilco. See beautiful Teotihuacan to explore the pyramids with an optional hot air balloon ride. Take a cooking class in the La Roma neighborhood. Enjoy meals at two of the best restaurants in the world - Pujol and Quintonil. Hotel accommodations at the St. Regis Mexico City.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Wine tasting of Mexico's finest wines with private sommelier

For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

Guest chefs from Peninsula Hotels

Discover the Far East during a culinary exploration on Silversea’s luxurious 382-guest Silver Shadow, enhanced by the insider knowledge and expertise of guest chefs of prestigious Peninsula Hotels. Peninsula’s gastronomic guest chefs will share their skills, providing a truly immersive culinary and cultural adventure in Asia. Joining the talented Silversea culinary team, Peninsula’s chefs will share their expertise through special menus, cooking demonstrations and dinners that highlight regional specialties. This voyage is a rare opportunity to enjoy selected foods and wines that will surely whet the appetite of any epicurean.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: You will be treated as a VIP on board, being invited to an intimate Food and Wine pairing and a complimentary dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux. Also receive a complimentary shore excursion of the Highlights of Shanghai, including a delicious lunch of local cuisine at Whampoa Club, a throwback to the 1930's of Shanghai, beside the Huangpu River.

For more information, contact:

For more information contact David Lauwers, Q Cruise + Travel www.qcruisetravel.com

Follow Your Heart to Italy

Spoil yourself on this private vacation in the Veneto region. Start in Venice with private tours through the backstreets only known to locals. You will be whisked away on your own private motorboat through the Venetian lagoons while sampling the local cichetti. Explore the neighboring towns of Padua and Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet, and Bassano del Grappa. Sample Processco and grappa with the locals. During your free time, we can book a night at La Fenice Opera House or a pasta cooking class - whatever your heart desires!

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: ● Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests ● Fresh fruit in room upon arrival ● 1 glass of sparkling wine for up two in-room guests in the Lobby Bar ● Prosecco and grappa tasting

For more information, contact:

Jeanie Colclough

Sicilian Food and Wine Experience

If you love food and wine, this trip is for you.

  • Mary Taylor Simeti, author and expert on Sicilian food, will join us on this voyage that circumnavigates Sicily to help us discover Sicilian approach to food and dining.

  • A native expert will lead an on-board wine tasting and educational session about local vintages, inspired by Wine Spectator's Online Wine School curriculum.

  • Experience Sicily through its eclectic cuisine-with Greek, Spanish, French, and Arabic influences. You'll taste the arancini of Agrigento, the famous street food of Palermo, and the pasta and sardines and eggplant of the eastern region.

  • In addition to these culinary activities, you'll see the temples of the ancient Greeks at Agrigento, Segesta, Taormina and Syracuse.

  • You will discover Sicily's inviting medieval towns, including Monreale and Palermo.

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Bottle of wine plus a copy of Simeti's book

For more information, contact:

Myrna Arroyo

New Zealand Culinary & Wine Experience

Take a private guided tour of New Zealand, starting with tours of the beautiful vineyards in the North Island on Waiheke Island. Then work your way south, staying at the finest luxury lodges and accommodations New Zealand has to offer. Experiences include private cooking classes with chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, wine tours and tastings, mussel harvesting, farm tours, wilderness safaris and so much more. Some highlighted properties include Huka Lodge, Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection, and Blanket Bay

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private Helicopter Tour to Milford Sound with picnic lunch and glacier hopping

For more information, contact:

Peter Rubin

Discover Puglia, the "heel" of Italy

Relish in the region's food, art, history, and wine: Vist -Lecce, the Baroque capital of Puglia -Alberobello, home of the famous limestone truilli houses -Ostuni, a whitewashed town -Trani's fish market -The cave dwellings of Matera

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Oriecchiette making class and wine tasting, additional restaurant recommendations in Puglia

For more information, contact:

Jeanie Colclough

Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

Food and wine enthusiasts will love the this 3-day cooking program designed by Silvia Baracchi, Michelin Star chef and owner of Relais & Chateaux Il Falconiere and Spa. In the warmth and glow of her home kitchen, you will be inspired by the secrets and history of authentic Tuscan cuisine shared by Chef Silvia and featured in Frances and Ed Mayes’ The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. After a day in the kitchen, explore the stunning grounds and stroll among the vines to the cellar, where you will taste some of Tuscany’s finest wines before indulging in an exclusive, sumptuous wine therapy treatment in the serenity of the spa. (Extra days can be added)

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private wine tour and tasting with owners Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi, and a bottle of the estate Vinsanto with homemade cantucci

For more information, contact:

Lauren Parry

Taste Your Way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Food and wine enthusiasts will love the this 3-day cooking program designed by Silvia Baracchi, Michelin Star chef and owner of Relais & Chateaux Il Falconiere and Spa. In the warmth and glow of her home kitchen, you will be inspired by the secrets and history of authentic Tuscan cuisine shared by Chef Silvia and featured in Frances and Ed Mayes’ The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. After a day in the kitchen, explore the stunning grounds and stroll among the vines to the cellar, where you will taste some of Tuscany’s finest wines before indulging in an exclusive, sumptuous wine therapy treatment in the serenity of the spa. (Extra days can be added)

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private dinner at the Tha Om garden house

For more information, contact:

Abby Michaud

Mustique Island and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

"Being in the Caribbean, we wanted to take something traditional and pay homage to it. Bakes are a traditional fried savory bread meets doughnut that is widely eaten in the southern Caribbean. Traditionally served with salt fish and vegetables. Usually with a very dense bread, but we decided to lighten the mixture and frying fills it up with a rich and indulgent mixture of spiced lobster, cucumber and homemade mayonnaise." - Ello Debae, Executive Chef, The Cotton House, Hotel Mustique

Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: : 2 complimentary round-trip flights from St. Lucia (UVF) to Mustique (MSQ) for travel from April 2018 - July 15th, 2018; August 26th - November 15th, 2018

For more information, contact:

Anne Gordon