Travel Offers From Virtuoso

Our food travel team brings you the best travel packages so you can experience the finest food destinations in the world.

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.

California

Northern California’s Sonoma and Mendocino counties stretch from the rolling hills of wine country to the rugged shores of the Pacific. Idyllic country roads lead you past groves of giant redwoods, along lush river valleys and over golden hills, adorned with neat vines and ancient oaks.


For more information, contact: Vicky Malakoff

Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes you beyond all inclusive. Savor gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs, bring balance to body and mind with treatments in the holistic spa and unwind in suites with private terraces, plunge pools, and uninhibited water views. Eight restaurants take you on a culinary journey around the world with beachfront bistros, elegant eateries, and vibrant bars create an exciting food and drink culture. The Kids’ Club and Teens’ Club won Virtuoso’s award for Best Family Program in 2019. 


SAVEUR ADVANTAGES: Experience the luxury of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya gourmet experience with a cooking lesson with one of our world-class chefs. Plus, Private one-way transfer (airport to hotel), Suite Upgrade, Welcome Bottle of Mezcal and a $50 Spa Credit per person, per night


For more information, contact: David Lauwers

One-of-a-Kind Alaska Food Tour

Your Alaskan Culinary journey will have you joining a cooking class in the Wilderness, tasting
Oysters from Kachemak Bay, dining at a 100 year old roadhouse plus joining James Beard nominated chef and Top Chef participant, Laura Cole to learn how to cook Alaskan style!


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbook signed by the author Kirsten Dixon


For more information, contact: David Lauwers, Q Cruise + Travel


Book by: 6/30/2020

Experience the Culinary Delights of Andalucía

Kick off your culinary journey in the food markets of Madrid, then head south to Jerez de la Frontera, the birthplace of sherry. Enjoy authentic Jamón in Marbella and an olive oil tasting on a family-owned hacienda.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Exclusive olive oil tasting in a family-owned Andalucía olive grove


For more information, contact: Vicky Malakof


Book by: 5/30/2020

Culinary Gem in Arizona Desert

Nestled in the hills of the Bradshaw Mountains, Castle Hot Springs is a 1,100 acre ranch surrounded by the stunning Arizonan natural landscape. If you're in pursuit of an authentic culinary and wellness getaway, escape to this oasis in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. You'll be able to indulge in new and surprising culinary experiences; from a personal farm tour to craft mixology to an immersive and exclusive farm-to-table journey.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Unique for SAVEUR guests, you'll harvest your own herbs and vegetables from the culinary garden, then let your creativity soar as you infuse the season's best with the spirit of your choice with the assistance of the mixology masters. You'll learn techniques and tricks used to coax flavors and infuse them into your new favorite libation!


For more information, contact: Grace A Cular Yee


Book by: 12/1/2020

Visit Jordan

From impressive Roman ruins and Umayyad palaces in Amman to rose-colored ancient sites in Petra, Jordan presents a stunning mosaic of historic treasures and awe-inspiring desert landscapes. While in Amman, visit Jerash, dubbed the “Pompeii of the Middle East,” for a taste of the desert, and return to the Citadel area for a fabulous mansaf dinner.


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For more information, contact: Myrna E. Arroyo

Barcelona

Guests will enjoy a private master class with the barman in award-winning bar, in the center of the city. Learn about the ingredients, taste, select, craft and then enjoy your own custom cocktail.


For more information, contact: Amy Siegal

Saint Barth

Join Saint Barth’s best chefs and guest chefs from France at the six annual Saint Barth Gourmet Festival. From November 6th thru the 10th, this lovely French Caribbean island is hosting a food festival that welcomes talent from locally loved restaurants Le Sereno, Le Barthelemy and Le Toiny along with Michelin starred guests for four days of dinners, demonstrations, cooking competitions, tastings and gourmet delights, all taking pace in the Caribbean’s most exclusive tropical paradise.


For more information, contact: Caroline Coral

Canadian Rockies

Travel through the Canadian Rockies most striking scenery in style on the Rocky Mointaineer. On board chefs prepare meals using local ingredients while guests sip cocktails and take in snow capped views while traveling to Vancouver, Whistler, Jasper and Kaloomps.


For more information, contact: Caroline Coral 

Made in Charleston: Kitchen Confidential

Ultimate Gastronomic Experience for Two: you will cook side-by-side with an award winning executive chef. You will be chef's apprentice, learn secret tips, earn your apron! Then relax with a unique, gourmet 3-course meal you had a hand in preparing.


For more information, contact: Grace A Cular Yee

Chile

Pair amazing views with incredible Chilean flavors and local wines, and you have the trip of a lifetime. This itinerary will take you through Santiago, Chilean wine country, and Patagonia. Option to add Easter Island or Atacama Desert extension.


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its beaches and incredible adventure activities, but the culinary traditions of Costa Rica are also not to be missed! Start in San Jose exploring the authentic and delicious local markets, spend a day sampling chocolate and coffee, bathe in the volcanic hot springs, take a cooking class at the base of a volcano, and relax on the beach with delicious cocktails.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Cooking class at the base of a volcano


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud 

A Creole Christmas

A Creole Christmas Mississippi river cruise on the American Queen Steamboat Companies American Duchess is perfect for foodies and history buffs, traveling through the authentic American South. Sampling Cajun fare and viewing palatial mansions decorated for the Holidays. Visit Vicksburg, Natchez, Saint Francisville, Memphis and New Orleans


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Chasing the Gator, Cajun cookbook by Top Chef favorite Isaac Toups plus a $50 per person shipboard credit


Contact Name: David Lauwers


Book by: 10/1/2020

Chocoholic! In Geneva

Exclusively for Saveur readers, Enjoy an incredible Chocolate experience, at one of Geneva’s oldest and most impressive chocolate factories. Switzerland is Chocolate. And Geneva is at its heart. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Exclusively for Saveur readers, Private “Passion Chocolate” experience – chocolate immersion and tasting.


For more information, contact: Amy Siegal  

Croatia

Join a small group and experience Dalmatian markets, ancient ruins, a truffle hunt, oyster tasting, cooking classes and a boat ride to a private island on this 8-day Culinary tour of Croatia.


For more information, contact: David Lauwers

Down Under Culinary Tour

Australia will open your eyes to unique wildlife experiences as well as outstanding landscapes and cultural interactions. This tour includes the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Kangaroo Island and McLaren Vale. Optional extension to the outback and Kimberly Coast.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Wine tasting and gourmet lunch in Hunter Valley. 


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

Culinary Germany: Pretzels and Cake

On your 8-night culinary exploration of southern Germany, start in Munich with a stroll across the city’s most famous outdoor market and try some local snacks. On a day trip outside of Munich, go beer tasting at the Ayinger Brewery, one of Europe’s most advanced, and learn about the German Purity Law. Cap off the day with a visit to a whiskey distillery. Before leaving Munich, learn the intricacies of pretzel making in a private workshop.


For more information, contact: Vicky Malakoff

Discover Portugal's Picture Perfect Wine Country

Portugal's Duoro Valley is a wine lover's paradise. From this stunning 10-acre estate, guests can enjoy daily wine tasting, have a chance to be a winemaker for a day and tour nearby vineyards in style from the comfort of a vintage boat. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: A private tasting at Fort Knox, a one of a kind wine cellar that's home to 100 year old Ports. 


For more information, contact: Caroline Coral

Taste Your Way Through Portugal

Join Portuguese chefs and winemakers to sample traditional fare and vintages that have been perfected over centuries. This eight-day gastronomical adventure features immersive cooking workshops, wine tastings, and private tours of Portugal’s most iconic historic sites - Pena Palace, Belém Tower, and Winston Churchill’s favorite winery, Graham’s Port Lodge. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Preparing local delicacies with Portuguese chefs


For more information, contact: Michele Powell


Book by: 10/1/2020

Fall Foraging and Foliage in Vermont

Get up close and personal with fall foliage and flavors at Twin Farms, an idyllic autumn retreat in Vermont. This all inclusive getaway will feature seasonal meals showcasing produce grown at the property and local farms. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private foraging experience with the Twin Farms pastry chef followed by a high tea. 


For more information, contact: Caroline Coral

Farm to Table Dining on Fenway Park's Rooftop

Boston's cuisine is now known for more than baked beans and Fenway Franks. Since 2015 Green City Growers has partnered with Fenway Park to create a 5,000 square foot rooftop farm near third base. Over 5,900 pounds of fresh produce is harvested from this farm and served to Red Sox fans.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Receive full breakfast daily for two at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel + $100 food & beverage credit to be used at OAK Long Bar and Kitchen.


For more information, contact: Kristen Fernandez

Maine for Foodies

Visit a local winery for a glass of wine with a view, or to a boutique distillery for a homemade gin cocktail. Meet a dairy farmer who produces delicious goat cheeses along with organic soaps, then tour a chocolate factory for a look at the production line.


For more information, contact: Vicky Malakoff

Culinary Escape to Morocco

Enjoy the rich culture and history of Morocco. On your bespoke journey, you will visit and experience the sights that only you want to have. We recommend first-time travelers discover the blue city of Chef Chaouen, the bustling souks of Marrakech, and more.


For more information, contact: Jeanie Colclough, Riveting Trips

Northern Lights

Arrive in Oslo - bundle up and explore the city in all its winter splendor. Duck in and out of museums and restaurants for a little culture and local food. Travel to Tromso, above the Arctic Circle, and get settled in a cozy villa. After dinner prepared by your private chef, step outside onto your terrace to try to spot the Northern Lights


For more information, contact: Diane Eide

Taste Your Way Through New Zealand

Fresh, farm to table cuisine paired with crisp local wines along with the beauty of misty fjords, golden beaches and towering mountains offer a feast for all the senses. With a custom-made itinerary designed only for you, you’ll experience the best New Zealand has to offer.


For more information, contact: Paula Prickett

Ready to Discover Puglia?

Start in Matera and then make your way to Puglia. Visit the trulli homes in Alberobello, stay up late with the locals during a festival, soak in the Adriatic Sea, and explore the smaller towns of this region. Visit an olive oil farm. Guided tour of Matera, Lecce, and Alberobello and Pasta making course.


For more information, contact: Jeanie Colclough

Private Oyster Expedition and Tasting

At only 40 miles long and 30 miles wide, Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the US, but its oysters represent some of the finest in the world. Roughly 14% of Rhode Island's total land area is made up of large bays and inlets which make it the perfect spot for oyster-centric tourism. This exclusive Saveur experience includes a 90-minute expedition on Narragansett Bay with Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski and the team from Walrus and Carpenter Oysters, a customized oyster dining experience at The Chanler at Cliff Walk.


For more information, contact: Amy Siegal, Valerie Wilson Travel

Spa, Scones and Shakespeare

Britain-The birthplace of William Shakespeare and Jane Austin, two literary greats. You will visit their birthplaces, see the Roman spa in Bath and taste its healing waters. On the Isle of Wight you will visit Queen Victoria’s favorite retreat, and stroll the beautiful gardens.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: You will receive a copy of A Celebration of Great British Food by James Martin on your return.


For more information, contact: David Lauwers

Pasta & Cannolo Making Experience at Benanti Winery

Book a 6-night trip to Italy with Live Life Travel, LLC in partnership with Essence of Sicily and receive a complimentary private Pasta & Cannolo Making Experience complete with wine tasting for 2 at Benanti Etna DOC winery (located at the base of Mount Etna).


For more information, contact: Anne Gordon

Private Cooking Class, with Luxury Jungle Stay

Among rice paddies, in the jungle landscapes of Ubud, Capella seamlessly blends into its lush environment, while catering to guests’ every need. Luxury accommodations are complete with infinity plunge pools, copper bathtubs, in-room espresso machines, and custom mini bar trunks.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Capella is offering a private Robatayaki Asian cooking class.


For more information, contact: Amy Siegal

Culinary Gems of California Wine Country

Spend four nights at two of the most beautiful properties in California wine country – one in Napa Valley and one in Sonoma Valley. You will have two nights at Meadowood Napa Valley and two nights at Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma Valley. Meadowood is set on a 250-acre estate, rooms feature fireplaces and terraces, and offer total serenity.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: $300 gift card to The Charter Oak and 3 course dinner at Farmhouse Restaurant.


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

"Al-pack-a" Your Bags for Peru

See why Peru is consistently voted one of the top culinary destinations in the world. Explore Lima's exceptional cuisine, complete with insider tips for the perfect ceviche. Venture to Cusco and the Andes mountains, where you will experience a private Pachamanca and learn to cook an Andean feast. Finally, no trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Private Pachemanca, a Peruvian Harvest Feast


Price: Starts at $8,000 for two people excluding international airfare


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

From Casablanca to Marrakech

Savor the local cuisine in the heart of Casablanca, Morocco, then take a trip to the bustling food markets in Marrakesh for an experience unlike any other. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Tour an Argan oil cooperative


Price: Starts at $8,000 for two people excluding international airfare


For more information, contact: Abby Michaud

Say Aloha to Maui’s Newest Luau

Take your senses to the next level at Andaz Maui’s Mōkapu Luau. Maui’s newest, and arguably most luxurious luau, travelers will enjoy sipping craft cocktails while enjoying the “ohana” style seated dinner. The experience is offered at a classic or premium level, whichever option you choose, your palate will say “mahalo.” 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Guests also staying at the Andaz Maui Wailea Resort will receive room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, daily buffet breakfast for two, $100 USD Spa Services credit,, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.


Price: Starts at $200 per person for Classic Seating, $250 per person for premium seating


For more information, contact: Kristen Lowrey Larson

Ready to See Andrea Bocelli Perform in Italy?

Experience Andrea Bocelli and the best of Italy on this once in a lifetime tour.  We have secured VIP tickets to Andrea Bocelli’s concert in the Tuscan countryside.  Before the concert, enjoy your private tour of ancient Rome and the Vatican. On the night of the concert, you will sample authentic Tuscan cuisine and then experience the concert in his hometown.  You will have VIP tickets and access to Andrea Bocelli’s performance.  After Tuscany, you will arrive in Venice for the last leg of your tour.  Enjoy your own private tour of Venice and gondola ride.


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers:

  • VIP Tickets on section executive at Teatro del Silenzio
  • VIP access to Andrea Bocelli's performance
  • Private roundtrip transfer to Andrea Bocelli Concert
  • Private transfers and tours, including those of Ancient Rome, Trastevere, the Vatican, Tuscany, and Venice.
  • Dinner for two at Contrada restaurant - Castel Monastero
  • Private wine tour with tastings included


Price: $25,000 USD for two people


For more information, contact: Jeanie Colclough

Spring Wine Tasting in Santorini

With vineyards just budding and long, sunny days, springtime is the ideal season to discover Santorini’s wine trails. Travel through the hills and valleys of Santorini, stopping by vineyards and tasting your way through uniquely Greek pours of reds, whites and rosés. A private tour of Venetsanos will give guests insight into the deep history of Santorini’s winemaking culture, and a guided tasting at Gavalas will take you through Greek varietals from Assyrtiko to Xeneloo. 


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: A paired dinner in a 150 year old Secret Wine Cave at Mystique Hotel featuring local produce and wines. 


For more information, contact: Caroline Coral

A Sicilian Food Journey

Uncork a bottle of cold Sicilian Chardonnay to pair with your opulent lunch, made up of fresh pasta just rolled out with the chef in your hands-on cooking class. Savor the sweet scent of pastry shops turning out cannoli and cassata.


For more information, contact: Laney Sachs

Music and Drink of the Deep South

•Take a walking food and drink tour through New Orleans’ French Quarter
•Taste the best whisky that Nashville has to offer
• Nosh at the nation's first combination candy bar
• Learn about the intersection of American Soul music and the Civil Rights Movement


Exclusive to SAVEUR readers: Bayona's scenic courtyard and carriageway will take you back in time, while its cuisine is current, creative and sure to delight. After lunch, enjoy privileged access to the back of the house for a brief meeting and kitchen tour with Bayona's James Beard Award-winning chef, Susan Spicer.


For more information, contact: Vicky Malakoff