A luxury culinary tour may be one of the quickest ways to learn all you can about a particular destination. Sharing a meal requires no language. But it kicks your senses of taste and smell into high gear. And if you pay close attention, every dish tells its own distinct story. Indeed, the ingredients used give you a lesson on the local geography, the climate, the regional industries, and the local wildlife. If you are lucky enough to be in the kitchen while a meal is being prepared, you will often bear witness to traditional techniques and a history passed down not through recipe cards, but learned by being present while the magic happens.

During a luxury culinary tour, fast friends are always made at the dinner table. Folks from all walks of life compare comfort foods and delicacies to memories of their own family favorites. These authentic experiences and behind the scenes glimpses into the art of dining enhance each of these tours from Ker & Downey.

Indulge in luxury culinary tours across the globe.

Perhaps you want to explore sprawling vineyards and get hands-on with vinters. Or rather, you long to hunt through rows of fragrant spices and fresh fish in busy marketplaces. Maybe you wish to experience private cooking classes with culinary legends. No matter the desire, Ker & Downey has a luxury culinary journey perfectly suited to you.

Here we take a closer look at just a few of our favorite luxury culinary tours around the world. For example, Hobart, Tasmania, boasts a flourishing wine and food scene, and our local guides know the best kept culinary secrets of the city. Likewise, our itinerary Savoring Japan traverses markets, production facilities, and kitchens where sushi, Kobe beef, and tempura come to life. And finally South Africa, with all of its cosmopolitan culture and wine-making history, comes into focus.

Wine and dine your way through some of the best global destinations for gourmands and experience. Ker & Downey’s luxury culinary tours promise it all. Contact your luxury travel consultant to begin your journey.