10 Foodie Offerings from Insight Vacations

10 Foodie Offerings from Insight Vacations

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As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, culinary travel continues to be a travel trend in 2018. Insight Vacations has, for years, been ahead of the curve when it comes to epicurean experiences. In fact, Insight was recently awarded "Best Travel Company for Foodies" in the TravelAge West WAVE Awards.

Insight's immersive dining experiences let guests discover countries and cultures through their taste buds with farm-to-table meals, hands-on-cooking classes, dine-at-home evenings with local hosts and more. Here are 10 of Insight's many exceptional foodie offerings:

  1. Oyster Tasting in Croatia: During the ‘Country Roads of Croatia’ journey, travelers accompany Tomislav to his floating barges and watch him harvest oysters straight from the sea.
  2. Locally Sourced Dishes at Ireland’s Iconic Ashford Castle: On the ‘Irish Elegance’ itinerary, travelers dine at the magnificent 800-year-old Ashford Castle where creative cooking and local ingredients reign supreme.
  3. “Dine-at-Home” Dinner in Sarajevo: On the ‘Eastern Capitals and the Dalmatian Riviera’ journey, guests are invited into a Sarajevan family’s home for authentic Bosnian cuisine and stories about the beautiful city’s resilient people, rich culture, and wonderful traditions.
  4. Pasta Making with Chef Lorenzo in Orvieto, Italy: At a restaurant in the medieval heart of Orvieto, guests on the ‘European Dream’ journey learn how to make fresh pasta by hand during a live cooking demonstration by Chef Lorenzo Polegri.
  5. Introduction to Greek Cooking in Olympia: While on the ‘Treasures of Greece and the Islands’ itinerary, guests join a local chef for an entertaining cooking demonstration.
  6. The Art of Strudel-Making in Budapest: On the ‘Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna and Prague’ journey guests visit a traditional strudel house and see pastry chefs at work stretching the dough and readying the fillings.
  7. Traditional Basque Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain: On the ‘Mediterranean Journey’ guests wander through San Sebastián’s Old Town, the hub of the town’s social life, then enjoy some of the best pintxos in the region.
  8. Cornish Coast Experience in Britain: Guests visit a Cornish fishing village during the ‘Best of Britain’ journey and enjoy a Farm-to-Table Celebration Dinner at the edge of Dartmoor National Park.
  9. Paella Demonstration in Valencia, Spain: While on the ‘Highlights of Spain’ journey, guests meet the chef at a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn the traditional recipe for paella during a cooking demonstration.
  10. Dine-At-Home in Portugal: On the ‘Country Roads of Portugal’ trip guests journey through rolling, vine-laden hills to Quinta de Marrocos, home of the Sequeira family. There they learn about the family’s passion for wine making, and join them for a farm-to-table dinner.

If any of these itineraries interest you, or to hear about more, contact one of our AAA Travel Consultants to help you select, plan and book your epicurean delight.