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Indulge in a year of foodie adventures with our top gastronomic trips

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From Finnish kotas to the Winelands of Stellenbosch, our 2022 foodie tours are exactly what all you gastronomes have been waiting for. No doubt you’ll want to make up for lost time, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite gourmet adventures to whet your appetite. So, just imagine, no slaving over a hot stove for at least eight days as you indulge in taste sensations from around the world.

Bucket-list adventures for 2022

Llamas on the Inca Trail

2022 is the year for making up for lost time. Before taking the plunge, it's worth remembering that some trips are best experienced if you're well prepared. The trek to Machu Picchu, a wilderness cycling quest through Namibia, or glacier hiking in Iceland, are all far more enjoyable if you're ready for the adventure ahead. 

Below are some of our most iconic trips-of-a-lifetime, with journeys that ideally prepare you for the experience, making the training as fantastic as the final destination – and handily checking off some extra bucket list adventures as you go.

Uncover the Legends of Jordan with our Local Leaders

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

From the striking carved Treasury in the Rose Red City of Petra to the other-worldly desert landscapes in the Wadi Rum, it comes as no surprise that Jordan has continued to enchant visitors for centuries. Inhabited by humans since the Palaeolithic period, you’ll find that every traveller has left their mark on this beautiful Middle Eastern gem. With most of their monuments remaining remarkably intact, you can still visit Roman amphitheatres, Crusader castles and cities filled with intricate Christian mosaics on our adventures in Jordan.

Pepper Trail: Bird Detective

Guinean Cock of the Rock

The setting: somewhere in New Mexico. Oil field waste pits have not been properly netted to protect wildlife from their toxic mixture. Migratory birds, mistaking these holding ponds for water, have become trapped and died. The oil companies are in clear violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but Fish and Wildlife Special Agents need help in building their case. How many birds have been affected? How many species? Are any endangered? Time to call Pepper Trail, bird detective.

Indulge in Europe's unique flavours with these 5 Foodie Tours

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Introducing you to a selection of some of the greatest gastronomy regions across the globe, including Sicilian street foods, traditional Finnish dishes and delicious glasses of the Portuguese Vinho Verde, our foodie tours will pique the palate of any discerning gourmand. Whether it’s visiting a local food market or getting hands-on at a cookery class, the itineraries on our foodie tours let you discover regional delicacies that give you a real flavour of each destination.

Discover the fascinating history of Matera, Italy’s remarkable city of stone

A visit to Matera is one like no other. Take the opportunity to discover this incredible city in Italy, with an adventure to the remote southern region of Basilicata. Renowned for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, it delivers magnificent views of rock caves and old stone buildings that rise to a pinnacle and twinkle with light on the city’s warm evenings.

Explore Southern Sicily On The Perfect Cycling Holiday Adventure

Ragusa Town, Italy

Sicily is a true Mediterranean gem just off Italy’s coastline, filled with diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and delicious traditional cuisine. Our Cycling in Sicily trip is an excellent way to uncover the island’s fascinating history, warm hospitality and interesting culinary influences that blends different cultures while keeping all of Italy's original charm.

Your Guide To The USA’s Greatest National Parks

Yellowstone Geyser

In the USA, everything happens on a grand scale – from the bustling cities to the portion sizes at dinner! And for us, the USA’s national parks are a true jewel in the crown of this larger-than-life country.

With a total of 423 national park sites in the United States, it might be hard to decide where to head to first. Luckily, we’ve shared our favourites to help you narrow it down!

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