Culinary Delights

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Culinary Delights

Taste the world. Where there’s people, there’s food, and every country’s cuisine is as unique as its culture. New tastes and textures can be found on Mediterranean coastlines, between Asian mountain ranges, in the cultural centres and rural villages of Europe, and within the countless cultures of the international community. Embrace adventure with all your senses.

Call us to help you plan your next food trip.

Culinary River Cruises through Europe

Enter a food-lover’s paradise in the land of haute cuisine—France! Immerse yourself in the country’s delectable flavours, decadent aromas, and delightful textures. Join the included Taste of Normandy excursion and visit the award-winning Domaine St. Hippolyte, a picturesque hillside cheese farm surrounded by a fragrant grove of apple trees. Here, you will be served a lovely lunch, with a tasting of cheeses produced right at the farm. On board, a pastry demonstration, special crêpes lunch, cheese & wine tasting, and food-and-wine-pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine will send your taste-buds into overdrive
A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence
March 31, 2020 from $3259
**single supplement waived for this sailing



11 day sailing Oct 19, 2019
Verandah suties from $5949 cdn p.p.
With OLife Choice*, our limited-time inclusive package, enjoy Roundtrip Airfare* and Free Internet plus choose one:
FREE – 6 Shore Excursions
FREE – Beverage Package
FREE – $600 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
From Boston Public Market to artisanal breweries and gourmet shops in Halifax, our exciting new Culinary Discovery Tours™ in Canada and New England invite you on chef-led adventures that explore some of my favorite epicurean hot spots in the region. As Riviera travels along the New England coastline and the Northeastern coast of Canada this fall, we set out to design a set of new Culinary Discovery Tours™ that would bring the heart of the region’s culinary traditions to life and showcase the Northeast’s unique ingredients, dishes and innovations. This fall, we’re excited to introduce three brand new tours that dive into the local food scenes, take you on chef-curated tasting adventures and celebrate classic dishes.
Below is a sneak peek at the new tours!
Boston, Massachusetts
Culinary Discovery Tour: Chef Insider’s Tour of Boston
Enjoy the rare experience of seeing Boston through the eyes of a local celebrity chef on this epicurean adventure. Browse the colorful stalls at Boston Public Market and then spend time discovering more about the life and passions of Michelin-star chef and Boston legend Barbara Lynch as you enjoy seasonal fare and wine at two of her top Boston restaurants. This is a truly unforgettable day offering an insider’s glimpse into the culinary mecca that is Boston.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Culinary Discovery Tour: Trendy Halifax Chef-Led Foodie Tour
Enjoying a reputation as a trendy culinary destination, Halifax is bustling with artisanal breweries, restaurants and gourmet food shops. Join your Culinary Center chef and a local food expert for a unique gourmet tour, visiting local establishments selected for their inspired offerings that reflect the local food culture. Your tasting adventure in this burgeoning foodie paradise includes a savory charcuterie and wine pairing, a cider and seafood tasting, and a craft beer flight paired with Halifax’s signature snack.
Newport, Rhode Island
Culinary Discovery Tour: Culinary & Architectural Jewels of Newport
Join a James Beard award-winning chef for a memorable seafood luncheon and oyster-shucking demonstration at an elegant waterfront restaurant in Newport. Enjoy a tasting of the freshly shucked oysters paired with sparkling wine as a prelude to your delectable meal. Afterwards take a leisurely drive along Newport’s gorgeous coastline, spotting some of the famed mansions such as The Breakers.

5 Star Global Gourmet Dining®

Sandals Resorts have as many as 16 Unique Restaurants Per Resort

With all the unique culinary concepts, you’ll enjoy a level of variety, quality and creativity that’s simply unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean. Each restaurant is proudly run by world-class chefs who are as authentic as the cuisine they serve. And with six varietals of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wine, your meals are always perfectly paired. Best of all, you can dine wherever and whenever you wish – all day, every day, because it’s always included and always unlimited.

Contact us for your next culinary adventure at Sandals!


Croatia (ZagrebRovinjZadarSplitDubrovnik)

Delight in oysters fresh from the farm, hunt for wild truffles, and cook with a local family. An authentic experience through the gastronomic landscape of Croatia awaits!

Starting in the nation’s capital, Zagreb, set out on a private tour of the city with a dedicated guide, and uncover the gastronomic history of the city. Venture through the aquamarine Plitvice Lakes, one of the country’s scenic wonders, en route to Rovinj where an exceptional Chef’s Table dinner experience will delight the senses. Head out into the Istria region and meet up with a local truffle hunter and his dog for a private demonstration on how to hunt for this revered fungal delicacy. Have some of Europe’s best trout en route to Zadar, from where you’ll explore Pag Island, renowned for its cheese. Cook with a local family in Split, and then delight in the finest oysters of Ston, as you explore an oyster farm. Tour the old city walls of historic Dubrovnik with a private guide, then set out on a sunset cruise to the Elaphiti Islands for a serene dinner experience. Explore old fishing villages and the beautiful Konavle countryside, a fine conclusion to your culinary adventure.

13 days from $11,466 per person*
Taste oysters, cheeses, wines, and more on private guided gastro-tours.
Hunt for exotic truffles with a local hunter and his dog in Istria.
Delight in a chef’s table dinner experience.
Enjoy a cooking lesson in the home of a local family.
Curated selection of luxury accommodations.



FROM $3969 Per person in double occupancy – land only
Arrival in Lisbon must be on a Sunday as cooking classes start Mondays.

7 night accommodation with buffet breakfast:
1 night in Lisbon and 6 nights in Evora at 4*hotels

1st day from Lisbon airport to Hotel in Lisbon
2nd day from Hotel in Lisbon to Hotel in Evora
8th day from Hotel in Evora to Lisbon
(Lisbon airport or Hotel in Lisbon)
* 5 cooking classes with cooking supplies
* Visit of 2 wineries with 3 wine tastings:
3rd day Herdade do Esporão winery
6th day Herdade da Cartuxa winery
*Other meals included:
2nd day lunch at a local restaurant in Evora and dinner after cooking class
3rd day lunch after cooking class and dinner at the medieval village of Monsaraz
4th day lunch after cooking class
5th day lunch at a local restaurant in Vila Viçosa
6th day lunch after cooking class and farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Evora
7th day lunch after cooking class
* Guided tours with English speaking guide, with fees included:
Evora (Roman Temple, Cathedral, Bones Chapel)
Monsaraz (pottery village of S. Pedro do Corval and walking tour in the medieval village)
Estremoz (14th century castle)
Vila Viçosa (Ducal Palace of Bragança’s, Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Conception

Chile & Wine Tour

The perfect tour for the food and wine lovers.

Daily departures May 1 to Dec 20, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 Meals

from $4699 CA per person

• Chilean cooking class in Santiago (stop at the market to pick the fresh produce)
• Visit of a winery and tasting in Rosario Valley
• Visit of a winery and tasting in Millahue Valley
• Visit of 2 wineries and tasting in Colchagua Valley
• Visit of 2 wineries and tasting in Maipo Valley
• Round trip airport transfers
• Meet and greet by our local representatives
• Accommodation at 3« and 4« hotels, 7 breakfasts and 6 lunches
• English/Spanish speaking local guides during the visits
• City tour of Santiago, city tour of Valparaiso, visit of a museum, cooking class and visit of 6 wineries
• Hotel taxes and fees

Tuscany Gourmet & Cinque Terre

Slow food certified Guaranteed tour
from $2599 per person LAND ONLY. (Based on October 7)
Guaranteed departures
May 20th, June 10th, Sept. 5th, Oct. 7th, 2019
• 6 nights in charming 4* hotels with buffet breakfast
• 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes ( Slow Food welcome
dinner, one lunch after the cooking lesson, one lunch with cooking
show , one farewell dinner)
• 3 tastings of a selection of wines
and/or typical products from the Tuscany region
• 1 Cooking lesson
• Half day guided visit of Florence (no entrance fees included)
• Transportation by motor coaches
• Baggage handling for the full duration of the tour
• Professional tour directors

Provence Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

St-Remy to Gordes & Roussillon

“Provence is made for cooking,” raves writer Luke Barr in Travel + Leisure. With this tour , you’ll walk in the very forests, fields and orchards that nurture each produit du terroir. Sample wine where the grapes are grown. And expand your culinary repertoire alongside our charming local friends. Provence was made for this.

Learn about the secrets of classic Provençal dishes in a cooking class with a renowned local chef
Stroll through vibrant markets and meet merchants peddling the fresh flavors of the Luberon
Enjoy locally grown olives, goat cheese wrapped in oak leaves, herbes de Provence and other tantalizing Provençal specialties
Hike unspoiled routes through limestone hills, perched villages and picturesque vineyards

read detailed itinerary here: Provence Active Culinary walking & hiking tour

7 Days Italian Cooking and Yoga Holiday in Puglia, Italy

This Italian cooking class and yoga retreat is immersed in the nature at few kilometers from the sea in the south of Italy in the hearth of Apulia. During your cooking holiday in Italy, you will become competent in many other dishes made with vegetables and Mediterranean spices. This Italian cooking class in South Italy in Apulia is done with expert village women who will reveal the secrets of delicious Mediterranean cuisine!
At the Italian cooking class, we will make together a wide range of Mediterranean appetizers and typical Apulian including stuffed meatballs, rolls, tomatoes under oil, bruschetta, pancakes with sauces and plenty of others. In this Italian cookery course, you will prepare different type of fresh pasta like Cavatelli, Orecchiette in the authentic way with typical sauces. You will acquire knowledge of how to make pizza and focaccia barese with different stone ground flour.
All participants of the Italian cooking classes will receive a cookbook including recipes of all the dishes made during their stay, an exclusive apron and a certificate on completion of the Italian cooking course. Vedaguru Centre has chosen dishes that can easily be made at home, using ingredients that you can find in the market wherever you live.
You will experience Italian cooking lessons every day during this retreat. Before each day, you will have daily morning Hatha yoga lessons before breakfast from Sunday to Friday. Tour will be done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Italian cooking classes
Round trip airport transfers
Daily morning Hatha yoga lessons
Culinary tour, and cultural and nature tour
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
7 nights of accommodation
Skill level
Yoga styles
Yoga mat and free bicycle are provided.
8 days / 7 nights
Available from now to November 30, 2019
double room from US$1,335
Single room from US$1448