Sip rare Scottish Society Whiskies as you cruise across Loch Lomond
If you like the finer things in life, book one of these trips that are perfect for food and wine aficionados. Contact a country specialist at Lightfoot Travel to start planning
Whisky tours don’t get much better than this. Not only do you get to stay in a string of luxury hotels, but on this eight-day tour you will be able to visit the country’s oldest distillery in the Highlands, view one of the latest collections of Scottish whiskies in the world and sip rare Scottish Society Whiskies as you cruise across Loch Lomond.
Oenophiles will love this eight-day food and wine tour of France. You will start your trip with a stay at a hotel in a vineyard in Medoc, then you will head to the Pauillac region where they make the famed Chateau Laffite Rothschild. From here to you will go to Les Sources de Caudalie hotel that offers spa treatments using produce from its vineyards before you move on to Cognac and visit Remy Martin. The finale to your trip will be a food and wine pairing at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. Magnifique!
Start your stay in idyllic hilltop villages of Istria surrounded by olive groves. After a spot of sightseeing, make a stop at the Chivalon Olive Oil Estate, where you can enjoy lunch featuring the award-winning extra virgin olive oil. Then try your hand at truffle hunting and see if you can find the Croatian version of white gold. If you are unsuccessful don’t worry, you will still have the chance to taste an array of dishes including olive oil with truffles, salami with truffles and even vanilla ice cream with this fabulous fungi.
From bustling Cape Town to the stunning Garden Route, South Africa has many foodie treats for you to discover. Start your nine-day stay in South Africa with a stop at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel set in the small vineyard that overlooks Table Mountain. Then find out more about the people and their culture by taking a street food tour of Cape Town. You will get to enjoy the famed samp and beans (meat stew), a koesister (spicy donut) and boerewors (traditional South African sausage). A picnic lunch at Cape Point, dinner in the bush and tours of vineyards will follow.
Head to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting at Tyrell’s Vineyard. Then stop for lunch at The Tuscany Wine Estate before taking a hot air balloon flight over the picturesque region. Finally, join the Executive Chef Phillip Collis at the Hunter Valley Cooking School and create a three-course meal while overlooking the vineyards.
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