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TRAVEL, EAT, AND LEARN WITH US

Venture into the mountains of Crete to cook over the fires at a traditional Greek taverna. Try your hand at shaping authentic orecchiete pasta in Puglia. Stop to pet the cows at a small, family-owned Parmigiano-Reggiano producer. See the world—through the eyes of chefs.

Click the images above to learn more about our upcoming culinary tours, or watch the video below for an insider’s look at one of our adventures!

 

ABOUT OUR CULINARY TOURS

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CULINARY EXPERTS TO GUIDE YOU

Each trip features a well-known culinary expert, chef, or cookbook author intimately familiar with the regional cuisine, who will cook, teach, and tour alongside us. 

 

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A Small Group of Congenial Travelers

Meet your new foodie friends! Oldways trips are limited to about three dozen participants—enough to interact with a variety of interesting people without feeling that you’re part of a crowd. 

 

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Historical and Cultural Context

We may focus on the food, but visits to museums, ancient ruins, and artisans provide fascinating context. On every trip, you’ll learn from local historical guides.

 

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Rare, Outside-the-Guidebook Experiences

You might just get to spend the night in an Italian castle, cook in the kitchen of a countess, or four-wheel drive into the Moroccan mountains for lunch in a Berber tent. With Oldways’ extensive culinary connections around the world, you’re in for an experience unlike any other. 

PAST TRIPS

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Veneto, Italy (April 2019)

Crete, Greece (October 2018)

An Insider’s Italian Culinary Adventure (May 2018)

Sicily (April 2018)

Andalusia Spain (November 2017)

Liguria & Menton (March 2017)

Greece (November 2016)

Emilia Romagna (May 2016)

Turkey (March 2015)

Umbria (March 2014)

Madrid (November 2013)

Puglia (March 2013)

Pantelleria (September 2012)

Turkey (March 2012)

Normandy (April 2010)

Morocco (December 2008)

Istanbul (March 2007)

Tuscany (2006)

Puglia (November 2006)

Sicily (November 2005)

WHAT TRAVELERS SAY

“The presentation at lunch on the first day was worth the cost of admission alone.”
Traveler to Sicily, Italy

“This type of tour attracts people of like passions and automatically creates a friendly tour environment.”
Traveler to the Veneto, Italy

“You all worked together to make it a memorable trip where we only had to show up and enjoy the experience. That is no easy feat.”
Traveler to Morocco

“Our tour group got along famously…The people who join are of like minds. Their passions and hobbies are similar as well as their attention to the details of the ingredients of a dish, to the presentation of the meal, and pairing of the wine. In four words: We had a blast.”
Traveler to Veneto, Italy

“Susan Loomis, our guest chef, added greatly to our experience of the region through our market day tour, daily excursions to dairy/ sheep/oyster farms and cooking demonstrations. I read her book and tried several recipes before traveling and so felt I knew her already when we met in Honfleur! The size of the group is perfect – one bus load!”
Traveler to Normandy

“The tour you created was pure magic. So much delicious food, working hand in hand with valuable knowledge and helpful cooking techniques. The perfect trifecta!”
Traveler to Veneto, Italy

 

“Having been on several Oldways trips the “trip chefs” were a definite bonus. They answered questions about the foods, procurement, history and numerous other questions you think of when reading cookbooks but can’t ask. They help one understand the background of foods and how they evolve in today’s world.”
Traveler to Istanbul, Piedmont, Sicily, and Tuscany

“Our trip to Normandy with Oldways was a unique experience…Our lunches and dinners were multi-course regional foods that were beautifully presented… At each meal, we were given an informative overview of the food and its preparation by Susan Herrmann Loomis.”
Traveler to Normandy

“My first Oldways travel trip won’t be my last. Fabulous adventure with a stellar cast!”
Traveler to Veneto, Italy

“It’s great to be able to put the food into a cultural context and to see it in its natural home. There are often other unexpected bonuses, too. When my daughter and I did Piedmont we met people who remembered WWII and we saw things like escape tunnels built into wine cellars. Experiences like that make Oldways tours different from a ‘normal’ tour: They try to connect you to the people on a personal level. We love traveling with Oldways!”
Traveler to Piedmont

“I especially enjoyed seeing the Bayeaux Tapestry, Mont St. Michel and the D-Day museum and beaches. I feel that Oldways gives travel experiences that would be difficult to get on one’s own, such as our trip to the dairy farm, the sheep farm, and the oyster farm.”
Traveler to Normandy

“Paula Wolfert and Patricia Wells were just wonderful as guest chefs. They introduced us to the bounty of the region and gave us an inside look at the local production of duck, lambs, prunes, wines and cheese. Every day was filled with special culinary events: trip to winery with cooking demo and lunch, trip to foie gras museum and lunch under the apple trees, trip to the prune museum and canal boat ride. Trip to the lamb farm and another Bordeaux winery. Dinner at Bordeaux winery. Fabulous tour of cheese cave in Bordeaux.”
Traveler to Bordeaux

“Travelers whom we met on more than one trip have become friends. We exchanged email addresses and some we see on a regular basis when we’re in the same part of the country.”
Traveler to Istanbul, Piedmont, Sicily, and Tuscany