Food Tours


Our Bread and Butter

The ingredients, the table setting, the service, the accompanying view: we design gourmet moments that touch the soul. Above all, we’re passionate about provenance—and we want you to be, too. Join us for truffle hunting in Tuscany, rice harvesting in Laos and organic coffee excursions in California. With our food tours around the globe, the proof really is in the pudding.

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Visit a coffee ranch in Santa Barbara

In chic Southern California sits Valley Heart Ranch, where four different varieties of coffee grow in the fertile terroir. Join us on tours of the awe-inspiring five-acre grounds and try a tasting-and-roasting experience with Coastal Coffee Collective experts.

Later, in the sloping hills, wind down with a coffee-paired picnic prepared by the executive chef at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel.

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Learn how to harvest rice in Laos

Discover how Laotian rice farmers harvest this important grain with a fascinating tour at a local village. Master the techniques for growing and harvesting rice with traditional agricultural tools.

Learn to till the rice paddy with buffalo and taste local whisky made from the harvested crop.

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Mine for Maras salt in Peru

Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and see how salt is harvested from this stunning patchwork of saltpans. Learn about the evaporation harvesting methods from the local communities who handle the site’s salt production.

Considered by many as the finest salt in the world, you can purchase samples and use it in cooking, skincare, medicine or even infused in sweet treats.

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Distil the secrets of Scotch whisky

The Scottish love a wee dram or two, and Scotch whisky is considered the world’s best.

Visit Glen Ord, the oldest distillery in the country, where a master blender will regale on the crafting of these famous casks. Bottoms up!

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Hunt for truffles in Tuscany

The rough-cut diamond of the culinary world, no truffle is finer or rarer than the Tuscan truffle. With an adorable Lagotto Romagnolo dog and expert guide in tow, venture into the countryside to hunt for the delicious treats.

With your bounty in hand, head to Castello Di Casole, A Belmond Hotel for a fragrant four-course truffle dinner created by Chef Daniele Sera.

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Sniff out the secrets of an English garden

Orchards and valleys and fields, oh my! Master the gardening secrets behind the double Michelin-starred cuisine at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond hotel in Oxfordshire.

From micro herbs to edible flowers, witness the magic of garden-to-plate cuisine and learn how to grow outstanding organic produce.

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Explore a Sicilian clam farm

At the meeting point of two saltwater lakes lies Ganzirri, a quaint Sicilian fishing village famed for its clam cultivation. Joined by a local fisherman, discover time-honed harvesting techniques.

Back at his home, you’ll tuck into a delicious lunch of home-made spaghetti alle vongole as the sun shines above the picturesque Messina Strait.

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Go wild in a lemon grove

Amalfi lemons are the kings of the citrus world, known for their large size and delicious, juicy flavour.

Venture into a fragrant grove on the Amalfi Coast and find out how these fruits are cultivated and grown. If life gives you lemons, they better be from the Amalfi Coast.


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