Whether you're a connoisseur or simply an enthusiast, a food and wine themed vacation is an exciting and fun way to expand your palate's horizon. Explore cultures and traditions through food and drink as you travel to diverse wine growing regions and gastronomical capitals such as California's lush Napa and Sonoma Valleys, South Africa's Winelands, Mendoza in Argentina, Austria's Wachau Wine Valley and Lyon -- France's epicurean highlight. Along the way, visit beautiful restaurants, farms, vineyards and wineries where you'll enjoy tastings and perhaps meet the owners. Cruise guests also enjoy onboard wine tastings and food pairings as well as lectures hosted by distinguished food and wine authorities.

Most culinary and wine excursions are included in the price of your trip, though there may be some optional activities available for an additional cost. These tours and cruises include accommodations, many meals, transportation and guided sightseeing in the upfront price. We also offer independent vacations that include your hotel stay and may also feature a local host to help you plan your daily activities.