London and Paris, contrasting capitals with far too much to experience. Both can be overwhelming, so many sights and places to discover. But with food as a focus you can journey through the famous and unknown; delightful old neighborhoods, vibrant traditional markets, wine tasting in an art gallery, high tea and macarons, Michelin dining plus street-side specialties. This is London and Paris for foodies. It’s also an intimate travel experience using food and flavors as a lens. Begin planning your...
London – First Night in the Heart of London
London overwhelms at first. Monuments rise upon the skyline, narrating centuries of changing design, Big Ben to the Shard and beyond. Elegant townhouses line central streets, a glimmer of old glory still standing proudly amidst the changing face of the capital. Red double-decker buses and black Hackney carriages (traditional London taxis) pass by. You see tube station signs, statuesque heroes, plus all those other snippets that make the British capital so unique. All this and you’ve not reached the hotel yet. Transfer from the airport to the heart of London and reach your five-star suite just steps from the Thames. While London is huge, it’s remarkable how much of the city is within a small and walkable central area either side of the river.
A day is left free for any exploration according to your mood. Combine a hearty pub meal and a pint of craft bitter with the jet lag, and you’ll probably be asleep before long. The late Victorian-era pubs are a good place to be on the first evening of a food tour. Standards have improved enormously in recent decades, going from pub grub to gourmet cuisine without changing the menu. Think lamb shank, shepherd’s pie, fish, and chips, or a meaty pie that only Britain could produce. In recent years, the world has seen a craft beer revolution; London pubs have been pulling cask ales and bitters for centuries before it became fashionable. There’s always a unique pint to swill down the food.
London – Tasting the Best on a London Food Tour
London – Royal London Including High Tea at the Ritz
London – London at Your Pace Plus Three-Star Michelin Dining
Paris – A Stroll Along the Seine and Louvre VIP Tour With Wine Tasting
Paris – Chocolate and Macaron Walking Tour of Saint-Germain
Paris – Art and Street Food of the Famous Montmartre
Paris – Versailles, Bistro Wine and Cheese Tasting and Parisian Michelin Dining
Paris – Departure
- Celebrate British delicacies with a walking tour through Central London, one that quickly debunks stereotypes of the nation’s cuisine
- Learn all about chocolate and macarons with a walking tour through Saint-Germain, a Parisian neighborhood where you’re encouraged to get your fingers sticky with sugar
- Combine wine tasting with fine art on a VIP evening tour of the Louvre, the Michelangelo and Botticelli masterpieces enjoyed before Champagne and Burgundy Pinot Noir
- High tea at the Ritz is an extravagant and iconic London experience, an indulgent interlude to a day spent exploring Royal London
- Artistic tales and delicate street food join hands in Montmartre, another Paris neighborhood full of culinary nuance
- Dine at standout Michelin restaurants with prime reservations in both capital cities
- Explore London and Paris at your own pace, wandering famous rivers, discovering legendary sights, and finding how food is at the heart of everything
- Enjoy a tutored wine and cheese tasting in a Parisian bistro and walk through the Palace of Versailles
- Sample produce in traditional London markets and tick off many of the city’s central landmarks
London and Paris can be hard cities to visit. There’s so much to do, so many places to be, so much to see and experience. You can’t ever see it all even if you live there. So you need some focus, something to guide you through the neighborhoods and never-ending landmarks, a lens from which to explore the famous capitals. This handcrafted tour isn’t just for food lovers. It’s for the curious and intrigued, the traveler who wants to admire the iconic sights but see more than just the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. Food is your lens, the raison d’etre that satisfies the soul and indulges all the senses. A food tour is not just about what you taste. It’s where a food lovers tour of London and Paris is able to take you.
Food is universal. It also has little use for the status quo in London and Paris. You’re equally likely to find something tasty down an atmospheric Victorian lane as a glamorous royal eatery. Food also takes you to neighborhoods that don’t always see a tourist’s eye, markets that hum with tradition, people passionate about their craft, and scenes that transcend ideas of a modern European capital. You can never see everything in London or Paris. But with several nights in each city, you can delve into the famous and the unknown, with every turn bringing another culinary standout.
British food has a terrible reputation, one that’s unfounded in the modern era. There is more to the cuisine that greasy fry-ups, especially in London. After a relaxed first evening in the capital, you taste the best of British on a London food tour, everything from Welsh salami to indulgent pies and champagne-style bubbles. Tour the markets, sample the organic, and follow the journey from farm to table. The next day has a regal feel, the royal sites of Central London combined with a famous high tea experience at the Ritz. You discover London at your own pace before a spot of Michelin dining takes the foodie experience from the east-end market to glitz and glamor.
Take the train to Paris and step out into the city of lights. Stroll the River Seine for an overview of the most famous sights, then step into the Louvre Museum for a VIP tour with wine tasting. Visit Saint-Germain, the iconic home of chocolatiers and macarons, place to satisfy your sweet cravings, and get your hands sticky. Montmartre is another neighborhood best viewed through a foodie lens, stories of the impressionists combining with delicate street flavors. Discover the Palace of Versailles and return to the city for tutored wine and cheese tasting in a traditional bistro, plus Michelin dining to round off this eight-day tour.
$3,649 per person (excluding international flights)
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