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<p>Europe's food and wine capture each country's distinct personalities, the charm of specific regions, and the unique delicacies of microclimates that have shaped the flavors of the Western World for centuries.</p><p>From the countrysides of Spain to the terraced hills of Portugal, the renowned vineyards of France to the elegant villas of Italy, the high-altitude vines of Switzerland to the Hungarian Steppe, Greek islands, Croatian coastline, and German riverbanks all add to the alluring gastronomy that speaks to an intertwining, flavorful journey.</p><p>Discover the possibilities for your Europe Food &amp; Wine trip with these sample itineraries.</p>

Europe's food and wine capture each country's distinct personalities, the charm...

Europe's food and wine capture each country's distinct personalities, the charm of specific regions, and the unique delicacies of microclimates that have shaped the flavors of the Western World for centuries.

From the countrysides of Spain to the terraced hills of Portugal, the renowned vineyards of France to the elegant villas of Italy, the high-altitude vines of Switzerland to the Hungarian Steppe, Greek islands, Croatian coastline, and German riverbanks all add to the alluring gastronomy that speaks to an intertwining, flavorful journey.

Discover the possibilities for your Europe Food & Wine trip with these sample itineraries.

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Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano surrounded by Tuscan countryside
Food-Lover's Tour of Tuscany and Umbria

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,271

Along with the rich culture and abundant historical sites, this 9-day tour of central Italy is designed to showcase the gastronomic greatness of the places you visit. From Umbria to Tuscany, the beating heart of Italian olive oil and wine production will be yours to enjoy along with the many other culinary delights. By the time you depart, you will have a better understanding of Italy's love affair with food.

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Coastal vineyards in Basque Country, Spain
Essence of Spanish Food, Wine, and Culture Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,987

Flavor is the focus during your 8-day food and wine tour of Spain. Historic tastes shape contemporary culture as you search for aromas of peony and green strawberry in Txakoli wine. Indulge in earthy scents of leather and tobacco when sipping La Rioja. Bask in San Sebastian’s traditional pintxos and embrace Madrid’s authentic tapas. From grand urban architecture to charming villages, you will delight in a new flavorful perspective of Spain.

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Bled Castle in Slovenia.
Wine and Alpine Splendor Tour in Central Europe

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Indulge in the grandeur of the alps and the heritage of Central Europe during this 14-day luxury tour of Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. Regal castles and charming villages capture diverse cultural layers. From sipping premier wine to lounging in an outdoor spa and enjoying a traditional tavern to searching for secluded ibex, this active tour immerses you in the delights of Central Europe's soaring summits and grand imperial palaces.

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Medieval Motovun surrounded by vineyards in Croatia
Food & Wine of Croatia in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,755

Indulge in authentic flavor and elegant scenery during your luxury 10-day Croatia gastronomy tour. Experience exclusive wines, traditional cuisine, rustic cooking, and decadent ingredients as you wander from verdant countrysides to regal islands. Uncover the character of famous wines, sample the splendor of iconic dishes, and enjoy the welcoming ambiance of Croatian culture as you taste your way from the Istrian Peninsula to Dubrovnik.

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Typical Spanish tapas from Bilbao
Culinary Beacons of Europe: Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,273

The best part of European travel is the abundance of beauty wherever you look, and this 14-day tour of Southern France and Northern Spain is designed to introduce you to both region's endless beauty and charm. From the fertile vineyards of the Bordeaux wine region to the tasty tapas of Santiago de Compostela, this unique tour will ensure your enjoyment of each destination.

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Discover the famous Colosseum, which takes you back in time to Ancient Rome.
Immersive Southern Italy and Sicily Tour: Food, Culture, and History

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,859

During this immersive 8-day vacation, you will discover the rich history, lively culture, and delicious cuisine of the area. Picturesque towns and stunning landscapes can be found throughout southern Italy and Sicily. Exclusive tours and private tastings will be enjoyed at every destination as you indulge in la dolce vita during this unforgettable vacation.

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Wheels of parmigiano-reggiano on display in Parma, Italy
Spectacular Luxury Food Tour of Italy

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,951

The cuisine of the Italian Peninsula is an expression of joy blending on masterful artistry that you can sample, explore, and indulge in during your 11-day gourmet Italy tour. This culinary journey uncovers the ingredients but also the traditional heritage of its people. From truffles to Carbonara, Parmigiano to regional wines, discovering the food scene of Italy is diving into historic techniques and renowned local flavors.

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Enjoying an evening glass of wine at Château de Gilly near Dijon in the Burgundy region in France.
Ultimate French Wine Tour: Burgundy and Alsace

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,145

Sample breathtaking wines and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine during this 10-day wine and food tour of France. This tour focuses on the ultimate wine road through the Burgundy and Alsace regions. Picturesque villages, dramatic castles, and inspiring cooking classes will capture your imagination, while wine cellars, half-timbered homes, and Michelin-starred restaurants will enrich your experience. During this tour, you will experience the essence of France.

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Mountainside monastery in Muenstertal, Black Forest region in Germany.
Enticing Food Tour of Germany: Michelin Stars to Local Taverns

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Meander around Germany on this perfect 10-day food tour, from Rhine Valley and Black Forest flavors to Bavaria and potato dumplings. Handcrafted so that you can explore the full breadth of German flavors, these ten days include Riesling and microbreweries, Michelin dining, tiny local taverns, charming cities, and superb landscapes. This trip offers ten days of gastronomy that is often overlooked when traveling to Germany.

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Vineyards in Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy
Luxury Italy Wine Tour of the Top Regions

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

Embrace the marvels of Italian flavor and the splendor of Italy's scenery during this 9-day luxury Italy wine tour. You will have an immersive experience of the wine culture and Italy's fabulous history of wine consumption, which will reveal sumptuous vines, elegant tastings, and exclusive excursions. From regal estates to stately panoramas, you will wander through antique cellars, stroll through medieval towns, and sample the spirit of Italy through its illustrious wines.

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San Gimignano village surround by vineyards in Tuscany, Italy
11-Day Luxury Wine Tour of Tuscany

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,575

With layers of wine and preserved tradition to guide you, your 11-day Tuscany luxury tour revels in art from the museums to the kitchens, the piazzas to the markets. Witness architectural grandeur, sample the delicacies of restraint, and embrace the essential tastes of the grapevine. The Uffizi to Montepulciano’s terraced vineyards, the Accademia to San Gimignano’s towers, when discovering Tuscany, even the simple can feel opulent.

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Vineyards in Douro Valley, Portugal
Iberian Gastronomy Delights: 7-Day Food Tour of Spain and Portugal

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,179

On this 7-day tour of Spain and Portugal, traverse the Iberian Peninsula like a true gourmand and indulge in the finest cuisine that these countries have to offer. From Spain’s remarkable Basque Country to Barcelona’s Mediterranean coast, you can eat and drink your way through Western Europe’s most spectacular destinations. Attend a Fado show that will be accompanied by a traditional Portuguese meal, explore the Douro Wine region with tastings, and explore Basque Country with a pintxos tour.

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Spain Food and Wine Tour for Seniors

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,095

Travel from the Catalan capital to the thriving wine-growing region in the Basque Country on this 13-day Spain food-and-wine adventure for seniors. Briefly embrace the vibrance of Madrid before embarking on a journey of food and wine discovery amid mesmerizing architecture, captivating cathedrals, quaint coastal gems, and old-world charm. With impressive flavors and endless allure, you will experience the best of classic northern Spain over two weeks.

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7-Day Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,501

During this custom-tailored 7-day food and wine tour, immerse yourself in the great beauty of Italy, which is featured in soaring cypress trees, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and medieval towns. Sample noble vines, discover authentic local cuisine, and bask in the sumptuous flavors of sensational treats, from chocolate to gelato, for a sensational introduction to the food and wine of Tuscany.

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How to Plan a Trip to Europe: Frequently Asked Questions
Orange and blue umbrellas on the beach in Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy
How to Plan a Trip to Europe: Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you want to spend time on Mediterranean beaches or explore the history and mythology of Italy and Greece, our answers to the most common travel questions can help you plan your Europe trip.

As you consider a summer vacation on European islands or an itinerary off the beaten path to unique destinations in Switzerland and beyond, the information in this guide shares tips to make your travel planning more manageable and your experiences more enjoyable.

We share the best time to visit Europe for your custom trip, ideas on how many days to spend there, if you should visit multiple destinations, insight into the top things to do, and more.

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16 Best Food & Wine Destinations in Europe
Vineyards in southwestern France
16 Best Food & Wine Destinations in Europe

Europe has culture and heritage, and food and wine tell the story of both past and present in these best food and wine destinations.

History across the continent is specific to each country, but also intertwined with surroundings that have connected empires, epics, and the delicious flavors that stem from the unique landscapes. From pairing wines with Tuscan cheeses to enjoying pintxos in San Sebastian, the best food and wine in Europe will tease your palate on trips to these famous culinary destinations.

Whether looking for dramatic hanging vineyards or plains draped with vines, this list gives you our recommendations for the best food and wine destinations in Europe.

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Europe Travel Guide
Half timber building along the canal in Colmar, France
Europe Travel Guide

There are no limits to what you can discover and enjoy in Europe.

From the ancient monuments of Italy and regal elegance of France to the culinary delights of Spain and the enchanting islands of Greece, your dream vacation will come to life when you plan your trip with a top travel specialist.

Let your imagination run wild with the inspiration and information provided by Zicasso’s Europe Travel Guide.

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4 Best Cities in which to Explore the Food of Emilia-Romagna
Bologna in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
4 Best Cities in which to Explore the Food of Emilia-Romagna

The four main culinary cities of Emilia-Romagna take inspiration from iconic flavors that capture the essence of Italian cuisine. However, each puts its own unique spin on traditional, local dishes, setting them apart from one another and the rest of the country.

Emilia’s culinary customs focus heavily on animal fats and pork products. Romagna has stronger ties to Byzantine heritage, influenced by the sea and classic land dishes.

Whether looking for fine cuisine or street food, Emilia-Romagna has the most quintessential tastes you can find during your Italy trip.

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4 Best Cities to Explore the Food of Tuscany
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy
4 Best Cities to Explore the Food of Tuscany

The four best food cities of Tuscany capture the region’s distinctive flavors and celebrate the remarkable terrain that forms a gastronomical paradise. Many of the culinary customs surrounding the simplicity of Tuscany’s cuisine take root with the local Etruscan settlements and tradition of peasant cooking.

No matter the roots of the cooking methods and styles, Tuscany’s cuisine has helped shape the larger image of Italian food in an area known for sunflower fields and Renaissance lords, cypress trees, and hilltop towns whose recipes you can enjoy during your Italy trip.

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7 Best Places for Food and Wine in Spain
Old town on the Tajo Gorge in Ronda, Spain
7 Best Places for Food and Wine in Spain

The seven best places for food and wine in Spain are idyllic, offering picturesque views, tasting rooms, and gourmet restaurants that present some of the world's finest food and wine.

Travel across Spain and unveil scenic beauty that intertwines with charming village squares. Cafes overlook outstanding vineyards and wineries complete a ballet between gorgeous untamed landscapes, antique towns, and manicured countryside.

Discover regions bursting with remarkable flavors as you take your time savoring the point at which classic cuisine and delicious wines meet local heritage, complemented by cultural charm and historical sites.

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7 Best Wine Regions in Portugal
Vineyards in the Douro Valley wine region of Portugal
7 Best Wine Regions in Portugal

The best wine regions in Portugal share the character and charisma of the country by revealing flavorful diversity in every bottle.

With vines rolling across hillsides that are cast in the shadows of fairytale castles, and even rising out of coastal sands, you can find hints of the idyllic scenery and the spirit of cultural history exuding from the wineries and flavors.

The following list focuses on our recommendations for the top Portugal wine regions you can visit for the most memorable experiences.

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