Unforgettable Experiences for


& Wine Buffs

The culture of cuisine

From bushfire barbecues to Michelin starred morsels, nothing says more about a culture than its food.

Food often shines a light on a place’s social history. On a guided stroll through Cape Town, for example, you could sample the bunny chow of the Indian community, the milk tarts of the Cape Malay people and the artisanal coffee of modern day hipsters, illustrating the cultural diversity of the ever-evolving ‘Rainbow Nation’.

The environment too plays its part. The five distinct ecospheres of Colombia (the Pacific Coast, the Andes, the Amazon, the eastern plains and the Caribbean) provide an astonishing array of rare ingredients which young chefs are using to turn the modern food scene on its head. Meanwhile the agricultural laboratories of the Incas continue to inspire the fine dining establishments of Lima, placing Peru as one of the major gastronomic destinations of the world.

Throughout our years of designing bespoke holidays, we’ve discovered the world’s finest restaurants, bustling markets, producers and growers, and gained access to exclusive dining experiences, private vineyards and curated cooking classes with top chefs. If you want to eat and drink well on holiday, travel with us.

You will love

  • Social history through food
  • Rare ingredients from unique ecosystems
  • Cutting edge cuisine
  • Behind the scenes access

Itineraries & set departures

Wine, Wildlife & Walking

Itinerary Inspiration | South Australia
This itinerary is for the food and wine buffs who love a spot of adventure. Start in Port Lincoln and immerse yourself in this incredible diversity of environments home to some of Australia's rare, endangered and vulnerable wildlife, then head to the Barossa Valley to sample some of Australia's finest wines before tackling the stunning Flinders Ranges on foot as you hike this 540-million year old landscape.

South Africa’s Cape Classic

Inspiration Itinerary | Cape Town & Winelands in style
From tabletop mountains to beaches with penguins, all the way through to divine mouth-watering cuisine and valleys full of vineyards, Cape Town is an exceptionally varied and vibrant city where the possibilities for enjoyment are almost endless. Exploring this cosmopolitan city and its surrounds can easily be done at your leisure by hire car, or though escorted or private tours where you will learn about the history and culture of the region. Stay in some of our favourite luxury properties, chosen because of their location and exquisite design, and enjoy the allure of a destination where there is truly something for everyone.

Tropical Fruits

Itinerary Inspiration | A Colombian Food Safari
It is often said that in Colombia you get five destinations for the price of one: the Pacific Coast, the Andes, the Amazon, the eastern plains and the Caribbean. This huge diversity and abundance gives rise to some of the finest gastronomic experiences in the world. Modern chefs are turning traditional culture, produce, colour and flavour upside down and the results are taking the world by storm.

Chile & Argentina from Top to Toe

Itinerary Inspiration | Atacama Patagonia Torres del Paine
Spend just under three weeks exploring some of the best of Chile and Argentina, starting in the desert-scape of the Atacama in Chile, traversing the beautiful Argentine Lakes District and exploring on foot, horse, water or land, Patagonian Chile and its mountains, glaciers and alpine scenery with a finish in Santiago, the hub for the nation and start/end point of a journey for many Australians to South America.

New Zealand Luxury & Adventure

Itinerary Inspiration
This example itinerary provides the perfect framework for a spectacular journey through New Zealand’s most startling landscapes with a specific focus on Maori spirituality underpinned by luxury lodges, expedition camping, remote places and hiking/biking…a wonderful introduction to this magical land.

Peru to Perfection

Itinerary Inspiration | Authentic luxury all the way...
This supremely diverse example itinerary is a journey through Peru’s most spectacular landscapes, verdant ecosystems, fascinating cultures, ancient history and thriving cosmopolitan cities.

Foodie experiences

Accommodation for foodies and wine buffs

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Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

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Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

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Laurence & Remi Cunningham

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Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

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Emma Jeffcoat

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Ros Wheeler

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