Food Pairing Activities

$
76
50
/ Person
Roma, Italy
Duration:
3 H
A must for food lovers and culinary enthusiasts, our Rome Pizza & Food Tour is centered around Rione Monti, an area of Rome rich in historical monuments and churches. Sandwiched ... morebetween Venice Square, The Forums, and the Colosseum, Rione Monti has a distinctly medieval atmosphere, one which is often emphasized by mazes of historic lanes and alleyways.

Basing our Rome Pizza & Food Tour here due to the abundance of traditional family run shops, restaurants and local bars, our English-speaking guide will take you to hundred-year-old bakeries specializing in traditional Pizza preparation.

Cooked in a traditional ovens, proprietors will impart the secret three ways of making authentic Italian pizza before allowing you to sample their wares for yourself in order to be assured of difference in quality.

Also becoming familiar with traditional Italian soft drinks such as Chinotto, you will move on to visit a traditional Roman delicatessen specializing in the provision of artisan ingredients used on favorite local pizza varieties such as Scrocchiarella.

However, our tour does not stop there. Moving on, we will visit further pizza houses where you will be encouraged to sample a traditional rectangular pan baked pizza before going even further into the heart of the Monti district in search of authentic Italian gelato.

As part of our grand finale, we will then stop at a traditional wood oven pizzeria. Here you will be able to test your new-found knowledge and assist in baking your very own round pizza before enjoying it with by then chance new friends and traveling companions.
$
41
19
/ Person
Rome, Italy
Duration:
1 H
Go on an adventure wine tasting in Rome with family and/or friends and learn how to drink, taste Italian food and wine like an international gourmet connoisseur!... more

This Rome Wine Tasting tour will take you through the history of the Roman Countryside. You will learn that during the 70’s in the Lazio region, there were 75.000 hectares of vineyards, much more than what is grown today in Tuscany and Piedmont.

Today the Lazio wine region has extended just by 26.000 hectares. Did you know that once the vineyards were in the city centre of Rome, today there are vineyards that still grow in the historical part of Castelli Romani.

Our Italian Food and Wine Tasting takes you to an historical Enoteca where you are served three wines that tell the story of the viticulture of the Roman countryside. Two whites and one red will be served with cheese and cold cuts in order to give you some basics for wine and food matching. After completing a Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome with us, you will be able to recognize the differences between colors and flavors as well as be able to recognize the areas where these Italian wines are produced.
$
153
01
/ Person
Barcelona, Spain
Duration:
5 H
The Foodie Tour is an entertaining, delicious experience that has been carefully crafted to exceed the expectations of the 'foodiest' of the foodies and to tastefully, yet unpretentiously, ... moremaximize what an evening of eating and tasting in Barcelona should be for all food and wine enthusiasts. On this 5-hour gourmet, culinary adventure you will enjoy some of the best gastronomic delights Barcelona has to offer. These are easy-paced, walking itineraries that stop in 5-6 different venues, infusing you with a brilliant snapshot of the local foodie scene. Whatever the day’s itinerary, each venue and dish is a welcomed surprise and served with a carefully paired Catalan wine as per the chefs’ recommendations.

Your Foodie Barcelona guide will lead you through this culinary adventure discussing all things concerning Spanish and Catalan gastronomy, all the while entertaining you with accounts of the rich history of Catalonia and some of the interesting and somewhat quirky aspects of Catalan culture. This Food Tour is a cut above other food and wine tours in that Spanish Trails collaborates with some of the best gourmet eateries in the city, including hidden gems off the beaten path to true luxurious temples of food and wine where we sample the best. The evening is designed as a gourmet tasting menu, on the go. All Spanish Trails tours and experiences are designed to entertain, share and educate and to keep you smiling at every moment. Our aim with the Barcelona Foodie Tour is to provide you with a great taste of the wonderful gourmet world in Barcelona and a simply terrific, indulgent night out on the town. The price of this all-inclusive walking tour is 130 EUR / person for a small group tour where there could be up to eight clients in total along for the tour.

Important
There would be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you ended up being the only two clients on any non-private day trip. Although this is not likely (especially between April and October), it would be necessary in order to cover the guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the trip. The positive side of the supplement is that you end up getting a private tour at a fraction of the normal private touring price.
$
82
39
/ Person
Barcelona, Spain
Duration:
5,5 H
Discover an incredible natural area in the outskirts of Barcelona on a half-day hike through Barcelona’s green lung, the Collserola Natural Park, followed by a truly authentic Catalan ... morelunch. From Plaça Catalunya we'll use a clever combination of public transportation (train, funicular and minibus) and will soon arrive at the top of the spectacular Mount Tibidabo. From here you can admire the views over the entire city of Barcelona and out to the sea. After spending some time taking in the impressive vistas, we’ll take a few minutes to visit the beautiful Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (the Temple of the Sacred Heart), which was built between 1902 and 1961 and is right at the peak of Tibidabo. Once you’ve had your share of the amazing city views, we’ll leave the bustling metropolis behind and your guide will lead you into the tranquil natural park of the Collserola.

The 1.5 hour light hike through the forested trails is easy and extremely pleasant. It’s hard to imagine that you are so close to a huge city! Along the way you’ll learn about the flora & fauna of the area, as well as about the history and culture of Barcelona, Catalunya and Spain. We’ll pass under the Torre de Collserola (the Collserola Communications Tower), which was built for the 1992 Olympics and is the highest “building” in Barcelona, at 288 meters (945 ft.) high. Your guide will be equipped with delicious snacks to be enjoyed at an interesting stop along the way.

At the end of our trail, we’ll come across a restaurant housed in a traditional 16th century masia (stone farmhouse) where we’ll enjoy a fantastic lunch of classic Catalan fare. One more chance to keep learning about local culture, while enjoying the food, the wine and the views (all the way to Montserrat, the “serrated mountain”, if the weather is clear)! Lunch will be followed by a short and convenient downhill walk to the rail station, where we’ll catch the train that will take us directly back to Plaza Catalunya in just 20 minutes. Magic!

The price of this all-inclusive half day tour is 70 EUR / person for a small group tour where there could be up to eight guests in total along for the day. Included in the price are the public transportation fees, a very knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking guide, a great restaurant lunch, snacks during the hike and bottled water.

Important
There would be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two guests on a non-private day trip. Although this is not likely (especially during the months of April through October), it would be necessary in order to cover the guide fee and expenses that would normally be covered by having more than two guests on the trip. We do not cancel our tours if we don't reach a certain minimum, but we do charge this minor surcharge if we end up with just two people.
$
94
16
/ Person
Firenze, Italy
Duration:
3,5 H
Enjoy a private guided tour combined with authentic local food tastings through one of Florence's most enchanting areas. The private afternoon food tour is the perfect option for families, ... morecouples and corporate teams that are looking for a unique food experience. Our Private Tour really fill you up with freshly made, delicious food and drink, in abundance!

Meet up with your personal guide and start visiting the elegant fashion district of Florence, where you will experience a heavenly mouthwatering truffle sandwich: you won’t find anything like that in the world!

Your Private Food Tour continues with a visit to a local wine shop where you will taste olive oils and two different wines, where the on-site Sommelier will explain the differences between colors, perfumes and areas where wines are produced.

No food visit to Florence would be complete without an authentic “piatto di pasta”, local “crostini” accompanied by a glass of wine, an Italian pastry and coffee, which is made with a blend of carefully selected coffee beans, roasted in the Italian old-style. 

Your Food experience will end while tasting a yummy gelato in one of the best “homemade” ice cream shops in the city. 

Despite Florence is quite flat, we suggest you wearing comfortable walking shoes and in case of rain we suggest you bringing an umbrella, since we will be outside for most of the tour.

If you have special requests we will do all the necesary to accommodate your group to the best of our ability.

Our Private Food Tour lets you unwind while discovering the wonderful flavors of Florence, and you won`t eat anymore for the whole day!
$
76
50
/ Person
Firenze, Italy
Duration:
3,5 H
The capital city of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a terracotta tiled architectural marvel of a city. However, with the city also being something of a gastronomic ... moreand delicatessen sensation, Florence food tours are a must for any serious food lover.

Join us as we take in the inspiring sights of Florence as part of our guided sightseeing and authentic local food tasting tour. Our Florence food walking tour always starts in one of Florence’s charming local bars where we kick start the day with an authentic Italian Coffee tasting experience.

Committed to small group sizes, we then adventure out into Florence’s main fashion district and start sampling the city morsel by morsel. From mouthwatering truffle sandwiches to artisan breads, cheeses, salami, wine, and a variety of seasonal specialties, our Florence food tours are designed to dazzle the senses and introduce non-residents to the cities unique flavors and aromas.

Stopping to sample the San Lorenzo Market, Florence’s oldest, our guides help you select and taste as wide as possible a variety of local dishes including local Tuscan savory masterpieces.

Visiting authentic wine shops, local sommeliers will explain the secret behind local wine colors, perfumes and the local art of basic viticulture and wine making itself.

As part of our Florence food walking tour grand finale, we will later finish with a desert of authentic Florentine gelato. A sweet sensation dating back to Roman times when snow would be brought down from local mountains, local legend has it that Florence itself first gave rise to modern ice cream.

If you are visiting Florence, our local food tours are the perfect way to absorb yourself in the history and culture of this spectacular city. In this case, make sure not to miss out and book today! 

Our Food Tour is enjoined by vegetarians and children too. Children 4-10 years old can receive 50% off.
$
29
42
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
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Beer and chocolate: a match made in Belgium! It’s hard to meet a truer Belgian: Werner. He has two passions: chocolate and beer. And what’s better: he has found a way to combine Belgium’s ... moremost important export products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. With his company he found a hole in the market. My years of experience as beersommelier and chocolate lover can put you definitely on the way. Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.
Maybe it sounds weird, but beer and chocolate have a lot more in common than you would think at first. If you think of beers like porter and stout, they both have that chocolate aroma, just from the combination of malt, yeast and hops. The similarity of beer and chocolate lies within their complexity, in their flavours but also in production and the ingredients.

Werner has found out that you can perfectly pair artisan beers and fine chocolate pralines, providing a delicate flavour harmony. Or even more interesting: find contrasting flavours in beer and chocolate to strengthen both their subtleties. 

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive, as he followed both courses in chocolate processor and beer connoisseur.
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