Chef, restaurateur, media presenter and food writer Dominique Rizzo’s passionately designed food and wine cooking tours are far from a traditional destination holiday. Chef Dominique Rizzo’s Food, Wine & Culture Tours are complete gastronomic holidays. They include a total cultural and sensory immersion into some of the world’s most exotic and delicious locations.

Destinations like Sicily and Italy, as well as Spain and Greece, await you. In addition, Chef Dominique Rizzo’s Food and Wine Tours can also take you to Australia and the Pacific to Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.  Or for those who love craft beer making, tasting and food matching, we also offer a unique tour to Bavaria and surrounds.

Our foodie tours are to coveted gourmet travel destinations for a very good reason. Culture, food and wine merge in these regions to create an unforgettable experience.

What Makes Dominique Rizzo’s Food, Wine & Culture Tours So Special?

Most of all, what is unique about pure food cooking tours, is the quality of the culinary journey. Our focus is on relaxed, comfortable travel, and celebrating the people and history of each country.

On our gastronomy tours it’s not just about the food. You will gain insight into culture, heritage, old worlds and traditions. As well, you will get to know people of great humanity and hospitality. You can also admire the vast, brilliant oceans, nature and wildlife of these intoxicating places. All the while, enjoying colourful cuisines cooked by skilled chefs and locals who love their work.

What is included in the gourmet travel packages?

These gourmet travel experiences include everything you need for a perfect holiday. Our regional local air-conditioned transport and bespoke accommodation is all taken care of. Furthermore, we provide a magical itinerary, cooking classes and unique food events all including local and prized delicious wine.

  • Food and Wine

    There’s food, food and more food…and wine. We offer amazing gastronomy tours of your chosen region. Taste all the gourmet delights on offer. This includes food market tastings of local specialties. It also includes gourmet traditional lunches, banquet dinners and full degustation menus. Dominique designs the menus herself. Her aim is to showcase the region’s best cuisine and food culture. Therefore, giving you an authentically different food and wine experience each day.

    In addition, experience hands-on cooking classes and cooking demonstrations provided by Dominique and some amazing passionate local chefs. You don’t have to be a perfect cook to enjoy our cooking classes, we cater for every cooking level.

  • Culture

    Our foodie tours include more. They are an immersion of culture, which combines food and wine with cultural experience. This means we provide guided cultural tours during your holiday. We are passionate about the arts and culture of each region. Our itinerary includes leisurely walks to visit the sights which make the region so memorable. In addition, we visit museums, churches, palaces and historic villas. We look at important monuments and visit local archaeological parks. The aim is to provide you with valuable local knowledge and history of the region. In addition, we explore the area’s natural beauty. This means we enjoy the stunning coastlines or ranges, and stop to smell the roses.

    Dominique’s English speaking guides take you further into the culture and history of the region. The local knowledge provides so much more than the pages of your travel guide.

  • Hospitality

    Dominique’s Pure Food Cooking Tours give you a real sense of her hospitality. From the comfortable travel arrangements, to your unique and distinctive accommodation. You are personally escorted and driven throughout the tour. We don’t race you around, we take the time to make sure you are enjoying your holiday every step of the way. These are foodie tours – you don’t have to be a perfect cook or a savvy traveller. We cater for all walks of life. From a novice single traveller, to couples, budding cooks, the indulgent food lover and accustomed lone traveller.

    The best part is, we take all the logistic hassle out of travelling for you. As a result you have more space for flexibility, spontaneity and a sense of personal discovery. We take care of booking your accommodation. We also choose traditional restaurants and make sure that you see all there is to see in a town or city. The mini buses are spacious and air conditioned. Where applicable we also use local transportation, giving you the real experience of a country.

  • Flexibility

    Our tours offer flexibility and can vary in length. This is perfect if you only have a limited holiday schedule in Europe. There is also the option to add on one of Dominique’s culinary experiences to your existing European trip. In addition, if you want to tailor a holiday to suit your specific interests we can do that too. We can also assist you with any further bookings that you may require before or after your tour.

    Each bespoke tour has a relaxed planned itinerary that you are welcome to opt out of if you want to just sit back in the hotel or take time out for yourself. We cater for people from all walks of life, and any age and cultural background are welcome.

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