What kind of activities do the Italy food tours include?
In addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and plenty of other food stops for snacks and small bites, our food tours in Italy include activities such as cooking classes, and samplings of local products like olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Tours also include visits to producers, which reveal the processes involved in the production of mozzarella cheese and regional wines.
There will also be sightseeing tours of the cities, towns and villages in the region, as well as vineyard walks and hikes in the countryside. One thing is for sure: there will be no shortage of good food to enjoy!
Are all meals included?
Not all meals are included in the price of the tour - check the trip page to find out which meals are included. You'll have free time, as well as some unallocated mealtimes, to spend how you like.
Are the walking food tours difficult?
All our Explore food and wine-themed walking tours range in difficulty level from easy to moderate. The walks and hikes between towns and activities are designed to enrich the immersive experience of discovering Italian food by connecting you with the landscape and terrain from which the produce originates.
On a walking tour through olive groves in Tuscany you can discover how olives are cultivated and how their oil is subsequently produced. Or as you explore a vineyard, you can learn how grapes are grown, before tasting wine that has been produced from the grapes that are harvested.
What if I have a food allergy?
Italy is actually a great place to travel if you have food allergies or restrictions. Whether you are sensitive to gluten, lactose intolerant, or vegetarian, there are plenty of alternative food options to choose from. Just make sure to let the Explore reservations team, your tour leader, and your Italian hosts know, so we can accommodate your requirements.
What do I need to bring for my Italy food tour?
As our small group food tours involve a fair amount of walking, comfortable hiking or walking shoes are recommended. Layered clothing, sunscreen and a hat are also good items to pack. A more detailed list can be found on each tour page. Beyond that, just bring your appetite!