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Europe has a special place in just about every gourmand’s heart and now Central Holidays is focusing on them with their new customizable food and wine itineraries that will take your clients on tasty tours all across Europe.

These travel programs not only provide unforgettable travel experiences but also allow your clients to enjoy interactive cooking classes, thus taking with them more than just great memories.

“One of the most alarming difficulties we are hearing from travel advisors is how it has become ever more challenging to plan more intricate and involved itineraries across Europe …until they came to us! Luckily that is one of the sweet spots where our insider’s perspective, expertise, experience, contacts, and in-country teams are displayed,” said Maria Jose Merino, v.p. of product development and operations, in a press statement.

“This is exactly why we are expanding our experiential and sustainable travel programs across several–particularly focused on showcasing the local culture revealed through their culinary delicacies, wines, and traditions. At each destination, we include hands-on cooking experiences with acclaimed chefs and also cultural interchanges with the locals! Learn about their customs and secrets in the kitchen. Travel advisors are thrilled to work with us as an extension of their team to deliver the most meticulously planned, dream travel programs that their travelers are yearning to experience now.”

Central Holidays Immersive Culinary Travel Programs

Central Holidays’ new itineraries take your clients to Italy, Spain, Croatia, Malta and other foodie-centric locations on days that combine culture, food and, in most cases, wine. Live and Eat Like a Local in Umbria with Chef Lorenzo, for example, is an 8-day culinary travel experience with Chef Lorenzo that includes three hands-on cooking classes, visits to the local farmer’s market for fresh ingredients, a truffle hunting experience and much more. Sardinia, A Paradise for Gourmets and Fine Wine Lovers, takes them on a 7-day tour through Cagliari, historic Pula, and even a fishing tour with lunch onboard.

The Barcelona For Foodies tour is a wine-soaked experience paired with tours of the city’s famous architecture–think visits to Parque Guell and La Sagrada Familia and cava wine cellar tours with tastings. Wine is also a big player in the 5-day Malta, A Food and Wine Paradise, where clients will enjoy a chef-led hands-on cooking class with farm-to-table ingredients, a tour of Malta’s Palazzo Parisio and a stop for wine tasting at one of Valetta’s top wineries.

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