Food inspired travel ideas

Foraging in Italy. Olive oil tasting in Spain. Michelin star French restaurants. If for you, like us, food and travel go hand-in-hand then you’ll love our selection of seven places to stay where you can also sample unique, food inspired experiences.

1. Loire food and wine tour

Stay for two nights with Sue and Micaela on their Loire 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Lunch and Wine Tour and you’ll be wined, dined, taken to wineries, served amazing food and generally spoilt. All whilst staying at the wonderful Le Grande Maison. Find out more about this and the other great packages they have on offer.

2. Foraging in Le Marche

On an organic farm in the beautiful Le Marche region of Italy are the three apartments at Valle Nuova. The Savini family work tirelessly to minimise their impact on the environment and love taking their guests foraging to discover natural gems like truffles. They also offer classes to get the best out of your finds! Find out more 

3. Olive oil tasting in Andalucia

“Oro líquido”, which translates as liquid gold, is how olive oil is often referred to in Spain. Stay at Almohalla 51 and visit a local, family run, organic and ecologically certified olive oil farm and find out why. Walk amongst the groves and learn about production before tasting different oils and sampling superb local cuisine. Find out more 

4. Sicilian cookery classes

Inland Sicily has an untouched, natural beauty about it. Stay at the Saeli-Rizzuto family’s Susafa and surround yourself with this timeless beauty. There’s an amazing kitchen garden which supplies the restaurant and is the inspiration for a range of cooking experiences, from Ricotta cheese making to 7 day culinary courses. Find out more 

5. Gourmet Spanish haven

If a group of you need to escape then there are few places more tranquil and beautiful than The Hunting Lodge in the hills behind Malaga (a recent Conde Nast awardee). Mention Further Afield and you’ll have a complimentary gourmet supper included on your first night, prepared by one of their amazing private chefs.  Find out more

6. French wine and dine

Long time Further Afield partner La Villa de Mazamet has a two night “Stay, wine and dine” offer. You can spend the day exploring local markets (or by the pool) and then each evening dine in-house. It’s a four course affair of locally sourced dishes such as pan seared scallops, new potatoes, lardons & tarragon, plus a bottle from the carefully curated wine list.  Find out more

7. Oyster Festival escape

Head to Falmouth (by easy train ride if you prefer not to take the car) and stay at St Michael’s Resort, just across from the beach. In October they’re celebrating the town’s oyster festival with a three night package which includes evening entry to the festival plus a three course dinner one evening and other great foodie treats. Read more


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