The Best Travel Packages for Foodies and Wine Lovers
By Kerri on July 16th, 2020 | Categories: Blog

Foodies and travel buffs go together like peanut butter and jelly. At Philantopia, we are well-aware that food and travel are two joys in life that pair beautifully, which is why many of our packages are themed around culinary adventures. 

While travel might look a little different these days, adventurous food lovers still have some incredible options when it comes to traveling domestically. In this post, we will go over some of our vacation packages that are loved by foodies and wine lovers alike.

The Decadent Flavors of Boston 

It probably comes as no surprise that a city nicknamed “Bean Town” is a great place to get a delicious meal. Boston is a must-visit in North America, with its rich history paired with hip contemporary influence. Take in the colonial architecture, learn in the extensive museums, shop the fabulous stores, and most importantly, enjoy delectable meals! The highlight of this trip is the North End to the Freedom Trail food and history tour. Learn about American history and indulge in delicious Italian food on this unforgettable culinary adventure.

San Francisco Gets Sweet and Savory 

If you haven’t made it to the Bay Area yet, or you are looking for an excuse to make it back to this unique and captivating place, this travel package is perfect for you. Stay for three nights at the Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill, where you can see a captivating view of the Bay. More importantly for the foodies reading along, you get your choice of three incredible food tours: the San Francisco Ultra Chocolate Tour, North Beach Food and Wine Tour, or Little Italy Food Tour. Whether you have a sweet tooth, are a vinophile, or can’t get enough fresh pasta, eating your way through San Francisco is a delight on this food tour.

The Flavors and Sounds of New Orleans

The Big Easy is an undeniably colorful city, attracting tourists year-round to explore its rich heritage and fun nightlife. Foodies everywhere have New Orleans on their bucket list due to the Creole cuisine that is lauded the world over, and this tour gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the flavors that define New Orleans. Choose between dinner at the Commander’s Palace or Mr. B’s Bistro, then come explore the city on a walking tour that will take you to the historic bars that tout famous cocktails you will surely want to recreate at home.

Napa Valley’s Old World Escape

This one’s for the wine lovers. You can’t beat Napa Valley when it comes to gorgeous scenery, luxurious accommodations, and the finest vino in the country. This package is the perfect romantic weekend getaway, with round-trip economy airfare, three nights at the Meritage Resort and Spa, and the Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour. Enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch on the elegant dining car on the way to the winery, followed by a tour and tasting led by the expert Grgich Hills staff. Indulge in your dessert on the way back to Napa station, most certainly discussing the memory you have created for a lifetime.

Though international travel isn’t in the cards right now, we would be remiss not to include two of our most popular culinary excursions. With our Gift Now, Travel Later program, you can purchase one of these packages and have two years to travel, giving you plenty of time to wait until the world is healthy again.

Romancing the Rhone

This luxury vacation at the Rhone Retreat is located in the Avignon region, in a peaceful village where you will enjoy stunning views and memorable meals. Have breakfast by the pool each day, a private chef dinner, a guided hike to the Roman ruins, and a full day tour of Châteauneuf du Pape with a chef-prepared picnic. This is truly the French countryside vacation you have been dreaming about taking if you love French food and idyllic scenery.

Cook in Tuscany 

This travel package is truly a home chef’s dream. If you want the experience of learning to cook like a local, this travel package is perfect for you. With cooking classes taught by Tuscan grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, as well as a ravioli and gnocchi cooking class from a Michelin-starred chef, you’ll be able to savor the fruits of this experience for years to come in your own kitchen. Enjoy wine-tasting with a world-class sommelier, hunt truffles, and tour the ancient vineyards of this gorgeous historical location that’s a foodie’s fantasy.

We hope that these travel packages whet your appetite for your next culinary adventure. We offer many other culinary travel packages for you to choose from, so be sure to browse our selection. Normally, our travel packages are reserved for non-profit organizations, but for a short time only, we are offering our luxury travel packages to the public through our Gift Now, Travel Later program. Not only that, we will donate 10% of the profits to a non-profit organization of your choice!

Your next charitable vacation awaits. Browse our luxury travel packages today.