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Food and drink are often a large part of a holiday. Why not make them the central focus? Step into a world of exotic cuisine on one of our epic foodie holidays. You’ll want to make sure you’ve packed your appetite as you taste your way around the world’s most vibrant kitchens, exploring steaming street-food stalls, traditional family-run bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants.

From humble taquerias in Mexico City and pho noodle sellers in Hanoi, to world-famous restaurants in Lima, there’s a whole world of flavours waiting to be discovered on a Hayes & Jarvis gourmet holiday.

Get your taste buds tingling all over the world

Savour the deliciously rich and spicy flavours of fish curry in India’s Kerala; wander the street-food stalls lining the klongs (canals) of Bangkok; toast Pisco Sours on the cliff tops of Miraflores in Peru; tuck into a sizzling plate of jerk straight off the grill in Jamaica. Whether you want to learn new skills in authentic cookery classes, or simply sit back and sample some of the world’s most exquisite dishes, our foodie holidays are guaranteed to broaden your taste horizons.

If you fancy yourself a craft beer connoisseur, why not join our tour of the finest breweries in New England? Take in New England’s fascinating history while sampling the best of craft beer. If wine is your passion, we’ve got a number of exclusive wine tours for you. Explore Argentina’s lush vineyards on a Mendoza wine tasting tour or kick back with a glass of red amid the awe-inspiring vistas of South Africa’s famous winelands. Alternatively, take it up a notch on the Tequila Express to Jose Cuervo Country in Mexico, discovering the origins of this fiery spirit.

Whatever your dream destination, our gourmet holidays will take your senses on an adventure all over the world and leave you hungry for more – revealing the secrets of generations-old dishes, guiding you through spice bazaars from Doha to Dubai, and inviting you to lunch with local families in Beijing’s Hutongs.

Top Tips from our Experts

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“If you’re a lover of spicy South East Asian cuisine, spend a few days in bustling Bangkok, shuttling in a tuk-tuk between one market and another. Eat where the locals eat and you can’t go far wrong.”

Clive
Content Editor
Nick, Senior Destination Manager

“If you’re intending to visit Machu Picchu and you’re a foodie, be sure to visit Lima as well. A Pisco Sour is the perfect compliment to a mouth-watering dish of ceviche. Plus, Lima has three of the top 50 restaurants in the world.”

Nick
Senior Destination Manager
Lucy, Destination Specialist

“The wine tram through Franschhoek, sipping rosé, shucking oysters and tasting cheeses, has to be one of the best moments travelling I have ever experienced through the beautiful Winelands countryside. It’s fascinating to discover that each vineyards has a unique character.”

Lucy
Destination Specialist

Some of our mouth-watering itineraries


From learning the art of sushi-making on a Gourmet Japan Tour, to sampling the best of bourbon in Tennessee, our menu of foodie holiday itineraries has something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Begin your voyage of culinary discovery here or get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists.

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Memphis To Nashville Road Trip

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,399 PP
Our Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail self drive takes you on a rich and authentic journey through a timeless celebration of…
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Multi centre holidays
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New England Beer Tour

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
A tour like no other – take a unique opportunity to take in New England’s fascinating history and breath-taking scenery as…
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Escorted tours holidays
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Food Tour Rio De Janeiro

  • 5 Days
  • Guide Price £2,799 PP
Get a true taste of Brazilian culture on our Rio Culinary tour, which takes you to all of the city’s…
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All inclusive holidays
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Highlights of Northern Tanzania

  • 5 Days
  • Guide Price £2,899 PP
Packed with national parks, diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife, our Highlights of Northern Tanzania tour offers a truly unforgettable experience…
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Adventure holidays
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Cape Town And Winelands Tour

  • 7 Days
  • Guide Price £2,499 PP
South Africa is known for its enviable natural beauty; magnificent mountains, incredible beaches, lush forests and sweeping vineyards. Our Discover…
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Escorted tours holidays
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Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for… Foodie Holidays?

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of at Hayes & Jarvis it’s the culinary wonders of our world! We experience all of our food and drink tours (not an easy job, but someone’s got to do it) before we recommend them to you . If you’re a budding chef, we have some amazing cookery classes where you can learn new techniques and hone your culinary skills all over the world. We know that food can make or break a holiday – we ensure our gourmet holidays never disappoint, and always leave you hungry for more

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