Gourmet On Tour announces this year’s top gifts for gourmet travellers

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Delicious treats for cooking enthusiasts, wine lovers and hungry travellers.

The challenge for Christmas is to create a magical gift with long lasting memories

Gourmet on Tour (http://www.gourmetontour.com), the award-winning travel specialist for adventurous food-lovers everywhere, announces a range of Christmas gourmet gifts, specially chosen to provide an alternative to the usual seasonal fare. Treats for family and friends, or even for oneself, range from exciting culinary breaks worldwide. From a week learning the traditional Italian cuisine with a Michelin-starred chef in Tuscany to a day in Paris, buying and preparing ingredients under the watchful eye of chefs or daily wine tasting tours with private chauffeur and wine expert in Bordeaux.

“The challenge for Christmas is to create a magical gift with long lasting memories. We have carefully selected each cooking location for its character and individuality, to make our travellers feel at home and gain a genuine feel for the region as an invited guest and not as a tourist. We’re also mindful of providing for a wide range of budgets,” emphasises Judith von Prockl, managing director of Gourmet On Tour (http://www.gourmetontour.com).

Personalised gift vouchers can be redeemed towards any cooking course, wine tour or one-day lesson.

This year’s top pick for the 12 days of Christmas are:

The perfect gift for the cooking enthusiast

On one, three or seven day cooking courses guests discover the joys of cooking, using the finest ingredients and learning the secrets of unique and innovative dishes. Return with newly learned recipes and confidence in the kitchen to impress family and friends back home.

1. Cooking with a Michelin-star chef (Southern France)
2. Three perfect gourmet days in Amalfi Coast (Italy)
3. Under the Tuscan Sun – a festive gourmet experience in Tuscany (Italy)
4. A Taste of Marrakech (Morocco)

The perfect gift for the wine enthusiast

A unique opportunity to experience a wine region as very few people do. With your own wine expert visit exclusive wineries and gain access to their cellars on your private wine tour. Learn about winemaking and enjoy comparative wine tastings (http://www.gourmetontour.com/country.php?style=4).

5. Ultimate wine experience in Bordeaux - (Medoc, Saint Emilion, France)
6. Burgundy wine experience - (Côte de Beaune Côte de Nuits, France)
7. Best of Tuscan wines – (Chianti, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Italy)
8. Wine experience in Napa & Sonoma Valley (California)

The perfect gift for the Gourmet

On our food tours, your private guide will take you behind the scenes at some of their favourite food shops and guide you through the best local markets. We explore endless tastes, smells, sights and sounds of fresh food market and gourmet food shops, local eateries around the world. Our guides are restaurant critics, food writers and professional cooks who spend their spare time sniffing out the very best food shops and restaurants, and will design a personal itinerary according to the guests’ preference.

9. Ultimate gourmet experience Shanghai (China)
10. Paris for food lovers (France)
11. A Roman gourmet holiday (Italy)
12. Tapas Tour in Barcelona and Basque Country (Spain)

About Gourmet on Tour:
Gourmet on Tour was started in 2000, by Judith von Prockl, a highly acclaimed travel specialist, seeking the ultimate one-of-a-kind culinary adventure experience. Today, the award-winning culinary tours can be arranged around the world, giving attendees a unique opportunity to learn local cuisine and culture together. There are over 80 luxury cooking and wine tours awaiting food connoisseurs, ranging from half a day to a weekend or week. Gourmet on Tour thoroughly arranges everything from hands-on cooking classes to access to exclusive wineries. To learn more about Gourmet on Tour, visit the website a http://www.gourmetontour.com.

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