If you’re a self-confessed foodie, you’ll agree that one of the key highlights to any holiday is the food. How better to delve into the culture of a new destination than through the delicious, wholesome flavours? Here are six of Insight Vacations’ favourite food destinations in Europe, which allow you to enjoy fresh ingredients, seasonal menus and excellent local wines – enjoy.
Indulge on a feast of locally sourced ingredients at Ballindalloch Castle in Scotland. Home to the Macpherson-Grants since the sixteenth Century, it is now one of the finest examples of a classic Scottish Baronial Castle. Be welcomed to the estate by a member of the Macpherson-Grant family or the Ballindalloch Trust team, before exploring the castle and its grounds. Food involves a delicious afternoon tea of homemade scones, locally produced butters and jams, with homemade cakes and chocolate crunch.
The Trip: Country Roads of Scotland
A key stop for any traveller, experience life on the seas as you sail along Croatia’s beautiful Mali Ston Bay and witness a demonstration of the process of cultivating oysters with the ship’s captain. Once you’ve learnt how to gather the oysters you’ll witness them being opened in the midst of an oyster farm before trying out the tasty treats.
The Trip: Country Roads of Croatia
Over in Druze village, travellers can meet the locals and hear about their daily life before tasting their delicious, homemade food. Traditionally, Druze delicacies include rice dishes with garbanzo beans and nuts, spices, meat and cabbage, beef, and lamb. They are often served with homemade labneh cheese.
The Trip: Israel Discovery ( Winter)
Where better to dine on hearty mountain food than at the top of Switzerland’s famous Mount Stanserhorn? Situated 1898m above Lake Lucerne you’ll have 360-degree views of the beautiful mountain. Those travelling with Insight Vacations will be the only guests inside the restaurant, enjoying exclusive views and dining options.
The Trip: Glorious Switzerland
Don’t just taste a region’s delicacies, learn to make them for yourself with a selection of food demonstrations. In Warsaw, learn the art of dumpling-making before enjoying the doughy goodies and sitting down to a delicious traditional Polish meal of the Pierogi’s.
The Trip: Highlights of Eastern Europe
Learn about the process of making geothermal bread in a geothermal bakery. Insight vacations traveller’s will find out how the bread is cooked in Iceland’s shore gravel pits before it is pulled out and you get to try some for yourself.
The Trip: Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights