Food and Wine Tour Specialist
Are you someone who believes that you can learn a lot about a destination through its culinary delights and fine wines? Do you have a passion for traveling? Then allow me to design a getaway for you that will combine your passions into one amazing foodcation. My passion for travel led me to build my own company called ''Trip Imagine'' at 26 years old, company that I manage today with 2 associates who have become great friends of mine. My specialty is helping foodies, gourmands, and wine connoisseurs discover new destinations through gastronomy, especially Italy, but I always make sure you also get to enjoy all the ''must-sees'' of the country.
For example, I customized a ten-day itinerary to the Italian Tuscany region for one of my clients that included the following:
- Tastings at both an Orvieto and a Brunello di Montalcino wine cellar
- Full-day private tour of the Chianti area
- Visits to a Pecorino di Pienza cheese factory
- Full-day private tour of the Parma area that also included a cooking class
- Espresso coffee class in Rome
- Visit to a balsamic vinegar producer in Modena
This tour also included dinners in local restaurants that were handpicked by me, as well as visits to many of Italy's most famous attractions, including the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, just to name a few.
I like to work with beginners as much as experienced food and wine travelers, and help them discover beautiful regions such as Alsace, Bordeaux or Champagne in France, as well as some less renowned but very interesting South African wine regions such as Coastal Region and Klein Karoo.
I decided to specialize in gastronomy travel because — like you — I have a special place in my heart for both traveling and food. This runs deep, as my mother had a passion for good food, and my brother is a chef. I have also been fortunate enough to have traveled extensively around the world and have toured many renowned food and wine destinations, including France, Italy, and Spain. I have also experienced first-hand many of the food- and wine-related activities that I now book for my clients.
Are you interested in exploring the hidden culinary treasures that a destination has to offer? Then please contact me. You will find that I am dedicated to the craft of creating seamless, stress-free and memorable vacations for my clients. Do you speak French? No worries. I am also fluent in French, as well.
Trip Imagine - Luxury Travels
Trip Imagine - Luxury Travels is dedicated to creating unique and memorable traveling experiences for its clients, with an emphasis put on food and wine tours around the world. Culinary tours explore the country's gastronomy in depth with cooking classes, local restaurants, cheese factories and more, while the wine tours allow you to dive into the world of beautiful cellars, breathtaking wineries, and spectacular wine estates. Our Tours are meant to capture the essence of whichever country you choose to visit, through the assistance of a private driver/guide at your constant disposal, and through an immersive approach to traveling which also includes historical sites and main attractions.
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