Holiday Types

Foodie Holidays

Get on board with our gourmet tours for the food-obsessed traveller

Pack your appetite and prepare to travel with your taste buds; a world of gourmet getaways await. Taste your way around the world’s kitchens, savouring street food markets, family-run bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants. From humble taquerias in Mexico City and pho noodle soup-sellers in Hanoi to world-renowned restaurants of Lima, Peru, there’s a world of exotic flavours waiting to be discovered.

Wander through the sights and sounds of Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai, float along the klongs (canals) of Bangkok, and toast Pisco Sours on the clifftops of Miraflores in Peru. Take cookery classes, try new techniques or sit back and smell the tangy aromas wafting from Jamaican jerk grills, South African braai or Tennessee hickory barbeques. 

For connoisseurs of craft beers, tour the finest micro-breweries in New England. If wine is your passion explore Argentina’s vineyards in a tasting tour of Mendoza, or relax amid the spectacular scenery of South Africa’s famous Winelands. Board the Tequila Express and journey into Jose Cuervo Country to discover how this spirit of Mexico is created.

Our gastronomic holidays will transport your senses on a sublime journey of food adventure, revealing the secrets of generations-old signature dishes, guiding your through the spice bazaars of Doha and Dubai or sampling lunch with a local family in the Hutongs of Beijing. If world cuisine is your passion, our epicurean holidays will leave you hungry for more.

Top Tips from our Experts


Content Editor

“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.”


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.”


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.”

8 days

Brew England: Beaches, Bluffs and Beer Tour


A tour like no other - take a unique opportunity to take in New England's fascinating history and breath-taking scenery as you sample it's world-famous breweries on this eight day small group tour itinerary. Begin in historic Boston, before journeying...

Escorted tours

Brew England: Beaches, Bluffs and Beer Tour
5 days

Rio Culinary Tour


Discover the city of Rio with your eyes and your taste buds as you eat you way around the city at various restaurants enjoying simple street food through to dining at a luxury Michelin-starred restaurant that is listed in the...

Adventure holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
5 days

Taste of Tanzania


An ideal introduction to Tanzania's best loved parks, our 4 night Taste of Tanzania safari takes you on a journey through the Serengeti with its high population of predators and annual migration; Lake Manyara one of the best places to...

Safari holidays

Taste of Tanzania
7 days Franschhoek

Cape, Whales and Winelands Tour


One of the most popular and visited areas of South Africa, the Western Cape offers stunning scenery, exquisite cuisine, and tempting wine as well as spectacular wildlife, all just a stones throw from Cape Town. Don't miss the opportunity to...

Multi centre holidays

Cape, Whales and Winelands Tour

Foodie blogs

Ideas, advice and recommendations from our resident foodies, following their travels.


James Martin discovers Santa Monica’s amazing food scene

With celebrity chef James Martin, we journey across Santa Monica in search of the very best in fine dining, modern eateries and unsung foodie havens.

James Martin discovers Santa Monica’s amazing food scene

Get ginspired for your next holiday

Find out the best places around the world to drink your favourite gin drink. Get ginspired with our round-up of stunning destinations for that perfect G&T moment.

Get ginspired for your next holiday
Blog Otentik Cook Class, Mauritius

A taste of Mauritius

Delicate spices, intricate flavours and sweet treats are the name of the game here in the island paradise of Mauritius.

A taste of Mauritius
Blog Grand Ole Opry

The food and music of the Deep South

Welcome to the Deep South, where the twang of country guitars meets the tang of whisky-glazed burgers - settle in and let the Deep South charm your food senses.

The food and music of the Deep South

Thai Food

The lowdown on Thai food - from the dipping delicacies of chim chum and stir-fried noodles of pad thai, to the savoury dumplings of salapao and shredded salads of som tam. Whether you’re after bite-sized treats or flavourful feasts, Thailand is a foodie’s dream.

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Japanese Cuisine

A definitive guide on Japanese cuisine - from the meticulously crafted courses of sumptuous kaiseki and deep-fried delights of tempura, to the Japanese classic sushi and mouth-watering marinades of teriyaki. Japan's exquisite cuisine is not to be missed.

South African Dining

How to dine in South Africa - from South Africa's national dish bobotie and the spicy sausage of boerewors, to the traditional Afrikaans stew potjiekos and braai-grilled ostrich. Prepare your taste buds for tantalising journey across South Africa.

Malaysian food

Malaysian Delicacies

Dining - Malaysian style. From the sour tang and hot spices of penang assam laksa and herb-infused tender beef of rendang daging, to the aromatic staple of nasi lemak and spicy flatbread of roti canai, Malaysian cuisine is wonderfully fragrant and deliciously moreish.

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for... Foodie Holidays?

* If there’s one thing we love at Hayes & Jarvis it is world cuisine– we’re obsessed by it * We visit all our tasting tour itineraries (it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it) before we recommend it to you * If cooking is your passion we have some amazing cookery classes to tempt your taste-buds * We know that good food is a key ingredient to good travel when you’re food obsessed – our food holidays never disappoint