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Foodie Holidays

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


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.”

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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...

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Brew England: Beaches, Bluffs and Beer Tour
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Rio Culinary Tour


Get a true taste of Brazilian culture on our Rio Culinary tour, which takes you to all of the city’s top sights, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Santa Teresa and Samba city. You’ll have the opportunity to tour downtown Rio and see...

Couples Holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
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Highlights of Northern Tanzania


Packed with national parks, diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife, our Highlights of Northern Tanzania tour offers a truly unforgettable experience if you’re looking to explore and connect with the natural world of East Africa. This jewel of the African continent...

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Highlights of Northern Tanzania
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Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands

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South Africa is known for its enviable natural beauty; magnificent mountains, incredible beaches, lush forests and sweeping vineyards. Our Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands tour lets you experience South Africa’s incredible scenery and immerse yourself in the country’s rich...

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Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands
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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