February 18, 2022

Culinary Travel Experiences in 2022

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Shianne Motter

To Eat is to Live 

From delicacies to street food: some of the most meaningful travel memories involve food. Expand your horizons and palette with exclusive food lover's tours and cooking classes offered exclusively to MVT and Virtuoso members only. 

macroonsSouth of France Scenic Cruises with Top Chef with Bryan Voltaggio

Adventures like this only happen once onboard Scenic Cruises and Tours, embarking October 20, 2022 from Lyon, France. 

Indulge all five senses on this culinary river cruise through the flavors and textures of special guest Chef Bryan Voltaggio. A special welcome reception in honor of Chef Bryan will be held to kick-off a series of events exclusive to this cruise which include an on board cooking demonstration and a collaboration with the ship’s executive chef to create a custom-tailored menu for all the guests.

Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a culinary innovator of Mid Atlantic Cuisine, a restaurateur and television personality. His menus are driven by the region's fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients and he strives to engage diners to support local agriculture through his choice of seasonal dishes to provide guests with new experiences with every visit.

Fly to France in comfort with free premium economy air when you book by March 31st, 2022. 

ischia-virtuosoWhere to Stay: Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa

If you want a unique perspective of southern Italy then it's time to discover and Island that neighbors the famed Capri. Ischia has always been attractive for its wild beauty, healing thermal springs and excellent vineyard.

Proudly dominating the seascape from a rocky promontory, the Mezzatorre overlooks sparkling Bay of Naples, the island of Capri and the sea on the horizon. Located near Forio d’Ischia, the hotel is secluded in the midst of a thick Mediterranean maquis and just a few minutes from San Montano Bay. 

Book with MVT and receive these exclusive Virtuoso Amenities at
Mezzatorre Hotel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in La Torre
  • $100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, no products retail, no cosmetic treatments)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

ischia-blogimg-The strategic location of Ischia, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, makes Mezzatorre the perfect private “harbour” to discover the bay’s beauty through island hopping, crossing the sea by series of shorter journeys between islands like Procida and Capri.

sorrentoCIE Tours: A Taste of Italy with Sorrento

Experience Ischia's island life after your dazzling 10 days through Italy beginning in Venice and finishing in Sorrento- Ischia is just a short ferry ride off the coast. 

Savor Italy's passion for every meal in CIE Tours Taste of Italy Tour and make your way through the culinary capital & hidden gem of Bologna, Italy. After, arrive at your hotel outside of Florence’s city center. Take a break, then depart for an orientation walk with your tour director and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city, the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner with your group at a local restaurant. 

This year, CIE Tours is celebrating 90 years of exceptional travel experiences. Whether you're looking to make new friends—or reconnect with your loved ones—CIE Tours has the perfect travel style. Virtuoso guests will receive a complimentary transfer upon arrival.

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