What we're about

This group is for anyone who wants to get to the heart of a culture through an exploration of its cuisine. Through official Meetups we can discover different cultures through small group culinary events, field trips, culinary theaters, and discussions. We also organize small culinary tours to foreign destinations and will have plenty of opportunities to travel and eat!

2021 Calendar of Events (This list subject to change and will be updated monthly)

TBD

https://www.meetup.com/Culinary-and-Cultural-Travel-Enthusiasts/

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Tour Full - Eat Smart Culinary Tour and Safari to South Africa w/Botswana

Update - Tour Full

We are happy to announce our Culinary, Cultural, and Safari Tour to South Africa in November 2021. It will be an awesome tour, which will explore not only South African cuisine and wine, but also include some time in the Timbavati and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves. These reserves form part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves region, which borders on Kruger National Park. They share fence-free borders with Kruger National Park, which allows animal species to move freely between these expansive parks. Guests can therefore look forward to exceptional game viewing moments. We will also visit Boulders Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town, home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination.

Here's the link to get more details about your next adventure: www.eatsmartguides.com/southafrica.html. We are also offering you the option to travel to Botswana afterwards. Some folks who often travel with us and want to come on this tour inquired about the possibility of going to Botswana after the tour to South Africa finishes, so we prepared this itinerary for them and for anyone else going to South Africa who want this extension as well.

FOR A MINIMUM / MAXIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS
Prices per person in Double room $6,875. Single supplement $1,250.

​Deposit: Our tour operator requires a non-refundable deposit (which includes the internal flights) upon booking. Once the Online Signup Form has been received, you will be emailed a Reservation Form and Limited Liability and Waiver Form to fill out and return with your Deposit within seven (7) business days to secure your place on the tour.

Deposit for South Africa in Double Occupancy - $2,100 per person
Deposit for South Africa with Single Supplement - $2,350 per person

Botswana / Zimbabwe Extension -
Prices per person in Double room $3,295. Single supplement $350.

​Deposit: This tour is an extension to the 2020 Culinary Tour to South Africa and is not available as a separate tour. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person (includes full payment of internal flights) is required upon booking and should be included in the deposit for the South Africa tour.

​Final Payment: Due 70 days prior to departure.

There is an Online Signup Form on the website for you to reserve your spot on the South African tour, and also the tour extension to Botswana if so desired. Once we receive your Online Signup Form, you will be emailed a Reservation Form and a standard Limited Liability Waiver Form to be filled out and returned with your deposit.

2022 Culinary and Cultural Tour to Jordan - DATES TBD

Needs a location

Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, we are going to postpone this tour until 2022. Dates to be determined.

“Embark on a Tasting Adventure”

One of our most popular tours!

Join us in getting to the heart of the culture through an exploration of Jordan's tantalizing cuisine. Sample the most authentic regional cuisine in homes, neighborhood eateries, and elegant gourmet restaurants. Delve into the secrets of Jordanian dishes by participating in a cooking class. And enjoy talks on culinary topics and visits to bustling markets to learn about the herbs, spices, and condiments that are prevalent in Jordanian cookery.

​We will also see major tourist sights, including the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum, yet still have time to shop and relax along the way. You’ll come away with a knowledge of the culinary traditions of Jordan and a deep appreciation of the magnitude of history and culture that this ancient land possesses.

Our Culinary Tours are perfect for those with special dietary needs. Because we work closely with all of our chefs on our tours, we can easily accommodate dietary choices and restrictions.

Do you have limited mobility? We can make special arrangements to accommodate most limited mobility situations. Please ask when inquiring about our tours. ​

Information will be available later in 2021. Please contact [masked] for more details and to get on the waiting list.

Once we receive your paid deposit we will send you a reservation packet to fill out and return.

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime culinary and cultural opportunity!

2022 Eat Smart Culinary and Cultural Tour to Poland

Online event

Tour Postponed until 2022 - Dates TBD.

Join culinary experts Joan Peterson and Susan Chwae and experience a culinary and cultural adventure in Poland, which is designed for the discriminating traveler who enjoys the artistry of food and meeting welcoming and friendly people. Poland is among today's most fascinating travel destinations. If you have ever had it on your list of travel destinations, this is the time and the tour.

But it’s not all about food. We’ll see the major tourist sights in and around Warsaw, Krakow, and Zakopane. And, we’ll still have time to shop and relax along the way.

FOR A MINIMUM / MAXIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS
TBD

Because we are living in unprecedented times, we are handling the deposits a little different this year. Please let us know right away by emailing [masked]​ and we will hold your spot.

​Payment: A non-refundable* deposit is required upon booking. Once your deposit has been received, you will receive a Reservation Packet to fill out and return. *Your deposit is refundable until the tour fills and the deposits have been sent to our Polish tour operator.
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​Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation and Refund: If written notice of cancellation is received from passenger more than 60 days prior to departure, all advance payments minus the non-refundable deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is made 60 – 31 days before departure, the cancellation charge is 50% of the tour cost. If cancellation is made 30 – 1 days before departure, the cancellation charge is 100% of the tour cost.

Stone Arch Brewpub Beer Lovers Tour of England 2022

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September 2022 - TBD

Join Tom Lonsway, owner of Stone Arch Brewpub in Appleton, on an exciting beer lovers tour of England. You'll discover the long history and tradition of English brewing, while enjoying the varied brews available in England, including mild, old ale, brown ale, bitters, stout, and most importantly, real ale.

In-between your brewery and pub visits we will take time to explore the streets of London, wander through the charming towns of Salisbury and Devizes, and stop for a visit to the White Cliffs of Dover and Stonehenge. So come enjoy some of the best brews England has to offer.

Costs TBD

Included:
All Accommodations
International flights (up to $1300 per person)
Land Transportation by air-conditioned VIP Coach
Local Guide Services
Entrance Fees to Museums and Historical Sites
National Hop Collection / Scotney Castle
Shepherd Neame Private Dinner - Beer and Food Matching 6-Course Dinner
Soho Pub Crawl - Evening Pub Crawl of Historic Soho Pubs (includes one pint of beer)
Bermondsey Beer Mile - Private Visits of 3 craft brewers in the Bermondsey beer mile area, normally closed to the public.
City of London Pub Crawl - Evening Pub Crawl of Historic City of London pubs (includes one pint of beer)

Services not included:
Lunches and dinners, unless specified in the itinerary
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner, unless specified
Tips for driver and guide
Tips for the porters at the hotels and airport
Tips for the wait staff

For more information head to https://www.eatsmartguides.com/beerloverstour.html

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