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Foodie Tours … Say Cheese!

by Angelique Platas

Mar 15, 2018

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Whether you’re a foodie family looking for a new experience or just planning a family trip, finding an event or tour can offer an ideal excuse for a trip abroad. Luckily for traveling families, ‘tis the season for warmer weather and food-centric festivals — add in some of the best culinary locales and you have yourself a well-rounded family trip.

Kick off spring the Spanish way during the National Spanish Cheese Festival, April 18–May 1, in Trujillo. Foodie tourists, families and locals flock to the historic home of the conquistadors in the main square in Trujillo, Spain, to sample more than 500 different cheeses.

Trujillo Extremedura Spain

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Taste local goods and jamón at any of the stands lining the streets or pop in one of the many restaurants in town. Stroll through the historic town taking in the old-world architecture amid a beautiful setting. History buffs will enjoy the region’s ancient culture; outdoorsy families enjoy the scenic beauty; and the entire family will enjoy local cuisine and friendly residents.

If you can’t make the April departure, explore on your own schedule with a gourmet tour through the Swiss Alps. One food worth traveling for is cheese, or chocolate, but both? Insert AlpenWild’s Cheese, Chocolate and the Scenic Alps Tour through Switzerland. Between the region’s incredible natural beauty and culinary tradition, your family is in for an authentic, breathtaking and filling exploration.

Cheese shop in Switzerland

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Beginning in Lucerne, guests of the AlpenWild tour taste fresh local produce and goods from fruits, vegetables, cheese and chocolate. Join expert guides and fellow foodies along the scenic Alps tasting Switzerland’s finest cuisine in Grindelwald, Gruyères, Montreux and Zermatt before ending in Zurich. Learn to make homemade cheese and enjoy rich chocolates all while traveling through the idyllic Alpine landscape.

Most tours include hotel stays, alpine hiking, cheese and chocolate making, regional history and, of course, tastings. Check out available dates or book a private trip with the family. This way, guests can customize the tour and enjoy walking excursions and tastings with family and friends. Ensure you hit all of the must-see destinations and must-try experiences along your trip with a custom, self-guided tour.


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