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EXPERTLY DONE CULINARY TRAVEL SERIES
Premier Tours & Travel is an award-winning agency for leisure, luxury, and business tours and travel worldwide. Through our “Expertly Done” Travel Series, explore cultures, food, wine, and the arts enhanced by the knowledgeable, approachable insights of Premier’s hand-selected experts, such as acclaimed Chef Bob Waggoner and Culinary & Lifestyle Influencer, Carrie Morrie. We are proud to partner with such experts to create bespoke itineraries to ensure a premier experience of a lifetime.
Exploring the Flavors of Provence
From Nice, Vence, St. Paul de Vence, Avignon, Aix en Provence, and Gordes … and the many picturesque villages in between, Chef Bob Waggoner will enliven your senses September 29-October 10, 2020, May 18-May 29, 2021, and September 7-18, 2021. Partake in wine tastings and olive oil tasting, gaze upon sunflowers and lavender fields, and experience unsurpassed culinary delights (with Chefs dinners and optional cooking experiences) throughout your 12-night trip through Provence.
Additional Exploring the Flavors of Provence tours are available with a local French chef on May 7-May 18, 2021.
Check out our feature story in Charleston Magazine about our September 2019 tour to Provence with Chef Bob Waggoner.
September 7-September 18, 2020, September 18-September 29, 2020, and September 20-October 1, 2021. It’s easy to see why travelers fall in love with Burgundy, France. It is the culinary heart of France and home to legendary vineyards with UNESCO World Heritage status. Burgundy in September, though, is even more stupendous because the harvest is in full swing. However, Burgundy with Chef Bob Waggoner will be unparalleled! Throughout the tour, you will experience the colorful, rich history — and all of the delectable epicurean delights — of this beguiling region, including Maçon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune, and Dijon, and walk in the footsteps of a younger Chef Bob Waggoner. His personal experience living in Burgundy for nearly 12 years — working alongside numerous Michelin-star chefs, securing his own spot as Chef de Cuisine at the two-star Michelin Le Vieux Moulin in Beaune, and being Knighted with the “L’Odre du Mérite Agricole” from the Government of France — will make this a trip you won’t soon forget … not to mention the exquisite, 5-Star Hotel Boscolo, the high-end country estate Chateau de Montsymond, and activities carefully curated by Premier Tours & Travel on this exclusive tour. You will also spend three nights in the capital of gastronomy, Lyon, in the Rhone region to round out your palette and tour. Learn more.
Premier Tours & Travel is headed to Argentina you won’t want to miss experiencing this exclusive, bespoke, 5-star luxury tour. Premier Tours & Travel will lead you on a chef-led Argentinean cultural, viticultural, and culinary adventures throughout Buenos Aires and Mendoza, including renown wineries in the Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo, and Uco Valleys. Hand-selected luxury accommodations, such as The Vines Resort & Spa and Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, as well as bespoke collaborative winery cooking experiences and Chef’s dinners — including an exclusive, collaborative Chef’s dinner with The Vines Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Matias Mansilla with wine pairings by The Vines Resort & Spa’s Sommelier — will make this truly a Premier experience. February 17 – February 27, 2021 and February 9-19, 2022 with an optional extention to Iguazú Falls, Argentina on February 27-29, 2021 and an optional extension to Iguazú Falls, Argentina or Santiago, Chile February 19-21, 2022. Learn more.
Additional Argentina: A 5-Star Chef-Led Tour of Food & Wine hosted by local Argentinian chefs is available in the shoulder season, May 5-15, 2021 with an optional extension May 15-17, 2021 to Iguazú Falls, Argentina.
Join Premier Tours & Travel for A Taste of Spain — a private, small group, chef-led cultural, historical, and epicurean tour throughout the Andalusian region and Madrid, Spain. From the hand-selected, private experiences, including the Guadalquivir river cruise, the Cinco Jutas Ibérico farm tour and tasting, the flamenco museum tour and show, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art demonstration, the Marquis-led tour of Virrey Laserna Palace, the Jerez de la Frontera sherry tasting, the LA Organic olive oil tasting, the guided tour of La Alhambra, and master chef-led paella class, to the guided, private walking or panoramic city tours in Seville, Ronda, Mijas, Marbella, and Madrid, your 11-night experience will surely quench your thirst for Spain. Only to be surpassed by the unique market and dining experiences with your personal chef. Truly a Premier experience! Our celebrity Chef Bob Waggoner will be hosting our April 6 – 17, 2021 departure. Learn more.
Additional departures on June 6-16, 2021 and October 17-27, 2021 will be hosted by Chef Maria Jimenez Latorre, a renown Spanish chef.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Itinerary subject to change. Premier Tours & Travel reserves the right to modify programs and itineraries (including arranged sightseeing, accommodations, dining experiences, aircraft, trains, vessels, and so forth) at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Premier Tours & Travel’s control. In the instance our Expert host cancels due to unforeseen circumstances, Premier Tours & Travel has the right to substitute another chef in such an emergency (timing allowed) and/or the tour will continue in its entirety. Every effort is made to operate our itineraries as planned but alterations may need to be made after the final itinerary has been issued. Airfare is not included. Wine is included as noted otherwise alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of each adult guest. Please refer to General Terms & Conditions/Key Items to Know Before You Leave Home via the footer.
Chef Maria Jimenez Latorre is a renowned chef in Spain with a following throughout the country for her magnetic personality and culinary style. Her fondness for cooking began as a child— the daughter of a great gourmet and a great cook, she grew up between stoves. Her style was influenced by such renowned Spanish chefs as Segundo Alonso at The Paloma Restaurant in Madrid, Manuel Antón, and Juanjo López de la Tasquita de Enfrente of La Taberna Alegrías. Chef Jimenez has published two books, Best Salads and Magicians in the Kitchen, which is also her popular blog’s namesake:
She loves to explore local markets, particularly spice markets, and to find new places that surprise her with their cuisine, products, and/or wine—and to share those experiences with others. Chef Jimenez has participated as a judge in the first season of the popular Spanish television cooking program, "My Mother Cooks Better Than Yours.” She has been a lecturer in the European Parliament, belongs to the board of directors of ACYRE association of chefs and confectioners of Madrid, currently runs her own catering with Sergio Fernández, and teaches cooking courses for both professionals and amateurs.