Read Taylored Tours’ latest wine and culinary magazine.

Walking through a bustling market place – the smell of freshly baked bread filling the air. Sharing a romantic evening with a loved one as you sip wine and gaze up at the night sky. Stepping out of your comfort zone to try an unexpected regional delicacy. These are just some of the unforgettable culinary moments you’ll savor on a vacation created for you by Taylored Tours.

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Here are just a few of the U.S.A. culinary experiences that put you at the heart of where a meal is made — in the kitchen. From exclusive cooking classes and culinary demonstrations to breaking bread with locals, these are truly immersive culinary experiences.


When in Maine, indulging in lobster is a must. On your way to Bar Harbor, make a stop at a traditional lobster shack for a taste of fresh lobster, caught just steps away. Then, find out what life is like for local lobstermen and see traps hauled out of the water as you cruise the waters on a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat. Experience this New England foodie experience on Roaming Coastal Maine.

Islands of New England Tour
New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise -OR- embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.

8 Days
7 Nights

11 Meals
7 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
3 Dinners

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Creole cuisine is often referred to as “city food.” It traces back to 18th century New Orleans. Creole blends influences from around the world and is considered high-class. Complex sauces and dishes with higher-priced ingredients are Creole.

Cajun cuisine is often referred to as “country food.” Its origins date back to the Acadian French colonists who settled in the region now called Acadiana. Cajun food is bursting with spices and most dishes start with the “holy trinity of Cajun cuisine” – onion, celery, and bell pepper. But with Cajun cooking, it really is all about the spice!

America’s Music Cities Tour, Featuring Nashville, Memphis
& New Orleans
Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans, and revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country, and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you hummin’ and strummin’ long after you return home. Spend two nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues.” Visit the West Delta Heritage Center with exhibits dedicated to Tina Turner and other musical legends of West Tennessee. Sample Tennessee whiskey at a local distillery with a rich history. Tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Take advantage of your choice on tour, whether it’s a stroll through New Orleans’ famous French Quarter alongside a local expert -OR- a panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city. Discover Mardi Gras World, where the massive, magical parade floats are crafted.

8 Days
7 Nights

10 Meals
7 Breakfasts
3 Dinners

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On a tour of the American Southwest, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a dish that doesn’t feature green chile sauce. Smothered on top of tamales, mixed into hearty stews, folded into a breakfast burrito, or even baked into chocolates, the green chile is a staple of New Mexican cuisine. Once you take a bite of the sauce created from this piquant pepper, you’ll understand why it’s a hit with locals and natives alike.

Spotlight on Santa Fe Tour
Discover why Santa Fe embraces “The City Different” moniker on this Southwestern getaway. Kick off your journey with a locally guided walking tour through the Santa Fe Plaza, the historic heart of the city where you’ll stop at some of the city’s landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel. Try your hand at making tamales at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Uncover the sculpted canyons and cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Pueblo Indians at Bandelier National Monument. Santa Fe’s flourishing art scene, Native American roots and welcoming atmosphere await.

6 Days
5 Nights

8 Meals
4 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners

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Food and drink are often the highlight of—if not the reason for—many getaways. If you are dreaming of exploring amazing places and immersing yourself in new experiences and cultures, Taylored Tours will help plan your dream adventure, “Taylored” to your tastebuds.
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