Holland America Introduces Culinary-themed EXC Tours In Partnership with FOOD & WINE 

February 14, 2018.

Sampling of Finnish delicacies in Helsinki

The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has delivered immersive culinary experiences for more than twelve years. The collaboration is expanding with a collection of culinary-themed EXC Tours (shore excursions), that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world’s hottest gastronomic locales.

Twenty-three new shore excursions are now available for booking on select 2018 cruises to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. FOOD & WINE EXC Tours on Mediterranean cruises are offered in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), and Thira (Santorini), Greece; Livorno (Florence), Naples and Venice, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Kotor, Montenegro; and Cádiz (Seville), Barcelona and Málaga (Granada), Spain.

Guests on Northern Europe cruises will find FOOD & WINE EXC Tours in Copenhagen, Denmark; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Kiel (Hamburg), Germany; Reykjavik, Iceland; Bergen, Norway; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Stockholm, Sweden.

Guests have the opportunity to take hands-on cooking classes, go on culinary walking tours, visit wineries, sample street food, explore local hideaways and more.

Hötorgshallen Food Market in Stockholm

Noteworthy FOOD & WINE EXC Tours include:

-“La Boqueria Market Cooking Experience” in Barcelona that includes a hands-on culinary workshop led by chef Txema Aroca

-“Ino & the Uffizi Gallery” in Livorno, combining the finest art with the best local street food

-“Smorrebrod: The Art of Sandwich Making” in Copenhagen, where participants learn everything including how to bake bread and create authentic toppings

-“Nordic Food Walk” in Stockholm that is a delicious gastronomic journey through the old Haymarket — now the Hötorgshallen Food Market

-A hands-on cooking class in the kitchen of the renowned Selene restaurant in Santorini.

Over the next year, FOOD & WINE EXC Tours will be available in an expanding array of destinations, including additional European ports, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Mexico, South America and more.

For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL or visit the FOOD & WINE EXC Tours webpage here.  All of the FOOD & WINE EXC Tours are noted with “in partnership with FOOD & WINE” in the tour name so they are clearly identifiable.