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TripAdvisor Has Revealed The Top 10 Food Experiences In The World

Like cheese and wine or gelato and gin (yes, really), food and travel are two things that just go together perfectly. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t base our travel plans at least partially around tasting the local delights. In fact, some destinations offer such unique culinary experiences that the food actually becomes the main event of the trip! TripAdvisor has rounded up some of these memorable feasts in their list of the Top 10 most-booked food experiences globally.

Based on 2018 booking data, the list takes us on a delicious journey through some of the best places to experience culture through your stomach. From dinner with a view to authentic food tours and cooking classes, read on for 10 of the world’s best food experiences.

#1 Douro Valley Wine Tour, Porto, Portugal

 

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This tour ensures you’ll experience the best of the Douro Valley, dining on local cuisine and tasting award-winning bottles at two estates.

 #2. Montserrat Tour, Barcelona, Spain

 

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Enjoy a Catalan lunch and wine and cheese tasting session at Oller del Mas, a 10th-century castle set in a 1,000-acre estate.

#3 Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in a Tuscan Farmhouse, Florence, Italy

 

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 Travellers with a passion for Italian food will love this authentic pizza and gelato cooking experience on a relaxing Tuscan estate.

#4 Tokyo Robot Restaurant Evening Cabaret Show, Tokyo, Japan

 

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Let’s be honest, the food is the least memorable part of this wacky cabaret show, featuring real robots, kaleidoscopic costumes and high-octane dancing.

#5 New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter. New Orleans, USA

 

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 Taste your way through the Big Easy, stopping to sample some of the city’s most distinctive foods, like beignets and brisket, along the way.

#6 Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District, Rome, Italy

 

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Venture off the beaten path and visit eateries favoured by Romans on this food and walking tour through the Prati neighbourhood.

#7 Sydney Tower Restaurant Buffet, Sydney, Australia

 

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Soak up the 360-degree views of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and more as you dine on a delicious buffet lunch or dinner at Sydney Tower’s revolving restaurant.

#8 Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour, Madrid, Spain

 

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Sample Spanish specialities you’ve never heard of, like chickpea stew, salted cod, and other obscure local ingredients, on this intimate local tour through Madrid.

#9 Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant, Queenstown, New Zealand

 

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Enjoy spectacular mountain views at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, perched above over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables range.

#10 Savannah Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour, Savannah, USA

 

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With your guide, pop into several restaurants and food stores that specialise in authentic Southern classics, and sample food while picking up bits of Savannah history along the way.

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