Immersive Experiences

Immerse Yourself in Food

Whether you’re a true “foodie” or simply enjoy great meals, experiencing local specialties and recipes instantly connects you to a place.


Discover how authentic Italian recipes focus on the individual tastes of ingredients.


Taste a Valencian paella, and learn why the socarrat, or the crunchy bottom, is the key to fabulous flavor.


Delight in the creamy goodness of a Bulgarian banitsa, where pillows of egg, feta, and yogurt are surrounded by light phyllo dough.

In addition to recommending or booking restaurants for you, we can arrange a variety of culinary inspired activities from cooking classes to tours of local wineries, citrus or olive groves.

Immerse Yourself in Celebrations

One of the most festive times to visit another city or country is during their holidays! From religious ceremonies to secular events, curious travelers relish the opportunity to experience different cultures as they celebrate.


Many of the smaller, medieval towns continue ancient religious ceremonies as part of their annual events. These often include decorating the stradi or streets with flowers and greenery in advance of processions led by local priests.


Known throughout the world for its Christkindl markets during the four weeks of Advent, Germany is a favorite destination for those wishing to experience the food, drink, and seasonal items for sale from open-air stalls.

Booking travel during festivals and holidays takes advanced planning to make sure lodging, transportation and event reservations are available. Contact us early to plan your special voyage!

Immerse yourself in Connection

Cultural travel goes beyond tourist sites to introduce you to local residents who love to share their world.

Market Day

Many small towns throughout Italy, and other European countries, host traveling markets once a week. It’s a wonderful opportunity for residents to purchase inexpensive clothing and household goods, and buy specialty meats, cheeses, and produce.

La Passeggiata

The passeggiata is an Italian tradition of a gentle, leisurely stroll usually between 5 and 8 p.m. Locals, often dressed very nicely, walk to the piazza (square), centro storico (old town), or the lungomare (seaside) if you’re by water, to socialize with their neighbors. Once they arrive, they sit outside local tavernas and ristorante for an aperitivo (pre-dinner drink) and conversation.

For those who wish to immerse themselves more fully in a destination’s way of life, we will recommend restaurants, shops, and activities frequented by locals that are sure to please.

Plan your journey today.