Do you want to travel to Europe for its history and culture? Or perhaps for its culinary scene? What if I said you could have the best of both that delivers the quintessential European experience—an experience where we combine history, culture and culinary intrigue into one.
If this sounds like the type of travel you want, then let’s begin your journey with a stop in England.
Bypass the typical tourist sites and ‘classic’ tours of England, and let Nathan Legg’s Private Travel Concierge give you exclusive and authentic access to what this historical and culturally-enriched country has to offer.
Start off with a journey into the secrets of London where you’ll visit the neighbourhood of Spitalfields—a place that personifies the vibrant diversity and combination of ancient and modern London. You’ll also get to experience Brick Lane, visit communal art centres, the glorious Christ Church from Nicholas Hawksmoor and a private visit of Highclere Castle as featured in Downton Abbey. Lastly, to complete your journey through London, savour a culinary experience on a Borough Market gastro tour where you’ll explore the exceptional range of British and international produce, and learn about the market’s rich history
Still not authentic enough for you? Well how about this—your London component is hosted by a Royal Warrant Holder. These are individuals, appointed by the Royal Family, who supply goods or services to Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
If that’s not authentic, then I don’t know what is.
Now, let’s take you out of the big city and into the countryside where you’ll discover Bath on a walking tour, as well as a journey through the Cotswolds. It is within this region of South Western England where you’ll visit the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, and take a private tour of one of the worlds most prestigious schools; Oxford University.
I hope by this point your history and culture palette has been officially cleansed because it’s now time to fly East to Italy. Whether it be a private cooking class at a Chef’s gorgeous B&B, or a wine tasting in the Chianti region, there is no better place to have all this than in the Tuscan countryside.
Cooking – Learn to make dishes which you can easily reproduce at your home, and you will amaze yourselves by creating ravioli, fresh pasta, gnocchi and pizza. If you’re feeling more adventurous, how about preparing some traditional Tuscan dishes, such as duck seasoned with wild fennel, meat ragout, pici and tagliatelle with tomato sauce. This experience is the ultimate masterclass; and a great way to enjoy a slice of Tuscan and Italian way of life.
Wine Tasting – In Castellina, Chianti, you’ll be given a private tour of one of the most popular and gorgeous wineries in the region. You’ll visit both a historic and modern cellar, followed by matching the GREAT 5 wines with your lunch as you sit out on the terrace that overlooks the vineyard. Your time in Chianti is not complete however without visiting the town of Greve—considered to be the heart of Chianti. Stop here to grab a coffee or a gelato and taste a little bit of paradise.
This journey leaves nothing on the table and gives you the opportunity to rediscover the undiscovered, delivers an undeniably authentic, private and behind-the-scenes taste of two of Europe’s most popular destinations, but most importantly, you receive an experience that is rare and truly one-of-a-kind.
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"The Quintessential European Experience"