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Oceania Cruises 2016 Culinary Creations Land Tours

Oceania Cruises is expanding its epicurean exploration in 2016 with a collection of new land tours named Culinary Creations Land Tours.

The new Culinary Creations Land Tours will be offered from the spring of 2016 in Rome, Barcelona, Provence, Tuscany, Greece, London and Argentina during select sailings on board Nautica, Marina, Riviera and Oceania’s newest fleet addition, Sirena.

The aim of the Culinary Creations Land Tours is to provide guests with epicurean interests an opportunity to interact with local culinary experts by exploring local restaurants, food markets and more.

Each tour ranges from two to three nights and they are available pre-, post-or-mid cruise – allowing for greater choice and flexibility.

Highlights from the new Culinary Creations Land Tours include:

Provence (Monte Carlo)

Discover the culinary treasures of Provence as you travel into the countryside for a three-night stay at the Château de Berne. Help prepare a traditional Provençal lunch at the château using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients from the chef’s vegetable and herb gardens. After sampling wine and local delicacies between tours of traditional villages, you will discover the historic charms of Le Thoronet and Cotignac, and learn about local olive oil production and regional specialties in Moulin de Pascaline. A tasting and tour of a private wine cellar is also included.

Toasting in Tuscany (Rome/Civitavecchia)

Throughout a three-night stay in Tuscany, you will experience the boundless charms of the region and discover the secrets to preparing authentic Tuscan cuisine by participating in a hands-on cooking class at Villa Pandolfini, the magnificent estate dating back to the 1200s.

On a half-day walking tour of Florence, you will visit legendary attractions such as Michelangelo’s David at Galleria dell’Accademia and Ponte Vecchio.

Greece (Athens)

Experience the history, culture and gastronomy of Greece during a two-night stay in Athens, where you will visit an open-air Greek market and sample locally made cheese and olives. Following a visit to the market, you will learn how to prepare traditional Greek dishes alongside a top Greek chef and attend wine and ouzo tastings. This tour also includes a wonderful food and wine pairing lunch at revered Varoulko, home to Greece’s top-awarded Michelin star chef.

Brigade of London

Explore English cuisine through historical food markets, gourmet shops, traditional lunches and a hands-on cooking class during this three-night stay. While at Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market, you can sample cheeses, fruit, pies, beers and other local treats. You can also take part in a Master Class at Brigade Cook School, where you will prepare a three-course lunch featuring seasonal and classic British dishes.

Onboard Dining Options with Oceania Cruises

During your time onboard you will also be able to sample the many dining options which will also add even greater depth to your overall epicurean experience. Oceania Cruises proudly spends more money per guest on food than any other cruise line in the world and it really does show.

Enjoy the authentic Italian flavours of Toscana, some of the best steak and seafood in the world at Polo Grill, Continental cuisine in the Grand Dining Room, and made-to-order American favourites at the Terrace Café. You can also indulge in delicate pastries and freshly made sandwiches along with illy® specialty coffees at Baristas.

For more information on Oceania Cruises Culinary Creations Land Tours please call one of our Luxury Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.