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Good food and great wine are often the cherry on top of a romantic getaway, but why not make the most of it and give your honeymoon a foodie twist? We’ve asked Donna at GoCruise to share her top tips about the best gourmet honeymoon hotspots.
Donna Elder is one of our expert wedding partners and specialises in cruises and luxury travel. A core part of luxury travel is sumptuous food, so dig into Donna’s recommendations for a fabulous foodie honeymoon!
The heart of the Californian wine industry, Napa Valley isn’t just home to some of the most incredible wines in the world, but also some of the most stunning scenery.
There are around 400 vineyards in Napa Valley and its nearest neighbour Sonoma, and the Napa Valley Wine Train will drop you off at some of the best – and many of the wineries even have picnic areas. Of course, there are plenty of world-class restaurants in the region, too, where dishes are paired with the perfect wine.
Best time to visit: The best weather in Napa Valley is from August to November, so it’s an ideal honeymoon location for summer or autumn weddings.
There’s no doubt that Italian cuisine is among the best in the world, and Tuscany’s local food is unbeatable. Expect mouth-watering dishes made with fresh, local ingredients – including prosciutto, fettunta (a form of bruschetta), and wild asparagus risotto – which are all complimented with wine from the local vineyards.
If you’d like to get hands-on, you can take a private cooking lesson with a local chef and learn how to create authentic Tuscan dishes, or book a wine tasting tour where you’ll learn how to pair wines with your favourite courses. Bellissimo!
Best time to visit: From May to October, the days are bright and sunny, but the summer months are particularly busy. As is common with many Italian resorts, not all hotels are open from November to March.
One of China’s most bustling provinces, this modern metropolis is not only home to some of the most impressive architecture in the country, but some of the most incredible food. Dedicated food tours can last from a few hours to several days, with authentic street food, the open-air produce markets and Michelin-starred restaurants to discover. You can also explore at your leisure, taking in all the sights and flavours that the territory has to offer.
If you’d like to take a break from indulgent dining, you could take a helicopter ride to see Hong Kong’s breathtaking skyline from above, or take a trip across the harbour in a traditional Chinese junk boat.
Best time to visit: Hong Kong is an incredible place to visit at any time of the year!
If these destinations have given you a taste for a foodie adventure, get in touch with Donna at GoCruise. To find out more about holding your wedding at Chateau Impney and to arrange a viewing, call Olivia on 01905 827 585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org