Are you still wanting to head off and experience fantastic culture and food? Our advice is to forget 2020, strongly consider 2021 and definitely do it in 2022! To help you, Scenic has put a guide together to inspire foodies detailing some great places to treat your palate in Europe.
This year has been a write-off for foodie fans who’ve wanted to experience the finest cuisine overseas. However, there’s nothing to stop us from looking forward to 2022 when we’re all expecting a little more normality in our lives.
Our friends at Scenic have compiled a guide highlighting some of the best places for foodies to head to in Europe and it includes everything from truffles in France’s Rhône Valley to the sweet, peppery paprika of Budapest.
Foodie highlights of the new programme include:
On the 11-day Tastes of Southern France itinerary, guests will join a cruise that focuses on the best culinary highlights this region has to offer. In Lyon, guests will meet a local truffle farmer and their specially trained dog to learn the tricks and techniques of truffle farming, before enjoying a tasting of their delicious produce.
Other cruising highlights include a visit to a local mustard producer, a cheese of France experience on board, and delicious tastings with a local Patissier. Join this culinary feast from £3,670 per person (departing 5 May 2022).
Learn to make Banica
On the 16-day Danube Delta Discovery, guests will cruise along the lower Danube to the black sea and discover the flavours from Bucharest to Vienna. In Vadin, Bulgaria, guests can join a local for a traditional Banica cooking class. Banica is an urban pastry and looks a little like a rope made of bread wrapped into a tight circle.
In Bulgaria, it is often eaten with cold yoghurt on the side and a fermented beverage called ‘boza’. Other foodie highlights include a number of local winery tours for a tasting on the route, a ‘shop with a chef’ local market tour in Belgrade and a traditional home-cooked meal in the home of a local Croatian family. Join this itinerary from £4,170 per person (departing 19 March 2022).
Bavarian beer tastings
Primarily famous for its beer, the Bavaria region also serves up hearty traditional meals such as braised pork knuckle, schnitzel, weisswurst, spätzle and of course the delicious sauerkraut.
In Freudenberg (Germany), you’ll savour a unique version of Germany’s iconic Oktoberfest, one of the country’s best-loved annual festivals. Look forward to traditional oom-pah-pah music, festive flags and an abundance of local beers, before joining the locals for a traditional Bavarian meal. This experience is available on the 15-day Jewels of Europe itinerary from £3,820 per person (departing 7 November 2022).
The early release of the 2022 Scenic programme (more can be read here) gives guests access to sailing dates, choice of suites and preferred itineraries and all booking are covered by a Deposit Protection Plan which provides flexibility and peace of mind.
For bookings and more information about Scenic, visit their official website at www.scenic.co.uk.
For more ideas on where to visit in 2021 and 2022, visit our dedicated travel section here.