These 10 incredible European food tours and dining experiences will be the highlight of your trip

Food is one of the things that leaves the most lasting impression when we travel

Food and travel are forever connected and some of the most lasting memories we have from any trip are from the foods we eat in different countries and the new tastes we discover along the way. The great cities of Europe are among the best places to try new food experiences and while you could content yourself with going to different restaurants, why not truly immerse yourself in the local culinary scene by signing on for a local food tour or a hands-on cooking class? Here are 10 you can sign up for via EatWith that will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper connection to each of these exciting European cities:

Have dinner in a Bohemian artist’s apartment in Paris

Discover the charm of a former foundry transformed into a bohemian artist’s paradise as you step inside Karyn’s incredible Parisian apartment in the Marais. Enjoy a warm welcome and an authentic home-cooked meal inspired by the local produce she sources from the many artisans in this centrally located neighborhood, and from the gardens of northern Burgundy where she is restoring a 17th-century ruin with her partner Cris. Take in the art and antiques that line the walls, mingle with other guests, and even get hands-on in the kitchen if you’re feeling adventurous.

Embark on a Barcelona food, wine and tapas-tasting tour

Explore the famous Boqueria market and quirky El Born, learn about their history and discover quieter routes through Barcelona with Fabio’s food tour. You’ll start with a tasty visit of the Boqueria Market, then head to a wine and tapas bar, and finish in the hipster neighborhood of El Born where you’ll eat at one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona. Satisfy all your Spanish food cravings with the best cold cuts and Iberian ham, cheeses, pan con tomate and local wine.

Enjoy a Greek feast with a panoramic view of Athens

Take in the stunning 180° view of Athens and the Acropolis from your host’s spacious balcony while discovering the best of Greek cuisine and wine. This is a multi-course, traditional Greek dinner featuring numerous ‘mezzes’ and local specialities cooked by Chef Giannis and his brother Konstantinos whose love for food started in their childhood when their grandmother taught them the basic principles of traditional Greek cuisine. 

When in Rome, enjoy a glamorous occasion dinner party

Whether you’re celebrating your birthday, anniversary, or any other type of special occasion, you’re welcome to Federica & Barbara’s Trastevere home for an authentic Roman party for up to 20 people. With more than 800 rave reviews and a 5-star rating, these hosts have won the TripAdvisor Excellency Award!

Learn the secrets of the Viennese Naschmarkt

1.001 tastes and flavours await you in the fascinating world of the Viennese Naschmarkt. With so much on offer, it can be an overwhelming experience to visit, so get the most out of it by having an experienced local guide accompany you. From falafel and humus to exotic spices, a small antipasti platter, cheese, and dried fruit, guests get to enjoy a wide variety of delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere as they stop at the market’s most intriguing stalls. 

Let a Lisbon local walk you through his love of food

Zé has a generational love affair with the food of Lisbon and he walks in the footsteps of his father, the one who inspired his passion for Portuguese cuisine. Now, Zé wishes to induct others into his circle of admiration and appreciation of the best of the city’s local food, and take you on a tasting tour that comes straight from the heart. You can expect to try local bites that are as delicious and beautiful as the city of Lisbon itself. He will share stories of his upbringing and connection with the Lisbon food scene as he guides you. Zé’s charisma is not easily forgotten!

Learn traditional Hungarian cooking from grandma’s recipe book

Learn how to make traditional Hungarian specialities in this cooking class with Zita using authentic recipes passed down from host Zita’s grandma. Guests will use local products and homegrown ingredients and learn about them as they go. Welcome snacks will be served and water and wine are included too. The menu can be adapted to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies.

Go on a London cheese crawl

Join the ultimate London Cheese Crawl for a fun-filled walking tour of London’s most iconic cheese hot spots and local cheesemongers. Taste a selection of delicious cheeses at London’s top cheese spots. The cheese crawl starts in Mayfair, where you’ll tuck into some of London’s finest blue cheese at Fortnum & Mason’s legendary cheese counter. This department store has been serving the eager public cheese for over 300 years, sells tonnes of Stilton every December and provides the Royals, no less, with their dairy fix. Other stops include London’s little-known Little Italy and Covent Garden.

Take a Berlin street food tour with a local guide

Berlin is the world’s street food capital. This huge German city is filled with incredible little secret spots that make it a paradise for lovers of food from around the world.  From local specialities, the best kebab in town, amazing tacos, a must-visit bakery and some other surprises far from tourist traps, this tour lets you experience one of Berlin’s favourite neighbourhoods through the eyes of a local.

Don’t miss the Danish culinary experience tour in Copenhagen

In this epic four-hour food tour, guests get to visit the Danish capital by visiting a wide variety of little eateries that they’d be hard-pressed to discover on their own with enough tastings for a full meal. The Culinary Experience tour lets visitors not only explore Copenhagen, but exposes them to the Nordic country’s burgeoning cuisine and restaurant scene with the help of an expert local guide.

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