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22 November, 20215 minute read

Eat your way around Europe

Titan’s escorted tours are a great way to experience authentic food as well as explore parts where you might not be able to if you were on your own. We also think river cruising is a fantastic way to have enjoy a culinary adventure. Of course, there are the stunning views that you’ll wake up to everyday, but at each stop, you’ll get the chance to try food from the areas you’re travelling through. And even take part in cooking demos with the on board chefs. Whether it’s a Switzerland tour, Germany holiday destinations, or a break in Italy, the choice of delectable food is endless. Food is the common ground, a universal experience loved by all. And we share a few of our favourites from some of the European destinations we travel to.

In Switzerland you’ll be able to ride on one of the world’s most spectacular train tracks – the Bernina Express. Wander pretty mountain towns and devour decadent food. If you're a foodie, Switzerland is the place for you. From creamy and sweet Swiss chocolate, to gooey, moreish cheese, you’ll be glad of the walking! Swiss cheese is popular, and you can enjoy it in a fondue or raclette, served with potatoes, ham or fish as well as boiled eggs. Rösti, which is a type of potato pancake, is also worth a try.

On our holidays to Germany, you’ll be captivated by pretty timber-framed towns, majestic fairytale castles, sweeping valleys, mountain ranges and cosmopolitan cities. We’ll sail the Rhine, the Elbe and the Moselle, and stop off at fascinating cities including Berlin and Dresden. We’ll sip fruity Reislings and taste traditional German cuisine including spatzle, pasta, Leberkase, traditional German sausage loaf, currywurst and pretzels.

Our escorted tours to Italy really offer a taste of excellence. We visit the elegant and colourful resorts along the Amalfi Coast, we wander medieval streets and relax in bustling piazzas, we discover some of the world’s most ancient treasures, and drink in views across the glistening Italian Lakes, as well enjoy scenic rail journeys and wine tasting. There are several iconic dishes from Italy – the home to pasta, pizza, risotto and focaccia. With so many different types of dishes from meat, seafood, it would be impossible to feast on them all, however, save room for authentic Italian gelato, too.

Our escorted tours explore a wealth of wonderful destinations in Greece where you can enjoy glorious scenery, amazing food, and a warm welcome. We’ll head to dreamy villages nestled in the mountains of Crete. Wander ancient streets of the Old Town in Rhodes. Feel inspired by Symi’s architecture and pretty waterfront houses. Or gaze upon the vistas across cypress-dotted hills in Corfu. Food is a huge part of Greek culture and one of the most popular Greek dishes is souvlaki made with marinated pork or lamb served in a grilled pitta. Another dish is dolmades, which are grape leaves wrapped around rice mixed with herbs and spices like cinnamon.

We’ll be mesmerised by the cinematic landscapes and wander pretty cobbled-stoned streets in Portugal. We’ll sail down the stunning Douro and sip the finest ports in Porto, as well as enjoy shimmering views across the sea in Madeira. Portuguese food is all about big flavours and local ingredients. Dishes to be savoured include freshly grilled sardines, bifana – a traditional Portuguese sandwich filled with pork marinated in wine and garlic and of course, the sweet, the perfectly formed pasteis de nata or custard tarts. It’s impossible not to have at least two in one sitting!

Food is such an important part of the travel experience. On our escorted tours, the food you eat can tell you a lot about the culture and traditions of a destination. From the way dishes are prepared, the local ingredients, to how they’re eaten, you can discover so much more about a place and its people, than just visiting famous sights and attractions. Exploring local areas, meeting local people and eating their cuisine will give some insight into what it means to live in a country. And we believe that our food and drink holidays in Europe will offer some of the best mouth-watering dishes you could possibly try – from national signature dishes to lesser-known recipes that are just as delicious. As well as give you a unique insight into local life.


Ting has a serious case of wanderlust. Having travelled to over 40 countries, it’s her mission in life to make her way through her ever-growing list. Her two young sons have also caught the travel bug, and recent trips have seen them making snow angels in Iceland while watching the Northern Lights, as well as walking alongside elephants in South Africa.

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