Culinary EXC Tours™ with FOOD & WINE

The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has delivered immersive culinary experiences for our guests for more than a dozen years. Now, this partnership has evolved into an exciting, engaging and ever-expanding selection of culinary-themed EXC Tours that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world's most renowned gastronomic hot spots.

Mediterranean

You can shop with a renowned Barcelona chef and create an extraordinary meal together. Discover the secret to making perfect pizza crust in Naples, where it was born. Or explore a family-owned Santorini vineyard and sample their delicious wines.

Northern Europe

Imagine touring a distillery in Reykjavik and raising a glass of handcrafted spirits with the owner. Experiencing cutting-edge “neo-Fjordic” cuisine in Bergen. Or learning to make smørrebrød (classic open-faced sandwiches) in Copenhagen!

Canada & New England

Discover the charm and character of Quebec City and delight in authentic poutine and maple syrup-in-fused treats. Or enjoy an old-fashion, trap-to-plate lobster bake in Bar Harbor. You'll experience Canada & New England though all your senses.

Asia

Paradise will be found through ramen adventures, dumpling lessons, “wet” market tours, and an array of culinary experiences. From hands-on cooking classes in Thailand to dining out in one of Singapore’s famed hawker centers, the world is yours!

Australia & New Zealand

Meet chef Roy Choi, father of the gourmet food-truck movement, in Melbourne. Sip an award-winning Syrah in one of Hawke’s Bay’s most renowned wineries. Stroll through the lush gardens at Glenfalloch in Dunedin, before dining on a sumptuous feast.

Hawaii & the South Pacific

Explore Kona’s remarkable coffee. Experience the delicious collision of fresh, Tahitian ingredients and French cuisine at one of Papeete’s finest restaurant. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Hawaii’s regional cuisine and farm-to-market movement.