Taste experiences

Tempt your taste buds with good food, fine wine and more

Foodies will be spoilt this month with holidays that tempt the taste buds. Learn to make an authentic pizza in Naples or tour New Zealand’s famous Marlborough vineyards and sample their sauvignon blanc.

Come on you reds (and whites)

Raise a glass to the distinctive and delicious wines of the Marlborough wine-growing region in New Zealand. Marlborough is famed for its sauvignon blanc but the pinot noir is well worth trying, too. There are self-driving wine trails but why not let someone else drive and take a vineyard tour via minibus or classic car? If you prefer two wheels to four, then a bike tour will fit the bill perfectly.

Get a slice of the action

If you love la dolce vita, why not join a class and learn how to create your Italian favourites from scratch? Master pizza-making with classes in the heart of Naples or learn to cook risotto, which originated in the north of the country, in Lombardy. If you have a sweet-tooth, enroll in the Gelato University near Bologna and make authentic Italian ice cream – choose from 500 courses ranging from five days to five weeks long.

Souks and spices in Marrakech

Moroccan food is a treasure trove of flavour, merging Arabic, Mediterranean and Berber cuisine. So immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the souk, as you shop for ingredients and learn how to make the traditional tagine and couscous and much more in atmospheric Marrakech.

A tour and a tipple

Combine your favourite tipple with a break. Stout lovers should book a trip to Dublin and visit the Guinness Storehouse for the lowdown on the Black Stuff. Whisky aficionados will be spoilt for choice in Scotland as the malt whisky trail runs through beautiful Speyside, stopping at nine distilleries – cheers!

Wherever your taste buds take you, if you’re 50 or over, Saga Travel Insurance could provide you with all the cover you need for your foodie voyage of discovery – there’s no upper age limit, no medical and most pre-existing medical conditions are covered as standard – just tell us about them before you buy. Bon appétit!

Saga’s range of insurance products is designed specifically for our customers and is unique to us. Saga Travel Insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, which meets our high standards of quality and service.

 Dining perfection at sea

If you love the occasion of dining out at top eateries, you’re in for a treat in any of the restaurants aboard our small ships Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II. Choose from à la carte breakfasts and lunches to amazing six course dinners, and you can even look forward to dressing up for the occasional formal night. For something a little more casual, delicious fish and chips, buffets and barbecues are all on the menu too. Our chefs are some of the most experienced in the business, and with free rein to source ingredients from the local markets ashore, you’ll experiences something fresh and innovative every time.

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