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Tasty tours for Grand UK gourmets

29th April 2013

Grand UK Holidays has added two ‘foodie’ tours for this summer following feedback from customers asking for such trips.

‘The Welsh Experience’ and the ‘Flavours of Austria’ holidays are both new for 2013, offering mature holidaymakers the chance to savour the flavours of their destinations.


Harold Burke, sales director at Grand UK Holidays, said: “The holidays have been developed with feedback from our customers who tell us they want more tours of this type, because indulging in regional dishes and drinks is a very memorable part of their holiday.

“Many of our escorted tours feature specific food and drink from their local regions, as this is all part of the holiday experience for our customers.

“We also find that tours that include an element of wine-tasting or trips to whiskey distilleries are particularly popular too – I can’t imagine why!”


‘Flavours of Austria: A Tyrolean epicurean adventure’ (pictured) offers a food and wine tour of Styria, known as the ‘Tuscany of Austria’ for its many tastes and flavours.

It also features a visit to Polz Winery, where a hearty Brettljause (a typical regional cold snack) and a guided tour through the wine cellars, with wine tasting, are included. 

Other trips include a visit to Vienna’s Altwiener Schnapps Museum and the wine-growing village of Grinzing.

It costs £899pp for 12 days including coach travel and half-board accommodation.


‘The Welsh Experience’ includes various Welsh-themed events and entertainment, such as a four-course Welsh gala dinner with local dishes, followed by recital from Welsh male voice choir.

Excursions include a trip to the Welsh Whisky Company. 

It costs from £289pp for five days including coach travel and half-board accommodation.


Another popular Grand UK Holiday – the ‘Wexford Riverdance’ – includes a Guinness porter cake cooking session; a special menu with Guinness recipes; and a complimentary hamper with the guest’s own porter cake and recipe, can of Guinness and glass.

The escorted touring holiday costs from £399pp for seven days, including travel and half-board accommodation.


For bookings call 01603 619933 or see

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